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Whale & Wildlife Tours

At SpringTide Whale Watching, we are very passionate about what we do. Our experienced crew knows all about the whales & marine wildlife of the Salish Sea, and the best places to discover them around Victoria, BC. We love to share our enthusiasm and work hard to make sure your whale watching experience is the best it can be!

We are family owned and have provided educational and breathtaking whale watching tours from Southern Vancouver Island for over 32 years!

In 2023 we enjoyed a 95%+ sightings success rate! However the wildlife is just that…wild! If we don’t see whales, join us again (base fare waived, taxes and fees apply) on stand-by until you do. This guarantee never expires!

We strive to have the best prices for your tour. If you find a better price for a comparable tour we will beat it.

We’ll do our best to help you out when life gets in the way of your plans. You can make changes or cancel your reservation free of charge if you give us more than 48 hours’ notice. There will be no refunds for cancellations within the cancellation period.

The Marauder provides one of the most unique Whale Watching experiances in Victoria BC

We generally offer the Ocean Cruiser (Marauder IV) tours departing at 10am and 2pm April through October.

The Zodiac departures are also offered at 10am and 2pm, May through September and 12pm throughout the fall and winter!

Sunset tours are available June – August.

Our tours are 3 to 3.5 hours in length. 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!

Peak season is June – October however whales can be seen in our waters year around!

There is no better time to see whales throughout the day.

Guests should arrive no later than 30 minutes before their departure time. This ensures that we have enough time to get everyone checked-in and ready in time for their tour!

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