Victoria Whale Watching Excursion Reviews

Take a trip to sea and keep a sharp eye for orcas during your time in Victoria, the whales are waiting.
We did very little here due to the short time in port.
Sail Date: May 2019
We did very little here due to the short time in port. We did the Zodiac whale watching tour, which was mostly successful in that we saw a majestic humpback whale, and few Orcas. However, our boat stopped working at one point, and our boat ... Read More
We did very little here due to the short time in port. We did the Zodiac whale watching tour, which was mostly successful in that we saw a majestic humpback whale, and few Orcas. However, our boat stopped working at one point, and our boat operator was pretty unprofessional about the whole thing. Thankfully, his partner and another ship captain were able to help us out, and after about 30 minutes, we were back to whale watching. The entire tour was 4 hours long, which was way too long. The boat ride back was long, wet, dark, windy, and completely torturous. The ride was so uncharerstically bumpy, that our ship operator got in another larger ship's wake so the ride was a little more smooth and we wouldn’t have to stop as often due to large waves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Tour guide took us out for about three hours.
Sail Date: May 2019
Tour guide took us out for about three hours. Saw there pods of orca whales. Said it was very rare to do that. Saw sea lions by the light house and otters.
Tour guide took us out for about three hours. Saw there pods of orca whales. Said it was very rare to do that. Saw sea lions by the light house and otters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I probably would have given a higher rating but we saw nothing except some seals.
Sail Date: April 2019
I probably would have given a higher rating but we saw nothing except some seals. Sadly it was not a good day for whale watching.
I probably would have given a higher rating but we saw nothing except some seals. Sadly it was not a good day for whale watching. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Five Star Whale Watching provided an excellent experience.
Sail Date: September 2018
Five Star Whale Watching provided an excellent experience. Comfortable, safe boat with bathroom on board, and they were great at getting to the whales and also showing us sea lions and seals.
Five Star Whale Watching provided an excellent experience. Comfortable, safe boat with bathroom on board, and they were great at getting to the whales and also showing us sea lions and seals. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Whale watching was fun and the crew was excellent in making sure we knew about the different named ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Whale watching was fun and the crew was excellent in making sure we knew about the different named whales. We saw about 6 whales on the trip. The guys went golfing while the girls did the whale watching trip.
Whale watching was fun and the crew was excellent in making sure we knew about the different named whales. We saw about 6 whales on the trip. The guys went golfing while the girls did the whale watching trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice Boat.
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice Boat. Saw some orca's but didn't get too close. 3 hours is a bit too long to be on a small boat for me.
Nice Boat. Saw some orca's but didn't get too close. 3 hours is a bit too long to be on a small boat for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent excursion.
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent excursion. Very safe, informative, and saw a lot of orcas.
Excellent excursion. Very safe, informative, and saw a lot of orcas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Victoria was absolutely beautiful.
Sail Date: July 2018
Victoria was absolutely beautiful. 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 ever took it was a 3 hour zodiac boat ride ... Read More
Victoria was absolutely beautiful. 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 ever took it was a 3 hour zodiac boat ride and we saw a bunch of whales , our captain Ed was so knowledgeable . I would definitely recommend this tour , it was cheaper than the cruise excursion because we were charged in Canadian money which was a better exchange for US residents . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We sailed out to the San Juan Islands and saw a family of Orcas traveling through.
Sail Date: July 2018
We sailed out to the San Juan Islands and saw a family of Orcas traveling through. They were splendid. We then headed back towards port hoping to see Humpback whales. We arrived in time to see the tail of one of the whales (it was huge!) ... Read More
We sailed out to the San Juan Islands and saw a family of Orcas traveling through. They were splendid. We then headed back towards port hoping to see Humpback whales. We arrived in time to see the tail of one of the whales (it was huge!) and then headed back to town. It was splendid but it was too short. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Saw tons of orcas.
Sail Date: July 2018
Saw tons of orcas. Really cool!
Saw tons of orcas. Really cool! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We saw so many Orcas.
Sail Date: July 2018
We saw so many Orcas. Excellent. Suited us well.
We saw so many Orcas. Excellent. Suited us well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent whale watching excursion.
Sail Date: June 2018
Excellent whale watching excursion. We had a great time and the guides with us were fantastic. The vessel was in excellent condition and was one of the highlights of the trip.
Excellent whale watching excursion. We had a great time and the guides with us were fantastic. The vessel was in excellent condition and was one of the highlights of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It got dark half way through our tour, so we could no longer look for whales.
Sail Date: May 2018
It got dark half way through our tour, so we could no longer look for whales. Feel that this trip was a rip off for this time of year. Should not be offered. Or not offered for so long, or reduced rate, something. Very disappointed in this ... Read More
It got dark half way through our tour, so we could no longer look for whales. Feel that this trip was a rip off for this time of year. Should not be offered. Or not offered for so long, or reduced rate, something. Very disappointed in this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We saw Orcas and a Humpback as well as Sea Lions and even a Sea Otter.
Sail Date: September 2017
We saw Orcas and a Humpback as well as Sea Lions and even a Sea Otter. Loved it.
We saw Orcas and a Humpback as well as Sea Lions and even a Sea Otter. Loved it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
we were really lucky to see 40 killer whales and numerous seals
Sail Date: September 2017
we were really lucky to see 40 killer whales and numerous seals
we were really lucky to see 40 killer whales and numerous seals Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My daughter and I booked last minute, based on the Naturalist's speech on Orcas on the ship.
Sail Date: July 2017
My daughter and I booked last minute, based on the Naturalist's speech on Orcas on the ship. It was a big disappointment. There where whales in the area, but the boat never really got close enough. It seems that the best time for ... Read More
My daughter and I booked last minute, based on the Naturalist's speech on Orcas on the ship. It was a big disappointment. There where whales in the area, but the boat never really got close enough. It seems that the best time for whale watching is mid day, but we didn't get there until 6pm. You are better off checking out beautiful Victoria BC. That's what the rest of my family did Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Saw orca and dolphins!
Sail Date: June 2017
Saw orca and dolphins! Too short of time in port, schedule wisely
Saw orca and dolphins! Too short of time in port, schedule wisely Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Amazing Orca viewing experience - Must do!
Sail Date: June 2017
Amazing Orca viewing experience - Must do! https://www.eaglewingtours.com/
Amazing Orca viewing experience - Must do! https://www.eaglewingtours.com/ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Was supposed to be a 3 hour tour.
Sail Date: May 2017
Was supposed to be a 3 hour tour. Took about 3:45 with only about 30 min whale watching.
Was supposed to be a 3 hour tour. Took about 3:45 with only about 30 min whale watching. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Orca Spirit Adventures was amazing -- we saw orca whales and the guides, Courtney, Catherine, and ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Orca Spirit Adventures was amazing -- we saw orca whales and the guides, Courtney, Catherine, and Alex, were wonderful!!
Orca Spirit Adventures was amazing -- we saw orca whales and the guides, Courtney, Catherine, and Alex, were wonderful!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The staff was great.
Sail Date: May 2017
The staff was great. We saw a view humpback whales in the distance. We saw way more when we did the Juneau whale watch.
The staff was great. We saw a view humpback whales in the distance. We saw way more when we did the Juneau whale watch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice boat w/ Orca Spirit Adventures, as booked through Royal Caribbean.
Sail Date: September 2016
Nice boat w/ Orca Spirit Adventures, as booked through Royal Caribbean. Great excursion!! Provided coffee and hot chocolate. Would have been nice if provided water, this must be purchased. The staff is very pleasant & educational!!
Nice boat w/ Orca Spirit Adventures, as booked through Royal Caribbean. Great excursion!! Provided coffee and hot chocolate. Would have been nice if provided water, this must be purchased. The staff is very pleasant & educational!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Awesome!
Sail Date: September 2016
Awesome!
Awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The boat was tied up a couple hundred yards from our ship: quite convenient.
Sail Date: August 2016
The boat was tied up a couple hundred yards from our ship: quite convenient. The boat had binoculars and the crew was outstanding. Did get to see a pod of Orcas and then later some sea lions.
The boat was tied up a couple hundred yards from our ship: quite convenient. The boat had binoculars and the crew was outstanding. Did get to see a pod of Orcas and then later some sea lions. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Plenty of humpbacks, but no orca's.
Sail Date: July 2016
Plenty of humpbacks, but no orca's. An enjoyable trip.
Plenty of humpbacks, but no orca's. An enjoyable trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line