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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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$160*
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Ranked #3 of 36 Activities in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Whale watching
Owner description: Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including...
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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 tours.
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Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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75 helpful votes 75 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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