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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
+1 250-384-4444
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1119 Wharf St | Historic Bastion Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7, Canada
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We had a fantastic whale watching tour with SpringTide and saw a pod of very active orcas - totally amazing day! The boat has lots of comfortable seating and covered upper deck, very professional and friendly crew plus knowledgeable naturalist on board. Marcus was very...More

Thank rjk307
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear rjk307, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that the Orcas had lots of energy to show off! Marcus is a wonderful naturalist and photographer, we feel very lucky to...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Just completed our whale watching tour. Very excited to have followed a few orcas. The operation was fairly smooth and you do have an overall life jacket outfit to keep you warmer amd safe. The drive out was a fair way out and our driver...More

Thank HNT40
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear HNT40, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We love to see the pictures our guests capture on our tours so thank you for sharing those with us, it looks like you had a wonderful trip! We...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

High expectations to start with as it was a major part of our trip. Paid £272 and as soon as we got to the office we where told they needed additional funds! Not volunteer! Didn't like this approach even though it was explained a lot...More

Thank Alison B
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Alison B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I’m sorry to hear that your trip fell short of your expectations. At SpringTide, we pride ourselves on asking every guest for the $2 dollar conservation fee as it goes towards much...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Big on safety. Captain Gregory took my wife and I, along with an American family of seven. Our ages varied from 8yrs to 70yrs. By the end of the trip we were all family. Capt. Gregory delivered. he went beyond the call of duty. Seeing...More

Thank callpaul54
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear Callpaul54, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so proud of the care and consideration each of our skippers put into their tours, ensuring that all aboard are safe and happy. We’re so pleased to hear that you and your family...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

my second time with whales - this time very succesful. Our capitan was perfect, whales probably previously booked:) one was just our boat! Book and enjoy!More

Thank agnieszkaostoia
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Dear agnieszkaostoia, Thank you very much for taking the time to review SpringTide on Trip Advisor! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you were lucky enough to see lots of whales! Thanks again. We'd love to have you...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Ok if you are like me you like to research and compare of places that you can spend your money. Do yourself a favor and book with this company not only is the owner incredibly nice and one of the best people, the front desk...More

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SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear rtchandler34, Wow, thank you so much for your kind words about SpringTide! We are so pleased that you felt you made the right decision in choosing our company for your Whale Watching adventure. All of our crew here, from the office to the crew...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This group go out of their way to make sure you get to see as much wildlife as possible. They are extremely knowledgeable and are always updating you and talking to you about what is going on or happening regardless where about on the boat...More

Thank Sadunne
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear Sadunne, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so glad to hear that you had a good time aboard Marauder IV. Our staff members are so passionate about what they do; we are delighted to hear that they were able to...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We journeyed today in search of spotting killer whales and orcas, we were impressed with the service provided by Captain Dan, First Mate Yvette, Biologists Charlie & Marcus and Volunteer, Gemma, they all went the extra mile to ensure that all our needs were met...More

Thank vm1302
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear vm1302, Thank you so much for your heartfelt review! We are delighted to hear that Captain Dan and the rest of our crew were able to provide you with an educational and exciting trip! As they are wild animals their locations are constantly changing;...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had a glorious afternoon on the wonderful Springtide boat, cruising the waters off Victoria with a superb captain and crew. The whales were terrific and we had many sightings of a pair of humpbacks, likely a mother and calf. Gord and Marcus, the biologists...More

Thank WolfgangW22
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear WolfgangW22, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time on our tour. Gord and Marcus both have a lot of passion for what they do we are so glad that they were...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

We ran into the offer rather by accident but decided to give it a try. I really have to say it was just fantastic. Apparently we picked the right day so we we got to see some orca whales playing around in the water. Apart...More

Thank matthiascmoeller
SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear Matthiascmoeller, Wow! Sounds like an amazing tour, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Cameron always tries to provide his passengers with the best tour possible; we are so happy to hear that you had a great time aboard...More

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kimt480
22 April 2017|
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Response from IrishOrcaGirl |
Dear Kim T, Ogden Point is either a short 7 minute taxi ride from our office or a 30-40 minute walk. If you were to book for a 10am trip with us we would need you at our office 40 minutes before departure, 9:20am. We hope... More
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Leann O
11 August 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Leann O, Luckily for our guests there is no better time of day to see Whales. We see Whales just as much on the morning tours as we do in the afternoon or evening. Killer Whales don't sleep like humans do. They do... More
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scotty2121
14 April 2016|
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry! The Marauder IV really is a great vessel, with truly terrific crew who care passionately about our mammals and ecosystems. The crew are the true gems of our company, interested in sharing... More
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