Had a fantastic trip today with Springtide. My kids will never forget seeing the orcas. Thanks to Megan and Marcus. Really friendly and informative guides.
Head to the Victoria wharf to board your 61-foot (19-meter) motor yacht, the Marauder IV, which holds up to 84 passengers and features comfortable seating and a smooth, quiet ride. Meet your naturalist guide and head out from the harbor, cruising into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the body of water separating Canada's Vancouver Island from the United States.
As you cruise, your guide will help you spot the variety of whales that live in these Pacific waters, including orcas, gray whales, humpback whales and minke whales. Keep your eyes open for other marine life, too, like sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals and sea birds. You may even catch sight of a bald eagle.
During your journey, listen to your guide's informative, expert commentary about the biological and ecological features of the whales and their ocean environment. If you have any questions, ask away! And if the conditions are right, the boat's hydrophones can pick up and amplify the beautiful sounds of the orcas as they communicate with each other, giving you the amazing opportunity to hear the song of the whales.
If you get chilly, head inside the spacious heated cabin and warm up with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. You can keep watching for whales through the windows.
Your tour ends with return to the wharf.
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We really enjoyed our 3 hour whale watching tour. The tour was narrated by Marcus who is a Marine Biologist, he certainly knew his topic! After a short trip we were excited to see many orcas frolicking in the water. The boat had plenty of...More
Went out with Marcus and Heather today. All the crew are very welcoming and very professional. The boat is well maintained and super fast, which comes in handy when reports of whales are received. We were lucky as we saw three large humpbacks for a...More
Went on the 10:00 am tour and had a great time! We saw orcas and humpback whales. The staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. Our guide Marcus was very knowledgeable and made sure we were informed and entertained the whole trip. I would highly...More
Hello Isabelle N, Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide on TripAdvisor. It is always nice to hear awesome feedback about our crew and I know they appreciate it too. We are very fortunate to have such a passionate and knowledgeable bunch here...More
We went on the afternoon whale watching tour on their purpose built covered whale watching boat. It was an amazing experience, within 20 mins we were watching a beautiful pod of Orcas and then later on several Humpback whales in every direction around the boat....More
Dear Simon33333, WOW..... what a trip. Orca, Humpbacks and lots of them by the sounds of it! It makes us so happy when we hear our guests experience what we have experienced so many times before. And I'll tell you a secret - It never...More