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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Get out in the straits around Victoria in a Zodiac
  • Look for resident whales, seals, and sea birds
  • Group limited to 12 people
  • Commentary from your guide
  • Hotel shuttle pickup and coffee or tea included
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Professional guide
Complimentary hotel shuttle pick up
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

Located at same dock as seaplane terminal.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Not suitable for participants with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
  • Minimum age of 6 years old
  • This experience requires good ocean conditions. If it is cancelled due to poor conditions, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Orca Spirit Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria.

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JeanGuy_P
, Aug 2021
We went really far to see some orchas for a short period of time and at a really good distance. With the winds (40 knots), the return was terrible and that’s all what we’ve seen. No sea lions or anything else. Those were the results of the choices made by the captain. No one will make me believe that with today’s technology, those winds were not predictables. Sorry but that was a big waste of money for an extreme boat tour that was not enjoyable at all.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Jean-Guy, We are saddened to hear of your dissatisfaction on your recent whale watching tour. During our tours, we strive to showcase as much wildlife as possible to our guests. All of our vessels are in communication with each other and the other whale watching vessels in the industry before and during tours. Had wildlife been spotted at a closer distance, requiring less travel, your captain would have taken you to those animals. These rigid hull inflatable vessels are known for their ability to handle all types of weather and water conditions, while still offering a safe and exciting ride. Zodiac vessels are known for their safety, durability and seaworthiness; they are the vessel of choice for Coast Guards around the world. Passenger safety is our number one priority and our captains are trained and certified in operating the vessel in all wind, weather, and sea conditions. Your captain did his best to maneuver the vessel in the most comfortable way for all guests onboard, however, despite his best efforts, the conditions caused a more turbulent ride. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to hailey@orcaspirit.com. Best regards, Hailey Sales Coordinator
star-5
Best tour ever !!
AnneSophie_R
, Jul 2021
An incredible experience. Adrian, our guide was the best. We got to follow a little group of orcas for a while. We saw humpback whale and seals as well. I couldn’t stop smiling. We learned a lot about humpbacks, seals and orcas. I totally recommend the tour.
star-5
Seen a lot of whales!
tamaravdkamp
, Sep 2019
Very Nice trip with A Good and enthousiastic guide (mick). Seen killer whales and humpbackwhales. Even just The trip with The zodiak was fun!
star-5
Amazing excursion to seethe whales and Orcas
JLK1971
, Jun 2019
We went on the Orca Spirit to spot Whales and Orcas, we were three adults and a five year old child.We found the whole experience very informative and very professional. We would repeat it again for sure and we got to see amazing views of the majestic sea mammals in their habitat. Breath taking
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Whales 🐋!!!
, Jul 2018
Captain Mick loves his job! His excitement and experience is next to none. We had a special time Watching whales feeding at the surface. To see our guide as geeked out as us was really special. Brian and Jill
star-5
This tour was the highlight of our...
Stacy M
, Aug 2017
This tour was the highlight of our short time in Victoria, the captain was awesome and very informative. We saw killer whales, seals, eagles, and the best was a mamma humpback and her yearling calf. That calf was extremely active, he jumped, breached, showed his tail, and his amazingly tall pectoral fins over and over and over again! it was awesome!

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