Why Orca Spirit

VICTORIA’S PREMIER WHALE WATCHING COMPANY

With daily departures from multiple locations, the largest selection of open and covered boats, free shuttle service, and a passionate team who does everything possible to make sure you have an amazing experience, we are Victoria’s whale and wildlife watching tour company of choice for guests from around the world.

Oh, and did we mention our perfect safety record and long term commitment to eco-tourism and sustainability practices? It all adds up to five star reviews and gold business awards that set Orca Spirit apart.

TOP RATED BY GUESTS ON TRIPADVISOR

Brilliant! Amazing! A Dream Come True! It’s easy to see why guests give Orca Spirit whale watching tours a big thumbs up.

WHALE SIGHTSEEING GUARANTEE

We don’t stop at a 98% success rate. If your tour doesn’t experience a sighting, we’ll invite you to join us again.

LARGEST SELECTION OF OPEN AND COVERED BOATS

From luxury yachts to wind-in-your-hair zodiacs, we operate Victoria’s biggest fleet of fully equipped and certified vessels.

FREE DOWNTOWN HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE

We pick you up from your downtown Victoria hotel, and take you back, or to elsewhere in the city core, when the trip is over.

Thrilling Tours

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.

Tours from

Victoria

TOURS FROM VICTORIA

Two docks, multiple departure times, and a variety of vessels make Victoria the ideal launching pad for viewing whales in the wild.

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Tours from

Port Renfrew

TOURS FROM PORT RENFREW

The quaint village of Port Renfrew is perfectly place to go off grid on a truly west coast whale watching adventure.

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Tours from

Vancouver

TOURS FROM VANCOUVER

Enjoy a scenic float plane ride from Vancouver to Victoria, then come tour the killer whales’ ocean playground with us.

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Winter

Wildlife Tours

WINTER WILDLIFE TOURS

Experience the calm of a winter cruise through Juan de Fuca Strait, home to sea lions, humpback whales and other marine life.

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Charters &

Private Tours

CHARTERS & PRIVATE TOURS

We host memorable wedding receptions, family reunions, corporate celebrations and other special events for 12 to 200 guests. 

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How we’re different

From five star reviews to gold star awards and a deep commitment to eco-tourism and sustainability, see why Orca Spirit Adventures is the whale watching company of choice for guests from around the world.

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2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
Victoria's largest fleet and best selection of boats
Whale Sighting Guarantee
Two Victoria Inner Harbour Departure Locations
Port Renfrew Tour Departures
Free Hotel Shuttle Service
Carbon Neutral Tours
Wildlife Conservation Fee
Largest Operational Range
Onboard Washrooms
Award Winning Guides & Naturists
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards: 2017 Business of the Year
Tourism Vancouver Sustainability Award 2016
Green Tourism: Gold Level 201
Vancouver Island Green Business Certification
Surfrider Certification 2017
Exclusive Partnership & Packages with Harbour Air Seaplanes

Leaders in responsible Eco-Tourism

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