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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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Victoria, Canada

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Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Local guide
Live commentary on board
$5 Wildlife fee included in price
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible on semi-covered vessels only
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Washrooms are available on board for your convenience
  • Please call ahead if you would like to arrange a hotel pick up
  • At the time of booking a tour please inform of us health issues, medical conditions and if you are pregnant.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We recommend expectant mothers and those with pre-existing health and medical conditions to travel on our larger vessels (semi-covered vessels)
  • OPERATED BY Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It extended out trip time, but everyone one aboard thought it was worth staying." See review

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What a day!
Karen
, Sep 2020
Staff was so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and made our experience one to remember! Thank you again !
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Honeymoon Highmoon
Javin
, Aug 2020
Russ, Pete, and Selena were our whale watching tour guides. They did an amazing job of making us comfortable, they kept it lively,and were very informative. They took us 1 1/2 hrs out to chase the only reported whale siting that morning. They displayed passion, commitment, and dedication to their job. My wife and I were on our honeymoon trip, and were rewarded.! Recommend them to anyone.
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Fantastic Whale Watching
UTLady
, Nov 2019
This was a wonderful experience. The crew was friendly and took the time to talk to you and give you information. They give you jackets and gloves. Light snacks are available for a donation. We were able to see multiple sightings including an Orca. The captain went out of his way to take us to where the Orca was spotted and stayed there longer than other boats in the area. It extended out trip time, but everyone one aboard thought it was worth staying. We all had a wonderful time playing lookout and telling the crew where we saw the whales. Would highly recommend this cruise.
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Very good
georgebI3370MO
, Sep 2019
The hole tour was as expected.Only the hotel drop off was disorganized and late.We where able to see whales and seals.
star-5
Tons of Whales
Daryl F
, Aug 2019
We had a whale of a time. Whale watching trip towards the end of August. There were 20-30 Humpback whales all around the ship. Lots of whale's tales. 6 Orca whales also joined the party. Plus a bunch of lazy seals.
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So sad.
turtle0149mom
, Aug 2019
Is there any way I can get the money back from this tour? My husband got very sick the morning of the the tour. We didn't make it and couldn't give 24 hr. Notice. Is there anything you can do? Thank you, Saundra Lentz. Will wait to hear from you 😊
star-5
Amazing day!
anders745
, Jul 2018
Many tours available however this operator was top notch. They really cater to their customers. Spent extra time on the water looking for different pods of whales. Saw 2 to 3 pods of orcas and at least 6 humpbacks. Knowledgeable staff makes the experience memorable
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Great Trip! We saw three pods of...
Gail B
, Sep 2017
Great Trip! We saw three pods of orcas and two humpbacks. The naturalists were friendly and knowledgeable.
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From the booking to the captain, this...
Sean M
, Sep 2017
From the booking to the captain, this was an amazing adventure!
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The trip was amazing from start to...
Malcolm T
, Sep 2017
The trip was amazing from start to finish, helped by a sighting of a humpback, and two pods of orcas at close quarters, which was an incredible and memorable experience. However, even without these highlights, it was a great morning out on the water seeing plenty of other wildlife, including bald headed eagles, seals, and a sea otter. Captain Rod and Cydney provided friendly, enthusiastic and expert information and knowledge, as well as happily extending the trip to give us all longer to enjoy and marvel at the orcas while we were amongst them, all of which made this trip a major highlight of our vacation in Western Canada. I would thoroughly recommend Eagle Wing tours which, from the research I did and my experience on this trip, I believe offer the best whale watching experience in Victoria.

Product code: 6974P4

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