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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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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

All of the employees - from the clerk to the guide on the Zodiac were personable, helpful and approachable. Everything was well organized, clean, and punctual - and all precautions for safety were taken. The guide was both informative as well as entertaining, and happily...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

It was great to have you join us. Thank you for your kind words. As I am sure you found out, we all love what we do and try at every opportunity to share our passion with our passengers all the while keeping them entertained...More

Reviewed 14 August 2013

We went out on a zodiac which was great fun. Saw lots of wildlife - highlights included a pod of transient killer whales, a sea lion colony and seals. Our captain Ian, was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip very enjoyable! Can't recommend enough!! One...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Hi Sarah, We are so pleased whale watching with SpringTide was one of the highlights of your holiday! We try to give the finest possible tours every single day. Thank you for your review, we are so lucky to have Ian – all the way...More

Reviewed 5 August 2013

We only saw saw 1 bald eagle, and some seals and 1 minke whale like the other reviewer. It was only a flash of it. We could have gone for the guarantee, but we were leaving Victoria. My wife said it was worth every dollar...More

Thank Mark L
Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

Dear Mark L, Thank you for your awesome review of SpringTide on Trip Advisor,. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We understand wildlife can be unpredictable and we thank you for understanding this too. Although it is high season for Killer Whales we don't get to...More

Reviewed 3 August 2013

My trip with Springtide was my first ever whale watching experience. Everything about the trip was excellent. Riding on the zodiac was a lot of fun and the captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw a pod of killer whales which we followed for...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2013

Thank you for reviewing SpringTide on Trip Advisor. We are honoured that we took you on your first ever Whale Watch and we are very happy that you had such a blast!! Our Zodiacs are known for being fast, fun and extremely safe. Our Captains...More

Reviewed 31 July 2013

Great crew....great yacht......saw 1 bald eagle, and some seals and 1 minky whale.....nature is unpredictable, Great biologists And great naturalists....More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Owner at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Hello! I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with SpringTide. We pride ourselves on our crew, our boats and our customer service and your review said it all! As you found, nature is very unpredictable! It is great to hear that your spirits were...More

Reviewed 30 July 2013

Thank you for the amazing experience we recently had with Spring Tide Charters. We went out on the Zodiac on a beautiful saturday morning and had such a great time! Our guide Dale was very knowledgable about the whales and wild life and was truly...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Owner at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Thank you very much for joining SpringTide Charters and thank you for your informative review. We are glad your experience with us was a great one! There is no better feeling then skipping over the water at high speed on an open Zodiac. Seeing Killer...More

Reviewed 26 July 2013

I went on the afternoon trip on the covered boat which had a lot of great viewing areas. We didn't see any whales but there were a lot of harbour seals hulled up on shore; there was even one in the water. The scenery on...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Thank you very much for joining us and thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us and we thank you for your understanding and appreciation for wild animals. We are sorry the whales didn't show themselves on your...More

Reviewed 23 July 2013

We booked a sunset whale watching excursion on July 17, 2013, through the visitor information location at the waterfront in Victoria. The check in process was very nice; the office staff were very polite and accommodating. We walked to the dock and, as we were...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Owner at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

I am saddened to read that you were not satisfied with you experience on the 17th. Transient Orca whales, although very fascinating, can be unpredictable. On the hunt for food, this type of killer whale moves about the ocean in, at times, seemingly random fashion....More

Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

My wife and I chose Springtide after checking out all of the competition. Very friendly and knowledgeable, we went out on the big boat for a more chilled photo oriented trip. We had to go out quite far to find some Orcas but Springtide went...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. Your feedback will help many future travellers in Victoria find exactly what they are looking for. We are glad you did your research and decided to come out with SpringTide. Our crew are dedicated to...More

Reviewed 16 July 2013

We went on a 2pm trip on July 10th. There was a wind gust warning on that day so we were recommended to change from Zodiac to a covered boat. It turned out a good idea as the trip back to Victoria Harbour was pretty...More

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Joanne-SpringTide, Front Office Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you for your comments! We always try to create the best experience possible for our guests. Occasionally we recommend a different time or vessel, and it’s great to hear you were happy with our suggestion. And, it sounds as if you had a better...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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