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BC Whale Tours

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1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
+1 250-590-5030
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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 boutique whale watching company. The wildlife and limitless adventure that the Salish Sea has to offer is easily enjoyed when experienced in the comfort of our state-of-the-art vessels! Our knowledgeable crew ensure that each and every trip is an inspiring and educational experience.
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1234 Wharf St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3H9, Canada
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+1 250-590-5030
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great trip today on Tika, a comfortable and speedy way to get fantastic views of Orca and Humpback whales. Some unexpected behaviour seen (breaching by the Orcas and pectoral fin slapping by the Humpback). Great interpretive info from our captain and obvious...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time! Kaegan was our captain and he did an amazing job guiding us around the water and informing us on the wildlife and facts of the area. We saw Orca, seals, and he took us out where we were able to...More

Thank Amanda M
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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Amanda M for taking the time to write about your experience! Sounds like you had some great encounters with a variety of wildlife, and I will pass on your kind words to Capt. Kaegan. Enjoy the rest of your visit in Victoria! ~...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had an incredible time with BC Whalewhatching. Captain Kaegan and the BC Nova boat guided us through the water perfectly. The captain had years and years of experience and was very knowledgeable both on the marine animals and Victoria itself. We saw orcas, a...More

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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Wietske J for writing a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear about your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had great encounters with heaps of our local marine wildlife and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this whale watching company. The staff and guides /captains of the zodiacs are very down to earth, knowledgeable and friendly. They really seem interested in connecting people w the wildlife in the Salish Sea. Even where you check in and wait on...More

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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you saveseaturtles 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 and adventurous encounter with a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect company, best & fastest boats in Victoria with very friendly crew with lots of knowledge and experience with most respect for nature! Booked our trip on the spot with TIKA. Most compiments for captain Jim! He really loves his job, loves the orca’s, whales,...More

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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Eva H 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 our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a sunny Victoria Day, we met up with the friend,y and attentive staff of the BC whale tours and our Captain Jim. After out safely brief and the laugh of trying to get into the suites, we climb aboard the BC Tika. The trip...More

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BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you 542rich 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 got to encounter heaps of our local marine...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting this part of the world I felt compelled to go on one of the Whale watching tours. I did a little online research checked the tourist brochures and choose BC Whale Tours and I’ll tell you why- not only was it a 3...More

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Thank you singleladyadventures so much for taking the time to write a detailed 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 our...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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Leah F
20 May 2018|
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Response from BCWhaleTours | Property representative |
Hi Leah, We are located in Victoria on Vancouver Island. To get to us you would have to take a ferry, which takes roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. Victoria is a very beautiful city, if you decided to come over to us for a... More
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