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On an exhilarating Whale & Wildlife Watching Tour with Victoria’s leading Eco-Tourism Company
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Orca Spirit’s three hour whale watching tours run daily from April through October. Every trip is led by a certified marine naturalist whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry, and every vessel in our fleet is equipped with hydrophones to bring the underwater experience to light.
“WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!”
“The trip lasts about 3 hrs – and it is awesome!! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We saw orca and humpback whales – an amazing experience. This is an extremely professional organization with a group of very professional staff. Having sponsored a whale for many many years it was, for me, a dream come true – an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life – thank you Orca Spirit Adventures.”
“BEST EVER WHALE WATCHING TOUR!”
“Superlatives galore! No doubt aided by the most fabulous weather and a calm sea, today my family and I had an unforgettable day out sighting Orca, Seal, Sealion and Humpback with Greg and his crew. Beautiful scenery and the crew’s humour and local natural history knowledge really enhanced our experience.”
“FANTASTIC TRIP, GREAT WILDLIFE!
“Fantastic trip – wasn’t just about the Orcas (although they were brilliant!), we saw humpback whale, sea otter, bald eagle, sea lions, harbour and elephant seals too. Staff onboard were really knowledgeable and the backdrop of the mountains in Washington State was just spectacular. All in all, a great trip and sensitively done.”
Stephen I, UK
Top Rated Packages
After a morning on the water, we shuttle over to the tropical Butterfly Gardens, and beautifully manicured grounds at Butchart Gardens.
Cruise over snow-capped mountains in a seaplane from Vancouver, then join a 3 hour tour on one of our luxurious covered vessels or open air zodiacs.
After a hearty breakfast at the oceanfront Coast Victoria Hotel, we hit the seas for an action-packed 3 hour whale watching tour.
The Captain’s Blog
September 20, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist – The Week of September 14th, 2021. It has been an incredible week here at Orca Spirit Adventures, filled with fantastic sightings of some of our favourite creatures of the Salish Sea. From harbour porpoises, to humpback whales, to transient killer whales – there is seemingly no end to the plethora […]
Victoria Whale Watching Report: Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Steller and California Sea Lions, and So Much More!
September 14, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist – The week of September 6th, 2021. As always, this past week has been full of excitement and indescribable moments with some of our favourite creatures of the Salish Sea. We have encountered humpback whales, transient killer whales, steller sea lions, California sea lions, harbour seals, and a wide variety of […]
Victoria Whale Watching Report: Fantastic Sightings Heading Into Our Crew's Favourite Whale Watching Month!
September 7, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist – The week of August 30th, 2021. As we usher in September it is nice to take a moment to reflect on some of the incredible wildlife encounters we have had this week. The abundance of life that we can find in the Salish Sea is truly astonishing, and we are […]
August 31, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist – The week of August 23rd, 2021. As we approach the end of August, it is nice to take a moment to reflect upon the incredible wildlife encounters that make our summers so fulfilling. It is the best time of year to view whales in the Salish Sea, and we are […]
August 26, 2021
Written by: Matt, Zodiac Captain – August 26th, 2021 While most will join us on our tours from Port Renfrew with whales as their primary interest, there are some guests who realize that these remote waters give access to bird species that they normally would not get a chance to see for themselves. Birders – […]
August 24, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist – Week of August 16th, 2021 It is hard to believe that August is nearly coming to an end. They say time flies when you’re having fun, and this week has certainly flown by! We have had a fantastic week here at Orca Spirit filled with many different sightings of our […]
August 18, 2021
Written by Lori, Naturalist – Week of August 9th, 2021 The wildlife encounters here at Orca Spirit Adventures have been nothing short of awe-inspiring this week! It has been a week filled with breaches, spyhops, and tail lobs from some of our favourite marine mammals. When we head out of the harbour we never know […]
August 11, 2021
Week of August 3rd, 2021 – Written by Lori, Naturalist It is always a beautiful day to be out on the water and this week was no exception! We were fortunate to have a wildlife-packed week with some absolutely incredible encounters with the beautiful creatures who call the Salish Sea home. The abundance of wildlife […]
Victoria Sightings Report: Bigg's Killer Whales, Minke Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, and Much More!
August 3, 2021
Week of July 26th – Written by: Rachael, Lead Naturalist The end of July may have come and gone this week, but the sightings of whales and other wildlife in the Salish Sea continue to be abundant and diverse! From many different Bigg’s Killer Whale families, to a very special and rare visit with a […]
July 27, 2021
Written by: Rachael, Lead Naturalist As always, the past week has been full of excitement and indescribable moments with the wonderful animals of the Salish Sea. In our little corner of the world, the ocean abounds with mammals, birds, fish, gorgeous seaweeds and interesting invertebrates! The diversity of the straights are backed by stunning scenery […]
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