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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
January 24, 2022
Written by: Lori, Naturalist This is a question that often arises on our tours – particularly when we’re viewing Humpback whales. When guests see Humpback whales in the wild they are often blown away by their incredible size and grace in the water. If you’re really lucky when you come out on our tours, you […]
January 7, 2022
Orcas and great white sharks are both fascinating creatures in themselves and both for different reasons. The great white shark suits everyone’s version of what the ocean’s most fearsome predator is all about. Their terrifying dead eyes and angular snouts have haunted our nightmares ever since Jaws came out in 1975. Meanwhile, orcas have become […]
December 27, 2021
Interview with Rachael Merrett originally posted on January 27th, 2016 Updated: December 27th, 2021 Written By: Lori, Naturalist If you are someone who has never before seen an orca in the wild or experienced some hidden orca behaviours, it is hard to imagine just what the experience is like. Orcas display the most incredible combination […]
December 17, 2021
Written By: Lori, Naturalist When you think of going whale watching you may picture it solely as a summertime activity. It’s easy to picture blue skies and a beautiful sunny day when we think of being out on the water. Fortunately, in Victoria the weather remains relatively mild throughout winter, and even though the hustle […]
December 9, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist The Salish Sea is an area of breathtaking beauty, awe-inspiring biological diversity, and rich cultural history. It is truly a unique and special part of the world, and we are fortunate to call this region home. As whale watching guides, we spend a great deal of our time out on the […]
November 24, 2021
Written by: Lori, Naturalist There are few experiences in life that compare to seeing an orca in the wild. There is something about their unique colouration, intelligence, and obvious power that makes experiences with them absolutely unforgettable. People from all over the world travel to Victoria and book whale watching tours with the hope of […]
November 12, 2021
Victoria Whale Watching 2021 Season Highlights As we reach the end of the whale watching season, it is nice to take a moment to reflect on the past five months we have spent adventuring out into the Salish Sea! It was my first season working with Orca Spirit Adventures as a Naturalist, and I was […]
October 21, 2021
Written by Lori, Naturalist – The week of October 11th What a fantastic week it has been here at Orca Spirit Adventures! Our days on the water have been filled with incredible sightings of some of our favourite animals of the Salish Sea, and the whale watching has truly been nothing short of spectacular. Rain […]
October 12, 2021
Written by Lori, Naturalist – The Week of October 3rd, 2021 It is hard to believe that the first week of October has already flown by! They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that has certainly been true for us here at Orca Spirit Adventures. It has been a week filled with exciting […]
Victoria Whale Watching Report: Lunge Feeding Humpbacks, Race Rocks, Ollie the Sea Otter, and So Much More!
October 8, 2021
Written by Lori, Naturalist – The week of September 27th September has come to an end and as we usher in the month of October it is nice to take a moment to reflect on the incredible wildlife encounters we have experienced this past week. Each day that we enter into the Salish Sea we […]
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