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Sunset Tours are offered May through September.

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3+ hour whale-watching sunset tours

A photographers favourite…avoid the crowds and travel straight to the whales. From May 16 until September 7, these tours depart Victoria’s scenic inner harbour shortly after dinner time, allowing you to view the whales in a unique atmosphere while the sun is setting over the culturally rich Salish Sea. Save time and money by going at the end of the day.

Relax, and immerse yourself in the awe and wild beauty of the Salish Sea and its local inhabitants. “R U Wild 4 Whales” and marine wildlife? From whales swimming and living freely above and beneath the sea to the incredible biodiversity of ocean life, come and explore with our passionate team of storytelling conservationists. Explore – Inspire – Conserve

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Included in the tour

  • Whale Guarantee program!
  • On-board wildlife identification kits
  • Gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen,
  • Blankets (on open boats)
  • Onboard passionate naturalist/biologist
  • Onboard washrooms for 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 casings)
  • warm clothes, in layers (it’s cool out there!)
  • Woolly hats, gloves
  • re-usable bottled water
  • 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

Wild 4 Whales Wildlife Fee

First introduced in 2013, our wildlife fee raises money to directly support the southern resident killer whales and the Salish Sea100% 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 revenues to non-profit groups dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability and environmental protection.

SEE more & DO more! We go further and see more wildlife

We successfully completed 1185 tours in 2019 and recorded these amazing sightings!
{numbers based on per trip, not per wildlife sighting}

Whale viewing guidelines

Please understand that when we view the wildlife and whales that we are guests in their home and must follow a strict set of viewing guidelines in order to respect their natural life processes. Yes, the whales do get close due to their behaviour, but also can be far away in some instances.

  • we are asked to maintain 200 metres in Canadian waters / 200 yards in American waters from Bigg’s killer whales; 100 metres from baleen whales. (we will not be viewing 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
  • all other islands in the Salish Sea (over 419 of them) we maintain 200 metres (220 yards) if whales are inshore
  • most of the time the whales are out far enough for us to view at the minimum regulatory distances
  • bring a good camera with a zoom lens
  • appreciate that we are dealing with wild animals, including the highly protected

Private Charters

Are you looking for a wildlife experience without the crowds? For the discerning traveler, we offer private charters, with the option of setting your own agenda. Contact us so that we may provide some suggestions and begin personalizing your West Coast experience today.

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Benefits of Wild 4 Whales

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.

How to book Wild 4 Whales

Wild 4 Whales

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

4 Ever Wild whale watching tour boat in Victoria, BC

Benefits of 4 Ever Wild

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.

How to book 4 Ever Wild

4 Ever Wild

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

Benefits of an open boat

An open boat provides a 360° view of the breathtaking wildlife and coast. Our open boats have overstuffed web-sprung seating that will give you a first class experience. They also have a washroom on board, as well as hats and blankets for your comfort.

How to book an open boat

Open Boat

Tour times marked with this icon will take place on an open boat.

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