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West Bay, Esquimalt Whale Watching

Having a great view of Victoria Harbour and West Bay in Esquimalt is a starting location for several whale watching tours, which are all provided in the Victoria area. Victoria is known for its marvellous marine wildlife, including the orca, gray, humpback, and minke whales. The merit of opting for Victoria whale watching is not confined to watching the whales. Sea lions, seals, porpoises and a wide variety of marine birds are other stunning creatures that may be highly admirable for wildlife watching fanatics. Prince of Whales, Springtide, Great Pacific Adventure, and Ocean Adventure are all among the significant whale watching tours in Victoria located near West Bay, Esquimalt.


Types of Whales in West Bay, Esquimalt

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.


West Bay, Esquimalt Whale Watching Location

West Bay, Esquimalt is located west of downtown Victoria, BC V9A 5Z6, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. It is west of downtown Victoria, about 3.8 km (2.3 miles) away. There are other hot spots for whale watching you can find around West Bay, Fisherman's Wharf Park, and Victoria Harbour Ferry are among them.


How to Get to West Bay, Esquimalt by Car

Distance from Nanaimo: 108 km (67.1 miles) / Takes about an hour and a half.

Getting to West Bay 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 Six Mile Rd in View Royal. Take exit 11 from Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S and drive 100 km (62.1 miles). Take Island Hwy/BC-1A E and Admirals Rd to Lyall St in Esquimalt. After 7.6 km (4.7 miles), you will reach West Bay.

Whale-Watching Destinations Near West Bay

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

West Bay, Esquimalt Whale Watching Features

Whale Watching Package Details

What you Can Expect to See Near West Bay

Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

McNeil Bay

McNeil Bay

Langford

Langford

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

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

Abkhazi Garden

Abkhazi Garden

What you Can Expect to Do Near West Bay

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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