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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise
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From $135.03

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise the Salish Sea in comfort while you search for whales, seals, bald eagles, and otters on this half-day guided tour. This whale-watching experience is led by a certified naturalist, eager to share their knowledge on the area’s wildlife and natural history. If no whales are sighted—no worries! You can return for free.
  • Whale sighting guaranteed, or you can return for free!
  • Learn from your naturalist guides about the wildlife of the region aboard a large comfortable boat
  • Catch sight of other marine wildlife and a variety of seabirds as you cruise the coast

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • $5 Wildlife fee included in price
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours
    1 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 0B2, Canada

Pickup point

  • Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours
    1 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 0B2, Canada

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

There is no pick up option

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible on semi-covered vessels only
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Washrooms are available on board for your convenience
  • At the time of booking a tour please inform of us health issues, medical conditions and if you are pregnant.
  • We recommend expectant mothers and those with pre-existing health and medical conditions to travel on our larger vessels (semi-covered vessels)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We had an amazing time, we saw so many whales and orques during the trip. The crew was wonderful and replied to all our questions. It is definitely a life time experience, I highly recommend this company. Also they aim to be carbon neutral.


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Excellent experience.
Christeen_S, Jul 2023
A fabulous experience with very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. No less than 8 whales - spectacular sight Would LOVE to do it again. 💕
An epic celebration for an octogenarian,made everyone’s day
Margie_A, Jul 2023
My whole family,3 generations from 6-80,everyone enjoyed the amazing experience of viewing transient orcas and sooo many hump back whales. The staff were also amazing with their knowledge,enthusiasm and care for the passengers. A truly magical day
We had an amazing time,...
myriam_c, Jul 2023
We had an amazing time, we saw so many whales and orques during the trip. The crew was wonderful and replied to all our questions. It is definitely a life time experience, I highly recommend this company. Also they aim to be carbon neutral.
Derek_Y, Nov 2022
It rained a lot on our tour and all the staff came prepared providing extra jackets, gloves, hats, and pants. All the staff were approachable and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited and the animals that we saw! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Joe and Trevor were...
David_M, Aug 2022
Joe and Trevor were knowledgeable and worked hard to provide the best experience in locating whales and other marine wildlife.
Whale warching at its best
Markus_R, Aug 2022
It was a fantastic trip! We saw a family of killer whales and could get a wonderful view on their behavior. The tour guides and the captain were very friendly and competent
Great day on the water
AMIT_P, May 2022
The entire experience was excellent. Great communication pre-trip, engaging interactions on board, a very well-designed boat and fortunately it was a sunny day with beautiful blue skies and we saw a group of orcas as well as some bald eagles, sea lions and sea otters. The boat was fast and the wind felt cold so wrap up well. Wind breakers gloves and caps were a welcome offering. All in all a fun morning and a must do in Victoria.
Great memorable experience.
Michael_T, Aug 2021
Great crew, determined and high Spirited to find whales and wildlife. We found a groups of orcas amd tracked them and observed them in there natural habitat. Then we observed bald eagles and a large groups of seals. Dress in layers out in the open ocean it’s frigid they provide great warm equipment. Thanks again Pete and Lily!!!
Great time had by all
Shannon_B, Jul 2021
Seeing the animals in the wild was so amazing and such a great experience for our kids. We would definitely go again!
Best whale watching tour ever.
Grant_N, Jul 2021
Talking with the Naturalist learning new things. The comfortable boat and the friendly and helpful crew.
We saw whales!!!!!!
Annie, Jul 2021
We loved seeing the humpback whales. Perfect day to be in the water. Beautiful weather. Plus the tour was longer than the scheduled time.
Amazing experience for everyone !
Ekaterina_L, Nov 2020
The crew was wonderful, we saw around 15-17 whales 🐳 and also other habitants of the ocean :) definitely recommend for those who’s having their first time on the island. Please arrive a little bit earlier than check in time if it’s your first time. It took us a while to locate the check in desk as we didn’t quite know where to go.
An amazing experience.
Rob_v, Nov 2020
This whale watching trip was absolutely fantastic. We saw humpback whales, an orca, a bald-headed eagle and a lots of other wild life in an amazing environment. The naturalists Russ and Jane provided lots of background and were able to answer all our questions. This company provides a great experience and is taking environmental protection very seriously.
Fabulous experience
Rob_v, Oct 2020
We had an excellent experience. We saw many whales and an orca. The background given by the naturalists Russ and Jane was very interesting, often funny and led to lively discussions. Good Covid protocol. The scenery was absolutely amazing.
What a day!
Karen_S, Sep 2020
Staff was so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and made our experience one to remember! Thank you again !
Honeymoon Highmoon
Javin_H, Aug 2020
Russ, Pete, and Selena were our whale watching tour guides. They did an amazing job of making us comfortable, they kept it lively,and were very informative. They took us 1 1/2 hrs out to chase the only reported whale siting that morning. They displayed passion, commitment, and dedication to their job. My wife and I were on our honeymoon trip, and were rewarded.! Recommend them to anyone.
Fantastic Whale Watching
UTLady, Nov 2019
This was a wonderful experience. The crew was friendly and took the time to talk to you and give you information. They give you jackets and gloves. Light snacks are available for a donation. We were able to see multiple sightings including an Orca. The captain went out of his way to take us to where the Orca was spotted and stayed there longer than other boats in the area. It extended out trip time, but everyone one aboard thought it was worth staying. We all had a wonderful time playing lookout and telling the crew where we saw the whales. Would highly recommend this cruise.
Very good
George_B, Sep 2019
The hole tour was as expected.Only the hotel drop off was disorganized and late.We where able to see whales and seals.
Tons of Whales
Daryl F, Aug 2019
We had a whale of a time. Whale watching trip towards the end of August. There were 20-30 Humpback whales all around the ship. Lots of whale's tales. 6 Orca whales also joined the party. Plus a bunch of lazy seals.
So sad.
turtle0149mom, Aug 2019
Is there any way I can get the money back from this tour? My husband got very sick the morning of the the tour. We didn't make it and couldn't give 24 hr. Notice. Is there anything you can do? Thank you, Saundra Lentz. Will wait to hear from you 😊

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