This tour was booked for us through Rocky Mountaineer. It included the seaplane to and from Vancouver and a three hour whale watching tour. We chose to go on the boat rather than a zodiac because I suffer from a bad back.
I was a bit concerned after checking on Trip Advisor about this firm, other whale watching tours are ranked far higher but they are the only firm who advertise the whole package including the seaplane.
We have just got back from the trip and it was fantastic from start to finish. Despite it raining heavily all day and being cloudy the seaplane was very smooth and the whale watching was incredible. Our two guides, both marine biologists were really friendly and informative. We saw two hump back whales playing in the sea and we followed them and got some incredible photos. After some time we moved on and saw seals and sea lions.
Being on the boat rather than the zodiac made no difference at all as the whales came really close to our boat. As the weather was so awful the boat was much more warm and comfortable, you can help yourself to free hot drinks and there is a loo on board.
I thoroughly recommend this trip, the guides are great and we saw the whales - what more could anyone want.
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