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Sidney Whale Watching

#1 of 4 Tours in Sidney Features Animals
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Beautiful Day on the Water

Great whale watching company. We went out on a zodiac on a beautiful evening on the water. Saw... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Karen W
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Orangeville, Canada
Great!

Wonderful afternoon. Excellent weather and numerous whales. Captain Amanda was not only very... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
neminer
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Redlands, California
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great whale watching company. We went out on a zodiac on a beautiful evening on the water. Saw lots of whales unfortunately mostly just going up and under the water. I only wish that we could of got closer to the whales or at least...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon. Excellent weather and numerous whales. Captain Amanda was not only very knowledgeable but also a very pleasant personMore

Thank neminer
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Hello neminer, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour! It sounds like you had a fabulous time with plenty of wildlife. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Sidney. The crew at...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were hosting guests from Scotland, and thought we would treat them to "Super Natural British Columbia". Made a booking for 4 of us. It was a cloudless sunny day with calm seas. Our skipper, Amanda, showed us on a map where we might be...More

3  Thank Leo L
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Hello Leo L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Some days the whales are close by, some days they are further away, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed the trip there and back. In addition to the whales the...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went on this trip hopeful but not expecting too much. We were only out for about 20mins before we saw two pods of killer whales either side of the boat. Amanda (who took us out) was very informative about each whale and was very...More

1  Thank Chelle1310
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Thank you Chelle1310 for taking the time to review your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. We always do our best to teach our guests all about the animals they are viewing and it is always a bonus when you have the whales to yourselves....More

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took my 16 yr old niece with me. We only had 5 days to spend on the Island so this was our FIRST stop. Staff were great, well organized, had us all suited up in no time. We, LUCKILY, got the zodiac rather than the...More

Thank rickandjelly
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went with my Grandson & Brother and 20 minutes in spotted several Orca's jumping in the air. Crew was wonderful we sat for about 15 minutes and started following them down the coast. Our Captain was a great story teller and very knowledgeable and then...More

Thank lorenemroy
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Good afternoon lorenemroy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent tour. We really appreciate the feedback and we are so glad that you were able to experience so much of what the Salish Sea has to offer. On trips...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Vacationing with my 7-yr-old twin granddaughters in Victoria, BC, I wanted to include a whale-watching adventure... not a large craft with a great many people, nor the powerful inflatable boat most likely to spray us, but something in between. And I wanted some assurance that...More

Thank mkrekel
SidneyWhaleWatching, Owner at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Hi mkrekel, Thank you so much for choosing Sidney Whale Watching and taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that your grand-daughters had such a delightful time. After years on the water, it's not just the facts, but the stories as...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a beautiful day on the water getting an up close look at two types of orcas as they breached and played in the ocean. The high speed boat smoothly raced out into the strait where our knowledgeable guide Brian gave us some valuable...More

Thank TwoBag75
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hello TwoBag75, It sounds like you had a great trip! New friends, beautiful weather and amazing wildlife make for a great day! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will make sure we pass the message along to Brian....More

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience with Sidney Whale Watching. We followed J & K pods as they traveled along the coast hunting salmon. Dave did a great job of introducing us to each family member and he genuinely made you care about these beautiful animals-...More

Thank Allyson B
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Good afternoon Allyson B, Thank you for the great feedback, and for taking your time to share your experience! It sounds like you had a fabulous day on the water spend with J & K pod. Dave loves what he does and has so many...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had an excellent morning with Sidney Whale Watching. Captain Dave took very good care of us, with interesting knowledge and whale tales. The San Juan Island area was stunning and the resident Orca whales J pod and K pod were all around us, we...More

Thank Melanie J
SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you Melanie J, for taking the time to share your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. It sounds like you had a great day spent with the Resident Orcas! Dave is a great captain and loves nothing more than sharing these amazing animals with...More

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induvenk
Hi, am a little worried about the open boats....are they safe considering we probably go near the whales to get a good view. Do the whales ever come real close to the open zodiac boats?
31 July 2016|
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Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
No need to worry about the open boats as they are Transport Canada certified and very safe. All whale watching vessels in Canada and the USA follow the "whale wise" guidelines and mandated by law to stay 100m away from the... More
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Hugh A
What is the maximum number of people on each trip?
28 July 2016|
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