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
: Victoria, CanadaDuration
: 3 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.