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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 2013
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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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moose jaw, saskatchewan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

First off, we didn't see whales. But I am still giving a five star rating, as the trip was 5 hours long, and 138 nautical miles.... they went above and beyond in trying to find us whales! They were in contact with other boats, following up reports of sightings, etc. We were the first boat in 5 days that had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We saw two families of orcas and new born babies. The entire experience was great. Staff were friendly and informative. I highly recommend going!

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Roselle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have been going out annually with Vancouver Whale Watch for over 13 years and they are simply the best. The staff is exceptional and the whales magnificent! This is the only company to go with. I have never had a bad trip and have a lifetime and a houseful of great pictures and memories. I am definitely coming back... More

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

Hi Kathy, Great to hear from you - really looking forward to seeing you and Steve again this year! More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had a great time on this trip. It was a windy cold wet three hours, but it was really funny. My partner and I had a great time but you could see it wasn't everyone's cup of tea! We saw sealions and a porpoise (but we were told not to get excited by them). We had been zipping about... More

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vancouver
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My personal experience on this whale watching excursion was... very interesting. It was a while ago, but i remember it fairly clearly. I was with my grandmother and my dad, and we went in the afternoon. The prime things I remember were, first off, the boat was very loud.This was unfortunate. Also it was very bumpy. I got sea sick... More

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great trip to see whales, they were very close to the Fraser River so lots of time spent whale watching and not travelling. Took a ride on the River Queen too, great captain and great fun!

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Over 75% of the 5 hour+ trip was spent in silence except for the loud engine of the boat. Our guide made very few comments here and there, including random unclear references to our actual location. She was nice, but I expected more of a narrated experience (maybe). For the price I expected a little more: a less rickety boat... More

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

I am quite surprised by your recent Trip Advisor review and while I am grateful for both positive and negative feedback from guests who come on a tour with us I feel you have significantly misrepresented the experience we offer. When people call or when they review our literature we are very clear that the tour can last between three... More

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was thrilled with our trip. My sister was visiting from Toronto and it was a last minute decision to go on this trip.I was worried that we might not see any whales this late in the season, but we were lucky enough to see two humpbacks. Also, we saw harbour porpoises, seals, sea lions, deer, eagles, and sheep. It... More

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

We would love to take you out again the next time you are in Vancouver. The best time of the year to see Orcas is from May to September. We look forward to having you out on another trip in the future. More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

When they say you're gonna see whales ........ they mean it! Not only did we see 3 humpback whales (which were amazingly close) we saw a Minkey whale, an island of sea lions (just like on National Geographic), white snow geese, dolphins and an island of wild sheep! All on a beautiful calm, sunny day in the San Juan and... More

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vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I went on this whale watching tour last week, with Andy Scheffler as the naturalist. The water was reasonably calm, and we went quite a bit further than I expected! I am a local to Vancouver, and our tour took us over to the Gulf Islands, some that I never been to or even seen. We ventured over to the... More

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

It is always a pleasure to take locals out to experience the wonders that our in our own backyard -We are so fortunate to live in such an extraordinary place! More

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