Victoria whale-watching, marine tours on Vancouver Island
Victoria whale-watching and marine tours including sailing, kayaking and fishing - all great experiences on Vancouver Island.
This memorable experience is best arranged after you arrive here - we will check recent sightings and weather conditions and you can plan accordingly. Note that most operators use zodiacs which are not recommended if you are concerned about your back, are pregnant, are young or elderly. See Whale-Watching for information about what you might see and where you might go.
Other marine tours
The Strait of Georgia is rated second only to the Red Sea for water clarity and marine life diversity. There are five artificials reefs and many shipwrecks.
There are several good companies offering rentals, lessons and tours including Pacifica Paddle Sports in sheltered Saanich and Tod Inlets, Rush Adventures in Sooke (www.rush-adventures.com) or A Paddle in the Park in Sidney (www.apaddleinthepark.com).
Sailing on Tall Ship Thane offers 3 hour cruises which Frommers described as "The best way to spend an afternoon in Victoria" - it is so relaxing and highly recommended.
Blackfish Sailing Adventures offer half day or full days instructional sailing on the waters of southern Vancouver Island, www.blackfishal.com.
Beasley's Fishing Charters for professional fishing adventures.
See other recreations in Victoria such as hiking, golf, zip-lining and cycling.
Victoria whale-watching and marine tours