Whale watching is a must in Victoria. Ive taken a tour with a few companies and have heard the reviews of many of our vacation rental guests too. They run a fun and informative tour, that is the best value and a unique experience. The small zodiacs are not for everyone, but personally find it the most fun! Plus the small vessel lets you get closer to whales and increases your chances of seeing... more
Whale watching is absolutely not to be missed in Victoria. As I learned on our excursion, there are 3 pods comprised of about 150 resident orcas that live in the region year round. All of these whales have been identified and named. On our trip we saw the oldest known living male orca in the world, Ruffles, who belongs to J pod. He's 57 - go Ruffles!
While most of the tour operators offer the... more
Ocean Explorations is one of several companies offering Killer Whale (Orca) watching from Victoria, BC. The tours are about 3 hours in length and happen on large, open but very sturdy Zodiac boats (see my picture). The tours are professionally run by guides who will tell you all about the ecology/biology/zoology/etc of the area.
Our tour, led by the intrepid Geoff, started off with safety... more