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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
+1 250-384-4444
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

Excellent, Friendly Knowledgeable staff. Are very cautious of the rules and regualtions and they genuinly care about the whales. Take teh Zodiac for the ride of your life. Or the covered boat for great above the water viewing. Living in Victoria gives me the luxury...More

2  Thank WelshCanuck
Reviewed 28 September 2009

I can easily go whale watching near my home or even farther North, but have chosen to use none other than SPRINGTIDE in Victoria. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable & very friendly. I do not understand the 2 negative comments, they do not fit...More

3  Thank TravellerInParadise
Reviewed 16 September 2009

I had heard great things about Springtide from locals and I decided to go with my friend on a zodiak excursion. I was greeted in the office immediately upon arrival with friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. This definitely got us excited about our upcoming experience...More

3  Thank Loralee23
Reviewed 16 September 2009

I never do this sort of thing but I had such a good time that I had to tell someone. We did a trip mid August and had a great time. Dave the captain of our zodiac was entertaining really new his stuff. We spent...More

3  Thank rhys90
Reviewed 15 September 2009

I recently had some friends in from out of town who wanted to go out and do a whale watching trip. We went over to Victoria for the day and went with a company called Springtide whale tours. It was awesome!! The boat was big...More

3  Thank travlbug91
Reviewed 15 September 2009

If you have the opportunity to go whale watching with springtide DO NOT PASS IT UP!!!! I was just out and we saw a pod of orcas, a humpback whale, some harbor seals and 2 different kinds of porpoises! It was amazing. The guides were...More

Thank SheenaHarris
Reviewed 15 September 2009

From the start of the tour all the way to the end the tour was incredible. From the excellent vessels to the extremely knowledgeable boat staff the whole experience was top notch.

Thank Jekkkkks
Reviewed 13 September 2009

I'll start by saying that i totally disagree with the last two negative reviews. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The whole thing was, i can honestly say, a once in a lifetime experience. I understand that it...More

Thank terry1234
Reviewed 22 August 2009

I've done other whale-watching trips, from Anacortes, in the past, so I thought I knew what to expect. I thought wrong. - Ten minutes into the trip, they announced that the whales were "a little further out than usual" and would it be OK if...More

2  Thank jenlion
Reviewed 24 July 2009

After reading great reviews of this company on Trip Advisor, my husband and I decide to use them for a whale watching excursion while visiting Victoria on a cruise. We walked into town from the port, not knowing exactly where their office was located. As...More

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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
22 April 2017|
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
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