Sooke Whale Watching & Marine Life Tours

Discover marine life just minutes from Sooke!

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There is no better place in the world to view whales and other marine life than the southern tip of Vancouver Island. This area is recognized as one of the most predictable places in the world to see these great marine mammals and Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is located right in the heart of these wildlife-rich waters. Choose your ideal package below and reserve your spot on a 1 to 2.5 hour tour and get up close and personal with majestic marine life within minutes from our docks.

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Ocean Tour Package

Experience the glory of the open waters around Sooke! Jump aboard the Baleen Queen of Sooke for an unforgettable tour on the open water where you may encounter Humpback whales, Orca whales, Minke whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions, harbour seals, bald eagles and more.

Package Rates: Departing from the Sooke Harbour Resort’s marina on a daily basis, this tour can be packaged with a 2 night stay starting at $83/night/person*

What you should know about the tour:

  • 1.5-2.5 hrs in length, dependent on season
  • Safety equipment will be provided including float suits
  • Gloves and a warm hat are recommended
  • Maximum group size is 8, minimum is 4
  • Suitable for guests 6+ years of age

*Rate based on 4 people in a 2 bedroom unit during low season, does not included taxes. Minimum 2 night stay. Room upgrades and additional tours are available at an additional cost, ask us for rates. Not valid in conjunction with other offers or promotions. Must be booked directly with our Resort.

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Golden Hour Photography Tour Package

Enjoy the last hour before sunset or the first hour after sunrise touring the waters with an unobstructed view of the horizon. Ideal for photography buffs, the quintessential selfie or just appreciating the power of nature. You may also encounter seals, otters, whales and birds of many kinds. What a perfect way to start or end your day in Sooke.

Package Rates: Make this unique on the water tour part of your stay, starting at $76/night/person* in a 2 bedroom suite for 2 nights!

What you should know about the tour:

  • Available Oct – April only
  • 1-1.5 hrs in length, season dependent
  • Safety equipment will be provided, including float suits
  • Gloves and a warm hat are recommended
  • Maximum group size is 8, min. is 4

*Rate based on 4 people in a 2 bedroom unit during low season, does not included taxes or resort fee. Minimum 2 night stay. Room upgrades and additional tours are available at an additional cost, ask us for rates. Not valid in conjunction with other offers or promotions. Must be booked directly with our Resort.

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Custom-Full Day Tours

Family, friends, corporate retreat, staff reward – whatever the reason you can all feel like VIPs on a half or full day custom tour on the water. Visit spots like Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, and enjoy hours of whale watching and ocean exploration – plus a great spot for lunch.

What you should know:

  • Safety equipment will be provided, including float suits
  • Gloves and a warm hat are recommended
  • Maximum group size is 8, minimum is 4
  • The Baleen Queen of Sooke is suitable for up to 8 passengers, contact us for your group reservation, tour options, pricing and availability.

Call 1-866-616-3236 or email reservations@sookeharbourmarina.ca to reserve today!

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