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Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

4.7 / 5

77 reviews

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

From US$ 109.34 per person

Experience memories that last a lifetime on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Victoria, Canada. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art zodiac boat to observe the vast wildlife of the Salish Sea, feeling the spirit of the wild of British Columbia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Learn about the vast west coast wildlife
  • Take an exhilarating ride on board a 12-passenger zodiac vessel along one of the world's most breath-taking coastlines
  • Experience the wilderness of the Pacific Ocean up-close
Full description
After being collected from your downtown accommodation in a comfortable shuttle bus, you will venture down to the harbor where you will meet with your boat. After meeting your guides for the day, you will then depart from Victoria, setting off on your 3-hour whale-watching tour. Between April and October, you will have a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, and otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. The zodiac vessels used on your tour are definitely recommended for the more wild-at-heart. You can let the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west-coast elements in an open style, 12-passenger vessel. At the conclusion of your exhilarating tour, you will be returned back to the harbor, at which point you will be driven back to your accommodation in downtown Victoria.
  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from downtown Victorian hotels
  • Certified marine naturalist Zodiac driver
  • Full flotation cruiser suits
  • Dry storage under seat or storage in the office during the tour
  • Hydrophones to listen to whale calls as they communicate in the water below
  • Whale watching guarantee
  • Food and beverages (light snacks are available to purchase in the office)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

• Meet at the dock level of 950 Wharf Street • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure for check-in • Contact the local partner by phone if you wish to arrange a hotel shuttle pickup

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Food and drinks are available to purchase in the office
  • Bags can be stored in the office or in the dry storage boxes under your seat
  • This company is Gold certified with Green Tourism Canada, and continually looks for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase green initiatives
  • Remember to dress warm as it is always cool on the water
  • This tour is unfortunately not available for guests under the age of 6, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing injuries and/or health conditions
  • In the event that you are unable to see a whale on your tour, you will be offered a second complimentary whale watching tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

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This tour was awesome. Small group of 12 in a comfy zodiac. Not squishy at all! I'm 5'11" and had plenty of room. The 3 hour length was just right and Skipper Sara was really knowledgable about where to find sea life and shared interesting info during sightings. Dont worry the price wont give you as good an experience (I was at first after researching other company rates). They simply gave a competitive rate and gave us a stellar experience. Zodiac whale watching is the way to go if you want a real and up close ocean feel! Highly recommend.

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September 19, 2021

This experience just made our Victoria trip. I mean we saw humpback whales, killer whales and sea lions, the trifecta of pacific. Special shout out to Sara who has a great eye for these majestic creatures and does her job with so much passion. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and guide!

September 4, 2021

Mick was knowledgeable. We went out at 10am it was a non windy day. What to wear: running shoes, pants and a hoodie is good. The hoodie will help keep the hood of the safety suit up because when riding across the ocean the wind is very cool and quite windy. For a bumpy ride sit in the front and less in the back. All the boats out on the ocean help each other when they see a whale. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you.

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July 20, 2021

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