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Vancouver Whale Watch

12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada (Steveston)
604-274-9565
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Whale watching
Owner description: Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and other nature and historical... more » Owner description: Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and other nature and historical tours. « less
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Always had a whale watching trip in mind for when we visited Vancouver and we were not disappointed with this. We booked over the phone and took a discount voucher with us. Complementary parking is a couple of blocks away, so not a problem. Bright yellow waterproofs are provided but even so, make sure you have some warm clothing with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went to Vancouver & Alaska for our honeymoon at the end of August, we desperately wanted to see killer whales. We went to the local tourist information, they recommend this tour as the best in the area offering great value for money & guarantied sightings. The shuttle bus service turned up as promised at 7:20. The driver Trevor was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very nice time and saw a bunch of killer whales. They also facilitated transportation from the center to the harbour. The crew members were friendly and offered a little snack at the end of the trip.

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Altadena, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing time with Vancouver Whale Watch. We booked the smaller 12 person Zodiac boat, and it was fantastic. The ride out to the whales was so much fun...zooming over the water, hitting some waves (the guide, Joan, told us how to "ride" the bounces) and enjoying the view. The guide and captain were in touch with other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful day on the water. The outfitter provides coats and pants if it is cold or rainy. We had sunshine and lots of marine life. The boat was the nicest we saw. Plenty of Orcas to see. Our guide was also quite knowledgeable and the captain knew right where to take us to see two species of... More

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our family of 5 did the afternoon tour in mid August and it was great. Before we even left shore, the crew knew where they would likely find whales and lucky for us it was quite quick and we spent approx. 1.5 hours interacting with the whales. We were lucky enough to see breaches, spyhops and numerous whales swimming together.... More

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We booked this trip in advance through Railbookers and were pleased that everything went to plan. We were picked by airconditioned coach from downtown Vancouver and taken out to the boat at Steveston. Our naturalist was Karl and our skipper was John, they gave us excellent service. We stopped off on the way to Georgia Sound to watch some seals... More

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family group had the pleasure of spending the day with Vancouver Whale Watch earlier this summer, and what a great day it was! After we crossed the gulf, we got word that there were two pods down off of San Juan Island and we made our way south. The boat was stout and comfortable, and the naturalist very informative.... More

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Blue Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family of four booked this tour hoping to see one or two whales. As the naturalist on this boat informed us, July and August are the times up to three pods inhabit the area. Vancouver Whale Watch provided overalls and a jacket to repel any water splashed into the boat as we traveled. It was perfect weather and once... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the main reasons I visited the Vancouver area was to see Orcas in the wild. Following TA recommendations I booked a morning and afternoon trip and having enjoyed them so much I went back for a third consecutive day. The whole process from booking, organising the shuttle from downtown Vancouver to being appropriately attired in yellow waterproofs was... More

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