About Orca Spirit

WILDLY AUTHENTIC

Orca Spirit Adventures and sister-company Orca Spirit Marine Transport provide water-based transportation services to a wide variety of industries – from travel and tourism to entertainment, energy and beyond. With more boats, capacity and departure options than any other organization in the region, Orca Spirit is the whale watching, private charter and marine transport provider of choice to tourists, school groups, tour operators and commercial organizations alike.

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MISSION & CORE VALUES

Our goal is to offer guests wildly authentic whale and wildlife experiences, while preserving and protecting the spectacular natural environment we are fortunate to do business in.

Providing Exhilarating & Memorable Experiences

We’ve been creating extraordinary whale watching and marine wildlife experiences for guests from around the world for over 20 years.

Showcasing the Wild & Majestic Salish Sea

We love showing off the Salish Sea – one of the most biologically rich inland waterways with over 3,400 species of mammals, birds, fish and invertebrate.

Leaders in Conservation & Responsible Tourism

We’ve been protecting our natural surroundings and improving the social and economic well being of local communities for over 20 years.

Safety & Exceptional Customer Service

Nothing is as important to us as the health and safety of our passengers and crew – a standard of excellence validated by our perfect safety record.

We’ve Got Salt in Our Veins

OUR STORY

Over 20 years ago, John Douglas started the first covered vessel whale watching company in Victoria and has since set the industry standard for eco-tourism in the region. Focused on environmental stewardship, aboriginal engagement and wildlife education, Orca Spirit has never lost sight of their responsibility to the natural habitat as their crew, fleet and services expanded.

Today, Orca Spirit Adventures and sister-company Orca Spirit Marine Transport provide water-based transportation services to a wide variety of industries – from travel and tourism to entertainment, energy and beyond. With more boats, capacity and departure options than any other organization in the region, Orca Spirit is the whale watching, private charter and marine transport provider of choice to tourists, school groups, tour operators and commercial organizations alike.

Catalina Adventure

Catalina Adventure

The Catalina Adventure is a high speed foil assist 80 foot catamaran specifically designed for marine wildlife viewing.

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Orca Spirit II

Orca Spirit II

The Orca Spirit II passenger catamaran, measuring one hundred feet in length, offers the ultimate in luxury, stability and comfort.

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Pacific Explorer I

Pacific Explorer I

A beautiful 70-passenger vessel with all the amenities, the Pacific Explorer’s superbly designed interior features full-length tinted windows, indoor nook style seating for 50, plus kitchen and bar service areas.

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Orca Spirit I

Orca Spirit I

Our signature 45 passenger vessel launched in 1996, this high speed forty five foot features comfortable indoor seating and large outside viewing decks for excellent marine wildlife viewing.

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Zodiacs

Zodiacs

Orca Spirit operates Victoria’s largest fleet of 12 passenger zodiac style vessels–renowned for their durability, seaworthiness, stability and performance.

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Orca Mist

Orca Mist

Orca Mist passenger vessel has an enclosed, heated cabin below and large, open air viewing deck with bench seats.

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MARINE NATURALISTS

Every Orca Spirit tour is led by a certified Marine Naturalist with a completed or in-progress degree in biology or marine biology. Not only are they experts on marine ecology, local wildlife, naturalist interpretation techniques and regional landmarks, our Naturalists also trained in marine emergency duties.

Their deep knowledge of the sea and its inhabitants allows them to deliver informative, educational tours to guests of all ages and experience.

Leaders in responsible Eco-Tourism

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