Whale Watching Tours from Victoria’s Inner Harbour

If you’re hopping onto one of our daily Whale Watching tours, offered April through October, here are the details to help you plan your excursion. Students & groups qualify for special discounts – ask us!  Please note the Covered Vessel, Marauder IV is running on reduced hours in October and won’t be confirmed every single day.  She will stop running altogether in November and restart again in April for the whole summer.

  • Adults (18-64): $119.00
  • Seniors (65+): $109.00
  • Youth (ages 13-17): $99.00
  • Children (ages 3-12): $89.00

Please add $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee & 5% GST to your package cost.

Sometimes we sell out for the next day and our booking page may not have kept up.  Please call us or email us if you are requesting a reservation within the next 24 hours.

Whale Watching Cancellation Policy:  Our  three hour tours have a 24 hour no hassle cancellation policy.  Contact us at least 24 hours before your tour time to change or cancel your reservation without a fee.                                                                                                                *Please note Transportation Packages and group bookings have longer cancellation periods.

Transportation & Whale Watching Packages

If you’re coming from Vancouver, SpringTide is pleased to arrange one of several convenient transportation packages for you.

  • Packages include complete round-trip transportation from Vancouver, plus an exciting three-hour whale watching tour on your choice of SpringTide’s 61′ ocean cruiser or one of our 28′ high-speed zodiacs.
  • Your travel dates don’t need to be on the same day as your whale watching excursion.
  • Changes or cancellations must be received and confirmed by SpringTide 72 hours prior to departure date from Vancouver.
  • Please add a $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee per person and 5% GST to all package prices. Please note that the online discount of $5 does not apply, as the package rates already include discounts.
  • Air, bus or ferry fare increases are beyond our control, and may result in an increase in package fees.

The Bus & Ferry (from Vancouver)

Are you coming from Vancouver? SpringTide staff can arrange your ferry tickets and organize your bus pickup to make your round-trip package easy.

Our staff will arrange for a shuttle bus to pick you up at one of the many downtown Vancouver hotels, or at the Vancouver International Airport. Shuttles are not available on all departure times, so please just ask us for more information. You’ll be shuttled to the ferry and then to the downtown Victoria Bus Depot – a short walk from our office. After that, it’s full-on delight as we head off to the open Ocean in search of Whales & other Wildlife! Once all the excitement has wound down, we’ll get you back onto the bus to whisk you back to the ferry in time for one of the evening sailings.

Bus & Ferry Package 2018 Pricing

  • Adults: $225
  • Youth: $215
  • Child (2-11): $135  (Under 2 free)
  • Package cost includes Bus and Ferry transport from downtown Vancouver  & your whale watching excursion.

Please add $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee per person & 5% GST to your package cost.

If SpringTide has arranged for you to be picked up at 9:00am, you would check in with the hotel front desk by 8:40am and be directed to the BC Ferries Connector stop. If there isn’t one at your hotel, we’ll hook you up with one nearby. Stay in your pick-up location, as the Connector’s staff will come to the door looking for you. You don’t need to pay at this time – all ticketing will have been taken care of by SpringTide. The shuttle bus takes you via the main bus depot in Vancouver to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Passengers will board the 11:00am ferry and enjoy a scenic ride to Vancouver Island. Upon arriving, the bus will take you from the Swartz Bay terminal to the bus depot in downtown Victoria, where you’ll arrive around 1:20pm. The SpringTide office is a ten-minute walk from the bus depot – perfect for getting here in time for our 2:00pm trip!

We’ll whisk you away on your Whale Watching excursion, returning at 5:00 p.m. You can catch the 5:45pm or 7:45pm coach (times depend on the time of year) from the same bus depot and begin your journey back to Vancouver. NOTE: In order to have a shuttle service available to you from the Vancouver bus depot back to your hotel, you’ll need to take the 5:45pm bus, as the 7:45pm bus doesn’t offer shuttle service.

For our bus and ferry package, your ticket is open-ended in case you’d like to stay in Victoria for an extra day or two.  Please note we highly recommend an over night stay in Victoria with this package.

The Fly & Fly

Let us arrange your exciting round-trip flight package from Vancouver. There’s no better way to see our stunning coastline than from up in the air. If you are choosing to fly, you must have international identification with you.

Fly & Fly Package 2018 Pricing:

  • Adults $435
  • Youth (12-18) $425
  • Children (2-11) $245, Under 2 free
  • You will fly by seaplane from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour, and return by seaplane
  • Please add $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee per person & 5% GST to your package cost

The Fly & Ferry

Why not do it all. Fly one way and Bus/Ferry the other! This package gives you the best of both worlds. Enjoy spectacular bird’s eye views from the comfort of a Float Plane and take in the awe-inspiring scenery from the Ferry ride.

Fly & Ferry/Bus Package 2018 Pricing:

  • Adults $335
  • Youth (12-18) $325
  • Children (2-11) $205
  • Under 2 free

If you choose this package be sure to have international ID with you for traveling on the Float Plane

Please add $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee per person and 5% GST to your package cost


Transportation Package Cancellation Policy:  All Transportation packages come with a hassle free 48 hour cancellation policy.  Contact us at least 48 hours before your travel date and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked!