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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
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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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 did the afternoon tour in mid August and it was great. Before we even left shore, the crew knew where they would likely find whales and lucky for us it was quite quick and we spent approx. 1.5 hours interacting with the whales. We were lucky enough to see breaches, spyhops and numerous whales swimming together.... More

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our family group had the pleasure of spending the day with Vancouver Whale Watch earlier this summer, and what a great day it was! After we crossed the gulf, we got word that there were two pods down off of San Juan Island and we made our way south. The boat was stout and comfortable, and the naturalist very informative.... More

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Blue Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our family of four booked this tour hoping to see one or two whales. As the naturalist on this boat informed us, July and August are the times up to three pods inhabit the area. Vancouver Whale Watch provided overalls and a jacket to repel any water splashed into the boat as we traveled. It was perfect weather and once... More

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

One of the main reasons I visited the Vancouver area was to see Orcas in the wild. Following TA recommendations I booked a morning and afternoon trip and having enjoyed them so much I went back for a third consecutive day. The whole process from booking, organising the shuttle from downtown Vancouver to being appropriately attired in yellow waterproofs was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Today was our second trip on Vancouver Whale Watch this summer as we tried a few week's back only saw a brief glimpse of a few orcas in choppy seas. We were actually quite surprised that despite the fact the we did technically see whales on our first voyage they gave everyone a the ship a free voucher to come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Someone had given me two other recommendations for Whale watching (more time on the water and more expensive). Lisa @ Westin -Concierge arranged this organization. We took the morning ride and it was fantastic. There were several tour boats on the water and this company spotted the first sightings and then all others swarmed around are area. We spent a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The shuttle service picked my wife and I up at our hotel and on the way to the dock (about 30 minutes) gave us a little history and guide tour of the sites along the way. The boat rode was awesome and fun. We went straight to the Orca Pod traveling through the Strait of Georgia and was wonderful. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went to Vancouver for the sole reason of seeing orcas. You are taken to the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands and the view is absolutely breath taking. I want to live here! We spotted bald eagles, seals, and many orcas! We saw about four or five different pods of orcas, and each group had 5-8 of them. We... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was great experience. We saw lots whales , took many pictures. People who work there are very kind, organized. Guide Lady informed us about whales she was talking to everyone on the trip, answering our questions, Trip is pricey. We had wonderful adventure. Thank you Vancouver Whale watch.

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Houston, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was an absolutely brilliant day of whale watching! Went on the explorath II which was a nice boat. It was small but not too small, it wasn't too noisy and the captain and naturist knew where to go and all their stuff about the whales, what pod they were from, and all the general details. The whole thing last... More

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