Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours are currently paused. We expect to resume tours on the 15th April.
SpringTide's Whale Watching tours will take you through some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery that BC has to offer.
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.
The Marauder provides one of the most unique Whale Watching experiances in Victoria BCJoin us on Marauder IV. Our luxury Ocean Cruiser. This vessel provides 360 degree views and is the most stable and best viewing platform in British Columbia. There are spacious inside and outside viewing decks with seating. A heated comfortable cabin and restroom. Plus friendly, professional crew and guides.

Tour Details

Tour Duration

The 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!

Departure Times

Tour departure times are listed as follows:

Marauder IV Luxury Ocean Cruiser

  • 1:00 p.m Daily

High Speed Zodiacs

  • Not currently operating.

Check In

All tours check in at the SpringTide office at least 40 minutes prior to departure (1119 Wharf Street). We'll discuss the current protocol guidelines, get your tour group organized and escort you to the appropriate departure dock. Then, off you go on your adventure!


Welcome to SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours. Orca and Humpback Encounters, You can find our best value prices, packages and deals here.

Current Promotions

  • Use Promo Code 'EB25' for our Early Bird Discount. Offer Ends February 28th. $25 Off Each Adult Ticket! Book Now

Current Prices

  • Adults (19-64)                          $129
  • Seniors (65+)                           $119
  • Youth (ages 13-18)                  $109
  • Children (ages 3-12)                $ 99
  • Infants ( 0-24 months)             FREE
Please add $3 Wildlife Conservation Fee & 5% GST to your tour cost.
Book your adventure now. Credit card required only to confirm reservation. No charges or payments due until check in on the day of your tour Book Now
If you’re interested in privately chartering one of our boats, please call us for pricing. 250 384 4444

What To Bring

Travelling on Marauder IV

  • A Camera. Your phone will work. But for better wildlife shots a telephoto lens really helps.
  • Warm clothes, appropriate for the weather and good gripping closed heal and toe shoes. Bring an extra layer. Always better to have too many than not enough.
  • A comfortable, secure face covering. Both crew and passengers will wear a face covering throughout the tour
  • A sense of adventure!

Viewing Guidelines

Canadian and US authorities stipulate that commercial operators must not approach closer than 200 metres from Bigg’s killer whales in Canadian waters (200 yards in US waters) and 100 metres from baleen whales in Canadian waters (100 yards in US waters). In 2020, operators in Canadian waters are prohibited from approaching whales that have been identified as endangered southern resident killer whales. If whales approach a vessel, that vessel is expected to make every effort to get out of the way, if safe to do so. Read more Be Whale Wise
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