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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists. Whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and nature and historical tours.
12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
+1 604-274-9565
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When dealing with wildlife you need to expect that the guide cannot determine when or if whales will be seen. Having taken multiple whale watching tours I know this to be a reality. This time a choose to take my young niece to experience the...More

Thank destination_sun
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a whale watching tour with this company and were not dissapointed!! We saw a family of Orcas, many seals and a Bald Eagle. The company guarantee that if you do not see a whale you can return for free - great idea but...More

Thank nanamc
Reviewed 5 days ago

11:00am sailing 1 October 2018 Having booked the trip online from the UK I was advised by email to contact the office 24 hours before sailing to confirm pickup point and time. Having checked in to our hotel I was about to ask reception staff...More

Thank nemoCardiff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my Mum to see the orca’s with Vancouver Whale Watch and it was absolutely spectacular. Every staff member we encountered was extremely professional and safety conscious. We went in the smaller zodiac which only seats 12 people and it was fantastic. Ellen was...More

Thank Ilona L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a whale watch with the company in June. Everything was absolutely fantastic. Tour is in Steveston, about 20-30 mins south of downtown Vancouver. Easy to find, check-in easy. You are given waterproof suits and warm hats to wear but you will need layers underneath...More

1  Thank Tracy166
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tracy166, Thank you for your review! We hope to have you on our trip again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although Vancouver whale watch advertise a 95% chance of seeing whales this doesn't take into consideration that trips may have to be cancelled due to poor weather conditions. I only had 2 and a half days in Vancouver and whale watching was going to be...More

Thank beth m
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Beth M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. We are very sorry to hear you were not able to redeem your free return pass due to the trip being cancelled due to poor weather conditions. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Boone8
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Boone8, Thank you for your wonderful review of your experiences with our company! Our staff certainly prioritize passenger safety while practicing ethical whale watching, in addition to all of the other spectacular wildlife we see on our trips! We look forward to having more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank katrinakaposi
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 601Cat, Thank you for taking the time to review your whale watching tour with us! We hope to have you on our trip again in the future.

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Paula C
11 January 2018|
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Response from travelnut0315 | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Express boat which worked well for us. We went in July and the boat was open air - not sure when you will be going, but they may have to put tops on them. I had no problems with my camera equipment on the... More
Sophie K
30 September 2017|
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Response from KeKeGram | Reviewed this property |
We had wonderful weather when we went on Sept 24th. Just dress in layers. We were provided with a life suit which will keep you dry. I wouldn't imagine the whales are affected by the rain. Book it and enjoy!
15 May 2017|
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Response from for032002 | Reviewed this property |
Went the last week in April. They said humpbacks are there from June-Sept.