Orca watching (boat)


Duration : About 3 hours
Schedule : Departure at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Season : April 1 to October 31
Departing from : Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina, 146 Kingston St

Take an unforgettable orca watching tour and learn all about this fascinating species. Don't forget your camera or video camera to immortalize the experience!

The nutrient-rich waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca are a fertile feeding ground for ocean wildlife. Three pods of resident orcas or "killer whales" make this area their home during the summer months.

Imagine a 2-metre long dorsal fin breaking the surface close to your boat, as an 8-ton mammal comes up to the surface to breathe... It's a sight you will never forget!

You may also get the chance to see grey whales, minke whales, humpback whales, seals, sea lions and royal eagles.

You will be accompanied by friendly expert marine biologists and naturalist guides with Transport Canada Marine Safety certification.


Season Adult 13 to 18 yrs old 3 to 12 yrs old 0 to 2 yrs old
Season (2022) 110 85 77 4
Season (2023) 113 87 79 4

* The price includes a 3-hour boat tour with a certified Marine Biologist/Naturalist, life jacket and the applicable taxes.
* Departures are subject to change according to the weather.
* For guests staying in a downtown Victoria hotel, you may have access to a free shuttle to get to the wharf, based on availability.
* For guests staying outside of the downtown area, there is a parking lot nearby ($).


950, Wharf Street, Victoria, (BC)