The Catamaran was thrilling, we didn’t know a boat could move that fast!
This summer I took my girlfriend whale watching with Eagle Wing Tours in Victoria, the high-speed Catamaran was thrilling, we didn’t know a boat could move that fast!
We spent most of our time beside the captain, there’s lots of room inside and out!
It seems on every corner, there were guides sharing all kinds of interesting facts, we weren’t bored for a second!
I would definitely recommend this company to my friends and family, we can’t wait to go again!!
Published on 4 August 2015
I’d give them 6 stars if I could. Great company.
Booked the 4 hour tour on their large catamaran. Great ship with lots of room and good viewing angles.
The crew, Jeff, Sydney, and Dale were amazing. Lots of knowledge, fun, and just as excited to see whales as the rest of us. You can tell the love the whales and their jobs.
We got very lucky and had a perfectly sunny and flat day on the water. We saw 2 pods of Transient Orcas; both of which hunted and killed a seal right in front of the boat (unreal to witness). We then cruised on and saw a Bald Eagle and Humpback Whales. Pretty amazing to see all of that in just 4 hours.
Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eagle Wing to anyone.
Published on 20 May 2016
Look no further, Eagle Wings is the one for great fun and whale watching!
This is a must if you are in Victoria, BC. Our cruise was 3 hrs, 45 minutes long and we did see 3 different species of whales, Minkes, Orchas & a Humpback. The boat is fast and comfortable and rides the ocean with very little rocking. There are plenty of places to sit or stand and the open deck design allows everyone to have a good view spot topside with places to stand along the side, the bow or the stern and a few spots on the bridge with the captain. The staff is very passionate about their job and can identify the whales by pod and name. Eagle Wing staff are very into the conservation of their local whales.
Our cruise was on Sunday Sept 27th and the air temp was 58 – 61 F and the sun was shining. Even under these great weather conditions it does get very cold on deck when the boat is underway, so bring a jacket and gloves and something to cover your ears if you plan on being outside while underway.
Our cruise started out spotting Minke Whales about 15-20 minutes into the ride out to San Juan Islands. Once we reached the San Juan Islands we hooked up with the K pod of Orcas and spent probably an hour with them. On the way back to Victoria harbor near Discovery Island we ran into a humpback whale and we hung around for another 30 – 40 minutes.
Other +’s for using Eagle Wings, they are located at the Fisherman’s Wharf which has 4 or 5 places to get something to eat after the cruise pl,us there are some Harbor Seals that hang around and people feed them so you can get some pretty closeup shots of harbor seals.
Enjoy your day whale watching.
Published on 30 September 2015
Awesome whale watching!
This was such an awesome experience. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and I learned a lot about orcas. We followed a family of orcas for over an hour. I really recommend this company. The staff truly care about animals and marine life. They even donate tens of thousands of dollars a year to ecological reserves. I was very pleased with our tour.
Published on 22 August 2015
Loved this tour!
A thrilling boat ride, the captain really opened it up. Got to see a pod of killer whales (orcas) for quite a while, we followed them along the shoreline at Pender Island … My kids and I hadn’t been lucky enough to see Orcas until this tour. Staff was very knowledgeable and were happy to enlighten and entertain us. The trip was almost 4 hours long, and I will definitely do this again next visit to Victoria.
Published on April 26 2016
Best whale watching in Victoria!
I went on 6 trips with Eagle Wing this summer, and loved them all! The boats are no doubt the best, and the staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
The open boats are fast and fun, while the Catamaran “4 Ever Wild” is a little slower, but very comfortable, I found that the catamaran was better for photography.
I saw orcas on all the trips (both Residents and Transients), and not just by luck, but because Eagle wing literally went that extra mile.
The Sunset tour was by far my favorite, watching the orcas as the sun was setting, it doesnt get much better than that, and there are less boats on the water, and the hot chocolate at the end of the trip was lovely.
But watch out, you get addicted! I’m returning next year for more whale watching 🙂
Published on 15 November 2015
The crew was all about “safety first”
We would HIGHLY suggest you take your whale watching business to Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours! Not only did we have a fantastic time aboard a very clean and comfortable vessel, but also we’re lucky enough to see some of the most majestic animals the world has to offer – namely Orca whales, Humpback whales and seals! The crew was all about “safety first” and provided some great information for those of us who are not well-versed in all things whale! We saw what the other companies have to offer but think you should go with Eagle Wing like we did!
Published on October 2019
WOW…I don’t even have the words!
WOW…I don’t even have the words that can explain how amazing our experience was. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, and we couldn’t have asked for a better sighting. Killer Whales, Harbour Porpoises, Harbour Seals, Puffins and to top it off a juvenile & mother Humpback Whale. Thank you Eagle Wing Tours.
Only wish I could share the videos of Whales Breaching.
Published on August 2019
Eagle Wing Tours is a top rated tour for a reason!
Eagle Wing Tours is a top-rated tour group for a reason! Checking in and paying online was easy. The boat was modern, clean and had plenty of room to sit comfortably inside and out. The staff was a wealth of knowledge, passionate, extremely friendly and easy to talk to. The companies conservation initiatives are commendable and they encourage everyone to become more involved in the education and conservation of a sustainable, healthy, and more balanced marine eco-system.
We met a man from the prairies who loves photography and has been on the boat several times as he books a tour every time he visits Victoria…that really says something about this experience. I highly recommend this!
Published on August 2019
Went on a tour in February–Above and Beyond!
Most amazing experience ever! The staff was incredible and really went above and beyond! I went on a winter tour in February and despite only having 8 people they still took us out! I got to see orcas, sea lions, and seals and learned so much from the crew as well! Probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, thank you so much Eagle Wing staff for the amazing tour!!!
Published on February 2020
To say we had a blast would be a huge understatement!
Shondra M. Portland USA
I don’t think this experience could’ve been any better!! We were on the last tour of the day. They provide everyone with pants, a jacket, hat, and gloves (You’ll definitely want to take them!) before getting everyone onboard. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and did a great job of finding a large pod of Orcas right off the bat. He had so many interesting facts and stories to tell us as we followed the pod around, which eventually nerves with a second pod. After that, we zipped off to see 2 humpback whales doing tail flops! It was so impressive! We finished off the tour seeing sea lions and other wildlife before heading back to the dock as the sun was going down. To say we had a blast would be a huge understatement! I can’t recommend Eagle Wing Tours enough!
Published on 12 October 2019
This tour blew us away! Really surpassed our expectations!
Matt U. USA
I’ll admit that when we showed up, my expectations were a bit low. We’ve been on plenty of excursions and it’s rare that they live up to the lofty expectations. Stepping off the boat 3 hours later, it has lived up to the hype!
We got to the wharf about 20 minutes before the boat left. A nice perk was that they picked us up from the hotel – it was only about 5 minutes from downtown but it was a nice nonetheless.
Once there we had about 15 minutes to burn. A number of the businesses in the area offered a 10% discount for people in the tour, so we went and grabbed a coffee. Quick jaunt up a ramp and caffeinated we went!
The trip varies from 3-4 hours depending on what you see and where. We got super lucky and saw some beautiful animals almost right away! Over the time we saw a couple of types of Orcas, Humpback whales, Harbor seals, a Steller Sea Lion, Elephant Seals, and a couple of Eagles. It was seriously as good as we could have hoped for! The water was calm and the boat very comfortable. It’s pretty chilly on the water so consider wearing pants and bringing a light jacket.
Inside the boat, there was indoor and outdoor seating for roughly 55 people in total. They provided coats, hats, and mittens for everyone who wanted them. Snacks and beverages were available for $2 each. There were 4 or 5 naturalists on the boat who kept us up on everything that was going on and gave great information about the species we were viewing.
In addition to sea life, the views of Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, a number of islands and the coast were spectacular! On a nice day, there’s nowhere better than the NW and being on the water elevates it.
This tour blew us away! The whole thing was spectacular and really surpassed our expectations – Keep up the great work!
Published on 15 July 2018