Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists information and booking

from
$89
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Victoria, British Columbia (next to the Fairmont Empress Hotel)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
April 1 - October 1510am and 2pm dailyCheck-in is 30mins prior to departure times
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Tour description provided by Viator

British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance to see them! While cruising on a 40-passenger boat specifically designed for whale watching, witness these impressive mammals as two onboard naturalists provide interesting and informative commentary on the Pacific marine life off the coast of Canada.

Take in the beautiful sights of British Columbia on an educational whale-watching adventure from Victoria ! Enjoy a three-hour cruise on the Pacific and spot majestic orcas (killer whales) while learning about Canada’s marine ecosystem from two onboard naturalists. They’ll answer any questions you may have during your whale-watching cruise and encourage you to search for native marine life!

Ron Bates, one of the leading orca researchers in the Pacific Northwest, may also be along for the ride! He conducts much of his research on board and can provide unique and detailed insight into the lives of these magnificent and intelligent mammals.

Every whale-watching adventure may be different depending on the day’s marine activity. The cruise often starts with visits to the small islands off the coast of Victoria to begin the exciting search for whales. Listen as your expert crew explains the surrounding marine ecosystems of the Pacific. Learn about the important food chains in each area and the types of animals found there. Often, the crew will pull kelp on board and give you a chance to touch, feel and taste where many of the food chains begin.

This exciting whale-watching cruise is conducted on a boat designed specifically for whale watching, and provides a smooth, swift and stable ride. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating areas for great panoramic views. This tour is fun for the entire family!

What's included

  • 3-hour whale-watching tour from victoria
  • 2 onboard naturalist guides

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)