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Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac provided by SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters

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Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac

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Departure Point
Victoria, BC V8W 1T7, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3-hour bird and sea lion tour
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • $3 Wildlife Conservation Fee plus 5% GST
  • Gratuity (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
  • Tour is not recommended for people with neck and spinal problems, in frail health or for pregnant women
  • Sea and weather conditions vary. Please dress very warmly and be prepared that you may get wet!
  • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand. If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact your local tour operator (number located on voucher) to confirm your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ck Chia wrote a review Oct 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked 2 hours before and having a doubt that will we see any whale in this season. Turn out, we see a group of whale popping up and show their tails. The best is when a humpback whale hit the water with its tail at least 5 times and have a little flip over to show its
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
Responded 01 Nov 2019
Dear ckchia1018, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate it. Wow! It sounds like you had some fantastic sightings of Humpback Whales! They are such graceful whales despite their size. I am thrilled we got to share some of the wonders of the Pacific Northwest with you. Come again anytime :) Thanks, Gabriella Guest Service Representative
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BLM666 wrote a review Oct 2019
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A sunny October day. We were not too sure to do a trip that late in the year. However, turned out to be one of the best sightings we've ever seen. We saw a lot of different wildlife. The most stunning thing was a humpback whale playing qith its little one flopping and splashing
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Guest Services Representative at Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Dear BLM666, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it. It sounds like you had an amazing trip! Humpback Whales are fantastic to watch, they can be very playful and it's wonderful that you got to experience that on your trip. I will pass your kind comments onto Captain Ian, he will be delighted! Come back any time :) Gabriella
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Ravenhouse wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom76 contributions21 helpful votes
We booked to go whale watching with Springtide on the Vodiac for a bit of excitement. If we didn’t see whales we would still have had some fun , as it is advertised as “A thrill seekers must do” The rest of our group went on the normal boat. On arrival we were briefed by
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Operations Supervisor at Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
Responded 09 Oct 2019
Dear Ravenhouse, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we do appreciate it and value feedback from our customers and I am sorry to hear how disappointed you were with your Zodiac experience. Before a trip’s departure, the skipper will have a detailed discussion with SpringTide’s fleet Captain and will they decide on the most efficient route to search for Whales. Often, this means our vessels split up and do not travel together to ensure we cover as much ground as possible during the search. Your skipper would have made his decisions with the safety and comfort of all his passengers in mind. I have sent you a private message in regards to your experience as I would love the chance to talk with you more about your trip. Please do feel free to get in contact with us at sales@springtidecharters.com Many Thanks, Gabriella Operations Supervisor
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DTeam wrote a review Jan 2019
Samford, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow, what a magical day we had despite it being out of season!! The lovely Fiona got the kids and my husband and I all kitted out with our wet weather gear and introduced us to Captain Mark. Then we were off on our adventure with the hope of spotting some Orcas. Despite not
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
Responded 21 Jan 2019
Hello jduel, Thank you so much for your kind words. Mark and I really appreciate the lovely comments. By the sounds of it your trip was pretty spectacular. Even Mark commented on how great the sightings were - especially the Dall's Porpoise and the huge amount of Bald Eagles. Thank you so much for reviewing SpringTide and for recommending us to future visitors. Have a safe trip home to Brisbane. Kind Regards, Fiona Fogarty Sales & Operations Manager
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Bob Bowowski wrote a review Dec 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah6 contributions1 helpful vote
Very informative, enjoyable and comprehensive whale watching trip out with a great guide who knew all there was to know. Zodiac was great to zoom around in and the co-operative tracking with other boats really helped us find tons of whales. Interesting to see a research zodiac
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from SpringTideWhaleTours, Manager at Marine Wildlife Tour by Zodiac
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Dear BobBowowski, Thank you so much for your 5 star Trip Advisor review. We are so happy to hear that although not your first, we were the Best Whale Watching trip you've ever been on. Captain Ian, and the rest of the SpringTide staff work very hard to make the whole tour experience a great one from start to finish. Although we can't control the wildlife, we are in such a great spot in the world for watching marine mammals, that more times then not we see an abundance of wildlife on our tours! It is truly our passion to share with our guests the beauty and wonder of this wild west coast. Thank you so much for joining us and for recommending us to others. Best Regards, Fiona Fogarty Sales & Operations Manager
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Fantastic Experience
We really enjoyed this adventure. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The policies for Covid are in place,
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Excellence
We picked the company at random! We picked Right! 😁 The guides are very informative and the boat was powerfully se
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An Experience of a Lifetime
Where do I start!!? First the staff was amazing! Very educational, passionate and fun. We headed out into the Salis
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Epic
Had a great afternoon out on the water. Although originally from the coast I had never been on a whale watching tou
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Fantastic beyond our expectations
The staff were all kind, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic.They made our trip and we will remember our experience
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Beyond expectations
Expert and friendly guides. Covid 19 precautions taken very seriously. We went out on the most beautiful day and sa
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Fantastic Experience!
The fantastic and knowledgeable crew made the entire experience amazing! Would recommend to anyone looking for the
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ticaencanada
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Dream come true
WOW! This was such a fun tour! I came to the island for a short holiday and whale watching was always a dream of mi
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nevadahanson
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Amazing Tour!
The staff here are really fun and attentive and really knowledgeable and did an amazing job ensuring we were having
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We saw a humpback!
No one can guarantee that you will see whales but I can safely say that with SpringTide Whale Watching, you are def
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rileyc905
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A whale of a time
It was a wonderful experience! The crew was very knowledge and able to answer all of my questions. They also did a
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kylerT2358ET
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Best whale watching tour
It was a amazing tour! The staff and crew were fantastic, professional and fun. Had the amazing experience of a hum
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Ej1504
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Highlight of Vancouver Island
Group of 5 friends who made last minute decision to do a Whale watching trip, after thinking all were closed for th
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Amazing Christmas Eve trip!
Couldn't recommend this tour more! Even though it was late in the season we saw humpbacks really close to the boat
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Scorp113
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Amazing Christmas Eve Experience!
We left Victoria Harbour at about 1pm with Springtide. Captain Ian was incredibly knowledgeable about the surroundi
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Key Details
  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, SpringTide Whale Watching & Charters
  • Duration: 3h
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