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Wild Whales Vancouver

1806 Mast Tower Road | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B6, Canada (Fairview)
604-699-2011
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Ranked #18 of 150 Activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Doreen, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I took this trip in early September. It was such a beautiful day, brilliant sunshine and just a light breeze. It was a two hour trip to get to the group of islands at the south end of Vancouver Island, but even this part of the day was wonderful. There were hundreds of fishing boats as the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We spent seven hours on the sea, seen a small humpback, a pod of orcas, and the sea lion island. The humpback was a bit evasive, but the rest was epic. I will never forget the sight orcas surfacing in the wide empty sea, sparkling in the sunlight, exhaling with the sound resembling a distant bellow, and the funny gigantic... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! I remember that day and it was pretty incredible! It's such a treat to see that many killer whales in such an intimate group with flat calm conditions like that. I'm really glad you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you again. Thanks! More

Yelm, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went out to get a look at some killer whales with this tour group, with my husband and our two small children. I'll start with the pros: The crew, Catherine and Greg knew their stuff about everything whale related. I don't think they were ever stumped when asked a question about why they do this, or how long do they... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Kathryn and myself take great pride in what we do and love sharing our passion and knowledge with our passengers. I'm really glad you enjoyed that aspect. Like you mentioned, the whales are always moving so sometimes the trips can be a bit longer. We are sorry we didn't mention the headphones when you made... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This trip consisted of spending hours on a boat and eventually spending 20 minutes watching some killer whale fins occasionally appearing out of the water. I specifically asked before booking whether or not I would see a lot of exciting whale activity. What a dreadfully disappointing experience and waste of money. Yet another Vancouver rip-off! $145 down the drain!

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I'm not sure what trip you were out on but we always spend an hour with the animals although sometimes it feels like 20 minutes. It's important to keep in mind that these are not trained animals and their behaviour can not be predicted. We get to see them... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I had the most marvellous day with Wild Whales not only did they show us orca, humpbacks and porpoises, they are so knowledgeable about all marine wildlife. There was never any time during the day when they stopped looking for whales and making our day GREAT

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review and great shot of J27 "Blackberry"!! Thanks for the wonderful compliments. We are all very passionate about the animals and love sharing that passion with our guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you again. Thanks again! More

southampton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

our main reason for vancouver was to whale spot and this company did not disappoint. the enthuisiasm from ashley and gary the captain was great, we spent around six hours out on the boat and seen 4 hump backs loads of orca's sea lions, white sided dolphins, a bald headed eagle and some porpoises. there was never any rush back... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Great review!! Thank you so much. Ashley and I take a lot of pride in what we do and I'm so happy to hear that it was a day you won't forget. I remember that day and it was one of those days when whale sightings were off the charts! We got so spoiled seeing all those whales and it... More

Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed our 16th wedding anniversary by taking this whale excursion. A fantastic way to see the BC coastline, Gulf Islands, and marine life. Natalie our guide and pilot Gary took our group well into the USA San Juan Islands to see a couple of Orca pods. We were suited up in anti-explosure outfits then off exploring. The only way... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your 16th wedding anniversary with us and for writing such a great review! Thanks for mentioning Natalie and myself in your review, it's always nice to get positive feedback. That was such a cool day and thanks for sharing the photo as well. You're right, it is the best way to see Orcas!! Thanks... More

Diamondhead, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed our trip out to see the Whales! It was a little long, but you gotta do, what ya gotta do! It was worth it. I'm not sure how many we seen...But it was ALOT! As well as sea lions and dolphins. They were all beautiful! It was cold, the suits are a life saver! Natalie was great, she's... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a kind review and for sharing your experience. Sounds like you had quite the day out there! There is such a variety of wildlife this time of the year so I'm glad to hear you got to see some of it. Natalie is very passionate and loves sharing her wealth of... More

Hamburg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We has a blast on our tour! We were seven hours out on the water and met two humpback whales as well as over 70 orcas. The weather was cloudy at the beginning but then the sun broke through and it was a lovely day. Our tour guide told us a lot about the animals as well as the nature.... More

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review and glowing recommendation. Sounds like you had an EPIC day out there. The fall is a lot of fun out here because we get such a diversity of wildlife, we are glad you got to experience a lot of it. Thanks again and we hope to see you again. More

Orlando, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Well-organized, well-informed, timely and an overall beautiful day! The whales were active and involved plus there was the added benefit of Sea lions and seals out on the rocky beaches.

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orca2009, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the awesome review. We are so glad you had a good time! More

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