kw3500Whale Watching Tours

Our adventures can be 2.5 to 3 hours in length. May through October, are the ideal months to view our Southern Resident Orcas in all their glory. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits are home to three resident orca (killer whale) pods, referred to as J, K, and L pods. 78 killer whales belong to these three pods, providing you ample opportunity to have your own close encounter of the deep. Some of most interesting encounters of mammal hunting Transient Killer Whales that are now very regular visitors to our area. We also see a ever increasing amount of Humpback Whales also Gray, Fin and  Minke. 

During the peak months, our success rate for sighting whales is 97%.

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Marine & Eco Wildlife Tours

Two hours in length, marine wildlife tours are offered early and late in the season, when whales are typically not in the area. Join an exhilarating boat ride to Race Rocks, a recently created ecological reserve, to view hundreds of California and Stellar sea lions. Other marine wildlife you may encounter include Dalls porpoise, Harbour porpoise, Harbour and Elephant seals, otters,  and many marine birds such as Cormorants and Bald Eagles. There is also a chance of sighting Humpback and Gray whales.

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hbgen37500Private and Special Tours

Other private charters Available – Call with your inquiries.

Whale Watching Tours run daily April through September at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. During peak season, a 6:30 pm departure time may be available. All scheduled trips are up to 3 hours in duration.



Eco-tours run daily from March 1 to May 31st and depart at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Eco tours are 2 hours in duration and typically include a trip to Race Rocks Eco Reserve, nature watching and viewing eagles nests, and much more…

 We ask that you please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time. We do provide Protective Flotation Suits for your safety. This will help keep you warmer and drier, but we strongly recommend you wear warm underclothes and flat closed-toed shoes. Gloves and sunglasses, or other eye protection are also important.

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

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Discounts for groups and private charters, as well as Military Discounts:

  Whale Tours Eco
Adult       $115.00          $95.00
Student 13-18 yrs $ 89.00   $85.00
Child 5-12 yrs       $79.00         


  • Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars.
  • All trips are subject to a 4 passenger minimum
  • Reservations are recommended – Book early as possible
  • Sooke Whale Watching reserves the right to cancel or postpone trips at their discretion. 
  • 72 hour notice/cancellation for full refund


Whale Watching & Fishing Package Deal

When you book a whale watching trip and a charter fishing package together, you’ll receive 10% off.

Whale Watching & Zip Lines Package Deals

Come experience the thrill of zipping through the west coast rain forest with Adrenaline, high above the tree canopies, before or after your whale watching tour. If you book together, you get a discount and some good savings.

For all zip-whale packages give Adrenaline a call for booking: (250.642.1933)

Adult 13 yrs+   $170.00
Youth 5-12 yrs $160.00

Whale Watching & Guided Hiking Deals

Explore the wonderful coastline around the Sooke Region with experienced guided tours from Deanna from Love Sooke or Drea from Daytrip Drea . Visit magical beaches and secret hidden treasures, waterfalls, lush rain forests and tide pools so vast you could spend a whole day just gazing at sea life. If you book together, you get a discount and some good savings.

Adult $185.00 Please call for more information.

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