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Tours are available from April 1 to October 30. Each tour is limited to 11
passengers. All scheduled tours are conditional upon favourable weather and
wildlife conditions prevailing.
Our 3 hour whale watching tours depart Fisherman’s Wharf at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00
p.m. daily. Weather permitting; passengers will have the following options if
whales are not in the area: 1) Reschedule or 2) participate in a 2 hour Wildlife
CHECK IN TIME
Check in time is one half hour before departure. This time is required for the
processing of payment, paperwork (waivers), cruiser suit fittings, photographs,
etc. Captain Ron’s pre-trip briefing/ information session begins at quarter to
Allow extra time if you plan on eating, shopping or feeding the seals at
Dress to be comfortable for the day’s conditions. You’ll be fitted with a full-
length cruiser suit that generally makes up for the difference between land and
sea temperatures. Remember that sea temperatures are 52 F or 10 C so you’ll be
experiencing much cooler conditions … even on the warmest days. Although the
suits have hoods and we’ll supply gloves when needed, your feet will be exposed
so we recommend wearing socks and shoes. Soft, flat-soled shoes like tennis
shoes are ideal. Hats tend to fly off on fast boats so choose carefully. Ball
caps can be secured under the hoods.
There is dry storage on board so feel free to bring along an extra sweater or
windbreaker. The fleecy or micro-fiber zip-ups and pullovers provide lots of
warmth, fold easily and fit well under cruiser suits. It’s always better to
bring something and not use it than to wish you had it.
Please note that the cruiser suits are available in sizes XS to XXL. Contact us
prior to departure if you anticipate a sizing problem
Children aged 5+ can usually be fitted into an XS cruiser suit. Smaller children
will be geared with life –vests or cruiser jackets so they must dress warmly
(long pants, warm shirt, sweater or wind-breaker, socks and shoes)
ITEMS TO BRING
Camera and Supplies Filming wildlife can be tricky so make sure you have an
ample supply of film or batteries. Bring your telephoto lens if you have one.
Tripods and large commercial cameras are permitted on private charters only.
Cameras can be protected in plastic bags on rough or rainy days
Binoculars We have some on board but they need to be shared so you may want to
bring your own.
Sunscreen and Lip Balm Unless you have allergies or preferences, we provide
sunscreen SPF 45 for our passengers
Bottled water and beverages are available in the tour office. Cans and open
containers are not permitted All containers must be shatter proof. Hot beverages
(coffee, tea, etc.) must be contained in rigid plastic or metal travel mugs.
Alcoholic drinks are permitted on private charters only.
Food is not recommended for the whale watching tours. Our average traveling
speed of 30 mph, combined with wind and sea conditions, make eating difficult.
Bring dry finger-food snacks if you plan on eating.
The Skipper's Corner
"The Legendary Captain" Ron King, Owner Operator of Sea
King Adventures, has over 35 years of experience in the beautiful waters
around Victoria and Vancouver Island. He is a certified Master Skipper
with The distinction of being Victoria's most knowledgeable marine naturalist
and conservationist .
Since starting SeaKing Adventures in 1995 Ron boasts a
perfect safety record.
Born and raised in Victoria, Captain Ron has over 30 years
of professional marine experience - including 25 years of commercial fishing and
11 years whale watching.
Like his father before him, going to sea is the only life he’s known. He began
his career as a deckhand on board his father’s fishing boat "Five Kings II" at
the tender age of 11. By the time he was 20, he owned and operated his first
fishing vessel, "Aquarius".
In 1995, with the commercial fishery in decline, he
discovered his passion and purpose in whale watching and founded SeaKing
Because SeaKing Adventures is Victoria’s only 100% family owned and
operated marine tour company, Ron’s commitment to quality, safety and
satisfaction is guaranteed! His central location on board the vessel allows him
to provide Victoria’s most comprehensive fully narrated, totally interactive and
personalized tours. Boasting a spotless safety record and sightings guarantee,
Ron’s qualifications and experience combine to make him the city’s premier
Our vessel can accommodate groups of 12 comfortably and is
Canadian Coast Guard inspected annually. The soft riding boat has comfy leather
seats, an onboard toilet and is equipped with all the latest in GPS, radar and
communications apparatus. Safety survival suits are supplied for each
Passengers can all expect a exciting, educational, safe and
comfortable tour of the area whales and wildlife.
Our email address is seaking@
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