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Sooke Coastal Explorations

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1581 Dufour Rd, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0T6, Canada
+1 250-642-2343
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An amazing whale watching experience.

We have been on a number of whale watching trips from different locations on Vancouver Island and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Elizabeth M
Perth, United Kingdom
Humpback whales all around us

Excellent trip and excellent time to see Humpback whales. No joke. We saw about 40 whales. They... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Sue W
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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 17 September 2017

We have been on a number of whale watching trips from different locations on Vancouver Island and this was up with the best. The zodiac crew were experienced and knowledgeable and while we got great views of the whales, and sea lions at Race Rocks,...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Excellent trip and excellent time to see Humpback whales. No joke. We saw about 40 whales. They were all around us. We couldn't decide which side of the zodiac to take pictures from, About 4 years ago I went on a whale watching tour out...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Went on 4 trips in a row with this company and every one was brilliant. So lucky to have seen the super pod of the Southern Residents return on our first trip. Also saw Humpbacks, Seals, Sealions and Gorgeous Ollie the Sea Otter. I will...More

Thank NickiB28
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Booked this trip easily by email. Quick reply from Matt gave us all the info we needed. We travelled out what seemed quite a way before we saw anything, but well worth the wait. Once we found our first humpback whale we couldn't stop seeing...More

Thank ASBJ
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Although a bit of confusion when we reserved our trip, it was an incredible experience and we would do it again. Kids loved it!

Thank VivaJude
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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

4  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
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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