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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Had a great day out on the water. Saw 'many many' killer whales. We were also luck enough to see them break after their hunt for salmon. We even say dolphins, bold eagles, sealions and harbour seal.s Great day, great weather, great captain! Thank you!More

5  Thank KayleeCoombes
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2015

Dear KayleeCoombes, Thank you so much for reviewing SpringTide on Trip Advisor. Your review will help future visitors to Victoria to choose the trip that's right for them. It sounds like you were super lucky on your trip. Killer Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, Dolphins and...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 June 2011

The company does not practice any refunds if no whales are spotted!! In contrast to other whale watching companies! Be aware. Due to the fact of no refunds they take it lightly and don't seem to have a good network of spotters. Ended up zigzagging...More

5  Thank Roadtoholidays
Joanne51, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2011

We're sorry to hear that your whale watching experience with SpringTide was anything less than you had hoped or imagined it would be! At SpringTide we take pride in offering our guests the best possible experience and we appreciate any feedback you can give us....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took the boat trip last Thursday. I was told the normal whale watching season ended in October,but I just wanted to try my luck. Booked my trip from the visitor center. The Springtide staff were friendly and funny. I was wrapped up in layers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great boat, a great tour, but very few whales to see. We saw some fins at a great distance. There were also more whale watching boats around than there were actual whales! But the tour itself was very good, and the guides were very...More

Thank Paul U
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Paul U, Thank you for sharing your experience online. We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed our tour, our boat and our crew. Our crew work very hard to supply our guests with an outstanding trip every time. Everything in our control...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Springtide whale watching provides such an amazing experience for their customers. Their staff and volunteers are all amazing, especially the volunteer Alyssa. She was extremely kind and helpful. I had such a fun time on the boat learning about the wildlife surrounding Victoria. Definitely would...More

Thank georgiabullbrook
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear georgiabullbrook, Thank you for reviewing SpringTide on Trip Advisor. I am glad you feel that way about our crew and have to agree with you - we have a great team. Alyssa has been amazing this year. She volunteered with us all season and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been out with Springtide in both August and October and both times where amazing - I have seen to many orcas to even count them and experienced a total of 5-7 humpbacks spread across my two visits, where one of them decided to put...More

Thank MayaO100
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MayaO100, Wow... sounds like you were super lucky on both of your tours with us. Our Whale Watching season runs from May to October and as you have experienced for yourself the Fall time in just as good as the summer time for seeing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic, Marcus and Heather with their wealth of experience and passion for these magnificent animals, made our trip . We had the most perfect day very calm and overcast the orcas came that close it was everything we could have wished for . Thank-you Chris...More

Thank noelarose13
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review noelarose13, Marcus and Heather really appreciate the kind comments. They are both very passionate and knowledgeable crew members and we are lucky to have them as part of our crew. We are so glad your "Whale Wish" came true. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful experience! Ian was an amazing tour guide, and very knowledgabale! We felt like whale chasers! We got to see so much wildlife! highly recommend this tour if you are visiting the area!More

Thank dscorey1
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello dscorey1, Thank you for sharing your exciting adventure with us here at SpringTide. Ian sure is one of the best. Not only does he run Zodiac tours but he is also the main Captain of Marauder IV, our Covered Vessel. He knows these waters...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing!! Worth every penny. They had suits for us to wear, a survival flotation type. I was worried about being cold, but with the suit and a lightweight jacket, it was fine on a sunny fall day. Our guide took us out near...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LV-and-BF, Thank you for reviewing SpringTide on Trip Advisor. Helpful and informative reviews like yours really help future travelers to decide on what activities to do once they are in town. So thank you for sharing. Zodiacs are truly a great time. They are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to go out on a bright sunny day with very calm waters. The good luck continued when the crew found a couple of humpback whales that were lunge feeding out by the lighthouse. We took lots of great photos, learned a...More

Thank Calgarypro
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Calgarypro, Thank you for joining us and for sharing your Humpback Whale Watching experience on Trip Advisor. There is nothing better then seeing these gentle giants lunge feeding. The power and sheer size of these creatures is fascinating and something that you must experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set off with high hopes knowing there are resident pods of Orcas close by and we were not disappointed. We were out in the boat for a long time (few hours but just lost track of time) - saw Orcas - one breached -...More

Thank Eileen W
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eileen W, Thank you for your informative review. Whale Watching in Victoria, BC is definitely a "must-do" activity as you found out! We regularly see Killer Whales and Humpback Whales not to mention Minke Whales and the odd Gray Whale too. Seals and Sea...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 6 had a fantastic trip whale watching on the zodiac. I think we were lucky with the conditions, the weather was dull but the sea extremely calm. We got to see killer whales and seals and lots of sea birds. Our captain...More

Thank Derek7852
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Derek7852, Thank you for sharing your experience of SpringTide here on Trip Advisor. I am so glad your trip worked out so well. It is our pleasure to have moved around your tour time to accommodate the cruise ship timing. It was obviously meant...More

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DeniseSLubbock
5 May 2018|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello Denise! Thank you for touching base. You have such a good question and one that I wish I could answer. The truth is that sightings are truly random throughout the day and do not seem to correlate with the time of... More
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kimt480
22 April 2017|
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Dear Kim T, Ogden Point is either a short 7 minute taxi ride from our office or a 30-40 minute walk. If you were to book for a 10am trip with us we would need you at our office 40 minutes before departure, 9:20am. We hope... More
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Leann O
11 August 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Leann O, Luckily for our guests there is no better time of day to see Whales. We see Whales just as much on the morning tours as we do in the afternoon or evening. Killer Whales don't sleep like humans do. They do... More
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