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BC Whale Tours

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Leave the crowds behind on our custom made vessels specifically designed for comfort, speed and safety that carry only 12 privileged guests at a time. The rugged beauty of the West Coast is something that should be experienced with Victoria’s...more
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1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

unseasonally warm weather and a pod of orcas ten minutes out of the harbour made for a great day. The Luna boat has a great combination of indoor coverage and space outside, combined with the knowledge and enthusiasm of the captain Gordon we had an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ross V
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time!! The guide was especially knowledgeable and fun. I would definitely recommend this tour to other!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jen and Dan F
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you Jen and Dan F for your kind words and for choosing BC Whale Tours for your whale watch adventure in Victoria!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We had a fantastic experience on the whale watching tour. Captain Kaegan was engaging and informative and had us in sight of six or 7 whales during the course of our tour. We got to a medium distance of a pair of humpbacks - close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FalconiasRex
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you FalconiasRex for writing a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had great encounters with Transient Killer Whales and Humpback Whales and we...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We were a little nervous going at the very tail end of the whale watching season but decided to try anyways since this was our third attempt at whale watching (first Seattle and then San Juan Islands) and we really wanted to see orcas but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cwaldron1
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you Cwaldron1 for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had great encounters with Transient Killer Whales, Humpback...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Wow!! What a awesome ride with Capt Gordon. He found us the orcas and the whales! He is chalked full of knowledge and humor! Thanks for the memory!! Also...having a interior to sit in on the cold was wonderful!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightseer55336
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you Sightseer55336 for taking the time to share your experience with us. Captain Gordon is such a gem, I will definitely share your kind words with him! Enjoy the rest of your time visiting the Victoria area.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This company was great! There were only 11 people on the boat. Captain Gordon was great and very knowledgeable about the whales and current information. We were on the Luna and were still about to get close without having to wear the survival gear. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you Sarah M for writing a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had a great trip with heaps of wildlife and we will...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Having just done a whale watching tour with a different operator in Tofino which we thought was very good, BC Whale Tours, their 700hp BC Tika rib and hugely knowledgeable Captain Jim raised the game to another level. BC Tika is a 12 seater forward...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Philip C so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. It sounds like you had great encounters with both resident...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Captain Gordon was great leading our small group whale watching. We got very close up to humpback whales playing with each other. Also saw lots of sea lions, seals, and even a bald eagle. Weather wasn’t great so having both indoor and outdoor seating was...More

Thank Isaac H
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Isaac H for your kind words and for choosing BC Whale Tours for your whale watch adventure in Victoria! We are happy to hear you had a great time on the water with us :)

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

If you are contemplating a whale watching trip in the Victoria area definitely go with this one! It was an amazing experience in a safe and exciting environment. The captains are knowledgeable and experienced. The smaller boat size really does make all the difference, take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BCWhaleTours, Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had a great experience. We will be...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

We booked a trip with BC Whale Tours on the Nova Boat and we had a excellent day. Our captain (forgot his name...) was very kind and professional. He guided us up close to the humpbacks and seals and informed is with all kinds of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you tjeudegraaf for taking the time to review your experience! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Salish Sea and got the chance to encounter a variety of wildlife. I believe your captain was Kaegan, a very knowledgeable marine...More

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Shannon S
9 March 2019|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Shannon, Thanks for the question. April won't be peak season in our waters but we will still be seeing whales at that time - simply not as often. BC Luna is a covered zodiac that is great for the cooler season, she has... More
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dickbob
8 August 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi my wife and I recently went Whale watching we chose the BC Tika craft due to it being designed to be smooth on the water. The experience was superb very little role or sideways motion at any point, the boat has huge... More
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dickbob
8 August 2018|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hello dickbob! The amount of motion does depend on the weather conditions. The windier it is, the 'bumpier' it will be on the water. I always recommend an open zodiac so the wind is on your face and to sit further back in... More
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