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Vancouver Whale Watch

12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada (Steveston)
+1 604-274-9565
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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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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most breathtaking experiences in Vancouver that I have endured. The visit with Vancouver Whale Watch was amazing, and we were extremely lucky that morning. The visit can take between three to five hours, but our visit encompassed a varied amount of sea-life and mammals. The visit starts out at 11am, with free parking around the... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went out for 5-1/2 hours with Vancouver Whale Watch, and enjoyed every minute! Our naturalist, Karl, was very knowledgeable and great at spotting wildlife and sharing information about what we were seeing. Karl and skipper Bryan worked very hard at finding both humpbacks and orcas, but did not crowd or harass the animals. There were many other boats out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Perfectly on time pickup from the Sheraton right across the street from the Holiday Inn where I was staying. Short trip down to the harbour location and we were straight out on the boat. Gloriously sunny day and the whales were playing game. There were over 100 apparently from three groups. So many and so close to our set off... More

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

On a last minute trip to Vancouver seeing whales was our main priority. Weather was projected to be a bit sketchy while we were there a Tuesday-Saturday. So we decided to book our trip upon arrival. Boy were we glad we did! Locals and our hotel highly encouraged us toward this company. We were staying downtown and had a quick... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful and memorable things I've done in Vancouver over the last year. I saw four humpback whales, about 45 orcas, a dolphin and innumerable sea-lions, seals and bald eagles. Travelling across the expanse of sea was equally breathtaking, on a boat that was just the right size (intimate but no dingy) with an enclosed... More

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

Whilst in Canada one of my must do trips was to go whale watching. As we were based in Whistler it meant we had to find a tour that would fit with our bus timetable. After researching we found that Vancouver Whale Watch was the tour for us, as it had shuttle from Downtown Vancouver to Steveston. The shuttle driver... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've never gone whale watching before so I wasn't prepared. The staff was friendly enough to provide us with jackets as It was raining hard on the day I went.I was a bit skeptical if we would see of the whales because of the weather. As the boat got further into the ocean we started seeing sea lions and otters.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We made a last minute decision to do a whale watch tour and called around to quite a few places, most of which were booked. We found some openings with Vancouver Whale Watch. We were hesitant since they use open zodiac boats and I thought the ride would be rough and wet. Well I was very wrong.... Very smooth ride... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Even if we hadn't seen pod after pod after pod of Orcas, the trip would have been worth it. Karl is professional, knowledgeable and just plain friendly! He spent time with each and every passenger, making sure everyone heard what he was saying and that all questions were answered. And he knows more than just whales! Skipper-John handled his boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were picked up in central vancouver by shuttle bus which was brilliant service as it was free and we're on the boat by 11 and on our way very quickly the scenery wad beautiful but it was cold. We were very fortunate to see 2 humpback whales and a massive pod of orcas not to mention dolphins porpoises and... More

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