Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
Ron Bates, one of the leading orca researchers in the Pacific Northwest, may also be along for the ride! He conducts much of his research on board and can provide unique and detailed insight into the lives of these magnificent and intelligent mammals.
Every whale-watching adventure may be different depending on the day’s marine activity. The cruise often starts with visits to the small islands off the coast of Victoria to begin the exciting search for whales. Listen as your expert crew explains the surrounding marine ecosystems of the Pacific. Learn about the important food chains in each area and the types of animals found there. Often, the crew will pull kelp on board and give you a chance to touch, feel and taste where many of the food chains begin.
This exciting whale-watching cruise is conducted on a boat designed specifically for whale watching, and provides a smooth, swift and stable ride. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating areas for great panoramic views. This tour is fun for the entire family!
- 3-hour whale-watching tour from Victoria
- 2 onboard naturalist guides
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (layers and comfortable shoes are recommended)
My friends all had an awesome time which was great! We saw Humpbacks pretty close, lots of sea lions and one or two porpoises. I was dissapointed that that was all we saw though. Maybe my expectations were to high, but I would have loved to see Orcas.
It was an enjoyable day on the water but unfortunately we booked too early in the season. Was advised by the staff that the Orcas were not in the area yet. I will know better next time. Nice boat and very nice crew. They even kept us out on the water an hour extra to insure they found us at least one whale to look at. Much appreciated.
Excellent tour, friendly knowledgeable staff who took excellent care of us while on this tour.
Really enjoyed this cruise. The naturalists were very informative about the whales, the ecological challenges marine life is facing today. The boat was comfortable and my husband was particularly appreciative of the warm parkas they keep on board for passenger use. It was a very interesting afternoon and I would not hesitate to take another tour with them should I come back to Victoria.
What an amazing cruise! The naturalists on board were very knowledgeable and were great at answering any questions we had. The captain did an excellent job of finding good areas to see whales and other marine animals. Highly recommend!
Very enjoyable 3 hours. 2 humpbacks surfaced right next to boat, saw 2000 lb steller seals. Disappointed we did not see orcas, but that is hit and miss.