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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
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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Ottawa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went on a Whale Watching Tour on July 25th, took over 2 hours to find 1 whale. Then on our way back we saw another one from far, but they were squeezed for time and they didn't want to stick around. It was dissapointing to not see any Orcas. The tour guide on our boat didn't talk much. I've been... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We searched long and hard but the whales were not playing. We rushed to where a minky had been watched but again we just missed out. The captain let our teenage boys steer the vessel for about an hour, so at least they thoroughly enjoyed that experience. The scenery on the trip was great. A few days later, we took... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Easy to book, the coach that picked us up literally arrived exactly when it said it would. Friendly and informative staff whilst the tour is going on. We did this tour twice as the first time round we didn't see any whales so was redeemed with another ticket to come again for free, which we did. Was a good experience

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usa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We booked a 2pm tour and arrived by taxi (about 40 minute drive and $50). Sign-in was a breeze and we had some time to explore the pier before coming back to get our clothing for the trip. There were lots of places on the pier to get some food to eat before the trip or bring on board. Back... More

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We called the day before to reserve a 2:00 tour trip for our family of 4 (including 2 teenage girls) , without any problems. The person told us what to bring, and boy were they right about dressing warmly, even in July! But this was one of the best things we did in Vancouver on our family vacation. The staff... More

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Vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I live locally but took some European relatives on the tour. We were on the 2pm boat, the people on the morning tour hadn't seen any whales so several of them joined us in the afternoon. There is a bathroom on the boat, nothing fancy but adequate. While they tell you to bring snacks I don't think it's necessary. They... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I took about 35 of my staff for a Friday afternoon whale watch tour to celebrate our successful move at work. The staff was thrilled with the experience and the friendliness of staff on the boat and the shore. We were well organized by staff and because we were all present and accounted for we left a bit early. We... More

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Looe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We reserved this trip on the phone. It was straightforward and they asked us to call the following morning to check the weather etc was OK and the trip was going ahead. I found this reassuring. We went for an afternoon trip on the basis that the morning one would find whales for us. and so they did! The office... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I had gone on a whale watch with this company early in the whale season a couple years ago, and did not see a single whale. Since sightings were guaranteed they offered us a free follow-up trip, but being from New York we didn't expect to use it. Two weeks ago we had our opportunity, so we... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went on a tour with Vancouver Whale watch on 29th may 2014 I should have got around to writing this review sooner really! The day dawned wet but we had booked on the Explorathor II a covered boat so the weather wasn't too much of a concern. We went on the tour with the mindset of having a lovely... More

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