GoldenLover United States of ...
We had a fabulous time! The weather was perfect. The various seals and sea lions laid out to enjoy the sun provided endless photo ops. We were delighted to see a humpback whale and several orcas on our cruise. Perfect photos of these amazing creatures, however, were more elusive. Eagle Wing Tours runs a seamless operation. Despite the lovely weather, we were glad we chose the covered boat so that we did not need to be out in the sun, wind, and occasional spray the entire time. The boat was well-appointed, in great condition, and immaculate. The staff on land and at sea were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We were picked up promptly at our hotel. For the return trip, we had the option to get driven back or receive tokens to take the water taxi back or anywhere they stop. The water taxi experience was wonderful! I would not hesitate to cruise with Eagle Wing Tours again.
I took the early morning tour. Waters were calm. Some rain. Guides informed. Open boat carries about 20 people. Jackets and pants huge track pants, gloves given. Many many many orca sightings. The shoreline is gorgeous. Visited a light house where sealions ?, seals bask. Orcas stay near the surface. Some spyhop break surface vertically to look around. AWESOME!
The whale watching tour was fun for me, my kids and grandkids. We were all interested in the beautiful whales and seals that we saw. It was remarkable to see the whales and realize how beautiful nature can be. I think this cruise helped show people the beauty and grace of the orcas and humpbacks that we saw on the cruise. I highly recommend the cruise. The staff was really nice and the kids loved the whales. All in all we had a great time! We hope we can come back soon! PS: This review was written by my 11-year-old granddaughter.
Ryan E United States of ...
My Wife and I had the opportunity to book a scenic Whale Watching Excursion on Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours in July, 2016.
The Eagle Wing Team picked us up promptly from our Downtown Hotel and after some quick paperwork and safety briefings, we would on our way to experience some exceptional Whale Watching.
I would like to thank Val for her exceptional knowledge and for sharing some great background on the Whales. This company is highly experienced, environmentally friendly and educational to the visitor.
During our excursion, we were able to see not only a great variety of Whale Species, but a great variety of Wildlife including Sea Lions, Seals and Birds.
We were very pleased we included this adventure into our holiday plans and encourage you to give them a try. We took the Covered Boat Excursion Boat which offered a great break from the Sun and also protection from some of the Wind when traveling to and from the Whale sites.
We were in a covered boat. The experience was outstanding. The trip was over three hours. It was comfortable and productive. We saw about ten whales and much more in terms of wildlife---sea otters, seals, elephant seal and various birds. This was a worthwhile venture, as was our entire trip to Victoria
The staff was so knowledgeable. They were able to tell us which Orca pack we were seeing, and even which particular Orcas we saw. Boat was very comfortable. I and #39;m very glad I chose the covered boat option--it was much colder on the water than in Victoria (it was a sunny, calm day--80 and #39;s on land).
Outstanding devotion from this group. We had to travel further than usual to see the whales and that's exactly what this group did. The boat was very comfortable and the scenery was beautiful. The crew was more than happy to answer any questions and willing to go the extra distance. We saw numerous whales and as the crew quickly identified them we got to hear great stories about these amazing whales, including a whale that was 105 years old! It was a chilly day so I definitely recommend dressing in layers. They have places to store bags or extra coats if you don't end up needing them.
Couldn't be better! Viewed many whales at a close range as well as seals, sea lions and a lonely sea otter. The 50 passenger boat was very comfortable with great viewing. Extra warm clothing was also provided. Staff was knowledgeable and professional.
Lovely with friendly staff and great Whale watching. The weather was excellent and the tour was done very professionally.
This was a bucket list dream. We saw tons of whales and the captain and crew made the trip extremely interesting and fun
Such a great tour...saw some amazing wildlife and the guides were informative and took care to ensure everyone had a great time. Would definitely recommend if in the Victoria area!
This was an AWESOME experience that my husband and I are still raving about - a definite highlight of our recent 10 day vacation to the Pacific Northwest. The guides were so knowledgeable and very conversational with all the guests. They made it feel like our tour was unique and special. We saw probably 40 killer whales, multiple times during the trip, as well as a humpback whale, sea otter, sea lions, and seals. We got lucky with the weather no rain but take heed to others' recommendations and wear gloves, a hat and layers. It's cold in the wind! We had originally reserved the open boat but this was changed at the last minute to the closed boat - we didn't spend any time inside the closed boat has a large open deck with plenty of room to stand and look out but it was really nice to have the option, especially if you are really cold, so we were glad for the change and would recommend the closed boat. This is an absolute must-do if you're in Victoria!
Awesome tour, knowledgeable guides, nice boat. Oh and whales, too. Highly recommended!
Excellent trip. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable and LOTS of whales. A beautiful day. The local tour company and their employees seems to genuinely care about planet stewardship and promotes this in many ways. The new covered catamaran is awesome.
Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was amazing! Captain was a bit grouchy but he found Sea Lions, Seals, a Bald Eagle, two Humpbacks, and a pod of Orcas, so we easily forgive the personality!! Great experience!
Absolutely perfect ... staff, boat, whale watching ... cannot recommend highly enough!
The folks team that took us out was knowledgable, attentive and enthusiastic. We saw humpback, minke and orca, including one of the baby's from J pod.
I can't recommend these guys enough and would definitely take a tour with them the next time we're in Victoria.
good boat and plenty of time to watch whales. It went cold onboard but we were given good equipment.
Jackiemcg United States of ...
I enjoyed this tour. The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. The boat was very clean and comfortable. We saw puffins, one humpback whale, otters, and eagles. My only disappointment was not seeing an orca. The crew said that there had been sightings the day before but we were out of luck today. I was glad that I knew ahead of time that this was a possibility so I was not entirely disappointed.
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