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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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    Explore beautiful British Columbia while spotting incredible killer whales on an exciting whale-watching shore excursion from Victoria! During this three-hour cruise perfect for the whole family, learn about the surrounding marine ecosystem from your expert naturalist guides, who will explain everything from jellyfish to seabirds to, of course, whales! Ask them any questions you may have during your trip and help them spot Pacific marine life.
    Ron Bates, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading orca researchers, may also be along for the ride! He conducts much of his research on these waters and can provide unique and interesting insight into the lives of these magnificent creatures.
    Each trip's exact cruising route may differ depending on the day’s whale activity out on the water. The cruise often starts with visits to many of the small islands off the coast of Victoria. From there, learn about the surrounding ecosystems from your knowledgeable crew. Your guides may even pull kelp on board so you can witness where many of the food chains begin.
    Cruises are conducted on boats designed specifically for whale watching and provide a smooth, fast and stable ride. Take advantage of the boat’s comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Northwest!
    Worry-free Shore Excursion:
    We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Victoria port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    First of all, they offer various tours on their website. We booked thru TripAdvisor the "3h whale watching tour", because we were not interested to see sea lions or eagles. We wanted only to see whales. With trip advisor we both safed around 50€ all...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Christian R
    Reviewed 18 April 2019

    It's April, so dress accordingly, because at some point you will be on deck in a hard, cold breeze becoming smitten with massive Gray Whale. Also saw Sea lions, Bald eagles and dolphins! Nevermind if it is rainy, they live up to their word and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank OnAir708539
    Reviewed 23 January 2019

    This whale watching excursion was one of the best travel experiences we have ever had!! We had taken a similar excursion off the east coast of Canada a few years ago and were very disappointed so our expectations were rather low. I would recommend this...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Mona612
    5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

    Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delay in responding, but we have been so hard at work doing our annual refit of our 45-passenger "Five Star Supercat" and 12-passenger "Salish Shadow" that we overlooked your review. Your excitement and enthusiasm jumps right...More

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