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Vancouver Island Whale Watch

Nanaimo, Canada
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About Vancouver Island Whale Watch
Experience BC's most sustainable whale watching on an unforgettable day at sea aboard our open zodiac-style boat or our semi-covered boat. Our coastal wilderness is home to killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, eagles, and more! Our 3-4 hour whale watching tours depart daily from downtown Nanaimo BC, April-October. We guarantee you'll see a whale, or your next trip is on us!
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Overview
Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We can highly recommend this whale watching tour! We‘ve done the open boat one and it was an amazing experience:) great team, the naturalist was so nice and we would join them anytime again!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jana13009
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went with my husband and father during our vacation, and we had an amazing experience. We saw hump back whales within 20 mins of our departure. The guide was very knowledgeable and and some very interesting facts to share with us. Would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Amber Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite rainy conditions, the tour was an exciting adventure. No Orcas to be seen this trip but a cow/calf Humpback whale pair, Sea Lions, Osprey. We appreciated being able to observe for as long as time would allow. Our guide and the boat captain were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank D C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic trip! Very knowledgable staff. Saw two pods orcas, the blow from a humpback whale, seals and sessions. Highly recommend this company.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a little skeptical at the outset. It was raining quite hard and while we were warmly dressed in the cozy suits provided, the trip didn’t seem like it was going to match a glorious orca watching trip we’d done from Victoria a few...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DtripperJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great morning with Tempest the humpback whale and her pal. The guide was informative and the trip was well organized. You get suited up in a buoyancy suit that's really warm.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank anjacru
Reviewed 1 week ago

that was an awesome whale watching trip and it didn't matter that it was raining at all.We got a lot of interesting Information about whales and other wildlife around Vancouver Island and we were lucky and saw whales, seals, a sea lion and a whole...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ngbs77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great trip! The registration process was easy, the office easy to find - and a fairly close walk from the ferry terminal. The ladies in the office and on the boat were friendly, knowledgeable and great to work with! We saw a family...More

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Vancouver Islan... C, Marine Naturalist at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leavings a 5-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We put on our suits and goggles provided and walked down three flight of steps into the red zodiac. It holds 12 participants, our guide and commentator and our captain. Our trip lasted 3-1/2hrs. We watched an orca pod of Mother, two brothers and a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank clareb996
Vancouver Islan... C, Marine Naturalist at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! It sounds like you had a really great time out there and got to see a lot of wildlife! It's always great to hear that people enjoyed their experience so fully, salt spray and all!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vancouver Whale Watching experience was simply amazing. The guide was great, very knowledgable, very pleasant. This is something I will remember for the rest of my life and should be on everyone's bucket listMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michelle H
Vancouver Islan... C, Marine Naturalist at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle, thanks for leaving us a review! We take pride in having marine scientists on board who are always eager to share their knowledge with our guests and provide insights into the behaviour of the animals that we are seeing. Happy to help you...More

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