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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.07
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$107.07
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.07
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$107.07
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.56
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$73.56
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.43
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$105.43

Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

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Watch for wildlife along the scenic coast of Vancouver Island on a 3-hour boat tour from Victoria with an experienced marine naturalist. You’ll travel by high-speed catamaran with heated indoor cabins and outdoor decks, and scan the water for whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions, and many species of marine birds. This 3-hour wildlife tour departs from a central location in the heart of historic Victoria.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.62
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$85.62
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Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

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Enjoy two favorite Victoria tours in a single day with this great-value combo package. Voyage into the open waters of the northern Pacific on a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise, where you can encounter native marine life such as orcas, gray whales, and harbor seals with the help of expert guides. In the afternoon, explore the elaborate floral landscapes of Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Includes round-trip transfers from downtown Victoria and a flexible return schedule, so you can linger to enjoy the gardens’ luminous displays at night.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.36
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$139.36
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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.21
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$129.21
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6 Hour Ocean Adventure

6 Hour Ocean Adventure

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We want to give our guests the best time possible. Where other companies require you to book each activity separately, we like to combine everything into one epic trip. This will give you the best bang for your buck as well as allow you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.43
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$779.43
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Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

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Experience a smooth and comfortable ride on our large covered vessels with heated cabins, indoor and outdoor seating and onboard bathrooms. This makes for a safe and enjoyable experience. We are a small, local, family operated company. We are extremely passionate about what we do and our love for wildlife and nature is shared with each of our guests. Our tours consist of small, intimate groups and our vessels are not overcrowded. We believe in making your experience the best it can possibly be!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.20
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$108.20

8 Hour Ocean Adventure

8 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where most companies require bookings for each activity separately, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you a better bang for your buck and allows you to customize the trip catering to your groups interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,039.23
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$1,039.23
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10 Hour Ocean Adventure

10 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where other companies require separate bookings for each activity, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you the best bang for your buck and allows you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,299.04
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$1,299.04
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.76
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$121.76
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Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

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Become more in tune with nature on this private 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Board a zodiac vessel with your private group, and cruise along the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of whales and other marine life. While on the water, listen to interesting facts about these mammals of the sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$817.31
per group
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$817.31
per group
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.22
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$114.22
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Explore the beauty that is British Columbia on this zodiac whale-watching excursion from Telegraph Cove Resort. Whether you are a first time whale watcher or a seasoned veteran, we guarantee that you will have a blast on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Telegraph Cove.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.22
From
$114.22
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Whale-Watching from Victoria to Vancouver (One-Way)

Whale-Watching from Victoria to Vancouver (One-Way)

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Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver and admire the native wildlife for which Canada is famous on this one-way whale-watching cruise. Take a seat aboard your cruise boat in downtown Victoria and head out onto the waves. During your whale-watching cruise, watch the waters for elegant whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions as your guide explains their feeding habits and life cycles. Stop to stretch your legs at the secluded Tod Inlet, then head onward to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour as the sun sets on the horizon.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.47
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$185.47
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