Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching From Victoria

Why Whale Watch in Victoria?

Victoria, BC is the best place on earth to view Killer Whales in the wild. With two convenient departure locations located within the Victoria Inner Harbour, offering several tours daily on both Zodiac and Covered Vessels. All tours are three hours in length, with April through October being the ideal months to view our Southern Resident Orcas in all their glory. With several vessel options and departure times to choose from we have the perfect tour for all ages!

The Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits are home to three Resident Orca (killer whale) pods, referred to as J, K and L. Nearly 85 whales belong to these three families, allowing you ample opportunity to have your own close encounter of the deep. During the peak viewing months, our success rate for sighting Orcas is often near 100%. Other marine wildlife you may encounter include: Dall’s porpoise, Harbour porpoise, Stellar and California Sea Lions, Harbour and Elephant seals, Otters and many marine birds such as Cormorants and Bald Eagles. There is also a very good chance of sighting Humpback, Minke and Gray whales. 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.

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Tour Details

• All Tours are 3 hours in length
• Your choice of either a covered vessel or open-air Zodiac for the more adventurous at heart. Zodiac is not recommended for anyone with neck or back injuries or expectant mothers. Minimum age is 6.
• Daily tours from April- October
• Passengers may be combined with others on the same tour

Departure Times

Daily, April 1st- October 31st

10:00 AM | 2:00 PM


9:00 AM | 10:00 AM | 11:00AM
1:00PM | 2:00PM | 5:00PM

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Tour Rates


18 years and older




13 - 17 years old




3 - 12 years and older




Under 3 years



All prices are subject to wildlife conservation fee and applicable tax.


Looking for something a little more? Why not add another Victoria Attraction to your tour with one of our packages? Care to add-on Butchart Gardens, or a zip-line tour? How about a Castle city tour or the Butterfly Gardens?

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