SpringTide Whale Watching


At this time, we are not operating tours until public health agencies indicate it is safe to do so.
Travel plans not confirmed for later in the year? Not a problem with SpringTide. We offer a 'no fee' cancellation with just 24 hours notice. AND you can book your tour by credit card with no payment taken!

With 27 years sharing whale & wildlife adventures in Victoria, SpringTide’s Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tours take you through famous ecosystems and surround you with the most breathtaking scenery that British Columbia has to offer.


We will be constantly monitoring COVID-19 information and will re-assess our closure when the situation improves and public health agencies indicate it is safe to do so.

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Ticket Prices

  • Adults$129
  • Seniors$119
  • Youth$109
  • Children$99

Early Bird Sale!

Save for Summer $30 off adult tickets!
Just mention 'Early Bird'
-- Plus No Charges to your Credit Card
-- Plus Full cancellation up to 24 hours

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Winter (zodiac only)

  • Afternoon1:00 pm


  • Morning10:00 am
  • Afternoon1:00 pm
  • Afternoon2:00 pm
  • Evening5:00 pm

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

You want Whales? We’ve got Whales. The local Orcas (Killer Whales), along with Humpback; Gray; and Minke Whales, cruise our waters throughout the year, giving us great success rates. In fact, everywhere you turn, the photographic opportunities in Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem are spectacular. Keep your camera clicking as our on-board naturalist shares the ecology of the beautiful environment that surrounds you.

Our Whale Watching tours are 3 hours in length, and depart multiple times a day. And, you can choose which one of our purpose built boats suit you best. Departing from Vicotria's inner harbour, you can join us on the Marauder IV, our 61ft MotorYacht, or for a more adventurous ride hop aboard one of our high speed open Zodiacs. A tip for you – it’s best to allow some extra time for your tour, because sometimes we stay a little longer to give you the best trip possible!


Lastest Whale & Wildlife Sightings from our Captain's Log


March 28, 2020

THE NATURAL WORLD OF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND THROUGH THE LENS OF CAPTAIN YVES- PART 24 Not only are these ducks quite, they also have a fantasitic name! Buffleheads (in the background of the picture) are a sexually dimorphic species. The ...

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Our Lastest Whale, Wildlife, and Victoria News and Articles

Two leaping Killer Whales. Picture taken by SpringTide Crew with a zoom lens.

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The Fight Against Plastic- A Short Round Up

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Tl’uk The White W’orca

Forget white walkers, it’s all about this white w’orca -Tl’uk! This juvenile killer whale, first spotted in late November 2018, is part of the T046B pod. This family pod is often seen in and around the waters of Vancouver Island. …

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