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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Highlights
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or your next trip is free
  • Professional naturalist ensures you don’t miss any wildlife
  • Listen to orca calls in real time through onboard hydrophones
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
From $105.98
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11:00am Tour and ShuttleMost Popular
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
From $118.03
11:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am
From $105.98
9:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
From $118.03
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Overview
Take a break from the city on a 3- to 5-hour whale-watching cruise through the beautiful Vancouver Gulf Islands. A professional naturalist accompanies you to the best sighting locations and helps you spot a variety of marine creatures. Round-trip shuttle service from downtown hotels is available for your convenience.
What to Expect

After a scenic 35-minute ride from Downtown Vancouver, arrive in the charming center of Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. Door-to-door shuttle service from your hotel is available, if the option is selected, as well as free parking for those who drive. Tours depart rain or shine, as all boats are equipped with both open decks and covered cabins. Snap photos in the serene waters of the Gulf Islands, while an expert in marine biology gives you an overview of the animals in the area.

The captain navigates to the best spots for orca sightings, and the onboard naturalist ensures you don’t miss out on seeing a variety of sea creatures, including orcas, sea lions, and porpoises. Complimentary hydrophones give you a rare opportunity to hear whale calls in real time.

Enjoy a snack on board before docking back in Steveston Village, the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon, or hop back on the shuttle to your Vancouver hotel.

Reviews (591)
1 - 5 of 405 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2018
Totally Amazing

Very short visit to Vancouver but managed to get a trip out with this Company, helpful all the way through from booking in to leaving the boat afterwards

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CliveW1
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Great experience.

We booked in advance before coming to Canada on holiday. As it’s nearing the end of the season, we were concerned that we may not get lucky in seeing any whales. However, our worries were unfounded. Within half an hour we’d seen 2 humpback whales....More

Thank Samphe
Reviewed October 23, 2018
Wonderful Time!

We came up from the States and went with some good friends. First hour, we thought, oh this is going to be a bust, and then there where Whales everywhere. We saw Sea Lions, Porpoises, eagles, seals, and much more. Joan was so knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Neal W
Reviewed October 22, 2018
A Different World!

Highly recommend this Whale-Watching Tour! Friends were coming up from the States with the specific intention of getting out onto the ocean. We chose Vancouver Whale Watch after reading the reviews (and because we’ll take any excuse to visit the beautiful Steveston area). From entering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renaken
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile
Whales!

When dealing with wildlife you need to expect that the guide cannot determine when or if whales will be seen. Having taken multiple whale watching tours I know this to be a reality. This time a choose to take my young niece to experience the...More

Thank destination_sun
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traceywales1
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Worldtraveller1948 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not an expert. Look at the websites of Vancouver Whale Watch and Prince of Whales and see what they advise.
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Experience203119
August 30, 2018|
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Response from U4630QNandyc | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a loo on board
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