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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Highlights
  • Take a whale-watching cruise on the Salish Sea from Victoria
  • See a variety of resident killer whales
  • Witness an abundance of wildlife in their natural environment
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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise
From US$115.75
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Semi Covered Boat 10amMost Popular
Whale watching in a covered boat, departing in the morning
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Open Boat 9am
Whale watching in an open boat, departing in the morning
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Open Boat 1:30pm
Whale watching in an open boat, departing in the afternoon
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Overview
Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
Watch whales and many other diverse marine species aboard either a covered or open boat, both with onboard washrooms. Many types of whales grace the Salish Sea, including humpback whales, killer whales, minke whales and gray whales. Your expert captain and crew are excited to share everything these waters have to offer. Whale sightings are guaranteed!

You'll make several wildlife viewing stops to learn about local wildlife from the onboard naturalist. Wildlife identification kits, binoculars, gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and blankets are available for your use, plus a hydrophone to hear the whales underwater.
Reviews (149)
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Reviewed today
5 Star Whale Watching

Everything from start to finish was top class, the organisation, the boat, the crew, the staff on board were so enthusiastic when talking about the whales and other wildlife that was around whilst we were out on the tour. The boat can be described as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank njp-21-13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best day ever!

We went out and it was a bit cold and rainy but we found “Two Spot” the hump back whale and she kept going from side to side under the boat like she was playing with us. The guides were amazing along with Captain Chris...More

Thank 556LauraD
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good evening 556LauraD, Thank you for choosing Eagle Wing Tours for your whale watching adventure, and for braving the weather to explore with us! It sounds like it was well worth it for some amazing whale encounters! We trust you were able to take advantage...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orcas, whales, seals

when we booked the cruise we made sure that they could accommodate me and my mobility scooter. The crew assisted me onboard and made sure that I was positioned to be able to see any of the whales or other wild life. Basically the rear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BF55
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good evening BF55, Thank you for your kind words about our team! It sounds like you had an amazing tour with a variety of different species of whales and other wildlife to view and learn about thanks to our dedicated crew. We are very happy...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
A perfect day

We have talked about whale watching for years and today we finally booked with Eagle Wing tours. Everything was handled professionally from the first booking to the safety guidelines to the tour itself. The boat is amazing, the guides are very informative and they truly...More

1  Thank christopherk454
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening christopherk454, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour aboard 4 Ever Wild – a covered (and heated!) vessel is a nice option, especially at this time of year! It sounds...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Incredible Learning Experience

I have been on other whale watching tours, but nothing like this. We were fortunate to find three pods of Orca's that were on a hunt within twenty minutes and to top it off, we were the only boat nearby. It was a last minute...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kim F
eaglewingtours, Manager at Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening Kim F, It sounds like you had quite an amazing experience with Bigg's (aka Transient) killer whales! We are very happy to hear you had ample opportunity to learn all about the Salish Sea and the animals you were viewing thanks to our...More

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Nanci W
22 July 2018|
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Response from nini123117 | Reviewed this property |
HI, they certainly do their best to make sure you see the whales. They are out scouting first thing in the morning, and share information with the other tour companies. This was a fantastic company, well run, and lots of... More
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pdmarcell
14 July 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Look at their websites as there are a number of departure times.
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Avrum F
3 July 2018|
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Response from ToriM | Reviewed this property |
I would email the company about pick up and drop off. The tour departs from and returns to fisherman's wharf, not the cruise ship dock. I would definitely book the covered boat that time of year
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