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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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I was hesitant to reserve the whale watch because of the price, but it is worth every single penny! An absolute amazing experience that is a must do for anyone's bucket list. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Fort Worth, TX
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful boat ride out on a beautiful day but couldn't find any whales. After three hours of going further and further away from the Vancouver dock, our captain heard from another whale watching company where the pod of killer whales was. We turned around and he took the boat quickly back to an area we had passed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I was hesitant to reserve the whale watch because of the price, but it is worth every single penny! An absolute amazing experience that is a must do for anyone's bucket list. Our tour guide, Joan, was extremely nice and very knowledgeable. She continued to check on everyone throughout the trip to make sure that everyone was comfortable and having... More 

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

Dear Steven and Jennifer, I am thrilled you had a fantastic time on your tour with our company, and I agree that there simply are no words to describe the experience of seeing the Orcas in the wild. They are magnificent creatures! And we too are all so excited here with the new calves born over the past little while!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I live in Vancouver and had never gone Whale Watching until I accompanied a visiting friend from New Zealand today. He had chosen Vancouver Whale Watch. From the moment you walk in the Office Door you are treated like you are a special guest. Down on the dock boarding the vessel the Captain and the Guide greet you with a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I found Vancouver Whale Watch an excellent and knowledgeable company providing a unique and memorable day out. The expedition lasted nearly the whole day and we were lucky enough to see both humpbacks and orcas along with other animals. The journey was comfortable and the guide was amazing. She was truly passionate about the area and its inhabitants. She knew... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A fabulous day that was reasonably priced. they guaranteed sightings and we got the we saw 7 humpback whales on the day as well as seals. my son enjoyed himself although it got a bit long for him, he is 5. It was a pleasant atmosphere on the boat.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great time on the water! I have been on trips with them 3 times and have always seen whales. We've also seen seals, sea lions and a lot of eagles. The on board crew are very knowledgable and entertaining.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We received excellent services from the team at Vancouver Whale Watch. Christine was amazing (she walked around so many times answering people's questions) and they made sure that we saw what we had expected. Our tour lasted about 6 hours which was 2 hours longer than their usual time because the skipper spent more time searching for orcas. If you... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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78 helpful votes 78 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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