Spring & Summer Season Whale Watching / Marine Wildlife Tours
(May to October) are 3 hours in length and are the ideal seasons to
see our resident Orca Whales in all their glory. The Juan de Fuca
and Haro Straits are home three resident orca (killer whales) pods.
Nearly 100 whales belong to these three pods, providing you ample
opportunity to have your own close encounter of the deep. During peak
whale watching months, our success rate for sighting orcas is often
Fall and Winter Season Marine and Wildlife Tours (Nov to April)
are two hours in length and offer an exhilarating boat ride to "Race
Rocks" to view 100's of California and Stellar Sea Lions. There
is also a chance of sighting Humpback and Gray Whales, and the possibility
for sighting Orcas still exists as the Southern Resident Orcas are
not migratory whales. Other marine wildlife you can see includes
porpoise, sea lions, seals, otter and a host of marine birds like
Cormorants and Bald Eagles.
Choose from either the large Orca spirit class vessels with their
luxurious indoor s4eating, liquor license, and with onboard washrooms
- perfect for seniors, young families, and the high end market,
or our state of the art zodiac vessels also with onboard washrooms
- perfect for the adventurous at heart. Wee the only company using
environmentally friendly Yamaha 4-stroke outboards renowned for
their ultra low emissions and quiet operating levels, supporting
our commitment to keeping our waters environmentally healthy.
Your safety is our top priority! All of our vessels are custom built
for whale watching which means they are high speed and offer the
ultimate in comfort, safety, and performance. The Orca Spirit vessels,
captains, ands crew are all Transport Canada Safety certified.
We find the whales! Running the largest, most extensive Canadian
/ US spotting network, combined with our high speed vessels, ensures
the highest success rate.
We take seriously our responsibility to focus on the educational
value of our tours. We are the only company that has always, in
addition to our drivers, provided friendly and fun, university educated
naturalists on board every tour. This makes for a safer, more informative
At Orca Spirit Adventures, we are dedicated to educating all of
our passengers as to the importance of conservation in relationship
to both the whales and their habitat. We practice responsible whale watching and are proud members of Whale Watch Operators Association
spectacular BC coastal waters of Victoria team with an abundance of
and Orca Spirit Adventures is the perfect
way to see it. Colonies of sea lions sunning on the rocks or taking
a dip are guaranteed to bring smiles. You may also see magnificent
bald eagles soaring high across the sky, porpoises or seals delighting
in the waves, and strange and wonderful sea birds gliding and diving
in the breeze. Every trip is a new and exciting adventure, where
you never know what local resident you'll spot next!
2500 sq foot Office / Gift Shop:
Our new 2500 square foot office / gift shop, in Victoria, British Columbia, is now open and operating.
Our office, passenger check-in, and extensive gift shop are only
two steps away from the dock. NO extra walking! Our check-in and
gift shop area were painted by wildlife muralist Jeff King and looks
awesome! We have added an educational room to further enhance our
emphasis and commitment to operating an upscale and educational
product. This room will be used to educate our guest on the eco-system
and the different species of wildlife in the Vancouver Island area. It also features
a pre-boarding safety presentation as well as wildlife slide show.
A courtesy shuttle service is offered to and from any downtown Victoria location.
Orca Spirit Adventures
visit our full website for more information at www.orcaspirit.com
Phone: (250) 383-8411
Fax: (250) 383-4666
Call us Toll Free: 1-888-672-ORCA (6722)