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Sunset Tours are offered May through September.

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What to expect on your sunset whale watching tour

Our 3-hour sunset whale watching tour is a photographers favourite. Avoid the crowds and travel straight to the whales! From July 1 until Oct. 2, our sunset tours depart from Victoria’s scenic inner harbour. Catch an early dinner, then finish off your day watching whales as the sun sets over the spectacular Salish Sea. It’s our most affordable tour option!

There’s something magical about those lazy summer evenings, when we’re floating with the whales and listening to their breaths in the soothing evening light. Being in the company of these magnificent marine mammals in the evening always seems more peaceful after the hustle and bustle of a busy day.

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Private charters

Are you looking for a wildlife experience without the crowds? For the discerning traveller we offer private charters, with the option of setting your own agenda. Contact us and we’ll begin personalizing your West Coast experience today!

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Included in the sunset tour

  • Whale Guarantee!
  • Incredible wildlife viewing
  • Onboard wildlife identification kits
  • Gloves, jackets, hats, sunglasses, blankets
  • Knowledgeable onboard naturalists/biologists
  • Onboard washrooms on all of our boats!
  • Hydrophone—you can actually hear the whales!
  • Luxury vessels
  • Please refer to “Our Safety Pledge” for more details.

What to bring

  • Cameras (and their protective cases)
  • warm clothes, in layers (it’s cool out there!)
  • Woolly hats, gloves
  • Water in a reusable container
  • a smile and a sense of adventure!
  • Please refer to “Our Safety Pledge” for more details.

Your purchase matters

$5 of every ticket supports local widlife

Wildlife Fee

First introduced in 2013, our Wildlife Fee raises money to directly support the southern resident killer whales and conservation in the Salish Sea. All of the money raised is donated directly to the Wild 4 Whales Foundation, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, , The Center for Whale Research, and over 25 other local marine research, educational organizations.

Industry leaders since 2011 for environmental protection

1% For the Planet

1% For The Planet

As Victoria’s first whale watching tour operator to become a proud business member of 1% For the Planet, we happily contribute one percent of our gross revenue to non-profit groups dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability and environmental protection.

Whale viewing guidelines

Please understand that when we’re viewing the whales and other marine wildlife we’re guests in their home. It’s our responsibility to follow a strict set of viewing guidelines to respect their natural life processes. Yes, the whales can get close occasionally because they don’t know the rules, but they can also be far away in some instances.

  • We’re asked to maintain 200 metres in Canadian waters / 200 yards in American waters from Bigg’s killer whales; 100 metres for baleen whales such as humpback, minke and grey whales. We don’t view the endangered southern resident killer whales.
  • If the whales are along the San Juan Island shoreline then we maintain either 1/4 mile or 1/2 mile around Lime Kiln Park.
  • There are two vessel no-go zones near Pender and Saturna Islands.
  • For all other islands in the Salish Sea (over 419 of them!) we maintain at least 200 metres (220 yards) if whales are inshore of us.
  • Most of the time, the whales are out far enough from shore for us to view them at the minimum regulatory distances.
  • Bring a good camera with a telephoto lens!
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Wild 4 Whales whale watching tour boat

Benefits of Wild 4 Whales

Our semi-covered boats offer protection from the weather while still offering an open-air viewing experience. Great for family adventures with passengers of all ages, the indoor experience is gentler while the outdoor experience can be a bit more extreme to suit your preference. The best of both worlds! They also have washrooms on board, and many extras including hats and blankets for your comfort.

How to book Wild 4 Whales

Wild 4 Whales

Tour times marked with this icon will take place on Wild 4 Whales.

Benefits of 4 Ever Wild

Our semi-covered boats offer protection from the weather while still offering an open-air viewing experience. Great for family adventures with passengers of all ages, the indoor experience is gentler while the outdoor experience can be a bit more extreme to suit your preference. The best of both worlds! They also have washrooms on board, and many extras including hats and blankets for your comfort.

How to book 4 Ever Wild

4 Ever Wild

Tour times marked with this icon will take place on 4 Ever Wild.

Goldwing Whale tour boat

Benefits of an open boat

Our open boats provide a 360° view of the breathtaking wildlife and coast while seated on our overstuffed web-sprung seats that will give you a first class experience. They also have a washroom on board, and many extras including hats and blankets for your comfort.

How to book an open boat

Open Boat

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