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Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Located in the center of Victoria and the vicinity of many whale watching tour operators, Victoria Harbour Ferry is the starting point of some of the best whale watching tours on Vancouver Island. Yearly, it hosts many visitors from both Canada and the rest of the world for whale watching. But Victoria whale watching is not confined to just watching whales. Open waterways to the Salish Sea make Victoria Harbour Ferry remarkable for anglers, wildlife followers, and daily tourists.


Types of Whales in Victoria Harbour Ferry

Orcas:
Orcas mysteriously communicate with each other. Whales are among the fastest and largest animals all over the world. Orcas or killer whales, known as a specific group of the dolphin family, are black and white-toothed mammals. A male orca is 5 to 7 meters (16-23 ft) long and weighs around 6 tonnes (12000 pounds). A female orca is 3 to 5 metres (9-16 ft) long and weighs about 3 to 4 tonnes (6000-8000 pounds). Their dorsal fins are long enough to be traced easily.


Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching Location

Victoria Harbour Ferry is located in Jeanne Socrates Dock, Victoria Inner Harbour, BC V8W 1T3, Vancouver Island, Canada. It is southwest of downtown Victoria, about one kilometre (0.6 miles) away. There are other hot spots for whale watching you can find around the Victoria Harbour Ferry area, Fisherman's Wharf Park and West Bay, Esquimalt are among them.


How to Get to Victoria Harbour Ferry by Car

Distance from Nanaimo: 111 km (69 miles) / Takes about an hour and a half.

Getting to Victoria Harbour Ferry 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 ft). Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S to Government St in Victoria and drive 109 km (67.7 miles). Continue on Government St. Take Store St and Wharf St to Government St. After 2.1 km (1.3 miles), you will reach Victoria Harbour Ferry.

Whale-Watching Destinations Near Victoria Harbour Ferry

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina 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

Sidney Whale Watching

Sidney Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Sooke Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching Features

Whale Watching Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near Victoria Harbour Ferry

Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

McNeil Bay

McNeil Bay

Langford

Langford

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay

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

Sitting Lady Falls

Sitting Lady Falls

Florence Lake Cave

Florence Lake Cave

Victoria

Victoria

What you Can Expect to Do Near Victoria Harbour Ferry

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

Victoria Diving

Victoria Diving

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina 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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