Until you've gotten close to some of these magnificent creatures, you have no idea of their awesome size and sleek beauty. Orcas are the most commonly seen whales in Victoria's coastal waters, mostly "resident" whales, which belong to three different pods: J pod, K pod, and L pod. Other, transient or offshore Orcas sometimes find their way into our waters from time to time. There are also sightings of Gray Whales, Humpback whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales, not to mention porpoises, dolphins, harbour and elephant seals, and sea lions. Other wildlife like Bald Eagles and a wide range of sea birds also abound, and a good whale watching tour will also show its passengers the varied and bountiful plant and sea life that adorns our shores. These eco-tours can range from small group private and personal tours, such as Dieter offers from his Birds of a Feather waterfront B&B, to the public boats which can also be booked by Dieter at no extra charge to you to ensure you will be onboard a reputable tour in Victoria.