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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 are a family of 4, visiting Vancouver from the UK and booked the whale watching on the 'lightship'. We had a fantastic afternoon seeing: Bald Eagles, seals, harbour porpoise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 4, visiting Vancouver from the UK and booked the whale watching on the 'lightship'. We had a fantastic afternoon seeing: Bald Eagles, seals, harbour porpoise and lots and lots of Orca whales feeding - magical. Our skipper James was terrific and our naturist, Miranda was good too- giving lots of information on the 'pods' and... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to rate this experience as it's obviously not within the power of Vancouver Whale Watch to guarantee amazing appearances/performances from the whales (we were a little unlucky with our visit). With that in mind, I will rate this experience based on other factors which are within the company's control. Positives: - A very professional company who are clearly... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I went on the 2pm whale watching tour yesterday- we picked the smaller ship-the "Lightship"- a large zodiac. I booked several months ago, the email provided clear accurate information. Registration-including free parking for our car was well organized, the experience was great, not a bad seat on the boat. We've done whale watching in Hawaii and Mexico-I'm... More 

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

Hello, I am so thrilled you enjoyed your tour--the Lightship is certainly a fun boat! I am also happy to hear you found the booking process with my office staff was easy and efficient. Yesterday was day 105 of seeing whales in a row! It has been an awesome season so far--thanks for bring a part of it! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to whale watching today with family and friends, it was amazing .our guide was a very friendly lady who described everything in details and answered all the questions. Our tour started at 2 p.m. Till 4:30 ,it was a bite long cause all kids on board were tired. I personally enjoyed watching the whale in their habitat very... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for coming on a tour with us! I am happy to hear you enjoyed seeing the whales in their natural habitat--it is always a special experience! Thank you as well for taking the time to submit a review! More 

Murfreesboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked this trip in March for a July adventure. We had secured a spot for the 2:00 P.M. trip. Upon boarding the shuttle at the hotel we were denied because our trip had been "canceled". The company had been trying to reach us to confirm, but our cell phones were off due to being from the US and not... More 

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

Hello to the Land family, we would like to thank you for the thoughtful review. We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Vancouver Whale Watch and happy to have had you on one of our tours. Once again we apologize on our end, hope to see you sometime in the future and would love... More 

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went on the whale watch 2 years ago. They promised that if we didn't find any whales they would give us complimentary tickets to go again. We saw a large pod and it was fantastic. Everybody is given special life saving outfits to wear. They paid very close attention to safety.

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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. We are always thrilled to take out return passengers for a free tour. It has actually been an exceptional start to the season for us this year--as of today (June 21st), we have had whale sightings 102 days in a row--and I am glad you were able to come out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was my first time whale watching, and this trip did not disappoint! The shuttle arrived promptly on time to pick us up at our hotel, and it was a short drive to Steveson. The shuttle driver was very friendly and pointed out landmarks along the way. The provided rain jackets and pants were nice to have as it got... More 

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

Hello, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with our company. Our captains, guides and shuttle drivers too all do their best to provide our guests with the best tour and experience possible. Thanks for coming out on a trip and for taking the time to submit a review. More 

Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The company was very attentive to our group. They explained everything in detail and answered all of our questions. We saw a group if transient whales that were hunting and also a bald eagle lunching on a salmon. The guide and captain were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend taking the Zodiac if the weather is friendly and water... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review to Trip Advisor. Educating our passengers about these magnificent whales and their natural habitat is important to our company, and I am happy to hear you found the tour informative and our company attentive. And a bald eagle lunching: what a neat thing to see! Thanks for coming out... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a perfect day we had, well organised friendly informative staff and a five hour trip felt like five minutes. Booked for my mothers 60th birthday as it's always been her dream, love Canada and the city of Vancouver. Decided to book with this company and what a fantastic day it's been saw many whales breath taking views great fleet... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for writing a review and for choosing our company. Seeing the whales in their natural habitat is a special experience! I am happy to hear you had a good time with your family--and happy (belated) birthday to your mother! More 

Fenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

WE had an amazing trip and saw about 8 whales and they did flips and spashes in the water. It was amazing to see the different water colors of the different seas mixing together. We also saw Granny - the 104 year old whale up close. Loved it!!!

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review to Trip Advisor. We are so blessed to live here in a beautiful area with these magnificent animals--Granny especially! Thank you for coming with our company! More 

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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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