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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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Great afternoon

This was the highlight of our trip to BC. We saw the most amazing group of orcas feed. Our skipper... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
via mobile
Best whale watching ever!

We went last Sunday June 4 on a spur of the moment decision. Lovely day, comfortable and stable... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Linda and Ken W
North Saanich, Canada
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to BC. We saw the most amazing group of orcas feed. Our skipper an adorable young women who's passion for whales was so infectious that it made the trip so much more enjoyable.

Thank Willywes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went last Sunday June 4 on a spur of the moment decision. Lovely day, comfortable and stable boat, and fabulous knowledgeable skipper and marine biologist. The front staff was friendly and helpful getting us into our survival suits and then off we went. We...More

Thank Linda and Ken W
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This tour far exceeded any others I have been on. The service at the front desk and the boat crew was very kind, polite and informative. The boat trip and the knowledge of the crew would have been well worth the fee however, we were...More

1  Thank knight012016
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Of course we went with an expectation to see orca whales leaping out of the water. This was not to be our experience. And still, what a thrill ride it was! We were fortunate to follow the feeding path of a humpback whale and learn...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous experience. Our guide had an exceptional knowledge about the orcas. They came up really close to our boat! We had to catch a ferry after the tour and they started the tour earlier so we could participate in this tour!

Thank Cy K
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My first tour was in late October of last year, pretty late in the season to see Orca's but we were lucky enough to see Humpback whales and the Steller sea lions which was very exciting! I recently went on my second tour in mid...More

Thank Kayla E
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had an excellent time on the ocean chasing down whales, sea lions and other wild life. The crew did a fantastic job and it was a successful chase. We saw Big Momma (Humpback whale) and her baby, a bunch of seal lions, and a...More

Thank Jeanie L
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This was our second time out with Sidney Whale Watching as they guarantee whale sightings or take you out again at no charge. We went very early in the season (Day 1) and didn't see any but had a wonderful trip regardless. We saw many...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 29 April 2016

A great experience. We were lucky enough to meet the j pod near Sidney and were able to spend 2 full hours with the pod of 28 orcas before heading in.

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Booked a trip for 1:30,Sunday, April 17th but got a call in the morning from Mike suggesting we re-schedule for the next day as they hadn't been able to find any whales that morning. Good for them to not take us out for a boat...More

Thank juck1950
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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|
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
Hugh A
What is the maximum number of people on each trip?
28 July 2016|
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Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
Que meses es la temporada de ballenas ???
24 May 2016|
Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
The best season to see our Resident Orcas is during June, July and August. But we see transient Orcas, Resident Orcas, and Humpbacks from March until October.