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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 140 activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and my son (The Netherlands) were very lucky to get on the boat only 1 day in advance booking. Somebody had cancelled. We were very excited and the trip was very excited!!! We had a wonderful passionate guide named Ashley and a great captain named Rodrigo. Very experienced people who know what they do and will do everything to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ashley & Rodrigo did an excellent job taking us from Granville Island to our destination. We were hopeful to see one Orca...we were over joyed to see around 15. It was such a great experience with nice weather. Kudos to Ashley for her great tour skills! She is passionate and knowledgeable about Orca whales. We also were able to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I always wanted to see whales in their natural environment- and Wild Whales made it possible. Very professional-,very well run with great enthusiastic guide, Natalie and a brilliant boat driver, Rodrigro. Trip lasted 7 hours , so were pleased to have bought our own lunch. Plenty of choice from famers market just round the corner from the office. Arrive in... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We spend almost 8 hours on the sea, so better prepare yourself for a longer trip. The staff explained everything and treated the animals with respect, what was very important for us. So we saw whales, bald eagles and seals. The trip was a little bit bumpy so prepare yourself the get sea sick what seems totally normal for urban... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ventured out to Granville island on Monday July 21. This experience was great from start to finish. Natalie and Rodrigo were fantastic! I was nervous to start off but they were so great and I felt very safe. Seeing the whole family of whales was amazing, once in a lifetime experience! Family of16 orcas!!! Including Granny who is 102... More

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We love showing people the incredible wildlife that this coast has to offer but it's really nice when we can give people, who live here, the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitat. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the crew's enthusiasm and that you got to spend time with... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I want to thank everyone at "Wild Wales Vancouver" for the most amazing experience they gave us bringing us up close to some of the most amazing, social and playful creatures. We had the best time! One thing we like to point out is the kindness, knowledge and passion that we found in the the captain and... More

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

Amazing pictures Vincent! Thanks for sharing and writing such a kind review. I was your captain that day, it was incredible! It was really cool to see them so active when we got there and then get into a slow resting group afterwards. We really enjoyed having you and glad we were able to share the amazing wildlife on our... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. We were treated to an awesome chance to see a transient whale pod that had a young calf. Tail slaps, and very, very close encounters as the large male whale surfaced right beside our boat. To top it off we watched the pod teaching the baby how to hunt, to the sad demise... More

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

Thanks Carol! It's always as bit intense to see the whales hunting but so spectacular at the same time. It's hard to not feel empathetic towards the seal but it is rare to see nature in it's rawest form, like you did. Transients have been seen more and more the last few years, we are really enjoying our encounters with... More

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My gf and I went out on this trip on somewhat of a cloudy day and we are soooo glad we did!!! As we made our way out to the deeper waters Natalie our on board naturalist gave us some insight on the whales we might see and the surrounding islands..she was extremely knowledgeable and very gracious with answering any... More

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

You are so welcome! The pleasure was all ours. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Natalie is one of our senior naturalists and she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate. Roman has been with us a few years now and we are so lucky to have him. He's such a professional and fun guy and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ashley and Rodregus were so helpful and knowledgeable we couldn't have asked for better guides. They went out of their way to make a great day, even taking us on a slight detour on our way back to see the harbour seals and luckily at the same place, a juvenile bald eagle. Oh! I must also mention the fabulous Orca... More

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

Thank you for the great review! I remember Ashley showing me her pictures from that day with the transients. If you're interested, the whales present were the T99 family, T36 and T36B family. It sounds like they were really cruising! The best part about only scheduling one departure per day is that we can take our time out there and... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fantastic day with Cath (marine biologist) and Captain Rodrigo and the 30 or so whales we got to see. Yes, no kidding we came across a super pod and it was whale heaven. Everywhere we looked there were Orcas! Cath was a fantastic guide with a huge amount of ethusiasm and interest in whales. She shared a huge amount of... More

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

Thanks Lorraine! I just finished showing Rodrigo your review and he was very flattered. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I will definitely pass on your kind words to Kathryn. We see killer whales most days but it's always special to see a superpod! everywhere you look, there are fins. Hopefully, it's an experience you will... More

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