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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.55
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$119.55
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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.34
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.77
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$102.77
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Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

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The sheltered waters of Ucluelet Harbour offer an ideal location for an introduction to sea kayaking on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Watch for wildlife, from intertidal life to black bears meandering along the shoreline and eagles soaring above. This kayak tour offers the opportunity to paddle up to a hidden waterfall, learn about the local fish hatchery, or explore the outer harbor limits. Paddling instruction is provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.31
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$80.31
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Small-Group Pacific Ocean Islands Kayak Tour

Small-Group Pacific Ocean Islands Kayak Tour

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The tour starts off with an exciting half hour ride by cruiser boat in the early morning with our kayaks, guide and gourmet picnic lunch. On route to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve guests will have the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery of rocky bluffs with wind whipped trees, sights of the open Pacific Ocean, a noisy sea lion colony, and a historic native whaling beach. We watch for gray and humpback whales as we travel across Barkley Sound. Whale spotting is all about anticipation, and sightings are truly memorable, so if you watch closely you may get a chance to see whales and other marine life throughout the season.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$330.38
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$330.38
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.81
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Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

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Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 3-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Travel through one of Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay, to one of its oldest grocers. Then pass through Beacon Hill Park, and see the peacocks there. Plus, catch a glimpse of the famous Empress Hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.63
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.25
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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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This adventure is a 3 to 4 hour fully-guided whale watching, wildlife and sunset viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria on the Salish Sea Eclipse - a state of the art covered catamaran with three viewing decks! Your adventure will be ending when the sun goes down and will be an experience to remember!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.69
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.63
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure

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Soar through the air like an eagle in flight on this zipline adventure! Just a half hour from central Victoria, this Vancouver Island zipline park features eight different ziplines that span more than 1,000 feet (305 meters). Your small group will also go on a 10-minute ATV ride and you'll traverse two suspension bridges high above the forest floor. Two tour guides accompany you on this two-hour tour; they'll share insight about the environment and answer any questions to ensure a safe, fun and exhilarating experience in the British Columbia temperate rainforest.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.37
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.53
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.63
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Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.36
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.16
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Glacier Helicopter Tour

Glacier Helicopter Tour

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Take off from Campbell River on a tour that is unlike any other. You’ll fly over the Comox Glacier and get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery over the Vancouver Island Mountain Range. See British Columbia’s oldest provincial park, Strathcona Provincial Park from high above, and marvel at the sights that are often only for experienced hikers and mountaineers!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$476.11
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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

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Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.50
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Great Bears of Bute: Grizzly Bear Viewing & Indigenous Cultural Tour
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Great Bears of Bute: Grizzly Bear Viewing & Indigenous Cultural Tour

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Witness grizzly bears in their natural habitat on this breathtaking wildlife, cultural and marine tour. Join an Indigenous guide and visit the traditional territory of the Homalco First Nations in Bute Inlet. Bear viewing, whale watching and cultural exploration make for a one-of-a-kind adventure. This is the only bear tour from Campbell River that is 100% indigenous owned and provides you with an immersive indigenous experience from start to finish. By choosing Homalco Tours you help contribute to the cultural and economic recovery of the Homalco First Nation people and youth. Thank you for choosing us and in the language of our people "ʔiymot" (it is good).
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$362.37
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Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour

Downtown Victoria Food & City Tour

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Treat your taste buds to a walking food tour of Victoria’s bustling Fort & Blanshard Streets. Once known as Antique Row for its abundance of vintage shops, this hip neighborhood is now filled with trendy restaurants, modern boutique shops, and home to the arts district. Follow a local gourmet guide to some of the best eateries in the area including a tea salon, a European-style deli, an authentic taqueria, Middle-Eastern street food, and more. Chat with shop owners and chefs along the way to gain insight into Victoria’s thriving culinary scene. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized tasting experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.96
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Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown

Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown

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Get a history lesson mixed with food as you wander around downtown Victoria on this walking tour. Explore historic areas of the city, which started out as a fur trading outpost, as you taste the local cuisine. Plus, Victoria boasts one of the oldest Chinatown sections in North America. The tour covers some of the oldest parts of the city, including the Victoria Public Market, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, and Emporium Dragon Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.96
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

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Many whale-watching cruises stick close to the shoreline, but this small-group tour increases your chances of seeing whales by heading out onto the open ocean. Cruise by the Carmanah lighthouse, Sea Lion Rock and the West Coast and Juan de Fuca Trails while keeping your eyes peeled for telltale blows, as well as black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.76
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Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

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Enjoy swift travel and breathtaking views over British Columbia on this Victoria to Vancouver seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and take to the skies with your pilot. Enjoy panoramic views over local landmarks including Ogden Point, the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the BC Parliament Buildings. Soar over the Gulf Islands’ sandy beaches and dense forests, and look out for the mighty Lion’s Gate Bridge and Brockton Peninsula.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.21
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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.46
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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