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  • Victoria BC - Whale Watching Adventure

    B.C. Memories That'll Last a Lifetime

    Orca Spirit offers you Victoria’s original & authentic whale watching experience. You’ll tour the waters around Vancouver Island—which boast some of the most spectacular marine wildlife on the planet—with a certified marine naturalist. You can have the opportunity to view orcas, humpbacks, gray and minke whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles in their natural environment, and perhaps even listen to whale vocalizations as many of our boats are outfitted with hydrophones.

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  • Watch Our Video - Victoria Whale Watching

    Cross One Off Your Bucket-List

    Victoria’s Original & Authentic Whale Watching Experience will stay with you for a lifetime. You’ll come to face to face with some of nature’s most spectacular creatures — orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles. It’s something that has to be seen to be believed.

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  • Whale Watching Shuttle - Victoria BC

    Free Shuttle in Downtown Victoria

    We’re here to offer you the experience of a lifetime—so you shouldn’t be distracted by such details as navigating Victoria’s downtown or hunting for parking. That’s why Orca Spirit Adventures offers a courtesy shuttle service for all guests. We’ll pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at our front door—and when your whale watching adventure is over we’ll happily shuttle you anywhere in the downtown core.

    Free Shuttle Service
  • Orca Expert on Every Vessel

    A Marine Naturalist on Every Tour

    Orca Spirit Adventures provides a certified marine naturalist on every tour. Our knowledgeable and friendly experts provide educational commentary throughout the tour on all the members of Vancouver Island’s unique marine community. Many of our boats are outfitted with hydrophones offering you the unique experience of listening to whales vocalize in the wild.

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    Protecting The Whales That We Love

    You won’t find a group of people who appreciate and respect Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife more than the crew at Orca Sprit Adventures, which is why we are a proud proponent of the Pacific Whale Watch Association guidelines for responsible whale watching. And a portion of all whale watching adventure proceeds goes to support local marine research initiatives.

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2014 Season Start-up!

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 It's hard to believe it's that time again already but we're very excited to be gearing up for our 2014 season.  Spring has officially sprung and we can say good riddance to the long winter cold (okay, maybe it wasn't THAT cold- this is Victoria after-all).  Cherry blossoms are out with the promise of spring, bringing the excitement of new life, and as a reassurance the wildlife sightings are beginning to pop up all around us! April 1st marks the start of our Whale Watching season and we sure are eager to get back on the water! The boats are tuned up and our captains and naturalists are excited to be back out there next week, to show our guests the amazing beauty of Victoriaʼs coastline and the wildlife that call it home.
 
 
We've just come back from the Pacific Rim Whale Festival, hosted in the SECOND most picturesque place on Vancouver Island:Tofino (second to Victoria of course)! This festival celebrates the annual return of migrating Pacific Grey Whales to the coastal waters of the communities of Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. An estimated 20,000 Grey Whales make the journey each year from the Baja Peninsula’s breeding and calving lagoons in Mexico, toward their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas near the Arctic. 
 
booth photo smallWe were honoured to be a sponsor for the interpretive education events this year, boasting a colourful booth at the Maritime Kid's days in Ucluelet and Tofino.  Although we see an abundance of marine wildlife year-round off the coast of Southern Vancouver Island, Grey Whales rarely frequent the waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait.  It was a treat to observe several Grey’s from the shore as we soaked up the sunshine-yes, sunshine!- from the shores of the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet.  It was a wonderful experience to inform the local children about the Southern Resident Whales we are so fortunate to see here so regularly.  In turn, they taught us a thing or two about their travelling friends enduring the longest migration in the world!
  • Custom Tours - Orca Spirit Adventures

    Custom Tours

    Orca Spirit can offer you the perfect water venue for weddings, corporate events or private cruises on one of our luxury vessels.

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  • Whale Watching Blog - Orca Spirit Adventures

    Whale Watching Blog

    The second best option to joining us on every tour is our blog—it keeps you up to date on all the amazing wildlife we see in the waters around Victoria.

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    Famous Killer Whales

    Many Killer Whales have become famous over their lifetime — for heroic acts, entertainment and some sad stories of their capture and life in captivity.

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  • Responsible Whale Watching - Orca Spirit Adventures

    Responsible Whale Watching

    Committed to ensuring that whales remain with us for generations to come. Learn about our viewing guidelines and our support for local marine research programs.

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