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Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

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    What to Expect
    This tour offers comprehensive wildlife viewing opportunities so that guests may experience as much as possible. The tours are generally shorter because of the seasonally cooler – while still mild – temperatures. Common sightings including wintering birds, seals, sea lions and playful porpoises.

    Though whale sightings are not guaranteed, if your captain and crew get word that whales are in the area, they'll often extend the tour at no extra charge. You have a 50-70% chance of seeing whales.

    Take advantage of the onboard wildlife identification kits, and learn about the region's wildlife from your naturalist guide. If you spot a whale, use the hydrophone to hear them!

    Please note: From Nov1st  to April 30th, boat types and times may vary based on weather and tour numbers.

     Please call ahead if you would like to arrange hotel pickup
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from ALL hotels, bed and breakfasts and Air BnB's in the downtown Victoria area. Please indicate where you will be staying and ask for a courtesy pick up when booking so we may schedule one for you.

    Ports
    Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • $5 Wildlife fee is included in price
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Washrooms are available on board for your convenience
    • Please note: From Nov 1st to April 30th, boat types and times may vary based on weather and tour numbers.
    • Please call ahead if you would like to arrange hotel pickup
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • At the time of booking a tour please inform of us health issues, medical conditions and if you are pregnant.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were advised to do the whale trip with Eagle Wing and were happy to see we had definitely made the correct choice. From the moment we entered the boat we knew we were in good hands. The crew were eager to answer any questions and so obviously committed to what they are doing.
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    Response from eaglewingtours, Manager at Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
    Responded 21 Oct 2018
    Good evening Hitchcock2, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours, and for taking the time to review your tour! We are very happy to hear you were able to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of your guides, and learn all about the Salish Sea and its inhabitants! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit Victoria! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager
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    My husband and I have always hesitated to do a tour like this because of concerns for impacts to whales and other marine life however found Eagle Wing tours to be environmental champions for the whales and environment. We learned so much from the professional knowledgeable
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    Response from eaglewingtours, Manager at Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
    Responded 6 Oct 2018
    Good evening Cairns4040, Thank you for taking the time to research your tour, and for choosing Eagle Wing Tours for your whale-watching experience! Education, sustainability and conservation is very important to us, and we are happy to hear it is important to you as well! Our ongoing support of local non-profits is a direct result of our amazing guests, so thank you! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and we invite you to join us again the next time you visit Victoria! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager
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    I've been going out with Eagle Wing Tours for five years now, and they are leaps and bounds above the rest of our local whale watching tour companies IMO. The staff are all highly-educated in our marine life, and the level of information that they share with passengers is always
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    Response from eaglewingtours, Manager at Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
    Responded 3 Oct 2018
    Good morning Wanderlusterful, Thank you for your kind words, and for joining us over the past five years! We are always pleased to hear that our guests care as deeply about conservation and sustainability as we do. We make every effort to "walk the walk" as it were; not only to educate our guests about what they can do to help the whales and the oceans, but also to lead by example and make a positive change! We wouldn't be able to support so many local studies and organizations without the help of our amazing guests, so we thank you for helping us to contribute to the conservation of the Salish Sea! We appreciate you taking the time to review your tour, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager
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    We did this tour at 2:00 in lovely weather. We were out for nearly 4 hours and had a successful trip seeing hump back whales, orcas, harbour and Stella seals and sea lions. We had a brilliant, knowledgeable crew on board our semi covered catamaran. It was comfortable and we
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    Response from eaglewingtours, Manager at Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
    Responded 26 Sep 2018
    Good afternoon WestYorksHomebird, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It sounds like you had time to see a wide variety of what the Salish Sea has to offer, from multiple species of whales to many other types of wildlife as well! Thanks for the very good advice about dressing warmly - it's always much colder out on the water! We appreciate your feedback and we invite you to join us again the next time you visit Victoria! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager
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    We and our four boys (23, 21, 17, 15) set out on Goldwing (crewed by Peter and Melissa) hoping to have at least a glimpse of orca. It was breathtaking to watch a humpback whale within half an hour of leaving the dock. Peter used such skill to predict where the whale might
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    Response from eaglewingtours, Manager at Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour
    Responded 4 Sep 2018
    Good evening SixBakers, We are so happy you were able to finally make it out with us, and sorry about the circumstances of your re-booking. Thank you for your kind words about our team - we have a fabulous group of passionate and dedicated individuals and we couldn't do it without them! It sounds like you had quite a spectacular tour and the opportunity to experience everything that makes the Salish Sea such a special place. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us, and we hope you will join us again the next time you visit Victoria! All the best, Mika Ogilvie, Social Sustainability Manager
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    About the operator
    By: Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours
    2,692 reviews
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    E T
    Carlsbad, California
    3111
    Cool afternoon on the ocean
    Our family of four did the Wild 4 Whales Sunset Tour and enjoyed it. The crew was very knowledgable and we saw
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    891SaraH891
    New Plymouth, New Zealand
    20
    Awesome Whale and Wildlife tour
    What an awesome organisation! Right from word go the customer service we received was amazing, all the staff are
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    Peter S
    Warragul, Australia
    8542
    Ypu Can Believe The Hype Its Real!
    Totally impressed by the tour. I went out in a clean, modern, comfortable, fast vessel. The crew were amazing. And
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    Q4979RBmarkh
    Benton City, Washington
    8310
    Whale watching tour
    Book thru the torist activity center. We were not disappointed. The crew was friendly and talkative. Shared lots
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    NorthBay1
    North Bay
    1616
    Fantastic day on the water
    Tour included a 3.5 hour trip out on the water by an amazing informative staff. We saw Transient Killer Whales,
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    55Monica2017
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    20
    Too cold for too few view
    I have never manifested a “negative” opinion at trip advisor, but I believe it can be constructive. It was not my
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    Cinna1320
    Melbourne, Australia
    31
    Spectacular and met every expectation
    When they said you will definitely see a whale on our tour, they were not wrong! 3 pods of Orcas and a hump back
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    1kid1dog2parents
    Bothell, Washington
    132
    Friends reunion
    Just happened upon them on the wharf! So glad we did - impromptu activity that was well worth it! Kerrick and
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    StarlightUniverse
    Seattle, Washington
    3532
    Great Job
    The cruise was well done. Guides were knowledgeable, we were able to see both humpbacks and orcas, and learned a
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    ashley s
    Andover, United Kingdom
    321180
    One of the highlights of our trip to Canada
    Watching whales was a must see trip on our holiday to Canada, and we choose this company mainly because of the 5
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    ASTONV60MSM
    51
    Whale watching.....the experience of a life time
    Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours provided a stunning experience. The staff were friendly,helpful and
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    Njk2
    2321
    Great trip!
    A fantastic trip. We saw whales and two types of Orca as well as seals, sea lions and eagles. The crew was really
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    kkzee
    Amman, Jordan
    20
    Beautiful marine life, bad customer service
    I received a link to a survey after the tour, took the time to complete the survey (providing a negative review
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    donbosco2014
    Cork, Ireland
    14232
    Orcas , Minke and Huge Elephant Seals.
    What an experience. The boat was very fast and had us out to sea in minutes. We got to see Minke whales first . I
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    HEATHER M
    11
    FANTASTIC
    My husband had wanted to take this trip. I wasn’t to interested. I went along moaning about the cost and him
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