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Custom Scheduled Private Tours in a Luxury Zodiac Medline III Anywhere on The West Coast

Whale watching and marine wildlife tours aboard our OCEAN CRUSIER, OR ONE OF OUR ZODIACS", out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; one of the best locations in the world for viewing whales and marine life in the wild. Full washroom facilities and heated indoor seating area. Complimentary coffee & tea (snacks available.) Coastguard certified passenger vessel and crew. Large outdoor viewing decks. Certified Naturalist on board. Early morning departure of our scout vessel, and an extensive land spotting network is used to assist in locating whales.

The best time of year for Orca (killer whale) watching is April through October. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits are home to three Resident Orca pods, called J, K and L pods, which total nearly 100 Orcas. In addition to the Orcas, we often see Minke, Gray and Humpback whales, porpoise, Stellar and California sea lions, harbour seals, elephant seals, river & sea otters and a large variety of sea birds such as cormorants, bald eagles and puffins, to name only a few. Sighting success rates during this peak season can range up to 99%!

 

We offer up to three tours daily (9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. ) and each tour is three hours long. Tours depart from the marina behind the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel @ 146 Kingston Street (downtown Victoria). Tours are suitable for persons of all ages, from infants to seniors, and we also have a designated wheelchair accessible area. On our tours we provide complimentary coffee, tea, & hot chocolate. The vessel is liquor licensed and we offer a variety of snacks and cold beverages. For added viewing enjoyment for our passengers, we have a library of informative nature books on board and we show a marine wildlife video. All major credit cards are accepted. CLICK HERE for more information

Contact Us For Reservations And More Information:

      -Local: 1.250.391.8889
      -Toll Free: 1.800.730.4790
      -Mobile + Texting: 250.507.1160
      -Email: charters@marineecotours.com

We're mobile anywhere on Vancouver Island including most accessible lakes