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Address: 146 Kingston St | Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-383-8411
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As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and...

As the founding whale watching company in Victoria, we set the standard and continue to be the leaders in providing the highest level of customer service, education and responsibility found in our industry.

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Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria
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Humpack whales, seal lions and bald eagles

Only had 1 day to hopefully spot whales so we chose the afternoon trip (very helpful rep in the booking office had said that by then the boats would know roughly where the whales... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
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Ipswich, United Kingdom

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Only had 1 day to hopefully spot whales so we chose the afternoon trip (very helpful rep in the booking office had said that by then the boats would know roughly where the whales could be spotted). We were lucky enough to see a group of about 15 transient humpback whales which was absolutely amazing - just didn't know which... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Hazetl1956, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! You really hit the jackpot on your tour, it is so great to hear that you were able to find so many humpbacks (not a common occurrence) and found all of our staff happy and knowledgeable! Thank you again for choosing Orca Spirit Adventures for your... More 

Woking
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were only a short walk from our hotel at the Inn at Laurel Point to the jetty. Mickey captained our Zodiac and got us sorted out with complete waterproof suits that were also our buoyancy aids. The trip on the boat was fast and exhilarating. We were blessed to see and get up close to several Orcas! It was... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Dipper999, Thank you for joining us on a zodiac whale watching tour during your trip to Victoria! Mick is one of the most experience drivers in the industry, and we never tire to hear the excitement and passion he instills in his guests experience. We are very fortunate to have three resident orca pods in our area during our... More 

Titchfield, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Tristan our guide was excellent and we we were quickly whisked away to see some orcas he'd spotted out in the bay. This was my first time whale watching and it was excellent. We then went to where he'd had another call and spotted a mum and baby orca . Finally another pod were playing with each other having fun... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello maddiePortsmouth! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your zodiac whale watching tour with us at Orca Spirit Adventures! We are incredibly fortunate to have these magnificent animals right in our backyard, and even more lucky to be able to share them with our guests. I will be sure to pass along your review to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Unfortunately on my trip out on the water we did not see any whales, but others from my group went again and all had an opportunity to see whales and were delighted with the adventure. The company were informative and very in touch with the whole whale experience.

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Afrika57, Thank you for joining us on a tour during your stay in Victoria. We are sorry to hear that your tour unfortunately did not see whales. We offer a "Whale Guarantee" in these circumstances and have made a note on all bookings from your tour, so that you can come back in the future during your next stay... More 

Knighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great guides who shared their wealth of knowledge regarding the wildlife and especially the whales in the area. We did see a few Humpback Whales which was great and quite exciting, but I was slightly disappointed not to see Orca's. We did also see sea-lions and a few seals so the trip was worth it.

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Thank Louise M
OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Louise, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor with our future guests! This has been an absolutely phenomenal year for humpback sightings in our area. Not to say that we haven't been having good sightings of orcas as well, there have been a remarkable number that have returned to Victoria breaking all recent records. We hope that on... More 

Southampton
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132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Such a fantastic experience from start to finish. If you've booked through an agent don't forget your voucher as the front desk staff need this to let you go on the trip even if you've confirmed. It was a very short walk from the Laurel Inn where we were staying. Tour check-in and briefing was slick and efficient. Our captain,... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Mrcredeacon, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our future guests at Orca Spirit Adventures! Alex makes every tour unique, and loves to entertain and share his deep passion for the wildlife with his guests on board. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed his company! We look forward to seeing you on board... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing day whale watching in an Orca Spirit zodiac. Fun trip out there in the big waves. Not too cold despite the rain, waves and wind in the survival suits they gave us to wear. Our guide Sarah was fantastic, seeking out the Orcas and sharing her wealth of knowledge.

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Jules! Thank you for joining us on a zodiac whale watching tour and sharing your review on TripAdvisor! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Sarah started out as a naturalist on board our covered vessel tours before moving to the zodiacs - so she has years of accumulated knowledge and studying to... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We asked a few other whale companies about parking and this was the only one where we were able to park our car for free. Check prices with other companies too. The first one we found was $120.00 and this was $105.00. Also saw $95.00 later, but no free parking. Staff was very welcoming and obvious they enjoyed their job.... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Front Office Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor for our future guests! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We strive provide our guests with the most full tour with lots of different wildlife so that everyone leaves with a lasting impression of the many incredible elements that make up our amazing backyard! We look... More 

Wirral
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I could not recommend this company after a very disappointing whale watching trip with them at 2pm on 16th September 2016. When we arrived at their base in Victoria, Vancouver Island, we were informed that the boat to which we were assigned did not have a functioning toilet (it was broken!) for a three hour trip. We were told to... More 

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OrcaSpirit, Manager at Orca Spirit Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Lynn, We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your whale watching tour. The Orca Mist is our newest vessel and just recently joined our fleet this season, explaining why there are no photos available on our website. This vessel was outfitted with brand new engines and completely redesigned interior prior to joining the Orca Spirit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was an excursion that my husband and I booked on a cruise of Alaska and British Columbia. The boat that we boarded was within walking distance from where our ship docked. The boat itself had two floors and was very comfortable and had a great view from every seat. There was plenty of room to stand outside or to... More 

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