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Orca Spirit Adventures

#7 of 37 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victoria Features Animals
146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
+1 250-383-8411
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are no words for how spectacular this trip was. As soon as we set off we came across a group of 7 transient orca whales hunting a large male sea lion. There were about 7 whales, including a mother and 2 very small baby...More

Thank Alexandra Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

It didn't take long to find a whale and boy did he put on a show. We watched for for over 30 minutes. He was diving and rolling on his side. Great for photos. The crew was so friendly and knowledgable. They even sat down...More

Thank lo8198
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a 12-person zodiac with captain Matt in May 2017. Despite the cloudy weather, we had an awesome 3 hour trip. We saw a pod of around 100 harbour porpoises (an uncommon sighting), a sea otter, Stellar and California sea lions, a harbour...More

Thank Olifun
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had an amazing trip out on the Pacific Explorer. The crew, Captain Bill, Courtnay and Rachel were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We had beautiful sea conditions, sunny skies and incredible views of the snow capped mountains. We saw a juvenile humpback whale that...More

Thank heatherf493
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures during your trip to Victoria! By the sounds of it, you made it here just in time for when spring finally arrived! Those blue sky...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a great experience! Saw a beautiful Orca pod of three whales plus seals and gulls of which there are five types as per my naturalist Courtney and Ameila who were outstanding in their duties makingus better informed and frfee hot chocolate, tea and...More

Thank Dave O
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Dave! Thank you very much for your glowing review! We cannot express our happiness fully in this response to receive such great praise of our crew. Our team strives to provide the best experience and customer service to all of our guests on board...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Orca Spirit is a wonderful organization that provided us with the highlight of our first trip to Victoria. We booked a last minute tour on the 10am excursion, and met the crew on the docks. Captain Bill and our Naturalist Courtney were friendly and outgoing,...More

Thank alanna_b007
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Alanna, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor of your recent tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We are incredibly lucky to have some passionate crew that devote their lives to protecting the wildlife, always learning, and sharing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was everything that we had hoped it would be! We showed up at the location that the boat was supposed to depart, and everything went along effortlessly. The crew even delayed departure a few moments to ensure that a couple who's flight landed...More

Thank weston33
OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Weston33, Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic review on TripAdvisor for our future guests! It sounds like Courtney's passion for the wildlife and marine environment was passed on to you. She loves to share her wealth of information with our guests on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pot luck but when you see these fabulous creatures in the wild it is well worth it. The tour was well organised with knowable staff and guides on the boat. We spent 30 minutes following a pod of 6 Orca's and it was...More

Thank HughLangley
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Hugh, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor and recommend us to our future guests! We are incredibly luck to have resident and transient orcas in our region along with the vast spectrum of other wildlife that we regularly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience. Our guide, Courtney, was delightful and most informative. We saw a pod of transient whales, hump backs, Ollie- the single otter, sea lions, and lots of other marine life. We highly recommend Orca Spirit Adventures. One more check off the bucket list!More

Thank Judy M
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Judy, Thank you very much for sharing a review of your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures. By the sounds of it, you really hit the wildlife jackpot! We greatly appreciate your recommendation to our future guests and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour on May 7th. Extremely informative guides, the crew was all very friendly and accommodating. On top of everything we got to see a pod of orcas!! We also saw sea lions, bald eagles, seals... amazing! Would highly recommend!More

Thank Janessa P
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Janessa, Thank you so much for your awesome review of your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour - and were able to see so much of the wildlife that we are incredibly lucky to...More

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Caitlinelisem412
Hello, My husband and I are planning out a vacation, and would like to know which month would be our best bet to see the the whales? (Particularly the Humpbacks and Orcas). If possible, I'd like to time our trip just right! Thank you so much for your help, Caitlin F
11 March 2017|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Caitlin, Thank you for your interest in joining us for a whale watching tour during your stay in Victoria! Our peak whale watching season runs May through October, during this time is when you could see resident and... More
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Steve C
We are going to be in Victoria in the first week of December, is there much to see at this time of year. Steve
1 December 2016|
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Response from OrcaSpirit | Property representative |
Hello Steve, Thank your for your interest in joining us for a tour! There is lots to see this time of year on the Salish Sea via our adventurous Zodiac vessel. Our tours leave daily at 1pm from our convenient downtown... More
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Matta2309
Has anyone done this tour with Kids (7 and 3)? They would love this especially if we were lucky enough to get close. Really hoping for some opinions. thanks!
31 May 2016|
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Response from fidelisamicus | Reviewed this property |
There were a few kids on my tour , 7 yo would be fine but I'm not sure about the 3 yo. Just be sure to pick the larger boat with covered for a smoother ride. Check the weather forecast before you make a reservation.
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