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Otter Point Park Whale Watching

Otter Point Park is a trail and coastline in the south of Vancouver Island near the Sooke area. It may be a good start point for those who want to have a whale-watching adventure in the Salish Sea. Otter Point Park whale watching area is also used for hiking. Otter Point Park is the home to hikers, wildlife and bird watching followers with eye-catching scenery and glorious views.


Types of Whales in Otter Point Park

Orcas and Humpbacks:
Killer Whales (Orcas) and Humpbacks diving around Sooke give visitors ample opportunity to encounter these marvellous marine animals. Orcas are social animals that travel in groups known as pods. The pods usually are led by females with social hierarchies.

Other types of whales and mammals:
Gray, Fin and Minke Whales may also be visible during excursions. Other creatures include Harbor Seals, Elephant Seals, Dall's Porpoise, Harbour Porpoise, California Sea Lions, and bald eagles.


Otter Point Park Whale Watching Location

Otter Point Park is located in Sooke, Vancouver Island, Canada. It is west of downtown Sooke, about 7.2 km (4.5 miles) away. Some other hot spots for Sooke whale watching are Creyke Point, Spirit Bay Visitor Centre, Beechey Head, Cabin Point, and West Coast Outdoor Adventure.


How to Get to Otter Point Park

From Nanaimo:
Distance from Nanaimo: 126 km (74 miles) / Takes about an hour and 40 minutes.
Getting to Otter Point Park from Nanaimo is via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S. Take Wallace St to Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S for 550 m (1804.4). Turn right onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S and drive 94.1 km (58.4 miles). Drive to Juan De Fuca Hwy/BC-14 W in Juan de Fuca for 31.3 km (19.4 miles) to reach Otter Point Park.

From Victoria:
Distance from Victoria: 47.4 km (29.4 miles) / Takes about 45 minutes.
Getting to Otter Point Park from Victoria is via Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N and Juan De Fuca Hwy/Sooke Rd/BC-14 W. Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N to Westshore Pkwy in Langford for 16.1 km (10 miles). Go on to Westshore Pkwy to Juan De Fuca Hwy/Sooke Rd/BC-14 W. After 4.2 km (2.6 miles), continue on Juan De Fuca Hwy/BC-14 W in Juan de Fuca. Drive 27.1 km (16.8 miles) more to reach Otter Point Park.

Whale-Watching Destinations Near Otter Point Park

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Otter Point Park Whale Watching Features

Whale Watching Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near Otter Point Park

Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

McNeil Bay

McNeil Bay

Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew

Langford

Langford

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay

Jordan River (Settlement)

Jordan River (Settlement)

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Sooke

Sooke

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum

Miniature World

Miniature World

Willows Beach

Willows Beach

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Mystic Beach

Mystic Beach

What you Can Expect to Do Near Otter Point Park

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast Trail

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast Trail

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast and Interior Trail Loop

Hiking on the East Sooke Coast and Interior Trail Loop

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

Otter Point Park Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

Saxe Point Park Storm Watching

Saxe Point Park Storm Watching

Clover Point Storm Watching

Clover Point Storm Watching

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