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Whale Watching in Victoria

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Grab your camera and capture the most incredible photographs when you take to the water on a whale watching tour in Victoria. Set sail and get a closer look at some of nature’s most majestic creatures, from orca to humpbacks, in the Pacific Border Province. Embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime experience needn’t break the bank with our range of deals on whale watching. Reserve now and enjoy a discount of up to 70% off.


 

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Victoria (BC) Whale Watching Reviews

Fantastic. Amazing experience for our family and friends. Orcas were so active and close to us. It is an unforgettable impression.

Outer Island Expeditions

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Outstanding. The crew was informative, professional, and very personable. We certainly will take this tour again.

Island Adventures

Very informative and great experience. Did not see orcas but did follow three humpback whales at a distance. Boat was not crowded and service was superb. Highly recommend to others.

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters


 

Victoria Whale Watching Discounts: Frequently Asked Questions

Before you hop aboard and set sail in pursuit of whales on the British Columbia coastline, check out our handy answers to your most frequently asked questions to find out more about what to expect – from the cheapest whale watching prices to the species you can hope to see. For any more information, read the Groupon Manual.

When can I see whales in Victoria?

Different whale species swim close to Victoria at different times of year, so there's usually something to see in every season, but the prime whale watching season is generally between May and October.

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During these months, you can spot humpback whales and orcas aplenty. Look on in awe as they breach the surface and marvel at the sheer size of some of the most gentle giants on earth. And it's not just whales you can see – keep an eye out for other marine wildlife, from seals to dolphins, throughout your trip. Bird watching is pretty popular out here, too.

What is the best whale watching tour in Victoria BC?

There are a number of whale watching tours taking place around Victoria BC and Washington State – each offering a unique approach to getting you up close and personal with some of nature's biggest marvels.

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Some of our favorites, based on customer reviews, include:

  • Deer Harbor Charters. Departing from multiple locations on Orcas Island, this tour is renowned for its helpful, knowledgeable, and passionate crew members.
  • Orcas Wild. Head out in a smaller group to learn more about the migrating habits of killer whales.
  • Orcas Island Eclipse Charters. Embark on a 3.5-hour tour to catch a glimpse of orca in the wild.

Where can I see whales in Victoria?

Your tour guide will know exactly where the best whale watching spots are around Victoria. Generally, the Gulf and San Juan Islands are the most likely spots for activity.

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While it isn't totally guaranteed that you're going to spot whales, an experienced tour guide will know the best ways to track them down to increase your chances of getting a glimpse.

Nature is famously unpredictable, but going by reviews from other whale watching customers, you've every chance of seeing different species numerous times during your trip. If you're lucky, you'll get to follow them up the BC coastline.

How much does whale watching in Victoria cost?

Prices for whale watching in Victoria vary, but expect to pay about $100 for one hour on the water. If you want to reduce the cost of enjoying this magical moment, we have a range of whale watching coupons that could help you save on your day to remember.

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With our discounts, you can reduce the cost of your trip by up to 70%. Many of our merchants offer specials for as little as $59 – so you can enjoy the adventure for less


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