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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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Address: 1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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+1 250-384-4444
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08:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder....

WHALE WATCH with SpringTide on the 84 passenger, 61-foot Marauder. Experience the joy, excitement and wonderful memories of our mammals, whales, porpoise, seals and marine birds! Enjoy complimentary beverages while listening to professional biologists provide informative narrations. Or, join an exhilarating excursion onboard one of our high-speed, open Zodiacs.SPORTFISH year round for Salmon & Halibut on SpringTide’s 42’ Sporfisher.

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Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour by Zodiac

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Marine Wildlife Tour - Jan 27 2017

Great experience! Ian knows all about the whales. We saw many. Even on a cold winter day very doable and recommended!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience! Ian knows all about the whales. We saw many. Even on a cold winter day very doable and recommended!

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear anonymousS2943SJ, Thank you for taking the time to review SpringTide. We are so glad you enjoyed your Marine Wildlife Excursion with us this January. Captain Ian is a great guide and I know he appreciates your comments. Thanks for joining us. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were originally booked with Prince of Whales, but they didn't have a boat going out as it was low season (Dec 28), and the transition was smooth to take a Zodiac ride with SpringTide instead. Although it was relatively cold- we were all well prepared, and suitably dressed- they provided some warm clothing to those that didn't have it.... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear RWMChang, Thank you for your detailed review. We are so glad we were able to get you out on the water. As I am sure you are aware, December is not normally prime Whale Watching season. However, this past December has been just fantastic. We have had many Killer Whale sightings this month. The sightings have included Resident and... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

At noon we decided we needed to do something as we walked by the office of Springtide. We walked in thinking, that it would not be a good time off the season to see whales. But at least it would be fun to go onto the zodiac. We got dressed up in some nice suits and of we went. Captain... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear MarcellaLeeper, We just love your spontaneity! Deciding one hour before that you would join us on a trip is just awesome. We are so glad you loved it so much. Ian is a great Captain and a wonderful guide. We are not surprised you had such a blast with him. Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

At the time of our visit there were a number of storms about and the previous couple of trips had been cancelled. We sailed on time; the crew were very helpful and more than willing to answer questions. As mentioned the weather wasn’t great but the boat did have a limited amount of coats and trousers for those who wanted... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Davetheaddick, Thanks so much for your review. It sounds like you had a wildlife packed tour! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks so much for joining us and for sharing your experience with the world on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

A small group of three went to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in a zodiac. We followed two pairs of Mom and calf humpbacks, went to the shoreline and watched a family of minks and circled a number of islands that were populated with sea lions and seals. The captain (Mark) was quite knowledgable and kept us entertained for... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear Patrick_Dooley, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Seeing Whales in the winter is never guaranteed but it sounds like you had an absolute treat. Seeing one pair of Humpback Whales is special but to see two sets is just awesome! We also very much agree with you, we think Mark is fantastic too. We are very lucky... More 

Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had done whale watching on the raft in Hawaii and really liked it so we decided to try while in Victoria. It's too bad that there is the border nearby because you could get closer to the Killer Whales if it wasn't. You get bundled up in real heavy red suits before boarding the raft. The raft is closer... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear mariedesjardins, Thanks so much for your review. By the sounds of it you joined us on our high speed, open Zodiac. They are a lot of fun and as you found out, quite bumpy! July is a fantastic month for watching Killer Whales and with the sun shining it makes it extra special. We really appreciate you sharing your... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Me and my friend went Whale watching with Captain Ian Roberts during the last week of November, and despite being typically out of season we were lucky to see plenty of orcas, humpback whales and the playful porpoises. Ian's knowledge was fantastic and his genuine enthusiasm for his work was noticable from the very start. The whole booking process from... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear woolr3103, Thank you so much for your review of SpringTide on Trip Advisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your Marine Wildlife Tour with us. November has been a fantastic month for wildlife and it sounds like your trip was no exception. Seeing Humpback Whales alone is very exciting but to also see Killer Whales and Porpoise is just... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Victoria in November. We saw orcas, seals and a humpback whale. We had a great day with a funny and awesome team.

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear quill95, Thanks for joining us and thanks for the review. Sounds like you were super lucky this month to see Humpback Whales, Killer Whales AND more! We're delighted you had such a blast. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is one of the best experiences I've ever had while travelling! A big reason that I loved going whale watching was our guide. Greg's enthusiasm, sense of humor and knowledge made our day on the ocean so enjoyable I didn't want it to end. I know that spotting wildlife is in part due to luck, but Greg definitely knew... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear pamh201, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of Greg and SpringTide! We are so glad we surpassed your expectations of the tour. By the sounds of it you experienced the best of what this coast has to offer. Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Seals, Sea Lions and Eagles... WOW Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your... More 

Groningen Province, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went out on a zodiac Tour with capitain Marc! It was all well-organized. They made sure we wore enough clothes to keep us warm on the water in november and gave us extra jackets to wear. And eventhough the real whale watching season has finished, we got to see multiple whales thanks to our great capitain! I could definitely recommed... More 

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this review

Dear maaikes87, Thank you for your review of SpringTide. It sounds like you had a blast with Captain Mark! As you found out, it does get chilly on the water at this time of year. But if you dress in layers, like we suggested, you will end up having a blast seeing everything from Seals & Sea Lions to Humpback... More 

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