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Sooke Coastal Explorations

#6 of 23 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sooke Features Animals
1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
+1 250-642-2343
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Terrible customer service!

We were looking forward to going whale watching with Sooke Coastal Explorations while we had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada
via mobile
Avoid at all costs. Terrible.

I booked this Whale Watching tour in advance of my trip to Vancouver Island, it had been booked as... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Amy S
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Are you ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind exploration with Vancouver Island’s premium quality Whale Watching and Eco-Adventure company?Sooke Coastal Explorations can take you on an exhilarating West Coast marine adventure that will thrill your senses and leave you with a deep appreciation for the enchanting creatures that inhabit our local waters. Offering the perfect balance of excitement, safety and education, our experienced, knowledgeable crew will take you on an open water excursion lasting 3 to 4 hours in length, and travelling along the Island’s western shores.
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1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
+1 250-642-2343
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to going whale watching with Sooke Coastal Explorations while we had friends visiting from Ontario. We drove from Victoria and when we pulled in a man told us that the tour had been cancelled due to bad weather. They did not...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I booked this Whale Watching tour in advance of my trip to Vancouver Island, it had been booked as a highlight, and staying in the remote town of Port Renfrew i found Sooke offered the closest trips... albeit via a 3 hour round trip. Paul,...More

3  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We went on our first ever whale watching expedition with them this week. We had an amazing time! Well worth every penny. Within 10 minutes of setting out in the zodiac we were seeing orcas. At no time did we feel unsafe, and Paul was...More

Thank jenmc74
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You don't need to bother driving to Victoria to see whales, right here in Sooke is the place to be. Within 10 minutes we saw a pair of hump backed whales and stayed with them for 20 minutes, getting some amazing photos. We then got...More

Thank MBerryBolton_England
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My girlfriend and I set up our first whale watching tours with Sooke Coastal Explorations and it was an amazing time. Both captains were very knowledgeable and did a great job getting us on whales. Having smaller boats than some of the other companies allowed...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I loved going out on the water with these guys. They know what they are doing . Was an amazing experience I highly recommend. The guides are very friendly with a ton of knowledge to give . Rough water is nothing to these pros ....More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 August 2016

My wife and I took out our 10 year old granddaughter for the Whale Watching trip -- totally comfortable in full suit survival suits -- perfect weather and Captain Dan did a marvellous job of getting us to where the action was -- we saw...More

6  Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The staff were great and well organized. We did see humpbacks but not orcas however that is the luck of the draw. We saw sea lions and lots of seals and best of all our grandsons loved it. People at the front of the zodiac...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We have done a lot of whale watching tours over the years and this was one of the best. These people know what they are doing and help you to do it in a 12-seat 500 hp Zodiac for a (legal) up close and personal...More

Thank upintheair-OMA
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Let me start by saying that there were tons of orca and humpbacks on this tour. I would guess at least 20 of each. We have great weather and the view of the whales from the zodiac were unparalleled. However, part of the ride was...More

Thank Spg6611
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
There will always be killer whales here but not necessarily the Humpbacks because they are migratory. They should still be here around in the middle of October. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary and remember dress... More