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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.12
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$125.12
Come and meet the locals—the flippered, furred and feathered kind—on this guided 3.5-hour or more whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Find out how you’re supporting a leader in ocean conservation, education, research and sustainability. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and an amazing assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! Hotel transport included.
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* A traveler said: "Great crew, determined and high Spirited to find whales and wildlife. We found a groups of orcas amd tracked them and observed them in there natural habitat. Then we observed bald eagles and a large groups of seals. Dress in layers out in the open ocean it’s frigid they provide great warm equipment. Thanks again Pete and Lily!!!"


Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.43
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$116.43
Marvel at Canada’s west coast wildlife on this 3-hour sunset whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! As the sun sinks to the horizon, cruise back into Victoria’s scenic inner harbour and enjoy the twinkling lights of British Columbia’s capital city!
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* A traveler said: "On Eagle Wing Sunset Excursion. Excellent experience saw lots of Orca's, crew (Peter and Karac) knew exactly where to go, where to position the boat for a great experience with respecting the Orca's. When floating some Orca's swam beside the boat. Crew was very knowledgeable and interacted very well with customers. Boat was very fast (faster than other boats that left at same time as our boat) so it allowed more time with Orca's. On the way back, near the end, they played Phil Collins songs, great way to end. Eagle Wing is carbon neutral and donates money to whale preservation which was important to selecting who we went with."


Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.29
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$144.29
Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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* A traveler said: "Had the best time ever. The naturalist answered all questions and had a close up encounter with the whale. Would recommend anyone to go ahead and book a tour Thank you Cheyenne for a wonderful trip that I’ll never forget Barb Traynor"


Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.30
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$125.30
Nestled in Vancouver Island’s northern bounds, Telegraph Cove is an intimate haven for whale watchers and conservationists. A former fishing village, today Telegraph Cove plays host to our quintessential whale watching adventure. Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing tour.
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6 Hour Whale Watching
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6 Hour Whale Watching

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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.43
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$183.43
Our 6-Hour trips give us the opportunity to venture out further and explore some of the more pristine and remote areas of the coast. Increase your chances of seeing some of the larger marine life, like whales and dolphins! In the spring and fall we have a very good chance of spotting black bears and Grizzly's scavenging on the beach! We frequently encounter resident Orca's, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and more! Tour Length: 6 Hours Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch
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* A traveler said: "What a great way to experience the beauty and grandeur of the West Coast. Josh was an amazing guide and host - knowledgeable about wildlife and the history of the area. We felt totally safe on board. Thank you for a very memorable day!"


Whales, Wildlife and Culture
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Whales, Wildlife and Culture

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.13
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$155.13
This exclusive, small group marine experience offers a journey of discovery focused on large marine mammals combined with a fascinating view into the world of local First Nations. Taking place aboard our brand-new, custom-designed 12-passenger tour boats, Homalco Tours vessels are unlike any other. Our landing craft design provides the ability to access beaches on our 4-hour tours, while also providing a truly unique experience for guests with TWO seats for every passenger! You have the option to select your Comfort Seat inside the cozy cabin or your open-aired Adventure Seat at the front of the vessel, allowing for a safer COVID-friendly tour. All guests who wish to ride outside have access to warm survival suits and floater jackets commonly used on zodiac-style tours. Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is Indigenous owned and operated and is complimented with a unique Indigenous perspective on your marine wildlife experience. Thank you for choosing us, "ʔiymot" (it is good).
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4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.13
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$104.13
Sailing on Starlight, Prime time or Sea Wolf in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is different each time. From Humbacks, Orcas, Sea lions, Seals, Eagles and water birds there is always something to see while you are learning the skills to sail one of our 3 sailing vessels.
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* A traveler said: "Our entire family had an exceptional time! It was the ideal gift for my husband‘s birthday! Gord was incredible at coaching us any giving instructions on how to sail. Neither of us had ever sailed before and we had an exceptional time! I highly recommend this tour for anyone remotely interested in sailing. Gord was also wonderful with our two children who thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the 4 hour trip. We all learned a ton and had a blast doing it."


Private Charter - Marine Adventure and Whale Watching
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Private Charter - Marine Adventure and Whale Watching

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$720.89
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$720.89
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This season we are offering tours for families and groups at special rates on our 12 passenger vessel Salish Shadow. We will be taking bookings for families and small groups up to 8 people to conform with COVID-19 protocols & to follow the advice of Dr. Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer. Join us and discover the wonders of the Salish Sea as we encounter Orcas, Humpbacks Whales, Minke Whales, Gray Whales, Seals, Sea Lions and more!
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Tofino Fishing and Wildlife Charter
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Tofino Fishing and Wildlife Charter

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,601.99
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$1,601.99
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Tucked away on the furthest reaches of the west coast, Tofino serves as the entrance to Clayoquot sound, where the road ends and adventure begins. Whether its heading offshore in search of Salmon and Halibut, or simply meandering through the inlets and islets, gazing upon the natural beauty and wildlife, we’ve got you covered. Our community of houses a rich and storied fishing tradition, and Charter Tofino offers an educated, dependable and personable experience that will leave you counting down the days until your next coastal escape.
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