Whale watching in victoria, bc solemate adventures. Tollfree 18007089488 local 12503848008 1 dallas road view map victoria bc, canada. The prime whale watching season in british columbia is between april and late october. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us. Although wildlife is the focus of our trip, the scenery along the way is not to be forgotten. Victoria whale watching tours sea king adventures inc. Oct 15, 2015 with our large number of vessels, locations in both victoria and vancouver, and almost 50 staff in peak season, prince of whales is now the largest whale watching and ecoadventure company in. Hop aboard and experience orcas, killer whales, gray, humpback, and minke whales up close and. Departing from downtown victoria aboard a 12passenger openair zodiacstyle boat, this adventure will take you on a 33. Our company utilizes stateoftheart, custom designed, locally built vessels that are leading in the industry for safety. F all is the time of year where the wildlife is very active particularily the humpback whales and sea lions. Join five star whale watching for the adventure of a lifetime an experience that you will never forget. This family owned and operated company is sure to deliver a world class marine wildlife viewing experience.
Four days in vancouver island whale watching paradise. During this time, it is possible to see four different species of whales, two species of porpoises and one species of dolphin depending on the month you are here. Our whale watching tours located off the southern coast of victoria, british columbia consist of viewing transient orca pods, migrating humpback whales, grey whales and other marine animals that reside in our coastal waters. Whales choose to give birth and raise their calves just off the victoria coast. Bc luna is a perfect vessel for young children under 4 years old and older adults. It sounds like you had incredible encounters with both killer whales and humpback whales and with other local marine wildlife. Killer whales are best observed from mid july through the first week of september. Eagle wing tours is victoria, bcs very first premier guaranteed whale sighting company.
But since you posted this originally on the victoria forum, i assume youre hoping to go whale watching out of victoria. When is the best time to whale watch in victoria bc. Whale watching in july and august vancouver island, british. Victoria has more boats departing for whale watching than any place on vancouver island and most companies guarantee whale sightings. To find out more about the whale watching tours we offer on vancouver island, click here. From our downtown departure locations, we offer industryleading whale watching tours in vancouver, victoria, telegraph cove, and seattle. Whale watching in bc british columbia travel and adventure. From may to early october, whales migrate from antarctica along the victorian coastline to the north, to warmer waters near queensland. The prime whalewatching season in british columbia is between april and late october.
Theres something to be said about the peace and quiet of a tourist town in the off season, and the beauty of victoria from the water on a crisp winters day is unrivaled. British columbia is home to dozens of whale species, 23 to be exact, according to the vancouver aquarium. Up and down the coast of british columbia, from victoria to port hardy on vancouver island, from vancouver to the bc gulf islands, and up to haida gwaii queen charlotte islands. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash or any product or service other than that specified on the certificate. We walked to the harbor and decided last minute to book a whale watching tour with a company that we found while walking, orca spirit, it was the best tour i. Go sea kayaking, salmon fish for dinner, amazing wildlife.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in victoria. Eagle eye adventures is the most reliable whale watching tours company in canada. Each passes through the seas at slightly different times of the year but overall whale watching season is considered to run from march to october. Our whale watching tour season here begins in april, and finishes in october. A quick guide to our whale watching season on south vancouver island. Catamaran excursions launch from victoria s inner harbour. The majestic orca has long been the proud symbol of our incredible city.
In this season, all major cruise companies begin to offer boat trips to see the migr. Choose your victoria whale watching adventure just a short cruise from downtown victoria, an ocean wilderness awaits. Whaletrips british columbia whale watching in british. There is no seagoing experience quite like watching, closeup, a sleek whale weighing thousands of pounds frolic like a child in its natural habitat.
Call or click to make a reservation now and mention you are staying at the empress hotel to get a special rate. April to october join our comfortable 61 ft covered. Sep 20, 2017 whale watching is one of the popular activities to do while visiting victoria, bc growing up on the island weve sort of taken this for granted. Our open vessels, bc tika, bc nova, and bc orca do have a height restriction of 4 feet 1. We are open daily for whale watching and wildlife adventure tours from march 1 october 31. In fact we can even come to vancouver and pick you up there, or just about anywhere on. Theres simply nothing better than a whale watching tour in bc with orca spirit, some prefer viewing beneath the summer sun, while others prefer cooler spring and fall viewings. Humpback whales 40 minutes offshore from victoria, bc photo credit jeff lorton. Victoria is a very convenient place to go whale watching from, as it is a hub of. And within this, chances to see them, camera in one hand, binoculars in the other, are almost limitless.
Some even come in the winter months for an uncrowded adventure. The rugged beauty of the west coast is something that should be experienced with victorias boutique whale watching company. As we move into mid september we see fewer resident killer whales however with the abundant sea lion population that moves into the area, we see more transients as sea lions are a favorite food source for his subspecies of orca. April 14, 2015 as a biologist living in victoria b. British columbia and particularly vancouver island is a brilliant location to spot. Another highlight is the migration of the gray whales past the western part of the island. Tour operators, both on the mainland and the island, have specialized on orcas. Setting the bar high for the local whale watching industry we have been inspiring and educating guests. Sidney whale watching is located in beautiful sidney, bc only 30 minute drive north from victoria or 5 minute drive from swartz bay ferry terminal and victoria international airport. We provide whale and grizzly bear tours, and great bear rainforest tours.
Here is a good guide to help you make a decision about the whale watching season in victoria. Prince of whales adventures bcs best whale watching. The best whale watching on the planet victoria, bc. All gift certificates expire 1 year after purchase date. See whales and other marine wildlife on a whalewatching tour in vancouver. Embark on a whalewatching excursion onboard a small zodiac boat that allows upclose. Whale tours in victoria bc springtide whale watching. Springtides whale watching tours will take you through some of the worlds most breathtaking scenery that bc has to offer. Frequently asked questions about whale watching in bc. Between may and november, the chance of seeing whales is 9598%, but if you dont see any, we invite you back on complimentary tours until you see whales. The city has a population of 85,792, and the greater victoria area has a population of 367,770. There are three orca pods totaling over 80 whales in victoria s waters alone.
Whale watching is a popular activity for residents and visitors to victoria, bc. The best whale watching place anywhere on the planet these are the words of captain ian roberts, who has led these unforgettable trips for the. We work with remote passages marine excursions to offer our guests the chance to experience the ultimate whale watching adventure in british columbia. Toprated victoria, british columbia whale watching tours 2020. Guaranteed whale watching program victoria bc eagle. Whale watching your journey starts as you step onto a custom 30 foot wildlife viewing vessel and embark on a voyage through the enchanting gulf island archipelago. Join david roberts and james rogers, as they guide a group through the waters off of victoria, british columbia, to experience the thrill of whale watching. Whale watching victoria adventures prince of whales. As victorias longest running family owned and operated whale watching company and first catamaran company, we have built up victoria as a world class destination for whale watching.
Bc whale tours victoria aktuelle 2020 lohnt es sich. Though they are not technically a whale, orcas are often considered the main attraction of whale watching tours. See whales and other marine wildlife on a whale watching tour in vancouver. Everywhere you turn, the photographic opportunities in vancouver islands marine ecosystem are spectacular.
Whale watching holidays orca watching canadian affair. Whale watching in british columbia mainly boils down to whale watching on vancouver island, even if you can also book tours directly from vancouver. Whale watching season 2015, victoria bc springtide tours. Weve sailed back and forth to the mainland on bc ferries too many times to count. Whale watching booking form whale watching in victoria, bc. Whale watching from victoria british columbia, canada.
For some of the best whale watching in bc, head on the whale watch plus tour. British columbia, canada1 contribution1 helpful vote. The romans called it orca, meaning demon from hell. Whale watching tours from vancouver island tourism victoria. Prince of whales is focused on sharing the beautiful and breathtaking coastal waters of british columbia, its vibrant wildlife, and its rich history. The marine life in the waters of bc is abundant and diverse, but there is no greater creature than the mighty whale. Female southern right whales return to the nursery for weeks to calve and allow the young to feed, gathering strength for their journey back to the subantarctic waters. Hang in there, the flowers will be out in bloom soon enough. If seeing orcas is a priority, please keep these dates in mind when you book your tour with us. When is the best time of year to go whale watching in. The whale spends the summer and a few fall months in the arctic waters before heading south. Majestic mammals and marine wildlife abound in the waters surrounding victoria, including the orca, or killer whale, and gray, humpback, and minke whales. We went on this tour in october and saw a number of humpback whales and large numbers of two types of sea. Your captain and guide will take you on a thrilling west coast adventure on a vast ocean overflowing with majestic sea life and brilliant scenery.
Orca spirit adventures victoria 2020 all you need to know. Youll see orca whales, migrating humpback whales and much more. Whale watching tours and wild life tours, bc whale tours is one of victoria s finest whale watching companies. Book a whale watching holiday in canada with canadian affair for the chance to. From the commencement of our tour you will see the snow crowned olympic mountains virtually soar from the sea bed.
There are different types of whales in various parts of bc, so it really depends on what kind of whales you were hoping to see, and where in bc you were planning to be its a huge province. Frequently asked questions bc whale tours victoria whale. Every trip is different, as we follow reports of the whales location. If reserving on line please use the promotion code emp1.
Victoria zodiac boat whale watching tour provided by. Time your trip to the great ocean road region between june and october for whale watching at logans beach, victorias southern right whale nursery. Contact eagle wing tours victoria bc and vancouver island. Wild whales 2020 eggbeater creative vancouver whale watching. A premiere whale watching company based in victoria, british columbia, canada. Whale watching dates in the fall, vancouver island, bc. Birds of a feather whalewatching departures can be from victorias inner harbour, from sidney, metchosin, sooke, salt spring island, or anywhere we can trailer the boat. Were conveniently located right next to one of the cheapest pay parking lots in victoria bc. Victoria is the 7th most densely populated city in canada with 4,405. Other aquatic neighbours include sea lions, seals, porpoise and many marine birds. This adventure will take you from downtown victoria to the butchart gardens. During whale watching season, theres nothing like seeing the fluke of a. Its common name, recognized by many people, is killer whale originally called whale killer by spanish whalers.
Victoria, the capital of vancouver island, is one of the best places to spot whales. Gift certificates for whale watching tours are valid for use from april 15 october 31. Five star whale watching is the fairmont empress hotel inhouse whale watching company, and as a guest of the hotel we have a special offer for you. Oct 22, 2010 eagle wing whale watching in victoria british columbia canada at fishermans wharf. Since whales travel close to the coast, many people enjoy going out on boats to view them. Contact eagle wing tours to learn more about the best whale watching tours in victoria, bc on vancouver island. About bc whale tours leave the crowds behind on our custom made vessels specifically designed for comfort, speed and safety that carry only 12 guests at a time. Orcas, humpback, minke and gray whales are in their natural habitat on this exciting 3hour whale watching tour. If winter whale watching doesnt quite sound like your thing, the summer season is just a few months away. With many years of experience, youll be sure to enjoy this luxury ride.748 287 469 501 552 1510 580 496 1334 307 309 767 1666 1476 149 507 1069 1330 572 1532 820 1489 1192 946 1494 207 1523 132 973 1048 1657 515 1441 370 1253 311 68 734