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Whale Watching Tours in Victoria

By Viator, August 2017

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The waters around Vancouver Island make up one of the very best places in the world to spot orcas, humpback whales, gray whales, and minke whales. Here's everything you need to know to see them for yourself on a whale watching tour in Victoria.

When to Go
Although pods of resident orcas live in the local waters year round, you'll have the highest chance (around 85%) of spotting these majestic mammals and other whale species between late March and October.

What You'll See
Whales love the Pacific Northwest—especially the waters around Vancouver Island near Victoria. Visitors have a high probability of seeing humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, and minke whales, all in addition to other wildlife such as seals, bald eagles, and porpoises.

How to Go
Travelers to Victoria have a number of whale watching tour options that offer the chance to view whales in their natural habitat. Whether you choose a naturalist-led, marine ecology-themed boat cruise, a tour that combines whale watching with a trip to Butchart Gardens, or a seaplane tour that drops you off at a ship for whale watching, you're sure to remember your experience. Find even more options below.

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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission, Victoria, null
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with two memorable experiences in one day. Take a whale-watching tour from Inner Harbour around the Gulf Islands and ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.85
Victoria Whale Watch Tour, Victoria, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

See the majestic wildlife of the northern Pacific Ocean on a whale-watching cruise from Victoria. On board a comfortable boat, you'll spot orcas, humpback ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.12
Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver, Victoria, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver

Hop on a one-way whale-watching cruise from Victoria! Departing in the afternoon, spot whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises and more with the help of your ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $181.83
Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $429.13
Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver, ... 
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Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $273.79
Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Hop on a one-way whale-watching cruise from Vancouver! Departing in the morning, spot whales, sea lions, seals, porpoises and more with the help of your expert ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.83

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