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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: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

The tour guide was always on the lookout and in communications with other boats looking for whales. When he heard of a pod of Killer Whales we went in that direction. We found a pod of 4 adults and one child hunting for food. Our...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Dear Bradley B, Thank you very much for your review of your High-Speed Zodiac tour with SpringTide. Sounds like you had an awesome trip. It’s always amazing to watch Orca hunting in their natural habitat! I’m thrilled to hear that your skipper was able to...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Had an absolutely amazing day out on the Marauder 4 last week. It was my first time seeing orcas in the wild, and it's an experience I'll never forget. There are various companies in Victoria that offer tours but I'm so glad I chose Springtide!...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Dear 1HappyTraveller_2go, Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review of your Covered Vessel tour with SpringTide. I’m so happy to hear that you were able to see your first ever wild Orca with us! What a special occasion, thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018

We shared a wonderful day with our tour group on board the Springtide Whale Watching Cruise. Not only was the weather was great but we also spotted a pod of Orcas. The crew were very professional, gave us a great insight to the local area...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Dear PeterEzzy, Thank you for your review of SpringTide. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that our crew were able to make it an educational experience. Wonderful that you found a spot to keep yourself nice and dry...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Yesterday I went with 2 friends out in a zodiac to go whale watching hoping and praying to see a humpback and killer whale. We suited up, just 12 of us, jumped into the zodiac, and headed out to sea travelling at 60km/hr for about...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Dear Cruiserkids, Thank you so much for your kind review! WOW! Looks and sounds like you had a magical trip, how special to see both Orca and Humpbacks on the same tour! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible photos with us. I’m thrilled...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

Since this was my first whale watching experience, I didn't really know what to expect but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! The boat was nice and comfortable and the staff were VERY friendly and knowledgeable thus creating quite a welcoming experience! We...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear KBdon01, Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing SpringTide for you first ever Whale Watching experience! What an honour for us :) I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself on our Covered Vessel Tour and that it was...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

This was my second time whale watching by zodiac in Victoria. First time was years ago. The zodiacs are still fun. This trip was in June before the resident orcas, however we did see transient whales. Great boat trip and whale watching! Definitely go whale...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Pivo_11, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I’m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Zodiac tour and that you got to see some Transient Orca! Please join us again the next time you want a Zodiac...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

WOW!! How lucky could we be? Just as our boat was to leave dock, word came that a pod of 5/6 mostly young whales was in the Victoria inner harbour. We got some great shots here, and more of the same pod and 2 others...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Sheila H, WOW indeed!!! That sounds like a spectacular trip! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. I’m thrilled to hear that you were able to join us on such a wildlife-filled day! What an adventure! Just...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

One of the main reasons that my wife and I had travelled to Vancouver Island was to see whales in their natural habitat. We were really looking forward to our excursion. Initial communication with the company was great. As a wheelchair user, I had some...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, General Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

HelloDWT123, I am so happy you enjoyed your trip. We share your sentiments and understand how very privileged we are to see whales and other marine wildlife in the waters off Victoria. I am also glad you enjoyed Gord's commentary. We are very lucky to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Had a great day out, Marcus and Melissa wwere very informative and helpful, Captain Dan managed to locate two humpback whales even kept us out longer so we could watch them for a while, great experienceMore

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Birthdayboozers, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us on our Marauder IV! Our crew are really passionate about the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, that’s wonderful to hear that they were...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

Did not start well with visiting center sending us to the wrong location When we arrived at the office close to when the boat was leaving,the owner Personally escorted us to the boat.That had to be a good premonition and it was, The boat was...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Supervisor at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Dear Orapik, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of SpringTide! I was VERY happy to see you arrive in our office despite the wrong directions provided to you from the center. Certainly, a stressful way to start...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
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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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