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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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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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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I expected more, but the little I saw sufficed for a 1st experience. The crazy thrill of a boat ride there and back made me feel a little better.More

Thank WILLIE S
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Willie S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are sorry to hear that your experience didn’t quite live up to your expectations. As we are constantly in search of wild animals, we never quite know where they are or...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great experience, Greg, our guide, worked really hard to make sure we had the best trip possible. It was very bumpy, but this added to the excitement, and we always felt safe. We saw a pod of Orcas, and Greg positioned the zodiac the best...More

Thank Helenandstephen C
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Helenandstephen C, Thank you for your kind review! We’re happy to hear that you had a great time on our Zodiac tour. Our skippers work very hard to ensure the best trip possible so we are delighted to hear that your skipper provided you...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We are locals from Vancouver Island, and never had a chance to go whale watching before! Greg! is the man, couldn't of chose a better Captain! It was seriously a blast, from seeing killer whales to a humpback whale! Wow. I would highly recommend!More

Thank wtmorris1956
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear wtmorris1956, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are delighted to hear that you had a whale-packed Zodiac tour, it sounds amazing! It’s always incredible when you get to see both Humpbacks and Orcas on a tour, we’re...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun with Captain Gregory on our whale watching tour! He was super knowledgeable of the island & area so even while searching for whales, we were never bored! Would definitely recommend the high speed zodiac, especially if you don't mind getting...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thank you so much for your review! We’re very glad to hear you had a great time out on our High-Speed Zodiac tour. Sounds like you had the “Wet-Coast” experience! Thanks for joining us! Sincerely, Chloe Howarth Manager, SpringTide Whale Watching

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

We just completed a Zodiac Whale Watching trip today 30 June in Victoria, Canada and had an absolutely amazing experience. Not only a thrilling and adventurous trip but lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas playing around. Able to take some special photos to...More

Thank Michele K
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear Michele K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great trip. Orcas have deep family connections and are incredibly social, that’s amazing that you got to witness their playful side! We...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

I am from BC but live in Miami. Each Summer we take a whale watching trip in Victoria and I know a few of them. We have gone with SpringTide twice this week and really enjoyed both trips. A word of caution to those first-timers,it...More

Thank midmit
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear midmit, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We’re so happy to hear you were able to go out with us on multiple occasions during your visit and that you got to experience tours run by two different skippers. You could not be...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Early morning trip on the 16th June. Greeted by Taylor and then helped into warm suits by Greg. Then off for 3 hours of one the most amazing adventures of our lives. We saw a pod of orcas breaching, a sea otter, eagles, sea lions...More

Thank Kelclay
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Kelclay, Wow, thank you so much for your awesome review! Your Orca photo is stunning as well, thanks for sharing! We are so pleased that you had such a fantastic time our on the high-speed Zodiac with Greg and got to see so much...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

From the time I walked into the office and met Nicole until the trip had finished the next day I was treated professionally and courteously which is a credit to the company values. The trip was awesome and Greg showed his depth of knowledge and...More

Thank Bob N
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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear Bob N, Thank you so much for sharing your SpringTide Whale Watching experience with others on Trip Advisor! We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us and appreciated the efforts put in by our crew to give you the best experience possible....More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We joined two zodiac tours on the 2017-06-22 and 2017-06-23. Both guides Ian and Greg have been competent and entertaining. We felt save the whole trip. On the first trip we spotted a humpback whale and a pod of orcas, on the second trip we...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear greenbird133, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your wonderful photographs! You certainly managed to capture the beauty of the Salish Sea and the amazing creatures that call it their home. It sounds like you had...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

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

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

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

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kimt480
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
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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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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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