Whale-Watching Tour From Vancouver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    12240 Second Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8, Canada
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We have 9 central locations that we pick up from in Downtown Vancouver, as well at most Richmond Hotels.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

While in Vancouver, don't miss the chance to take a whale-watching tour and spot killer whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and other wildlife amid the stunning scenery of Canadas southwest coast. Join your professional naturalist and board a first class, modern vessel for a 3- to 5-hour expedition, starting in the picturesque, historic fishing village of Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands.
The area is renowned for attracting whales, and this tour enjoys a 90% sighting success rate. On your quest to find orcas (killer whales), youll have the opportunity to see the inhabitants of this diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dalls porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and seals. Select the shuttle option to include round-trip transportation from downtown Vancouver, and spend a morning or afternoon in touch with nature on this memorable whale-watching tour!

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Steveston Heritage Fishing Village, Richmond, British Columbia

Our tours are located in Steveston, it is a small scenic fishermen village.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vancouver Whale Watch, Richmond, British Columbia

This is our office where you can get information about our excursions, and also check in for your tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)

Bottled water

Snacks

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Oct-2019

    It was such a great day! Saw a pod or two of humpback whales, some sea lions and a bunch in seals (floating boulders ha!). Our guide was great! She was knowledgeable about the area, friendly and entertaining.

    Would definitely do it again!

  • 16-Oct-2019

    A great trip from beginning to end. It started with a shuttle pick up by a quirky yet hilarious driver. The fishing village from where you depart is the real life town of Storybrooke....or at least where Once Upon A Time was filmed. The crew was that took us out were friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to see plenty of humpbacks, seals and bald eagles. I was slightly disappointed that I wasn't able to see orcas but it was of no fault of the company. They just weren't around! This is a definite must do.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    I would definitely recommend this highly professional whale watching company. My wife and I total enjoyed the whole experience. We saw both humpback and Killer whales.

  • 16-Sep-2019

    We had a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and saw seals, s a lions, humpback whales, and killer whales on our trip. Magical!

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Good organization, professional crew. Very long trip to the islands where killer whales reside. The boat remains very far from the whales (around 400m), I know this is to respect the animals but the view is not so impressive (just some fins so far). To recap: long trip, not a lot of time spent close to the animals and too far from them (they are very close to the beach, among people with canoes and waterbikes, but too far from the boat). Too expensive tour.

  • 02-Sep-2019

    A great day out seeing Humpbacks, Orcas, Seals and Sea lions. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, seemed really interested and enthusiastic about her subject.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    We really enjoyed this excursion. We opted for the shuttle pick up and the communication regarding a change in pick up point was excellent. We arrived and were given windbreaker jackets which were definately needed, as it was cold at points. The boat was big but even though it was full to capacity there was so much room to move around, there was no pushing or shoving and everyone could see everything. There was also a top deck that could accommodate 12 people at any one time for that better view. Joan is really knowledgeable and told us loads of really interesting info about the animals. We saw 2 pairs of humpbacks, 2 types of seals and some bald eagles. A trip well worth doing. It was myself and my 8year old. He did at times get bored so would recommend bringing something for them to do to keep them occupied.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    The whale watching tour was great. We were traveling out to see Humpbacks when we changed direction to see Orcas. Disappointed that we were not given the choice of which ones we would like to see. They just assumed everyone would rather see Orcas. I was really wanting to see the Humpbacks.

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Well worth the trip time to see the killer whales out near Victoria Island, along with other interesting animals along the way. We also saw several seals (keeping a safe distance from the orcas), a bald eagle perched on its nest, and, to the surprise of our guide, a California see lion. At one point one of the orcas surfaced quite near our boat to take a few breaths - really impressive animals, right up there at the top of the food chain. Our guide, Andy, was extremely knowledgeable on the biology of the animals, and she gave us a very useful commentary on the life cycle and personalities of each orca, as well as the work that is underway to protect the environment for these creatures.
    It is a fairly lengthy boat trip, about an hour each way, and it can get windy and chilly out there on the water. They provide big yellow jackets which you will need, but it's a good idea to take an extra sweater.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    Shuttle was on time. Bus driver was very entertaining on the way to Richmond and back. The boats are well maintained. You will be handed jackets to keep you warm and dry. And yes, we did find the whales! On that trip we found bold eagles, killer whales, seals and others. The guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Snacks were provided on board as well. I highly recommend this experience.

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