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Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria's premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October...more
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146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dress warm, and enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but the whales! We were disappointed to not see orcas but it was a great tour. Stopping at the lighthouse and seeing all the seals & sea lions was awesome!

1  Thank jjcoffman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see several times for 2-3 seconds a fin of an Orca from a distance of approx. 200m. No other whales. Not even possible to take a picture. Our captain seemed to be mostly too late on the right place. All other boats...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd previously done whale watching in Victoria (in May) and got shut out -- no whales seen. This visit was in late September, and we got to observe a pod of transient Orcas. This was quite a thrill, and we got lots of great pictures....More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Chip J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first ever whale watching experience and it was even better than I expected. The staff were all extremely friendly and knowledgable, I learned a ton and had a blast even though I went by myself. Adrian hit me with fun facts for the entire...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cal4747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously from the title you will deduce that we saw lots of Whales - clearly you can be unlucky however the zodiacs have the speed to reach places where there are sightings - would do this one againMore

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Stephen R
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent whale watching tour on Trip Advisor! We're so glad that you had an outstanding trip and that you saw lots of whales! We hope to see you on board again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orca Spirit Adventures provided a great and memorable afternoon not only in finding a pod of orcas who we observed on two separate occaison for over half an hour each time, but also their knowledge and clear love for the animals we were watching. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nairn_11
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Nairn_11, Thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your recent whale watching tour! We're so happy to hear that you got to see Orcas and Sea Lions! The wildlife on the Salish Sea definitely keeps things interesting! Thank you so much for this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whale watching trip on the 24th September at 10.00 hours. Was picked up from our hotel on time which was great. Got on the grey boat and off we went all excited. The sea was rough which was ok but the captain of the boat...More

2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have had a fabulous trip ...saw orcas and humpbacks as well as other marine mammals. Guide was exceedingly knowledgeable and helped make the trip. Very patient with our many questions. Highly recommend.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LSheil
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello LSheil, Thank you for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures and for taking the time to share your review of your recent tour! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon. Sincerely, Rebeca...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today my husband and I took a zodiac whale watching trip with Orca Spirit Adventures. Amazingly we saw a large number of whales moving slowly in a calm ocean. To hear and see them is something special. The experience of being out on the water...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tor A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being delayed flying into Victoria, the staff were very accommodating and moved us onto a different time/trip We went on a 3 hour trip on a Zodiac. Not for the light hearted as your on a fast, open boat. The reason we were delayed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank S5293HFrichardm
OrcaSpirit, Sales Coordinator at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello S5293HFrichardm, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience! We're so glad to hear that apart from the few bumps at the beginning of your trip, our team was able to help and accommodate a different tour departure...More

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Chace808
10 August 2019|
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Response from X5455RFjohnp | Reviewed this property |
The Orca Spirit team really know their stuff and communicate with other whale watching crews. I reckon your odds of seeing Orcas is very high.
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Mike N Lisa L
27 June 2019|
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Response from MadDogofCanada | Reviewed this property |
You need to reserve your spot. Go on the first two trips of the day. Enjoy!
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susanmoorhouse152
14 January 2018|
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Response from Ernst t | Reviewed this property |
We took the 10 am trip. We didn't see Orca's but we spent more than one hour watching 2 adult and a young humpback whales feeding.
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