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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

  • Guaranteed whale sightings or your next trip is free
  • Professional naturalist ensures you don’t miss any wildlife
  • Listen to orca calls in real time through onboard hydrophones
Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
From USD 109.33
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11:00am Tour and ShuttleMost Popular
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
USD 121.76
9:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
USD 121.76
2:00pm Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 2:00pm
USD 109.33
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Take a break from the city on a 3- to 5-hour whale-watching cruise through the beautiful Vancouver Gulf Islands. A professional naturalist accompanies you to the best sighting locations and helps you spot a variety of marine creatures. Round-trip shuttle service from downtown hotels is available for your convenience.
What to Expect

After a scenic 35-minute ride from Downtown Vancouver, arrive in the charming center of Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. Door-to-door shuttle service from your hotel is available, if the option is selected, as well as free parking for those who drive. Tours depart rain or shine, as all boats are equipped with both open decks and covered cabins. Snap photos in the serene waters of the Gulf Islands, while an expert in marine biology gives you an overview of the animals in the area.

The captain navigates to the best spots for orca sightings, and the onboard naturalist ensures you don’t miss out on seeing a variety of sea creatures, including orcas, sea lions, and porpoises. Complimentary hydrophones give you a rare opportunity to hear whale calls in real time.

Enjoy a snack on board before docking back in Steveston Village, the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon, or hop back on the shuttle to your Vancouver hotel.

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Reviewed yesterday
Excellent experience with a reputable company

Two years ago, my daughter and son in law visited from Ontario and wanted to go whale watching so we booked with Vancouver Whale Watch. During the course of the trip, we saw sea lions, seals, eagles and two humpbacks which were in view for...More

Thank Boone8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I definately recommend this trip. Was incredible to see these gorgeous creatures. Staff were fantastic! Particularly our guide

Thank katrinakaposi
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello katrinakaposi, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had an excellent experience with our company. We hope to have you on our trip again in the future!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Super organisation but disappointed not to see whale.

This company is very well organised. The shuttle bus driver was very friendly and made an unscheduled stop on the way back to let us off at Granville Island. We were all kitted out in waterproofs very efficiently and the boat crew was friendly and...More

Thank 707janee
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello 707janee, Thank you for your review! Though we rarely miss whales on our tour, working with animals in the wild can be very unpredictable. This season, we have only not seen whales on 7 trips! Though you did not see whales on your tour,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very special experience.

We had a fantastic few hours at sea on the Explorathor II on a bright, sunny day. We saw resident whales and transient whales and the experience was very moving. Sue, our guide was very informative and Captain Rich took the trouble to explore the...More

Thank 601Cat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Perfect day

So grateful for a beautiful day - saw humpback & killer whales plus sea lions & seals. Staff were friendly & kept us informed along the way. Got picked up & dropped off from hotel.

Thank Donna R
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30 August 2018|
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Response from U4630QNandyc | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a loo on board
23 August 2018|
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Response from Isabela C | Reviewed this property |
yes, the orcas that we observe on the spot are resident families, called southern residents, or transients. everything depends on nature. But they are native inhabitants of the region. Enjoy
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Response from BuddyZach | Reviewed this property |
Small portapotty on the back of the ship.
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