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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Address: 12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-274-9565
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Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including whale...

Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and other nature and historical tours.

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Most reliable whale watch merchant

The people are nice and efficient . The trip is well planned . Ask for Cedrick he will give you a deal .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sun T
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Richmond, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people are nice and efficient . The trip is well planned . Ask for Cedrick he will give you a deal .

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Thank Sun T
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day we went whale watching was absolutely amazing. The boat trip out to the islands was stunning (we were really lucky with the weather). Sea lions relaxing on their rock and after two hours of sailing, we hooked up with various groups off orcas for at least 90 mins. They even swam up close when the engines were off.... More 

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Thank Frank F
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I did this a while ago now and it still stands out as one of the most incredible things I have ever done!! We were so lucky this day! The weather was absolutely beautiful and the orcas swam right up to our boat, chased a seal for a while, and were even breaching and spy hopping. The tour guide was... More 

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Thank Meaghan P
Roslin, Ontario
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Plenty of similar businesses to choose from in British Columbia so we relied much on this website to narrow things down. Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to Mother is Nature and there is no whale "show" as some customers anticipate. Having said that, this company does offer a free tour if your trip is unsuccessful. Staff is friendly and... More 

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Thank Scott J
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hello Scott, Thank you for your kind and informative review. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Vancouver Whale Watch and were able to see many Orcas and Humpbacks on your tour. We do have great staff that do their best to provide exceptional customer service. Yes, the parking is a bit of a walk,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon with a great whale watch company! Very knowledgeable and friendly naturalist. Saw lots of humpbacks & orcas!

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Thank E H
Long Beach, California, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our tour guide was amazing, so intelligent and knowledgeable about the habitat and its species we were exploring and visiting. We were running late due to a flat, and they were beyond patient with us, when they didn’t have to be. Our boat was nice, we were plenty warm with our extra coats they provided, and we saw SO MANY... More 

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Oro Valley
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We had Joan as a guide and she was amazing! Friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic! We knew that sightings were not gaurenteed but Captain John and Joan used their skill, experience and comraderdie with other Captains to ensure we saw whatever was in the area. Respectful of the wildlife while giving us the best views and lots of interesting info! Professional,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

What an amazing day! Super friendly staff and very knowledgeable! Could not have asked for a better experience with this tour group. Highly recommend!!!

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Thank TracyM0516
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review to Trip Advisor. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with our company and that you found our staff friendly and knowledgeable. I do really believe we have here the best staff going around! Thanks for coming out and seeing some of the beautiful West Coast! More 

Delta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

had a great time, guide was knowledgeable, lots of time on the water. good to bring a lunch and binoculars. boat keeps respectable distance from whales to not bother them but still provide a good view

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Thank sunny j
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our company. We have had such a wonderful season this year--I am glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! Thanks for coming. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I was on my own in the area and thought I'd fill my day with a tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw lots of orcas with their babies. Beautiful scenery. Staff are knowledgeable. At one point they placed a microphone in the water so we could hear the orcas communicating. Would do again.

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Thank Leta S
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Hello, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with our company! The calves are always very special and exciting to see, and the coastal beauty out here is certainly stunning. Thanks for coming out! More 

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