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SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

#4 of 106 Tours in Victoria
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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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Victoria Whale Watching Tour by Zodiac

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The day dreams came true

We joined a great group of people from across the globe with a joint desire to have an experience to remember and we were guided by our trusty captain Greg Abakan on the zodiac... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We joined a great group of people from across the globe with a joint desire to have an experience to remember and we were guided by our trusty captain Greg Abakan on the zodiac. We ticked so many boxes that day. We had up close encounters with a pod of Transient Orcas , feeding whales, seals and heaps of ecological... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We booked an excursion that morning in-person. The smaller boats were already sold-out, but we preferred the larger boat anyway (didn't want to risk getting my camera wet, even if it was slightly more crowded). The booking and check-in processes were easy and the staff were professional/friendly. On the boat, hot chocolate and coffee were provided (large boat only, I... More 

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Clackamas, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Just a fantastic time on the water with a fun captain and great crew. We chose the zodiac tour to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Our leader Greg Abakhan warned us of the rules prohibiting getting too close to the whales, but we were able to see four separate humpback whales within very easy sighting distance, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our anniversary by doing something different and exciting, springtide did not disappoint! We arrived at the office and promptly signed in, the receptionist was very helpful and kind. Our captain, Greg, was awesome! He was so funny and engaging. We made our way out and found a large pod of orcas, Greg brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

After donning us in safety suits that made us look like space men, we took to our zodiac. It was not long before we really appreciated these suits as even though it was a lovely day, it was quite fresh as we rode the waves out to sea, and we were dry and warm. And we were truly rewarded for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Organized and fun zodiac tour! We saw lots of sea life including resident killer whales, sea otters and sea lions. Captain Ian was great and very knowledgable. Highly recommend this company.

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Fremont, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We saw many orcas, but had to go all over and cross the border to US to see them. Overall very nice. Our guide Charlie was very knowledgable and pleasant to talk to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome day. Greg was our guide. Very professional. Advised us of the rough conditions on the ocean, and also stressed people with back or neck problems should re-think about going out. Saw at least 5 whales who come very close to the zodiac.Great day and highly recommend. Thanks for a great 3 hours Greg. Keep up the good work. Jill... More 

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

Dear Jillmonti, Thank you so much for taking the time to review SpringTide Whale Watching and Greg. We appreciate your kind comments and I know Greg does too. He is a great guide and we are lucky to have him as part of the crew. The Zodiacs are a lot of fun but they are definitely not recommended for guests... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our great captain - GREG - took us out to see whales and even a few humpbacks. Best experience in the zodiac!

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

Dear stacylenz2016, Thanks for your short but very sweet review. We appreciate it and we are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had an excellent experience on the zodiac trip and would highly recommend this company to other tourists who may be visiting Victoria. Our captain was Greg, who was highly informative and made the experience very special. We saw lots of orca whales and a humpback whale, which was a truly incredible experience. The staff, from beginning until end, were... More 

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

Dear nicolemoffat, Thank you for your review and for the kind comments about Greg and I. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with SpringTide and we truly appreciate the kind words. Thanks for joining us and we hope the next time you're in Victoria you will join us again. Sincerely, Fiona Fogarty Guest Services Manager More 

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