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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Address: 12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-274-9565
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Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by...

Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists. Whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and nature and historical tours.

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"If you haven't seen a whale yet, we can't help you"

We went on a half-day whale watching trip with Vancouver Whale Watch. They picked us up from Downtown Vancouver and took us to Steveston with an informative commentary from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
NickyandStu
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a half-day whale watching trip with Vancouver Whale Watch. They picked us up from Downtown Vancouver and took us to Steveston with an informative commentary from the driver on the way. On arrival in Steveston, we were kitted up with in warm, water-proof gear and headed out into the fog on the boat. After several hours of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went whale whatching with vancouver whale watching! They have fast boots to get as gadt as possible to the animals. We saw humpback whales, sea elphant,bold eagles, sea lions seals, and a pos of killer whales!!! The guides were really passionate about thw animals and could answer all our questions! Definitely would recomnd this to people who want a great... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to Vancouver then you must do some form of orca spotting. We chose this company based on reviews on TripAdvisor, they certainly didn't disappoint. You are picked up by a shuttle bus in the heart of the city centre and taken to the dock where you depart on a spotting boat. On our route we went down... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well organised, with easy pickup in downtown Vancouver. The boat sails from Richnmond - take a sandwich and lots of warm clothes if it's a cool day - as the boat may be covered, but you'll still want to stand out on the observation deck. You'll see the coast, with eagles, cormorants and sea lions - all of which are... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were lucky that we had picked a good day for it, not raining, dry and some sun. The sea was calm. Prior to the trip we were informed to wrap up warm, though we would be provided with a waterproof jacket. Also water and a granola biscuit would be provided. We brought lunch with us. The company shuttle picked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I went to a Whale Watching tour late October, it was the second last tour of the saison. Levi, a very kind shuttle driver, picked us up at Canada place and drove us all the way down to the picturesque village of Steveston. Staff at Whale Watching Vancouver was competent and soon we were ready to board the boat. Aboard,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

For the first hour, we did not see anything but the captain told us that his encounter of the wholes was 95% of all the tours. Fortunately, we added to his 95%, because we met a army of whales. So many that we could not count. Three came to our boat and teased us!

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The whole day was perfect. Be sure to pack a lunch as there is only water and granola bars on board and we were out for over 5 hours which was perfect for our great day. We saw a couple of sets of Humpback whales where the last could put on quite the show and we got to smell them... More 

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Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We got to see 2 sets of 2 humpback whales coming up for air for about 20 min each. Plus we saw two types of seals. It was an awesome experience to see these animals in their natural habitat. Niamh was fantastic! She was very informative and attentive. You can tell there is an appreciation for the animals. The tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This particular company seemed disorganised, the start at the office took far too long & boat loading similar. Whilst travelling to the islands the Operator gave safety instructions and some rules regarding sharing the time spent on the upper deck viewing area. Once we were patrolling the waters this was totally ignored by a group that hogged it all day... More 

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