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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.

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  • 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.

    Experts on Every Tour
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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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Orca Spirit Adventures and Great Pacific Adventures Join Forces

Orca Spirit Adventures and Great Pacific Adventures Join Forces
Press Release - For immediate release
Victoria, BC, Canada (September 5, 2014)
 
Orca Spirit Adventures, the leading provider of whale watching tours and eco-marine tourism in the Victoria area, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Victoria Whale Watching Company, Great Pacific Adventures (GPA). Orca Spirit will now be able to offer tourists and tour operators more boats, capacity and departure options than any other organization in the region.
“We are very pleased to have GPA join the Orca Spirit Adventures Group.” said John Douglas, Orca Spirit General Manager and Owner. “Great Pacific Adventures is a highly respected company and one of the pioneering whale watchers in the Pacific Northwest. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and more importantly, a shared passion for the well-being of marine wildlife and the environment. Andrew has done a fantastic job building his company without losing sight of his core values of environmental stewardship and respect.”
Victoria’s tourism industry has seen a very busy season with an increase of overnight stays and air arrivals up from last year. Orca Spirit Adventures believes that more visitors are partaking in outdoor attractions and eco-tourism adventures. “By joining forces with Great Pacific, we now have a unique opportunity to cater to a wider variety of visitors, from individual travelers and tour groups, to the corporate incentive travel market,” said Lauren Douglas, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Orca Spirit and Great Pacific Adventures regularly work together to make sure all customer needs for departure times and vessel requirements are met. Business will remain as-usual for both companies in the short term. The longer term goal is to consolidate the two organizations into a single operating unit with a broader range of qualifications and experience. “We are excited by the prospect of merging our sales and marketing team to offer customers unrivaled service and selection.” Commented Lauren. “We also look forward to expanding our fleet even further to increase the number of seats and vessel styles for visitors, and hiring additional staff to meet the growing business demand,” added John.

 

 
  • 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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