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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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Activities: Whale watching
Description: 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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Well put together and organized

We had a nice experience overall. It is well organized and the boats are very good for the purpose of finding and viewing whales. We were lucky to find a humpback that wanted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a nice experience overall. It is well organized and the boats are very good for the purpose of finding and viewing whales. We were lucky to find a humpback that wanted to spend time swimming and surfacing around the boats. The end was a little marred as the captain beached the boat taking a shortcut to the shipping... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was worried about the "can be 3 to 7 hours" as I have a very short attention span but my husband convinced me it would be worth it and he was right. Ashley was a great guide and very informative if you wanted to listen. It took a bit of time to find the whales but along the way... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a fantastic day out on this trip. The marine biologist was so helpful and knowledgeable. The captain made sure we all got plenty of photo opportunities. We found out so much and were thrilled to see bald eagles, sea lions, orcas and a humpback. Although a little bumpy as we got tot the mouth of the river once... More 

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

I am very glad to hear you had a trip of a lifetime with our company! I believe I have the best naturalists and captains, and am happy to hear they made your whale watching experience an enjoyable one! Thanks for coming out with us on a tour. More 

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I had a great time watching whales in their natural habitat. This is great for all ages and groups or going solo. I was lucky to see three types of whales while having a gorgeous scenery in the background. This better than going to any zoo or amusement park. The employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. An added bonus was... More 

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

Hello Nicole G, We certainly do have some of the most beautiful scenery here along the West Coast, and seeing three types of whales in one day certainly makes for a special trip! I offer shuttle service from downtown Vancouver to make the whole of the whale watching excursion as easy as possible for passengers; I am happy to hear... More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had never gone whale watching before and were not sure what to expect. WE WERE SUPER PLEASED WITH OUR EXPERIENCE. Our guides (Katl and Devon) were very knowledgable and friendly. I think our Captain (John) knew the waters and exactly how to find whales!. Thanks for a great day on the water! (take the time while you are in... More 

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

I am very glad to hear you had a good time on our tour with us! I am very proud of our staff; they are the best, and do a wonderful job. And I agree: some of my favourite seafood places are here in Steveston. Thanks for taking the time to review our company! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Within the first few minutes being on the water, we got to see a variety of sea lions and seals, and within the first 20 mins we found a family of Orcas! It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The tour guides were unbelievably ontop of locating these animals and teaching us all about the various whales,... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We certainly are blessed here on the West Coast with a beautiful and diverse marine animal population! Our company always strives to educate and inform our passengers; we hope you come away with an understanding of and appreciation for these fantastic whales! I am glad you had a good... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Three different kinds of sea lions,plus eagles, seals and one enormous humpback called Big Mama. The guide was well informed and interesting and the zodiac style vessel was comfortable with good viewing both under cover and on deck. Highly recommend this company. Definitely worth the price. We had a great time!

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Big Mama is a bit of a superstar ;) She is definitely one of the special whales that roam through the area. And our boats are all designed specifically for marine animal viewing; I am glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for coming on our tour! More 

Fort Worth, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful boat ride out on a beautiful day but couldn't find any whales. After three hours of going further and further away from the Vancouver dock, our captain heard from another whale watching company where the pod of killer whales was. We turned around and he took the boat quickly back to an area we had passed... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed your whale watching trip with us and we were glad that you did get to see some Orcas in the end. Viewing whales in the wild is always a search and a collective effort by many whale watching companies, sometimes back tracking happens as these animals can be under the water on long dives -... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I was hesitant to reserve the whale watch because of the price, but it is worth every single penny! An absolute amazing experience that is a must do for anyone's bucket list. Our tour guide, Joan, was extremely nice and very knowledgeable. She continued to check on everyone throughout the trip to make sure that everyone was comfortable and having... More 

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

Dear Steven and Jennifer, I am thrilled you had a fantastic time on your tour with our company, and I agree that there simply are no words to describe the experience of seeing the Orcas in the wild. They are magnificent creatures! And we too are all so excited here with the new calves born over the past little while!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I live in Vancouver and had never gone Whale Watching until I accompanied a visiting friend from New Zealand today. He had chosen Vancouver Whale Watch. From the moment you walk in the Office Door you are treated like you are a special guest. Down on the dock boarding the vessel the Captain and the Guide greet you with a... More 

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