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“Viewing sea life in nature”

Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
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Ranked #1 of 110 Tours in Victoria
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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
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had a wonderful tour, as we were lucky enough to see not only both resident and transient killer whales, but other sea life and birds as well. We was well worth our time and money.

Thank Jeff-Linda
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thanks for coming over from the mainland and spending some time in Victoria. It was a great day and to see both resident and transient orcas is special indeed. We know you had a choice and we also want to thank you for booking with Eagle Wing and writing the review. Please tell all your friends and relatives cause Victoria I a great getaway and its not really all that expensive to jump the ferry and come whale watching with us.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Please choose this company and SUPPORT these guys (and the organizations they donate to)!! I had the opportunity to tour with both Eagle Wing and another company out of Victoria, and Eagle Wing, by FAR, provided the Superior experience! Both Derek and Chris were very knowledgeable about not only the whales, but other animals, landscape, and architecture. It was obvious how much they care and how important the whales are to them (and the world)! I have always felt deeply about Orcas, but now feel even more sympathy and compassion for these AMAZING animals. We were lucky enough to have a few of them come within a few feet of the boat! And best of all, this happened with Chris following all regulations and being respectful to the Orcas. There were other whale watching companies that I didn't feel were respectful to either the whales, or other boats.
The boat Eagle Wing uses is Perfect! It's not as small as the Zodiacs (where you get all the wind and sea spray and bumps), nor as Big as the others (who get way too crowded and you can't see anything). I didn't see any other boats like it- so yet another reason to choose this company. They also donate some of their profits to several different organizations, including the researchers that we observed out on the waters with the whales yesterday.
If I ever get blessed with coming to Victoria again, there is no doubt in my mind, I would DEFINITELY choose Eagle Wing again! Thank you guys so much for helping a dream come true!!!

1  Thank Charity W
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Loved your review and thank for both booking with Eagle Wing and taking time to write the review. Trip Advisor is very important to the tourism industry and its amazing the number of bookings we get because of that and because we are the most sustainable whale watching company on the west coast. As you saw, we all love what we do and it is a passion that all our captains, naturalists and office staff have that makes each and every day special for our guests and for us personally. Thank you again and look forward to having you join us again.

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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!

1  Thank Tashi S
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!

Thank HomersWife
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank millieWa
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eaglewingtours, General Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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