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Wildlife Viewing Tours

Wildlife Viewing

Victoria is renowned for its wildlife viewing, especially in the nearby waters. Marine wildlife thrives in the surrounding ecological reserves like Discovery Island, Race Rocks and Sidney Spit. Orcas (killer whales) are most frequently sighted, but these marine parks also offer incredible views of elephant seals, harbour seals, Steller and California sea lions, seabirds and bald eagles.

Victoria's regional and provincial parks provide prime habitat and great viewing opportunities for many animal and bird species. Many tours leave right from downtown Victoria.

Use the links below to find a tour provider:

Featured Listings

Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

Fisherman's Wharf, 12 Erie Street
Victoria, BC
Phone:  (250) 384-8008   Toll Free:  (800) 708-9488
All eco-whale watching tours are not created equal! Canada's 1st Carbon Nuetral whale & wildlife watching tour company. Eagle Wing Tours has been rated the #1 whale watching tour & activity in Victoria on Trip Advisor since 2007! Our tours are world class models for intelligent, sensitive, animal oriented eco tourism. Our tours are educational and fun for wildlife/boating enthusiasts of ... more

Prince of Whales Whale Watching

812 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T3
Phone:  (250) 383-4884   Toll Free:  (888) 383-4884
Fax:  (250) 383-4882
Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, we offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We also offer whale watching connections between the two cities and exclusive full-day ... more

SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours

1119 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T7
Phone:  (250) 384-4444   Toll Free:  (800) 470-3474
Fax:  (250) 658-0779
Bring your camera as you are about to embark on a thrilling 3-hour Whale watching experience you will never forget. Often called "Rigid Hull Inflatables", Zodiacs are fast, open vessels for those wishing to experience an exhilarating ride in the open air and sun. Look out for Vancouver Island whales, marine birds, seals, porpoise, sea lions, and abundant flora and fauna. The 12-passenger ... more

Member Listings

Adventure Quest Tours Canada

1003 Island Highway
Coast Discovery Marina
Campbell River, BC V9H 1P7
Phone:  (778) 346-0021   Toll Free:  1-855-659-2327
Adventure Quest Tours Canada offers Spring and Summer Bear Tours, Marine Wildlife Tours, Whale Watching at its finest and Fall Grizzly Bear Expeditions. Join us for a personalized trip into the ... more

Discovery Marine Safaris

760 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C3
Phone:  (250) 287-7008   Toll Free:  (866) 501-6722
Fax:  (250) 287-7005
Has a Grizzly crossed YOUR path yet? Discover in Comfort when you travel with us in our heated cabin boats with onboard washrooms to magnificent Bute Inlet. View these majestic grizzlies from ... more
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