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April through October, are the ideal months to view our Southern Resident Orcas in all their glory. 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 a close encounter.

During the peak viewing months, the success rate for sighting whales is over 95%. Other marine wildlife you may encounter includes Dall’s porpoise, Harbor porpoise, Stellar and California Sea Lions, Harbor 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!

A complimentary shuttle is available to pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria and will take you back after your tour.
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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
  • Whale watching tour in the Juan de Fuca and Hiro Straits from Victoria
  • Certified marine biologists help you spot whales and other aquatic life
  • Travel in the comfort of a covered vessel that offers indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • A hot beverage is included and snacks are available for purchase
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off included
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great trip

This was a great way to spend a morning. The crew were friendly and informative. There was plenty of space on the boat. Although we didn't see any orca we did several humpback whales, porpoises and seals. It was awesome watching them in their natural...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Completely amazing

Incredible. The knowledgeable crew took us on a 3+ hour tour of the humpback whales, then out to seals and sea lions and back for more whales. We saw dozens of whales and numerous flukes. Probably the best part of my holiday. I will do...More

Thank ChipMichael
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice boat ride

We had a nice boat ride, and the scenery was great. Unfortunately, the Orcas were feeding. You could see a fin every now and then, but that was about it. The crew did a great job of trying, but... It seems to be a matter...More

Thank abigguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome trip with LOTS of orca sightings!

Loved every single minute of this excursion. We wound up on this tour as part of a cruise-ship sanctioned excursion, and it was completely worth it. It was our last stop of the cruise and we'd luckily seen some humpbacks in a different area of...More

Thank Katie C
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Katie, Thank you very much for sharing your awesome review! We have a huge grins on our faces reading your kind words and awesome experience. We love being able to showcase the amazing wildlife, history, scenery, and landscapes to Victoria visitors through education and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
No Oracas, but did have fun

Unfortunately we did not have any orca sighting, but we did have plenty of humpbacks. Including a few that changed directions and surfaced with 10 yards of the boat. Also had some close viewing with sea lions as well. Kimberley was a great naturalist for...More

Thank Eric P
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Eric, Thank you for joining us on a whale watching tour during your recent stay in Victoria! Despite there being a large number of killer whales (three resident orca pods and transient orcas), we don't see them on every tour despite our best efforts...More

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