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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

#4 of 107 Tours in Victoria Features Animals
1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
+1 250-384-4444
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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 biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs.SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sporfisher.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 21:00
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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+1 250-384-4444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had an amazing time, the scenery was lovely but of course it was the Orca's that were truly breathtaking. While booking the trip I was fully aware that it's really a bit of a lucky dip, I was hoping to see Orca's but knew...More

Thank Lorna_H17
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Lorna_H17, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your beautiful photos!! It looks and sounds as though you had a pretty fantastic tour and got to see exactly what you wanted! Just as you said, the whales are wild and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend doing the Zodiac open boat tour through Springtide. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We saw a pod of orcas, they were so close (about 100 yards from boat). They were full for time I requested but Taylor got a second boat to...More

Thank Fitzie68
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Fitzie68, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others on Trip Advisor! It sounds like you had a truly magical tour out on the Salish Sea on the Zodiac. There are regulations we have to follow about how close we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

There are multiple whale watching companies in Victoria. Springtide has a great office, drinks while you wait, professional staff that greets you and takes care of all your needs; extra coats, pants, shoes, -anything you need to keep warm and dry. On the boat we...More

Thank Charlie M
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Charlie M, Thank you for choosing SpringTide for you Whale Watching excursion! We are so pleased that you were happy with your choice and enjoyed your time aboard Marauder IV. Thank you for your recognition of our hard working and knowledgeable crew both in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Speedy zodiac boat ride with fun and knowledgeable skipper Greg. Got lucky to see 3 mesmerizing whales in a group. Must do in Victoria! Try the next door fish & chips thereafter.More

Thank Thefoodsnob82
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Thefoodsnob82, Thanks for joining SpringTide for your Zodiac tour with skipper Greg and for taking the time to write a review! It sounds like you had an awesome time out on the Salish Sea. We are so delighted that you enjoyed yourself (and that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on the zodiac with Captain Greg. While there are no guarantees you are going to see wildlife (it's not a zoo) we were lucky and saw transient Orca pods, as well as a humpback whale. Greg also took us to...More

Thank Mellie1980
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mellie1980, Thank you so much for your review of SpringTide! It sounds as though, despite experiencing some true west coast weather, you had an awesome tour with sightings of a huge variety of wildlife! Lucky you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Gregory put everyone at ease from the start with an happy and contagious positivism. Had a great time

Thank Jean Donald G
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jean Donald G, Thanks so much for joining us and for your review. It sounds like you had an awesome time with Greg aboard one of our Zodiacs. We'd love to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Chloe Howarth Manager, SpringTide Whale Watching

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Immaculate and comfortable boat, very safe and well looked after. Gord our marine biologist guide has super knowledge and passion for the whales, he was also really professional and looked after us very well indeed. Wonderful to see numerous hump back whales and also a...More

Thank Jo N
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Jo N, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that your appreciated our crew's knowledge and passion for the amazing creatures that call the Salish Sea their home! We are very lucky with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! Hump back whales only a few meters of the boat and minky whales playing. The biologists on board were really knowledgeable and helpful. Though 3-3.5 hours sounds like a long time to be on a boat- it felt like no time at...More

Thank Helen B
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Helen B, Thank you you taking the time to share your whale watching experience with others on Trip Advisor! We are so delighted that you chose SpringTide for your tour and that you had such a positive experience aboard Marauder IV and that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

3 hours action! Interesting stories and last but not least we have seen whales. A real must for all! Gerhard from Austria

Thank Eva U
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Eva U, Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide on Trip Advisor. It sounds like you had a great trip and were lucky enough to spot some marine wildlife! Thanks for joining us. Sincerely, Chloe Howarth Manager, SpringTide Whale Watching

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out on a zodiac with Mark from SpringTide. What an amazing trip! We saw orca's, seals, a sea otter, bald eagles - lots of wildlife. Mark was very knowledgeable. Taylor was lovely in the office too.More

Thank Leonie12_12
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Leonie12_12, Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful Zodiac tour with Mark and were lucky enough to see lots of wildlife! Thanks for your kind words about our crew and for choosing SpringTide for your whale watching excursion!...More

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kimt480
How far is Ogden Point from your location and if we are booked on your 10:00am trip how early should we arrive?
22 April 2017|
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Response from IrishOrcaGirl |
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
Can I ask what time of day your tour was? It seems the likelihood of seeing orca is certain times of day. Thank you, Leann
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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scotty2121
Hello We are traveling to BC in July this year. Ive always wanted to do a whale watching tour but there are so many to choose from. Why should I choose your company over the others? What makes you stand out? Is it suitable for a 4.5yr old? Do you know if you will have any specials or promos on sometime around July 8-12, 2016?
14 April 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! The Marauder IV really is a great vessel, with truly terrific crew who care passionately about our mammals and ecosystems. The crew are the true gems of our company, interested in sharing... More
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