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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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Experience of a lifetime!

My husband and I came to Vancouver for our honeymoon. This was our favourite part of the trip! Worth every penny! The guide was friendly and definitely knew his stuff. We saw a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I came to Vancouver for our honeymoon. This was our favourite part of the trip! Worth every penny! The guide was friendly and definitely knew his stuff. We saw a family of orcas and many other sea creatures! This is a must do for all ages!

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our company, and I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time on your trip with us! Happy honeymoon, and congratulations on your wedding! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Vancouver Whale Watch was a company I could recommend. Staff is helpful and nice. Our guide was informative though I wish I had heard all she was saying. Maybe using a microphone could be considered? Otherwise no coplaints! Saw Humpbacks and Orcas for the first time in my life and eventhough i got soaked in the back seat the ride... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our company; we greatly appreciate your feedback. Humpback and orca sightings are always special days, and I am glad to hear the boat ride was fun in itself (I think my staff might enjoy it more than the marine life ;) ). Thanks for taking a tour with us. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Last minute we successfully secured 5 seats on the express. Vancouver Whale Watch exceeded any of our expectations. I never thought I would see Orca's in their natural habitat but Vancouver Whale Watch delivered that and much much more. This is a must do when visiting Vancouver. We saw Orca's, Eagles, Sea Lions & Humpback Whales. Plus a ton of... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for submitting a review to Trip Advisor. Being able to see the whales in their natural habitat is such a unique experience, and I am glad we were able to take you out to see them in the beautiful natural environment the West Coast has to boast! Thanks for coming! More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were taken from our hotel to the dock at Richmond by their shuttle. The trip was safe and clean . The guide was friendly and well informed. We saw two orcas and two humpback whales on our four hour trip.

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

Hi, I am happy to hear you had a good time on your tour. It is always special when we can see two species--humpbacks and orcas! Hope you were able to get some nice photos, and thanks for taking the time to submit a review of my company. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Professional staff, excellent vessels, loads of whales. Vancouver Whale Watch is more than just your ordinary whale watching company. It's educational - each trip offers something new to learn from the exciting world of marine mammals. On the ship you can find several books about marine life and whales if you're interested in reading more about them. The onboard guide... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for submitting a review to Trip Advisor. I believe it is important to educate our passengers on these magnificent animals, and I am proud to have staff that are passionate about the whales, marine life and the environment. Hopefully we can take you out on another tour, and thank you for choosing our company! I am happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had the most amazing time. The naturalist was fantastic with all the information she gave us about the orca pod we were lucky enough to see. The orcas were truly amazing to see them swimming free and we took some super photos.

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

Hi, I'm glad you had a good time on your tour. I believe I have the best staff, and I am happy to hear you found them informative and kind! I am glad you also got some nice photographs as well--always the best souvenir. Thanks for coming on a tour with us and for taking the time to review my... More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Such a great trip on fantastic boats and great guides. The trip itself to find the whales was a brilliant part of the day, thrilling and fast with the guide explaining all about the area and the wildlife, The captain took us safely to areas where we could see other wildlife on the way. I touch by radio to other... More 

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

Hi, Amazing! Superpod--how lucky and special a day for you! I am happy to hear you found the boats and guides fantastic. And what wonderful pictures! (The yellow suits always make for fun photos :) )! Thanks for coming! More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Summary: Everything about our trip exceeded our aspirations, and gave us 'a day of a lifetime' experience. I used the company's web site to make a reservation request, including pick-up by shuttle from a point I felt confident I could find in an unfamiliar city. The detailed response offered a much closer pick-up point based on our hotel location, saving... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for submitting a review to Trip Advisor. I believe my shuttle drivers, captains and tour guides (naturalists) are the best there is, and I am glad this was your experience. My office staff as well always tries to be as accommodating as possible. The difference between transient and resident orcas...hmmm...perhaps a pub quiz question ;)? Thanks for... More 

Anaheim Hills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We took this "tour" on May 31st in perfect conditions. Bald eagle, sea lions and enough Orcas to satisfy ANYONE. Tons of whale activity, up close and personal. The big guy, the Mommas and babies were all pointed out to us as well as some stories, their names and additional interesting information on this pod. As stated in previous reviews,... More 

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

Hello, I am thrilled to hear our tour was the highlight of your stay in Vancouver! I do believe our captains do a wonderful job to ensure visibility for all our passengers. Thanks for coming on a trip with us! More 

Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

On June 1st we went Whale watching with this company. Our Guide was Andy and she was very informative. Our Captain was John and he made sure that all sides of the boat had a chance to view all scenery. We first saw a Big bald eagles nest with an Bald eagle and her babies, as well as some sea... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review our company, and I am glad you had a good time on your trip with us. Seeing tail slaps is always my favourite thing! Their tails are just so powerful! Thanks for coming out with us. More 

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Address: Address: 12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-274-9565
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Steveston

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