Victoria BC whale-watching - watch orcas (killer whales) while staying at Gazebo B&B, Vancouver Island.
Have a memorable, thrilling 3 hour exploration of the coast and islands near Victoria BC. See the marine environments of: Orcas (killer whales), Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Dolphins, Harbour Seals, Steller Sea lions, California Sea lions, Elephant Seals, Dalls Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Peregrine Falcons, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemots, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Loon, Mergansers, Grebes, Tufted Puffins and more - all on your Victoria whale-watching trip!
We recommend Eagle Wing Tours who have a guarantee: if you do not see orcas you can go out again free. On their whale-watching tours you are accompanied by an experienced marine naturalist/biologist. Their boats are deep-hulled and longer for a smoother ride with technologically advanced, environmentally friendly engines. Importantly, the boats are faster than the usual zodiacs so they can reach orca pods which may be distant. We have been on both their boats: what an impressive fast and smooth ride! They have an onboard washroom, hydrophones to hear the whales, and provide complimentary hot chocolate and free use of waterproof floatation clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, binoculars, blankets. They operate from Fisherman's Wharf, a fascinating place to stroll and take lunch.
NOTE: we do not recommend advance booking before you get to Victoria otherwise you might go out in poor sea or weather conditions. Instead, when you are with us, we can check on these and on recent sitings and help you select a good time.
Please contact us to arrange your Victoria BC whale-watching tour to order the whale-watching experience which we will reserve for you - then when you arrive we will check recent sightings sea weather conditions so that you can plan the trip accordingly. Rates are $110 per person from 16th May to 15th June and $125 from 16th June 2013, + taxes.
Victoria BC whale watching tours
Your route will take you to where the whales are, which could be near or far; north, south, east or west - so ensure you are on a boat with the speed to reach them within your allotted time. This recent whale-watching video gives an excellent sense of what you will experience off the shores of south Vancouver Island:
This screenshot is taken from the Eagle Wing blog showing where an October 2008 Victoria whale-watching trip went and what they saw:
Check availability and make reservations online or by calling us toll-free: 1-877 211-2288.
Victoria's Country Retreat ... serenity near the Butchart Gardens
Victoria BC whale-watching - from a Canada Select 5 Star bed and breakfast.