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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Neighbourhood: Steveston
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Address: 12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
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+1 604-274-9565

Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by...

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.

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Early in the season needs luck

A long day but eventually spotted 2 transient orca (mother and son T11 and T11a) which we followed for quite a while before heading back to harbour just before some serious... read more

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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long day but eventually spotted 2 transient orca (mother and son T11 and T11a) which we followed for quite a while before heading back to harbour just before some serious weather hit. Staff are knowledgeable. They have plenty of loan gear if you haven't brought your own - no luxury cruise, facilities basic as we were on a small... More 

Thank TwoFP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth every penny. Coffee shop at the dock extremely helpful if you forgot to pack your lunch. Shuttle service with Trevor is the cherry on top.

Thank Hugo H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Right in the heart of Steveston Village, right on the pier! Two minutes out the river mouth and into The Strait of Georgia. Modern well maintained boats and a guaranteed sighting every time out!

Thank CanadaRuss
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We went on a half-day whale watching trip with Vancouver Whale Watch. They picked us up from Downtown Vancouver and took us to Steveston with an informative commentary from the driver on the way. On arrival in Steveston, we were kitted up with in warm, water-proof gear and headed out into the fog on the boat. After several hours of... More 

2 Thank NickyandStu
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went whale whatching with vancouver whale watching! They have fast boots to get as gadt as possible to the animals. We saw humpback whales, sea elphant,bold eagles, sea lions seals, and a pos of killer whales!!! The guides were really passionate about thw animals and could answer all our questions! Definitely would recomnd this to people who want a great... More 

Thank Robbert B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

If you're going to Vancouver then you must do some form of orca spotting. We chose this company based on reviews on TripAdvisor, they certainly didn't disappoint. You are picked up by a shuttle bus in the heart of the city centre and taken to the dock where you depart on a spotting boat. On our route we went down... More 

Thank Andrew D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Well organised, with easy pickup in downtown Vancouver. The boat sails from Richnmond - take a sandwich and lots of warm clothes if it's a cool day - as the boat may be covered, but you'll still want to stand out on the observation deck. You'll see the coast, with eagles, cormorants and sea lions - all of which are... More 

Thank The_Winding_path
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were lucky that we had picked a good day for it, not raining, dry and some sun. The sea was calm. Prior to the trip we were informed to wrap up warm, though we would be provided with a waterproof jacket. Also water and a granola biscuit would be provided. We brought lunch with us. The company shuttle picked... More 

Thank pargowin
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I went to a Whale Watching tour late October, it was the second last tour of the saison. Levi, a very kind shuttle driver, picked us up at Canada place and drove us all the way down to the picturesque village of Steveston. Staff at Whale Watching Vancouver was competent and soon we were ready to board the boat. Aboard,... More 

Thank Tama_Ba_123
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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For the first hour, we did not see anything but the captain told us that his encounter of the wholes was 95% of all the tours. Fortunately, we added to his 95%, because we met a army of whales. So many that we could not count. Three came to our boat and teased us!

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