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Jeff Lamarche

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours

  • Locations

    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

    Nature, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    25 years

  • Languages

    English

Guide Bio

Jeff is one of Victoria’s premier whale-watching captains with over 25 years of experience in the Victoria eco-tour industry. He has logged close to 6,000 tours on the Salish Sea equating to over 15,000 hrs on the water. He is a university-educated biologist and has extensive knowledge of the marine environment. Over the years, Jeff has gotten to personally know the Southern Resident Killer Whales (J, K & L Pods) personally and is able to identify the whales on sight through memory alone. He is very passionate about what he does and shares his enthusiasm during each and every tour. His trips often go over the allotted tour time as he literally goes the extra mile so that his passengers get a comprehensive and enriching experience. To add to the total trip experience, Jeff will not only introduce you to the whales but also all the other wildlife such as seals, sea lions, porpoises, otters, bald eagles, and other marine birds. Over the years, Jeff has been nominated countless times for service excellence in whale watching by the Victoria Hospitality Society. Aside from the marine environment, his passions include mountain climbing, adventure backpacking, offshore sailboat racing, scuba diving and spending time with his own J-pod (his three kids – Justin, Jesse, and Julianna).

Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours

EXPLORE. INSPIRE. CONSERVE. Rated Victoria’s #1 whale watching company on Trip Advisor since 2007, Eagle Wing Tours guarantees adventure and the most transformative marine experiences on the Salish Sea. With four vessels, multiple daily departures and our knowledgeable and passionate staff we consistently provide our guests with the marine wildlife experience of a lifetime! Environmental stewardship and sustainability are core values of our family-owned, award-winning company. We’re Canada’s first 100% carbon-neutral whale-watching company. We’re certified Platinum with Green Tourism Canada. And we’re proud to support 1% for the Planet and many other conservation initiatives that directly benefit the Salish Sea and its inhabitants. You’ll come as a tourist but return with a deeper understanding and passion for this incredible ecosystem.

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