Vancouver Island Whale Watching

Half Day Cruise - from £73

This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife.


  • Salish Sea Wildlife
  • Race Rocks Eco Reserve
  • Victoria’s Inner Harbour
  • Certified marine naturalist on board

Your Day Tour

You will ride aboard a comfortable, covered vessel or a custom-built zodiac boat that offers high-speed travel with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience.

Every Orca Spirit tour is led by a certified marine naturalist with deep knowledge of Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife. And, every vessel in the fleet is equipped with a hydrophone to help bring the underwater experience alive.

Departs from: Your chosen Victoria hotel

Approximate time: Departs daily 1 Apr – 31 Oct.

Duration: 3 hours

Half Day Cruise - from £73

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Infants 2 yrs and under are free but have to pay the $2 conservation fee. Children 6 yrs and under are allowed only on the covered boat.  Zodiac tours are not recommended for expectant mothers, persons with back and neck problems, or in frail health. We suggest you bring sunglasses, camera, tight-fitting hat, sunscreen and a sense of adventure!


Day tours are the best way to discover a local area and make the most of your holiday time.

Your tour includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Choice of open zodiac or covered vessel
  • Wildlife identification kits
  • Blankets and binoculars
  • Complimentary coffee & tea on board covered vessels

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Canada Expert on 0333 234 0943