• Whales


Victoria and Vancouver Island is one of the best places in the world to see some of natures most magnificent creatures – whales!

There are a number of tour companies that offer excursions of all kinds, styles & prices to offer you an experience to witness and learn about whales in the wild.  Here are some for your consideration – please click on links to see the individual websites:

1.  Eagle Wing ToursEagle Wing Tours

Toll Free: 1-888-635-3088
Local: 778-403-6054

Fishermans Wharf
12 Erie Street, Victoria
BC, Canada

Eagle Wing Tours is a locally owned and family operated Whale Watching company voted #1 since 2007 on TripAdvisor located in Victoria, British Columbia!

Open & Covered

Experience a world class marine adventure, and get as close to the elements as you feel like by choosing from our fleet of open or closed boats!

2.  Orca Spirit AdventuresOrca Spirit

PHONE | 250.800.3747
TOLL-FREE | 1.877.815.7255
146 Kingston Street, Marina Level
Victoria, BC V8V 1V4

Orca Spirit’s three hour whale watching tours run daily from April through October. Every trip is led by a certified marine naturalist whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry, and every vessel in our fleet is equipped with hydrophones to bring the underwater experience to light.

3.  Prince of WhalesPrince of Whales

Phone: 250.383.4884
Email: info@princeofwhales.com

Toll Free Reservations: 1.888.383.4884

812 Wharf Street
Lower Causeway Level
Victoria, BC

With our large number of vessels, locations in both Victoria and Vancouver, and almost 50 staff in peak season, Prince of Whales is now the largest whale watching and eco-adventure company in British Columbia. As such, we are proud to be a leader in responsible whale watching and to have served as teaching platforms for whale research.

4.  Springtide Whale Watching and Eco Tours

1119 Wharf StreetSpringtide
Victoria, BC, V8W 1T7

Local Number:  250.384.4444

Toll-free: 1.800.470.3474

Email: info@SpringTideCharters.com

You’re here to see the whales.  And we’re here to help you do it!

Join us on a spectacular whale tour.

SpringTide’s Whale Watching tours will take you through some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Whale tours may go through Haro Strait, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve or the San Juan Islands.

5.  BC Whale ToursBC Whale Tours

Seattle Float Plane Terminal
1234 Wharf St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 3H9

Our Mission

We at BC Whale Tours feel it is our responsibility to protect and conserve the marine environment, for which we care so passionately about and have dedicated our lives to. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible.

6.  Great Pacific AdventuresGreat Pacific

950 Wharf Street, Victoria BC
(in the Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal)

CALL TOLL FREE* 1-877-733-6722
*from anywhere in North America

Local & International Phone:

The spectacular and “Super Natural” Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia (BC), Canada, is the home base of operations for Great Pacific Adventures Whale Watching. Serving visitors year-round to Vancouver Island and Victoria since 1995, GPA has lead the whale watching industry in innovation and customer service for outdoor eco-tour adventures.

7.  Five Star Whale WatchingFive Star

Toll Free: 1-800-634-9617
Phone (250) 388-7223

Fairmont Empress Hotel Location:
645 Humboldt Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 1A6

email: orcas@5starwhales.com
website: www.5starwhales.com

During our tours you have the opportunity to see Orcas (Killer Whales), Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, Minke Whales, Seals, Porpoise, Dolphins and Sea Lions, plus many species of Marine Birds. Vancouver Island is in one of the best places in the world to enjoy Marine Life – let our expert staff and crew educate and inspire you with the wonders of the Salish Sea!

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years. I've travelled the world but I still believe that no other city beats Victoria for it's sheer beauty and variety of activities available year round. I sincerely want to help others explore and enjoy this great city - and hopefully make you want to come back again and again!

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