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What to expect on your full-day summer whale watching tour...

This NEW tour is 6 hours—the longest and most comprehensive whale and wildlife tour available in Victoria! We provide you with more than just a “look at the whales.” Many of you have travelled a great distance, and we look forward to exceeding your high expectations!

We’re proud to lead the industry in whale sightings with a 98% success rate on our summer whale watching tours!

Serengeti 12-passenger open style tour boat

This tour is offered on two different vessels:

SERENGETI – up to 12 passengers, “Open style boat” (smaller vessel)

  • June 1 – June 30:  8 a.m. daily on our 38′ vessel Serengeti
  • July 1 – August 21:  8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily on our 38′ vessel Serengeti
  • September 15 – October 15:  8 a.m. daily on our 38′ vessel Serengeti
4 Ever Wild 50-passenger semi-covered style tour boat

 

4 EVER WILD – up to 50 passengers, “Semi-covered boat” (larger vessel)

  • August 22 – September 14:  10 a.m. daily on our 57′ vessel 4 Ever Wild

Enjoy an exhilarating adventure as we explore the Salish Sea on our luxury 57-ft, 50-passenger catamaran, 4 Ever Wild. This extended tour is the most comprehensive marine wildlife experience in Victoria. We’ll be looking for killer whales, humpback whales, seals and sea lions, sea otters, marine birds and much more! Boxed lunch included. Complementary jackets, pants, sunglasses, toques, gloves and sunscreen provided. Yes, there’s an onboard washroom! Guaranteed whales and adventure!

Our team is excited to share everything our natural treasure chest has to offer. With every departure we go above and beyond, maximizing guest satisfaction and overall comfort. We deliver the WOW factor by making multiple wildlife stops, and providing world-class interpretation and personalized service!

  • Eagle Wing Tours is committed to providing a supportive, safe and welcoming environment that ensures respect and dignity for all employees and guests. Please see our Code of Conduct, which outlines our expectations from guests to help us meet our high standard of service.

6 hr extended tour: June 1 to Oct. 15

At 6 hours, our full day summer tours are a minimum of 2.5-3 hours longer than the competition and are part of the Eagle Wing Tours Whale Guarantee program.

Accessibility

This is an inclusive experience open to people of all abilities. We cannot accommodate a wheelchair on the smaller vessel (Serengeti) but we can on the larger vessel (4 Ever Wild), if you have accessibility or mobility challenges, please contact our customer service representatives. They will do everything in their power to help you safely and comfortably enjoy your adventure with us!

Cancellation policy

Our usual cancellation policy is 48 hours before your tour. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can pop up. If this happens, we kindly request that you communicate with us via phone or email as soon as possible!

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!

Included in the summer full-day tour

  • Whale Guarantee!
  • Incredible wildlife viewing
  • Jackets, pants, gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, blankets
  • Knowledgeable onboard naturalists/biologists/captain
  • Onboard washroom on the boat!
  • Hydrophone—you can actually hear the whales!
  • Luxury vessel
  • boxed lunch, snacks and beverages (non-alcoholic) included

What to bring

  • Cameras (and their protective cases)
  • Warm clothing, in layers (it’s cool out there!)
  • Woolly hats, gloves
  • Water in a reusable container
  • A smile and a sense of adventure!

Your purchase matters!

$5 of every ticket supports local wildlife

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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 and 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 1/4 mile and 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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A view of Eagle Wing's semi-covered catamaran 4 Ever Wild on the water

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.

Benefits of Serengeti

Serengeti provides 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. It also has a washroom on board, and many extras including hats and blankets for your comfort.

How to book Serengeti

Tour times marked with this icon will take place on Serengeti.

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