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.