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“Great experience, great value!”

Ocean Explorations Whale Watching
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Owner description: Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an exciting expedition in search of Killer Whales and other marine wildlife. These waters are an ocean crossroads, a chance for meetings and experiences not to be missed! Ocean Explorations offers world class whale watching from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ocean Explorations features Large Safe Zodiacs, Professional Guide/Naturalists and a Highly successful Whale Search Network.Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our boats are purpose built for the demands of whale watching, they are Coast Guard inspected annually and are always maintained in top condition. Passengers are supplied with Coast Guard approved stay-warm flotation suits to protect against cool air and ocean spray. Ocean Explorations staff are correctly trained tomake your experience safe and enjoyable
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“Great experience, great value!”
Reviewed July 9, 2010

We went on a whale-watching tour with Ocean Explorations in May and had a fantastic time. There are a number of tour providers hawking their services in the inner habour of Victoria, but we decided to go with this company because it was cheaper and seemed less overwhelmingly commercialized than the alternatives. We were very glad we did!

The company's office is just off of Government St in the tourist district, quite close to all the boats. The staff is young, enthusiastic and very friendly. Our driver Mike was particularly impressive in describing the local marine environment and climate, as well as in finding whales! We saw a number of pods of killer whales on our trip, despite initial fears, as it was quite foggy when we had left the harbour. Beyond whales we also saw different types of porpoises, some other creatures whose names I've forgotten, and of course seals and sea lions.

I highly recommend going on a whale-watching tour if you're lucky enough to travel to Victoria, and even more highly recommend this company as great value for my money.

Remember to bring your camera, and don't bring your hats, as the boat travels quite fast and I'm sure you'd lose it!

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