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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

  • 4-hour whale-watching tour from Vancouver
  • Board a comfortable vessel equipped with several viewing areas
  • Explore the waters for sightings of whales, seabirds and other marine life
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
From USD 119.81
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2:30pm - Afternoon AdventureMost Popular
Your adventure starts at 2:30pm. Please check-in at 2:00pm.
USD 119.81
8:30am - Morning Adventure
Your adventure starts at 8:30am. Please check-in at 8:00am.
USD 119.81
12:00pm - Noon Adventure
Your adventure starts at 12:00pm. Please check-in at 11.30am.
USD 141.30
This 5-hour whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the ‘Ocean Magic,’ a 62-foot flagship vessel, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound.
What to Expect
Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 5-hour whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife.
The tour departs from the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Ocean Magic, a 62-foot (19-meter) vessel built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Settle inside or outside, from one of three viewing areas on two levels, or move about the boat to try out all the vantage points.
Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.
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1 - 5 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks to Capt Roman, Sharon, Chloe and Mac for taking us on a great whale watching trip! We got to see humpbacks, sea lions, porpoises, and a bald eagle! We did the 3-5 tour in the harbor it was perfect for our family of 4....More

Thank raushbasb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Captain Aaron knew exactly where to look. We saw multiple humpback whales. Also, our naturalist, Wilma, was so friendly and knowledgeable. If you’re visiting Vancouver, this is well worth it!!!

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing time

We took the half day morning whale watching and although it took almost all the time to find the whales, when we did they made it really special and had loads of info. Great tour will be going again next year and hopefully see orcas...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Whaley Good Time

We lucked out in that we were sitting on the top part of the boat near the edge so we could see everything very well. However, it was hard to hear our guide even though she was trying her best (the boat/wind is pretty loud)....More

Thank wittywhit211
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Mac/meg was awesome

As the title describes, meg/Mac was awesome. Very positive and very informative. It was my birthday so she called the whale we saw my birthday whale, best day ever 😏 She also mentioned the cocktailbar “the diamond”, where we are at this moment. The cocktails...More

Thank Sam F
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your five-star review Sam! We are so happy that you had a great birthday on our Half Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures. How nice to read you saw whales, they are such beautiful creatures to observe. Our crew is passionate and...More

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Andrea L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is perfect for a half day. Bathrooms are on board. We had all sorts of snacks in our backpacks, so load up.
23 July 2018|
Response from Mary Ellen D | Reviewed this property |
The trip lasts anywhere from 3-5 hours. It all depends on when and where you spot the whales. Our trip actually lasted a little over 5 hours because we didn’t spot whales until late in the trip.