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Take the typical whale-watching cruise up a notch with a ride on a Zodiac, an inflatable boat that moves fast across the water, giving you a thrill as you look for whales that live in the waters around Vancouver Island. Spot orcas, humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales, as well as other marine life like seals and sea lions. Plus, enjoy views of the Victoria waterfront and the island’s beautiful scenery. An expert guide will make sure you enjoy a safe, fun and informative experience.

Description:
Your 3 hour tour starts in downtown Victoria, where you’ll check in at our office in the beautiful & historic Rithet Building located at 1119 Wharf Street.  You will be escorted to the dock, slip into a one-pice flotation suit and hop aboard the 12 passenger Zodiac for your whale watching adventure.

In contrast to the smoother ride of a large motor yacht, a Zodiac boat travels fast and puts you nearer to the water, providing you with an adventure style ride and maybe getting you a bit wet.  But that’s all part of the fun!

Sit back and hold on tight as your skipper zooms across the Strait of Juan de Fuca or Haro Strait ... the bodies of water that separate Vancouver Island from the United States. Watch for whales like humpbacks, orcas, minke whales and gray whales, as well as other marine mammals like sea lions, elephant seals and harbour seals. And, look up once in a while to spot bald eagles soaring through the sky and sea birds scanning the water to find food.

During the ride, your naturalist guide provides expert commentary about the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean while you learn about the behaviour and biology of the whales and other sea life. Your tour ends with a return to the same dock you departed from.

Highlights:

    Location: Victoria, Canada

    Duration: 3 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: Seasonal

      Departure Point:
      Check-in at 1119 Wharf Street, Victoria 40 minutes prior to your tour. (Address included in voucher)

      Return Details:
      Returns to original departure point

    • Inclusions:
      • Professional guide provides insight into wildlife and natural history
      • Transport Canada approved 1 piece floatation suits (not waterproof) available in various sizes and worn over street clothing
      • 3 hour guided tour with multiple interesting stops

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuity (optional)
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off
      • $2 + 5% tax Wildlife Conservation Fee per ticket

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
      • If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact  SpringTide (number located in voucher) to confirm your seat
      • Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand
      • Zodiac boats are not recommended for expectant mothers
      • Zodiac boats are not recommended for those with health concerns esp. in neck, back, hip or knee areas
      • Zodiac boats are not recommended for persons in frail health or who have limited mobility
      • Zodiac boats are not recommended for children under 7 years of age and/or under 4.5' or 130 cm in height
      • Zodiac passenger under age 19 MUST be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian who will sign a Waiver on their behalf
      • Should any of the points above necessitate a cancellation within 24 hours of departure, a refund will not  be provided
      • SpringTide's Motor Yacht is family friendly and accessible to all ages and abilities (however, not wheelchair accessible)


    Travel Voucher
    You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

    Local Operator Information
    Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.



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