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“What an excellent experience!”

Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
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$82.90*
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Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
Ranked #1 of 106 Tours in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are Wild 4 Whales! Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria, BC's 1st multiple award winning whale watching tour company. Guaranteed Whales & guaranteed adventure with the most thrilling, environmentally responsible, sustainable, professional, comfortable, and safe marine adventure tour company on Vancouver Island. Don't take our word for it: we have been rated as the #1 whale watching tour company in Victoria on Trip Advisor since 2007. As passionate stewards of a world renowned marine environment, we are motivated to provide our guests with more than just "a look at the whales". Eagle Wing Tours was Canada's first 100% carbon neutral whale watching tour company and the only one to support 1% For the Planet. You will be treated to attentive service by dedicated professionals who have spent their lives learning the intricacies of the local ecosystem. This locally owned and family operated marine adventure eco-tourism company offers the only sustainable, premium experience for travellers demanding more. We realize that most of our guests have traveled great distances at high cost to experience what we have the privilege of doing daily. We respect, and ultimately are grateful for this, and so with every departure we go above and beyond - maximizing guest satisfaction, overall comfort, and delivering the "WOW" factor!- at the center of the world's highest concentration of Killer whales (orca, or Blackfish) and other whale (cetacean) species in the Salish Sea, such as Humpback whales, Gray whales, and Minke whales. Our mission to you, our customer! Eagle Wing's mission is to work with purpose and passion on behalf of all wildlife in the Salish Sea, encouraging our guests to become more involved in the education and conservation of a sustainable, healthy, and more balanced marine eco-system... Inspiring the conservation of our marine environment, with a thrill! PASSION - EXPLORE - INSPIRE
Victoria, Canada
1 review
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“What an excellent experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are considering a whale-watching trip, look no further. This excellent family run business can be rated at the top, in regards to professionalism, comfort of boats, and safety procedures followed. In addition to all that, it was a great deal of fun! Brett and Jeff, thank you for making it a memorable experience for my son and I. (May 26th, 2:30 pm trip).We are locals, who have a general idea of what other companies in your business offer, and we have now come to know that you are the best!

Visited May 2014
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you so much and coming from a "local" it means a lot. It was great to meet you and your son and to talk briefly about what we do and why we think we are the best. Obviously by your review you think so to and we look forward to looking after you and all your clients. Please stay in touch and drop down anytime to Fisherman's Wharf and if we have space on board, we will gladly take you our again.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Company for Whale Watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took this trip with our 11 month old daughter and had a wonderful time. The guides were so very nice. They have special privileges which allow them to go into US waters all the way to Friday Harbour so they are able to chase the whales wherever they are. They took extra time to make sure we got to see everything there was instead of rushing back on time. It was fantastic!

Visited May 2014
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you for your review and for helping keep Eagle Wing #1 whale watching tour on Trip Advisor. We love when people bring their children regardless of the age because those experiences will last a life time. And just to clarify, whale watching companies don't "chase" the whales. We all communicate with one another and then each company plans the trip based what boats are going where, who will be there first and in some cases if we are closer or the first to find the whales we do just that stay with them until others arrive then its off to explore other parts of the Salish Sea for other whales and other wildlife. If we hear about the location and are farther away, we will explore other opportunities and wait until other boats have left so we can spend quality time with the whale. Thank you again for booking with Eagle Wing and we hope to have back in Victoria again.
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“Deserve their #1 rating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We travelled on a 10am tour and were thrilled with our day. This operation has it all covered. Warm clothing, sunscreen and fast, comfortable boats. Not to mention knowledgeable, fun staff. We were lucky enough to have Brett (owner) and Jeff take us out to find some transient orcas. They were both excellent and answered all the guests questions. After a drive to the latest sighting we spent a long time watching the orcas, about an hour. I chose Eagle wing based on previous TA reviews and would recommend to others. A very impressive morning on the water.

Visited May 2014
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank You Thank You. We know why we are rated #1 whale watching company in Victoria and it so nice to have our valued guests express that same sentiment. Its a long way from Australia and the waters around there have whales and for you to have the experience you did with Eagle Wing and write this review we are very grateful. Thanks again for trusting Trip Advisor and for booking with Eagle Wing. We will always go that extra mile to exceed expectations - guaranteed
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“Whale of a time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon with Brett and Jeff. Saw seals, sea lions, bald eagles and a pod of transient killer whales. Stayed with the whales for about an hour and it was amazing hearing and watching them move in and out of the water. Company really professional and appear so passionate and knowledgeable about whales and marine life. All equipment for a comfortable journey provided (hats, sunglasses etc...). Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Sounds like it was one fantastic day and having travelled the distance you did and being able to meet and hopefully exceed your expectations makes us all proud of what we do. Brett and Jeff are a combination that does not happen to often but when it does there is an added air of excitement because of their passion for the whales. All our captains and crew have that passion and it shows on each and every trip. Thanks again for booking with Eagle Wing and many happy journeys.
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Lansing, Illinois
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“First experience whale watching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a great time on our whale watching tour with Jeff and Derek. We saw a river otter, sea lions, one eagle and dolphins/porpoises. And THEN, we saw three transient orca pods including an infant orca. Jeff and Derek were able to time it perfect so that only one other boat company was out there seeing the orcas at the same time. We will recommend the Eagle Wing tours as the best experience available. Jeff and Derek made our trip the experience that it was; and their knowledge and passion for the job was exceptional. This is definitely on the "to do" list for our next visit. Thanks again for all that you provide.

Visited May 2014
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Great review and great to have you on board. We know you had a choice and everyone at Eagle Wing especially Jeff and Derek thank you. Yes we do go the extra mile to ensure our passengers have the opportunity to spend "quiet time" with the whales. This means being aware of where the whales are, what the competitors boats are doing and how to manage our time just like Jeff did on that day. Its all about exceeding expectations and it sure looks like we did that. Thanks again and hope to have you our west again.
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