Whales are perhaps the most fascinating creatures on earth, but unfortunately we don't have too many opportunities to get up close to these enormous aquatic animals. That is, unless you take a whale-watching cruise from Victoria, Vancouver Island!
British Columbia’s whale-watching opportunities are legendary, as the waters off Vancouver Island are home to more pods of orcas than anywhere else on earth. You’ll also have the chance to spot humpback, gray and minke whales, seals, sea elephants and sea lions, plus the occasional bald eagle soaring overhead.
Watching a frolicsome whale surface just meters from your boat is an awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Eco-friendly whale-watching tours are led by professional naturalists who are experts in marine animal behaviour, and can help explain the meaning behind those playful dips, dives and splashes.