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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whale-watching cruise off Vancouver Island
  • See killer whales in their natural environment
  • Exclusive whale-sighting guarantee in effect
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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island
From US$105.75
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Morning TourMost Popular
Enjoy a morning 3 - 4 hour adventure on one of our high-speed, safe and exhilarating zodiac style vessels
US$105.75
Afternoon Whale Adventures
Experience one of our Afternoon whale adventure departures on one of our custom made, high speed, safe zodiac style vessels. Its an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
US$105.75
Overview
Get up close with the killer whales off Vancouver Island on this guided, 3-hour, small-group whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the best whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. The summertime trip includes an exclusive whale guarantee. In the event whales are not sighted, receive a partial cash refund from the initial ticket cost and the offer of a second trip free of charge. Some restrictions apply.
What to Expect
Friendly guest service agents will check-in you and your party 30 minutes before departure, which is when you will be told about the current weather conditions and animal reports/sightings. One of the experienced and passionate captains will then prepare you for your west coast adventure by suiting you with one of the high end survival suits (if required) and safety brief on the conditions and your vessel (safety is always first!) There are many potential marine species to encounter on your 3-4 hour trip.

The priority on every tour is to interact with Orca (Killer Whales), along with as many other cetacean (whale) species. Your crew achieves this by going the distance required to interact with them, which some days can be further away. This is one of the main reasons for the custom made the vessels - to ensure you'll cover long distances quickly, comfortably and safely. All of the captains are highly trained and internationally experienced when it comes to marine ecosystems, which ensures the west coast adventure is highly educational as well as exhilarating.

In order to be prepared for your tour, please bring an extra layer of clothing, along with some food and water – all vessels have plenty space on them for storing such items. Please make sure you check into the office location at least 30 minutes prior to your trip departure.
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1 - 5 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful Experience!!!

We actually came to Victoria from Port Angeles just to experience this tour and we were not disappointed. We didn't bring a car- this was within easy walking distance from the ferry terminal and very convenient. They were also very nice and held onto our...More

Thank rgilpin99
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you rgilpin99 for taking the time to review your experience with us. It great to hear that you had the opportunity to encounter a variety of wildlife, including J pod!! Enjoy the rest of your trip! ~ BC Whale Tours Staff

Reviewed 6 days ago
A highlight of our trip for sure!

We had such a great time aboard the Luna! Captain Gordon was awesome - super friendly, very knowledgeable, and his passion for the whales was clear! He worked hard to ensure that our experience exceeded expectations! We had the honour and pleasure of seeing a...More

Thank Fab5Sells
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you fab5Sells for your wonderful words, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour! Captain Gordon is a gem and we are very lucky to have such an awesome skipper. Sounds like you had an incredible experience with the local wildlife, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
My most memorable experience in Victoria

This was just an amazing adventure. I rode on a Orca boat. My captain was Tom. I went out on the tour July 30th 2018. We seen seals, humpback whales, Sea lions and a pod of Orca whales. This is a must see for all....More

Thank SheriNolan G
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you SheriNolan G so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had an incredible trip with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Really good trip

There are probably many operators that take you out whale watching from Victoria but our experience with this company was excellent from start to finish. - Booking via the internet, and asking clarification questions was quick and easy. - Finding the boat before the trip...More

Thank Rob963852741
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Rob963852741 for taking the time to write a detailed review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. We appreciate your feedback and will pass along your kind words to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A company that loves and cares for both wildlife and its' guests

We took an afternoon tour in late July and had a fantastic time. Whilst the check-in desk is a little hard to find (look for an unassuming looking booth on the harbour itself (down some steps from the main street), the staff were incredibly friendly,...More

Thank sunrise_skylark
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you sunrise_skylark so much for taking the time to write a detailed review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. It sounds like you had great encounters with both Killer...More

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19 June 2018|
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Response from Carol D | Reviewed this property |
There is a seat inside for every passenger if you book on the LUNA. When areas are reached where the whales are, the passengers may exit the enclosed part of the boat at either the front or the back to see the whales up... More
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Bob H
19 June 2018|
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Response from Natalie D | Reviewed this property |
Hey There, Each boat is slightly different in size. We went on 'BC ORCA', a RIB with a covered cabin in the back and it fit 7 inside. They had an even larger boat in the same style too. Great working bathrooms on all of... More
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