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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

  • Take a whale-watching cruise on the Salish Sea from Victoria
  • See a variety of resident killer whales
  • Witness an abundance of wildlife in their natural environment
Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise
From US$113.92
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Whale watching in a covered boat, departing in the morning
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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.
What to Expect
Watch whales and many other diverse marine species aboard either a covered or open boat, both with onboard washrooms. Many types of whales grace the Salish Sea, including humpback whales, killer whales, minke whales and gray whales. Your expert captain and crew are excited to share everything these waters have to offer. Whale sightings are guaranteed!

You'll make several wildlife viewing stops to learn about local wildlife from the onboard naturalist. Wildlife identification kits, binoculars, gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and blankets are available for your use, plus a hydrophone to hear the whales underwater.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Come See the Whales

This tour was well worth it. While coming in to Victoria late we still had plenty of time to enjoy this excursion. We took an earlier whale watching tour in Juneau and had seen many humpback whales, but the star of the show in Vicotria...More

Thank Raymond F. W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wild 4 Whales tour

We had a great time on our whale tour with Captain Ron, and Derek and Melissa. They were really informative, and fun to listen to. You can really tell they love their jobs and the wildlife they teach people about. My husband and I took...More

Thank ecgamble
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening ecgamble, We are happy to hear you were able to take advantage of all the extras provided before and during your tour. Great advice about dressing warmly - it's always cold out on the water! It sounds like you had a fantastic tour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very professional, ethusiastic & responsible company....

There will always be detractors that want to curb wildlife encounters, in case it has a detrimental effect, but we were left in no doubt about the passion and respect that the company feels for its whales and other wildlife. The choice of boat size...More

Thank Alison F
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening Alison F, Thank you for recognizing our passion and dedication to conservation and the well-being of the animals we are viewing. These whales become extended family to us and our team is devoted to teaching people about the whales and ocean conservation in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Here a hump, there a hump, humpback everywhere

The day started in sunshine with Captain Peter and Sierra (on her day off) and us wearing heavy waterproof clothing (supplied by Eagle Wing). Out in the boat Seregenti you appricated the clothing as you skimmed over the water towards the orcas (amazing) after spending...More

Thank belly5uk
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening belly5uk, What a fabulous day, with both humpback whales and orcas in abundance! It sounds like you had an amazing tour on Serengeti. You know you have a dedicated team that loves the whales when you find them whale-watching on their days off!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome whale Watching

We have just returned from an amazing trip with Eagle Wing Whale watching. Our captain Peter and crew guide Sienna were so knowledgeable. We saw 15 Orca/killer whales in 4 groups for an hour. Two lots came so close to our open Scarab boat. On...More

Thank Daphne L
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening Daphne L, You had a wonderful team to introduce you to the wonders of the Salish Sea! It sounds like you had an amazing tour, capped off with a stop at the always popular Race Rocks ecological reserve. We are very happy to...More

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Nanci W
22 July 2018|
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Response from nini123117 | Reviewed this property |
HI, they certainly do their best to make sure you see the whales. They are out scouting first thing in the morning, and share information with the other tour companies. This was a fantastic company, well run, and lots of... More
14 July 2018|
Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Look at their websites as there are a number of departure times.
Avrum F
3 July 2018|
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Response from ToriM | Reviewed this property |
I would email the company about pick up and drop off. The tour departs from and returns to fisherman's wharf, not the cruise ship dock. I would definitely book the covered boat that time of year