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Orca Spirit Adventures

#6 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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Victoria Zodiac Boat Whale Watching Tour
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Took my sister, niece and nephew for their first time to see whales. Didn't see any which we knew is possible however the 16 year veteran guide Christopher, didn't seem to be on his best game...other info or points of interest that I've seen on...More

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

Hello Kristine, We are sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your tour. All of our tours are three hours in length, giving us maximal time to be able to travel to see the animals at a far distance if needed. Whales can travel...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We did the Orca Spirit Adventure 3 hour tour, which starts at 9am. You are loaded into a Zodiac type vessel which holds approx 12 passengers. You are then suited up with a waterproof suit with inbuilt life jacket so don't worry too much about...More

Thank JessMTATravel
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went out on the zodiac boat last week, so we didn't have our hopes up due to it being out of season, but as soon as we pulled out of the harbor we saw a pod of Orcas (including 2 babies!) who played next...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

An awesome few hours on the water. We saw a few whales. Wish we saw more but hard to predict nature and where the whales will be! Still worth the ride (we did the zodiac) and the sights. We saw other animals including seals, sea...More

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

Hello Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor for our future guests! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. This winter season has been different from previous years as we have been seeing orcas and...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Whale sighting guaranteed with the top quality guides on an open-style zodiac vessel or a high-speed 45ft ocean cruiser. On top of resident Orcas, we could see Humpback whales, and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, sea lions, seals and bald eagles. The office location...More

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

Hello Waldemar_Schneider, Thank you for your awesome review of your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and were able to see so much wildlife. We look forward to having you aboard again soon! Sincerely, The Orca...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Monday, 29 August - the weather and seas could not have been better. We were lucky to see: three pods of orcas, J K L, as they are known; a humpback whale; Californian seal lions; Stellar sea lions; a rare otter; small porpoises; and the...More

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

Hello Pippa! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor for our future guests to see! We are incredibly fortunate to have such a vast amount of wildlife so close to home that we are even more lucky to be able...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

We opted to travel in the Zodiac rather than the enclosed boat as we wanted the best field of view and were rewarded firstly with a exciting high speed ride before stopping as we approached a site where orca had been seen earlier in the...More

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

Hello 654GregP654, Thank you for the fantastic review! Everyone from Orca Spirit lives and breathes a passion for the wildlife and thrive on sharing this guests. They are all incredibly knowledgeable and want to leave a lasting impression with everyone on board. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Wow how fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our whale watching trip. We went on the covered boat due to weather but we're able to sit on the top deck. We were warm and comfortable. Coffee and cocoa were complimentary and snacks for purchase. We saw humpback...More

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

Hello Linus_Sally, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your covered vessel whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! Thank you very much for recommending our tours to our future guests! Sincerely, The Orca Spirit Crew

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We went out with Christian on one of the zodiac boats and were not disappointed. He went above and beyond to make sure that we seen humpbacks and orcas up close on a day when the weather wasn't great to say the least! We were...More

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

Hello Dave! Thank you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your zodiac whale watching tour. Christian is one of the most experienced drivers in the industry and never...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

As members of a group touring south-western Canada we were taken in Victoria harbour aboard Orca Spirit Adventures boat along the superb southern and eastern coasts of Vancouver Island in search of killer whales. The crew was really professional, first as regards the security precautions,...More

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

Hello Pierre, Thank you for your glowing review of your tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We love to hear from our guests that we were able to leave them with a lasting impression from the start of their experience in the office, 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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