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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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We had a wonderful time today with Vancouver Whale Watch. Within half an hour we saw our first orcas - 2-3 pods totalling 15-20 whales. We spent nearly an hour with them before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time today with Vancouver Whale Watch. Within half an hour we saw our first orcas - 2-3 pods totalling 15-20 whales. We spent nearly an hour with them before leaving for another site where we saw a pair of humpbacks. Our 8 and 10 year olds really enjoyed the trip. We were out for close to... More 

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Princes Risbroough
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Out with Rob and Karl this morning. Fabulous trip made special by the knowledge of the crew who really knew what they were talking about and where to go to get the best experience. Saw lots of Orca then 2 humpback whales interacting which was amazing. The village is great too, had a good lunch at the deli afterwards and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A few weeks ago we were in vancouver to go whale watching. When we got there we got some pretty thick safety suits. At first I was really sceptical and thought this is gonna be really bad. But as soon as our guides (scottie and karl) came and led us to our boat I was sure this will be a... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for submitting a review to TripAdvisor. The suits you wear on the Lightship have a lifejacket built-in, so they are definitely a little thicker than the ones we give out for the larger boats. We have had some truly amazing tours lately--thanks for coming out and taking a trip with the "dream team"! They will be... More 

Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We bit the bullet and went for it, a once in a lifetime experience for most. As other posts have said, great staff and we saw all 3 pods together. We saw bald eagles, seals and a sealion on our way out too which was great. A word of warning, don't rely on public transport for an early start as... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for taking a tour with our company and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We do offer shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver to help our passengers make their way to our office; we pick-up from 9 different locations downtown which are all within walking distance from the various Vancouver hotels. Three pods sounds like a fantastic day, and I am... More 

Philadelphia, PA
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95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Location was just over 30 min from downtown Vancouver (in the am). Office was easy to find and parking was right around the corner. Little fishing village was cute and comes alive in the afternoon. Our group of 8 enjoyed the comfortable boat ride. We did not find whales until hour 3 plus into the tour. We were then lucky... More 

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

Hello, I am happy to hear you found our boats comfortable; I do really love their design and set up, and think they are the best boats for whale watching. Trip lengths will always vary with the location of the whales--each trip is always unique! Thanks for coming out and experiencing some of the beautiful nature and wildlife on the... More 

Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic day viewing a super-pod of orca containing 80+ whales. The weather was fantastic and our crew was informed and full of great and helpful information. Definitely the watch to go on when in the Vancouver area!

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

Hi there, Wow: how wonderful! Superpod days are always such a special, special treat! It has been such a wonderful season--thanks for coming out with us! More 

Grimes, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We saw a lot of Killer Whales. Their shuttle picked us up near our hotel. It was a very enjoyable trip. We would definitely do this again.

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

Hello, Thank you for submitting a review to TripAdvisor, and for taking a tour with our company. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and were able to come out an see the beautiful nature and wildlife on the West Coast! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We spent three weeks travelling around North America and this was one of the best things we did. The staff both on the boat and in the office are very helpful and even helped me with advice on how to get the best photos. You can tell that they are all extremely passionate about animals and have a great respect... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our company. We here are all passionate about the whales and wildlife, and are excited to share that with our passengers. Thanks for taking a tour with our company--it has been a wonderful season! More 

manchester
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Even the grey sky couldn't dampen our spirits. Particularly being picked up but the nicest guy. Levi was funny and knowledgeable about the areas we drove through. Then all suited and booted we soared across the water to find some whales. Karl, our guide spent lots of time walking around and speaking one to one with everyone which was lovely... More 

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

Hi, A double breach--that's pretty cool! John, Karl and Levi are some of the best staff going around! Thanks for coming out and taking a tour with our company, and joining us for a truly unforgettable year! More 

White Rock, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are looking for a fabulous outdoor and West Coast Ocean experience, this is it! The people of Vancouver Whale Watch are organized, professional, friendly and informative. We were equipped with rain suits, signed in and guided with ease. They use have great and fast boats, and Devan, our guide was very nice and informative. You can freedom to... More 

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

Hello, What wonderful photos! I am happy to hear you found our company professional and friendly, and enjoyed our boats. We have designed our boats specifically for marine animal viewing in the hopes of maximizing our passengers' experience of seeing these spectacular animals. Thank you for coming out on our tour. More 

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