Whale watching Victoria Vancouver Island BC British Columbia

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whale watching Victoria 4 hours catamaran

Our tours are the only ones going out 3.5 to 4 hours. This extra time along with our high speed scarabs and catamaran gives us an extended reach to spend more time with the whales. Often our boats are the only ones on scene when the whales are at the outer limits of the range

Public Whale Watching Tours from Fishermans Wharf downtown harbour | Scarab, or Ocean Catamaran

  • Adult (16 yrs & older): $125.00
  • Youth (9 yrs to 15 yrs): $95.00
  • Child (8 yrs and under): $75.00
  • Group rates - please inquire
  • All prices are plus taxes
     

Scheduled Departures May through October 31

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • early evening sunset whale watching tours June through August only

**Please call 1-800-730-4790 for details.

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humpback whales Victoria BC

fast scarab whale watching Salish Sea

Humpys, Orcas, Stellars and California Sea Lions all in one afternoon

Every day is a unique adventure out on the Salish Sea but today’s trip stood out. We launched at Pedder Bay Marina in Metchosin to place us close to Race Rocks. As the California and Stellar Sea Lion bulls were entertaining us from their perches on the rock formations we suddenly found ourselves surrounded by a dozen or so of these mamoths swimming, diving and porpoising. Then the incredible happened. One of the stellars suddenly sprang out of the water not 40 feet from us with a huge salmon which it had just caught as it breached the surface. The salmon was squirming it the sea lion’s mouth. Just as quickly as the stellar had surfaced he dove again and repeated this motion 2 more times. All the while a dozen or so of his very excited mates were porpoising almost in unison as a group. In 12 years being out here on the ocean that was a first for me. This was just the begginning of our adventure. We had heard reports of 4 to 6 humpbacks in the general vicinity over the past week. As we networked with our colleagues we heard 6 transient orcas were nearby. We spent a bit of time enjoying the orcas before heading out in the direction of the shipping lanes where soon we spotted 4 humpbacks. They put on quite a show for us including some excellent tail flukes. The humpbacks were also very vocal. All this in the space of 4 hours on one of those special autumn days when the seas were calm and the sun was out.

Guest Name: 
Dieter Gerhard, boat captain Birds of a Feather Zodiac Medline III
Date: 
October 11, 2008
City: 
Victoria
Province/State: 
BC
Country: 
Canada