Sunset Whale Watching By Catamaran

Day Trip, Group Tour
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Sail across Haro Strait to see humpback whales, Orca, the iconic Discovery Island Marine Park, and more on this sunset whale-watching tour in Victoria.

Enjoy a comfortable cruise on the Salish Sea Eclipse, a luxury catamaran, as you sail across Victoria's narrow straits to glimpse orcas, Race Rocks, Discovery Island, and more when you book this guided 3+ hour whale-watching tour. Your sunset whale-watching adventure includes a scenic cruise that takes you across the narrow waterways of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. With the chance to see marine life like humpback whales and orcas just two hours before sunset, this scenic cruise is perfect for marine enthusiasts, photographers, couples and families.

Your seafaring adventure begins as you depart your port via a cab (at your own expense) and journey for five to seven minutes to the Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre. From here, board the Salish Sea Eclipse to begin enjoying a scenic cruise that starts just two hours before the sun sets on Victoria's enchanting waterways. Follow along as your certified marine naturalist guide helps you keep an eye out for humpback whales, orcas and other marine life as you travel through the Strait of Juan de Fuca's narrow passageways.

Continue your scenic sunset excursion and admire how the sun's setting glow creates shadows that help pronounce the beauty of the enchanting trees and weathered rocks you'll pass by as you sail through Haro Strait. Take Insta-worthy pictures and catch panoramic views of Victoria's stunning shorelines as you watch the sun's golden hues highlight the city's natural beauty and the whales' you'll see. Even if you don't get to see any whales on your seasonal excursion, you'll enjoy another whale-watching adventure free of charge if this unlikely event occurs.

As you sail past Discovery Island towards Victoria, take time to reminisce about your scenic sunset sail for the perfect end to your whale-watching excursion.

Whether you're looking for a romantic evening cruise to glimpse humpback whales or want a different way to see Discovery Island and Victoria's enchanting shorelines lit with golden hues, this nautical excursion offers it all. Reserve your spot on this guided whale-watching tour today and enjoy the sunset on an unforgettable cruise through Victoria's gorgeous waterways.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$128.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
3.25 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 5 to 7-minute taxi (approximately $7.00 to $9.00 US, not included) is necessary to reach the departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing including windbreaker jacket, sweaters, long pants, and sensible, flat-soled, closed-toe walking shoes as this tour operates regardless of weather. Sunglasses, tight-fitting hat, camera, and sunscreen are suggested.
Participants must be able to get on/off the catamaran unassisted and all other transportation. The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible.