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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 #15 of 144 Activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went out in the middle of August with Wild Whales and had a really great experience! We arrived first thing in the morning at the recommended time of 9:15 am - we were one of the first groups there however - and we did not end up departing until a good hour later while everyone else made their way... More

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were heading out to see one of the pods of Orcas when our pilot and guide found out from spotters that there was a different location where there was a mother with her 3 children. And 1 of them was a baby. So we spent a little extra time getting there but it was worth it. It was one... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went out July 24th. The weather had been very bad the day before, so we came armed with jackets and other gear to keep us warm- we did not need these so left them in the office. We picked up a packed lunch and bottled water at Granville market before heading over to the office to get kitted out... More

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review and for being so understanding. We always do everything we can to find wildlife, especially Orcas, for our passengers to observe. As you know, sometimes there is nothing we can do and they just aren't around. We have had a very high success rate this season, over 95%!! We would love to see... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went out on 13th August in the rain so was glad of the suits provided. Even though weather could have been better the trip was very enjoyable due to knowledgeable guide. She showed genuine enthusiasm and could tell us all about the orcas we saw. Would definitely recommend

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

Thanks for the great review! Our guides are very passionate and enthusiastic and happy that you recognized that. There is nothing quite like seeing killer whales in the wild and glad you enjoyed the experience. Thanks again! More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Fabulous day with very professional set up. Well organised and Ashley our guide for the duration of the trip was fun, informative and VERY enthusiastic (thank you Ashley). Advised to buy lunch and drink at the market before leaving although water was available on the boat. Didn't get many photos too interested in just watching the whales free in the... More

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

Thanks Janet! What an excellent review! Ashley is one of our senior naturalists and is always very popular with our guests. We are happy that your enjoyed the trip and Ashley's interpreting. We always encourage our passengers to take some time away from taking pictures and just enjoy the beautiful sights. Thanks again for the wonderful review! More

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I went on the morning cruise (made reservations a week ahead, which was good - cuz they had filled 2 boats that morning). It was a beautiful, clear day - perfect for a boat ride. Having read different reviews on TA, we had packed out winter coats for the trip but couldn't imagine using them in August!... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! It gets cold out on the water even in the summertime. People are always surprised when we give them their anti-exposure suits but are always happy they have them once they are out there. Thanks again! More

Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been obsessed with orcas since I was a kid, and going on a whale-watching trip was something of a bucket-list item for me. I booked my husband and myself on a trip with Wild Whales during our first vacation to Vancouver. Ashley was our naturalist, and Rodrigo was our captain. It was amazing. The Wild Whales team is knowledgeable,... More

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

Thanks Jessica! What an awesome review! Obviously, five star reviews are always great but the fact that you mentioned how dedicated we are to giving our passengers an unforgettable experience and that we are focused on conservation is the biggest compliment. We are very passionate about the animals and we take great pride in educating people about them and doing... More

Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was on the whale watching trip booked on noon 13th august. Captain Dave and Natalie was awesome! We got so much info about wildlife of the Pacific coast and of course saw a bunch of whales, seals and a huge sea lion. Worth every penny!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a positive review. We are so happy that you enjoyed that trip and that you felt it was worth every penny. I will pass on your kind words to Dave and Natalie. Thanks again! More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went with our 2 teenage daughters on this trip at the end of July and were in the open boat. We had a fantastic day! Katherine was our brilliant guide, she had a very thorough knowledge and huge enthusiasm! The water was calm, the sun shone and the scenery was breathtaking. We saw around 25 whales and 2 bald... More

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

Thank you so much!! Sounds like you had all the stars align for your trip! Calm seas, sun and lots of whales....doesn't get much better than that. Kathryn passes along her regards and thanks you for the wonderful review. So glad you had a good time and thank you for the awesome review. More

Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Firts of all, the most important thing in a tour is the whole experience. I had a great time with the view but also with the educational content of the tour.The crew were very pleasant.Ashley (biologist and tour guide) and Rodrigo (captain) did and amazing job. We saw two different calfs, a baby orca! A whole family! The tour last... More

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

Thanks for the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G review!! Rodrigo and Ashley are a great duo and have been getting great reviews this season. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and got to see the amazing wildlife that our coast has to offer. We always try to inspire and educate people on every tour and glad you enjoyed the educational aspect of... More

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