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Whale Watching Victoria

The waters surrounding Victoria are home to an abundance of marine wildlife. The orca, or killer whale, is the main whale found in the area, but gray, humpback and minke whales are also sighted. Sea lions, seals, porpoise and a number of marine birds are also residents. Three pods of resident orcas totaling over 80 whales live in Victoria's waters.

Visitors can join local certified naturalists for a guided marine adventure tour to see and learn about these animals first-hand. A marine wildlife tour usually includes a trip to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Race Rocks is the most southern part of Vancouver Island and of Canada on the Pacific coast. It is Canada's first Marine Protected Area and is home to an abundance of marine life.

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Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours

Fisherman's Wharf, 12 Erie Street
Victoria, BC
Phone:  (250) 384-8008   Toll Free:  (800) 708-9488
Fax:  (250) 381-8190
Canada's 1st Carbon Neutral whale & wildlife watching company & proud member of 1% For the Planet a global movement of companies that donate a minimum of 1% of annual sales to support local environmental organizations. We have been rated #1 whale watching tour & activity in Victoria on Trip Advisor since 2007! Our tours are a model for intelligent, sensitive, animal oriented eco-tourism; ... more

Orca Spirit Adventures Ltd.

146 Kingston Street, Marina Level
Victoria, BC V8V 1V4
Phone:  (250) 383-8411   Toll Free:  (888) 672-6722
Fax:  (250) 383-4666
“World class Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife tours. We’re now proud to provide carbon neutral trips in the clear nutrient rich waters of Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. This amazingly rich and diverse ecosystem and has been rated the best place to view Killer Whales in the wild. Onboard biologists with extensive knowledge of both local waters and marine habitat, make this an educational ... 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
Come out whale watching with the resident experts in Victoria by choosing Prince of Whales Whale Watching – locally owned and operated and the longest running whale watching company in Victoria, since 1995. Prince of Whales is comprised of a large fleet of open zodiac style vessels as well as two “OCEAN MAGIC” covered expedition cruisers, which allows for an optimally flexible schedule with ... more

SpringTide Whale Tours & Fishing Charters

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

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BC Whale Tours

1234 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3H9
Phone:  (250) 590-5030
Inspiring in a marine adventure environment with fun, comfort and an educational, enriching experience! Experience a Whale Watching Tour like no other. Victoria's premiere whale watching adventure ... more

Discovery Marine Safaris

Coast Marina 1003 Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9H 1V4
Phone:  (250) 287-7008   Toll Free:  (866) 501-6722
Fax:  (250) 287-7005
YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us for some fun & exciting full and half day marine adventures on the water. Choose from responsible Whale Watching Safaris, exhilarating Marine Wildlife & Tidal ... more

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
1 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V 0B2
Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops, whale watching ... more

Five Star Whale Watching

645 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1A6
Phone:  (250) 388-7223   Toll Free:  (800) 634-9617
Fax:  (250) 388-5474
Five Star is the longest running whale watching company in Victoria. Our two purpose-built catamarans provide a smooth stable ride, including indoor outdoor seating, a front and back deck, ... more

Great Pacific Adventures

1000 Wharf Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1T4
Phone:  (250) 386-2277   Toll Free:  (877) 733-6722
Fax:  (250) 386-3370
Exciting, year-round whale watching and marine wildlife tours conducted by university educated and Transport Canada certified marine biologist and/or naturalist guides. Enjoy an in-depth wildlife ... more

Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone:  (250) 725-3919   Toll Free:  (800) 667-9913
Fax:  (250) 725-2138
What in the Wild do you want to do? If you're heading to the West Coast, head to Jamie's Whaling Station & Adventure Centres. We've been wowing guests from around the world since 1982! Jamie's has ... more
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