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Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

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From US$ 109.31 per person

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Experience memories that last a lifetime on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Victoria, Canada. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art zodiac boat to observe the vast wildlife of the Salish Sea, feeling the spirit of the wild of British Columbia.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the vast west coast wildlife
  • Take an exhilarating ride on board a 12-passenger zodiac vessel along one of the world's most breath-taking coastlines
  • Experience the wilderness of the Pacific Ocean up-close
Full description
After being collected from your downtown accommodation in a comfortable shuttle bus, you will venture down to the harbor where you will meet with your boat. After meeting your guides for the day, you will then depart from Victoria, setting off on your 3-hour whale-watching tour. Between April and October, you will have a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, and otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. The zodiac vessels used on your tour are definitely recommended for the more wild-at-heart. You can let the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west-coast elements in an open style, 12-passenger vessel. At the conclusion of your exhilarating tour, you will be returned back to the harbor, at which point you will be driven back to your accommodation in downtown Victoria.
Includes
  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from downtown Victorian hotels
  • Certified marine naturalist Zodiac driver
  • Full flotation cruiser suits
  • Dry storage under seat or storage in the office during the tour
  • Hydrophones to listen to whale calls as they communicate in the water below
  • Whale watching guarantee
  • Food and beverages (light snacks are available to purchase in the office)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

• Meet at the dock level of 950 Wharf Street • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure for check-in • Contact the local partner by phone if you wish to arrange a hotel shuttle pickup

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Food and drinks are available to purchase in the office
  • Bags can be stored in the office or in the dry storage boxes under your seat
  • This company is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada, and continually looks for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives
  • Remember to dress warm as it is always cool on the water
  • This tour is unfortunately not available for guests under the age of 6, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
  • In the event that you are unable to see a whale on your tour, you will be offered a second complimentary whale watching tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Seamless experience from beginning of the booking to the end. Saw a humpback BREACHING!! Thrill of a lifetime. Also Stellar’s sea lions and elephant seals at Race Rock. River otters and seals in Victoria Harbour. Terrific knowledgeable guide, wonderful fun ride in the Zodiac, (although wouldn’t recommend it for those with back problems). Great tour!

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July 24, 2022

Loved our guide he was pleasant and informative. The boat was like a speed boat (rigid inflatable boat kind) which I found very fun ! It’s not like a double deck cruise liner boat but I did a tour like that and this tour was great just for the amazing boat ride on the water. We saw orcas, humpbacks, and seals. They provide a super warm suit to keep you toasty during the ride too!

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June 25, 2022

The trip was perfectly organized. We got thick suits, which you absolutely need. Evan our guide was super nice and explained everything. We saw two humpback whales from afar. But again, Evan had done everything to ensure we see as much as we can. Some travelers were a bit disappointed, but that's wildlife. There are no whales that you can book and then jump into the air at the touch of a button and pose for the photo! :) I would book the trip again and again. Perhaps the expectations of the guests could be lowered in one sentence at the beginning. Otherwise, everything perfect.

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June 7, 2022

Product ID: 184400