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B. C. Whale Watching Tours

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Address: 1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
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BC Whale Tours is a superior whale watching tour. Our newly built boats,...

BC Whale Tours is a superior whale watching tour. Our newly built boats, which have been designed only for wildlife/whale watching are the most comfortable and exciting vessels in Victoria, BC. BC LUNA has inside and an outside seat for each passenger and is our Queen of the Fleet - unmatched in all weather conditions. BC TIKA is the new open 40ft open zodiac, which has more space and room then any other vessel on the West Coast. Its speed & smoothness is unbeatable & is the FASTEST Zodiac-style Vessel in the Industry. Whilst, BC ORCA is another partly covered Zodiacs, which has a private washroom & has the Lowest Carbon Foot Print for powered vessels in the Victorian Whale Watching Fleet. All of our vessels have private washrooms and have the highest safety rating. All Whale Watching trips have our Whale Guarantee Program.Our Captains have been in the business for over 15 years and knows the whales and the beautiful west coast very well. The company has the best whale sighting record during the season. Due to the impressive design of our vessels we are able to run year-round.

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Early Season Tour with Tom

My friend and I had a spontaneous opportunity to get out on the water in search of Orcas with Captain Tom. First off these guys have the coolest looking boats on the water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I had a spontaneous opportunity to get out on the water in search of Orcas with Captain Tom. First off these guys have the coolest looking boats on the water... all black and extremely powerful. Tom navigated us safely through some rough water and managed to put us on 4 transient orcas while they were hunting. The... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled with 2 children on the BC whale tours to catch a glimpse of a whale ( or 2). Fantastic journey on the small boat- beautiful scenery and relatively calm waters. We were well suited in insulated drysuits, which kept us toasty warm. Sadly we didn't see any whales, but our driver sure tried. We travelled for close to... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a West Coast re-positioning cruise, we booked a morning excursion with BC Whale Tours aboard their boat the Luna, hoping to get an up-close view of the resident J-pod orcas, and some humpbacks that were passing through the area. They were kind enough to pick us up at the pier, and 10-minutes later we met our fellow passengers... More 

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The captain waited for us to board even though we were late (5 min) due to the shuttle at the hotel. They respected the Orcas and kept a safe distance but were determined to show us the orcas. They were beautiful and we got some great photos!

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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at B. C. Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you yelodog3 for writing about your experience with BC Whale Tours, we really appreciate it! More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was and adventure, something on my bucket list. The scenery was beautiful, the staff excellent .I recommend

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BCWhaleTours, Manager at B. C. Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Lulu50Dan for taking the time to review your experience with BC Whale Tours!! ~ Tom More 

Saint Charles, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went whale watching with this company and was very pleased with our experience. Captain Russ made sure we saw whales and entertained us with stories. Would definitely recommend them and would be happy to travel with Russ again.

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BCWhaleTours, Manager at B. C. Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a heap for taking the time to write a review, bearcat2015!! Glad you had a great time with Russ as your guide, as he is a very talented and experienced guide. We hope to see you again for another west coast experience ~ Tom More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this company, Captain Tom was incredibly knowledgeable and a great guide, who went over and above to make sure we had the best possible experience. Even though we weren't able to go during peak season, due to Tom's knowledge and a huge amount of luck we were able to spend hours watching Orcas. One of the best experiences... More 

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BCWhaleTours, Manager at B. C. Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer M!! Thanks a heap for taking the time to write a review of our trip!! It means a lot to hear that you had such an incredible time. It was a great off season trip that is for sure. Hope to see you again for another west coast adventure ~ Tom More 

Brit in Britain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This boat only takes 12 people, so its easy to move around and everyone gets a great view. There is space inside and outside of the boat for everyone. The crew are very informative and the love of their job shines through.

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BCWhaleTours, Manager at B. C. Whale Watching Tours, responded to this review

Thanks, Caz004brit!! Our vessels are by far some of the best to experience this coast and our beloved whales we frequently encounter year round. Thanks again for taking the time to write about your experience with us at BC Whale Tours :) ~ Tom More 

Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went on this tour today and it was a lifetime experience! Our skipper was so professional and very good we saw our first whale about 30minutes after leaving the port. He was always following the path of the whales so they were tagging along with us, I really loved his approach and It work so well! The whole trip... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is our second trip with BC Whale Watching and it certainly wont be our last. 5 years ago, Captain Harold, showed us the time of our lives, and Captain Gord topped it off with a trip just a week ago. We were on the water for 3 hours and loved the BC Luna craft. No wet suits needed with... More 

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