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

Almost 20 years ago, John Douglas started the first covered vessel whale watching company in Victoria. He met his wife Lauren, whose family operated a marine company in Port Alberni, and the rest as they say, is history. Together, they set the industry standard for eco-tourism in the region. Focused on environmental stewardship, aboriginal engagement and wildlife education, John and Lauren have 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.

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

The Orca Spirit crew lives, breaths and thrives on respecting the environment, and having fun on water. We’re passionate about creating extraordinary experiences for our guests, keeping you safe, and educating you along the way.

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SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

SUSTAINABILITY & CONSERVATION

We continually look for new ways to participate in sustainable business practices, and conserve our natural resources.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Check out some of the ways we’ve been recognized for climate action, sustainability, eco-tourism, hospitality, and more.

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OUR BOATS

OUR BOATS

From luxury yachts to exhilarating open-air zodiacs, our fully equipped vessels satisfy experienced cruisers and landlubbers alike.

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RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING

RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING

Right from the beginning, we’ve followed the viewing, vessel operation and radio etiquette guidelines for responsible whale watching.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you’re passionate about creating extraordinary experiences for guests from around the world, we’d like to hear from you.

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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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