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Ocean Explorations Whale Watching

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Address: 602 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1C7, Canada
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+1 250-383-6722

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an exciting expedition in search...

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime on an exciting expedition in search of Killer Whales and other marine wildlife. These waters are an ocean crossroads, a chance for meetings and experiences not to be missed! Ocean Explorations offers world class whale watching from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ocean Explorations features Large Safe Zodiacs, Professional Guide/Naturalists and a Highly successful Whale Search Network.Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our boats are purpose built for the demands of whale watching, they are Coast Guard inspected annually and are always maintained in top condition. Passengers are supplied with Coast Guard approved stay-warm flotation suits to protect against cool air and ocean spray. Ocean Explorations staff are correctly trained tomake your experience safe and enjoyable

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Good time, saw whales, but tour guides/skippers didn't know enough

I've been out with Ocean Explorations before and had a great time, so when my husband came to Victoria with me this time, we went with them again. We had a good time, saw... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2012

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I'm not sure this is the same company, but they all pretty much do the same thing. Whale watching in a zodiac with abou 8-12 other people. We saw humped backed whales which was great, but tthe zodiac on the bumpy waves (and we had a fairly rough sea and some rain), made this a 2 hour excursion difficult to... More 

Thank Sprogg2
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

I've been out with Ocean Explorations before and had a great time, so when my husband came to Victoria with me this time, we went with them again. We had a good time, saw probably 20 orcas, a few harbour seals, but the skippers had almost no in depth knowledge about the orcas. They couldn't answer many questions asked of... More 

Thank Kurtchel
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Whilst this is an expensive tour YOU will see Whales! We maybe sent 2 hours in an open boat, but well suited up for the journey, before we found a pod of whales and then we must have sent another 2 hours just following them at a discreat distance. Good photo opportunities but unless you have a good zoom you... More 

1 Thank Sadbe
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Everyone who worked here was friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic! I will definitely tour with them again while in Victoria. Saw 3 pods of orca whales!

Thank CalgaryJules
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Went whale watching today. Great guide who really knew his stuff! Saw loads of orca's including one who popped up right beside our boat! We were very lucky and it was thrilling. The boat journey was great fun too. Fast and exciting! Only criticism is the website is out of date. Blogs and trip logs were all pretty old but... More 

Thank Gill2212
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

What a fantastic trip from start to finish! The staff at Ocean Explorations are friendly, knowledgable and helpful! Fun, yet safe and incredibly knowledgable about the area and wildlife. After shopping around, the price was the best in town. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great time out on the water.

Thank cbroadhead
London Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Wonderful experience! From the time we checked in with David Beseick ( owner) until we docked after the trip ... it was awesome. Mike - he was our guide... was terrific. He was able to tell us all about the different whales and what we could expect. The day we went, we saw a couple of "transient"whales as well as... More 

1 Thank KCLondonOntario
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 March 2011

We came to Victoria looking for a cheap and fun getaway. We found it! Ocean Explorations is a great operation. They are fun, Friendly and informative

1 Thank wildBob
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

We went on a whale-watching tour with Ocean Explorations in May and had a fantastic time. There are a number of tour providers hawking their services in the inner habour of Victoria, but we decided to go with this company because it was cheaper and seemed less overwhelmingly commercialized than the alternatives. We were very glad we did! The company's... More 

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