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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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Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists, including whale...

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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The booking process was a breeze through the concierge at Rosedale on Robson. We were picked up by shuttle just down the street. During the 35 minute drive to Steveston, our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The booking process was a breeze through the concierge at Rosedale on Robson. We were picked up by shuttle just down the street. During the 35 minute drive to Steveston, our driver kept us well informed with commentary about the area as well as Canada in general. Once at the whale watch centre, we were kitted out in good quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Today was special for customers and crew alike. Brilliant sunshine and calm seas meant a magical boat ride far out past Victoria to see an extraordinary sight of feeding humpback whales. Unusual occurrence to see so many and the sight of those magnificent tales proudly saluting above the sea before they took off to swim the depths, brought much delight.... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your extraordinary day! The Humpback Whales in Juan de Fuca Strait have been a real treat this year and as you noted, to see a Fin Whale - the second largest animal on Earth - is a unique sight in our waters. James and Niamh were excited to enjoy this great experience with you! More 

Myakka City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was amazing! We saw the J pod of orcas while on our trip. They didn't come very close to the boat but it was still an AMAZING experience!! We took the shuttle from our hotel and after the trip we wanted to spend some time in the little village so the girls in the office helped us get... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

We are proud that Vancouver Whale Watch has been part of the Steveston community for 16 years. A short drive on our Shuttle from Vancouver or Richmond hotels brings you to this Historic fishing Village, and we encourage our guests to enjoy Steveston's waterfront, restaurants and historic sites, before or after their whale watching experience. It makes for a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This company is very well organised. They have 3 different boats. We opted for the Explorer 1 which is fast but comfortable. Our guide was very knowledgable. We saw many whales and other wildlife. The tour was about 5hrs long but whizzed by. You get protective clothing. Take a drink and snack although there is bottled water and a granola... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Vancouver Whale Watch offers our guests Vancouver's best whale watching experience! Our boats are safe, clean, fast and comfortable. Our 2 larger boats - Explorathor 11 and Explorathor Express - offer our guests great wildlife viewing from s seated area, as well as a viewing deck. The Lightship 1 is a smaller boat, but delivers a very thrilling experience on... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

went on the morning tour 9am , on board the express the parking is free, a pass is given to you during check in, the parking lot for the free pass is 10 minutes walk from the pier. at the check in office you are given *your boarding pass, *a impermeable marine suit (warm yellow vest and pants) also available... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I think you have described our Whale Watching Experience really well. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip, and that you were able to view some of the magnificent Killer Whales that frequent our local area! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant afternoon, amazing experience, didn't think we would see so many Orcas, very lucky. The staff were all very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Vancouver alone for 3 weeks in order to see the beautiful orca. I decided to go with the Vancouver whale watch and i wasn't left disappointed. Captain Karl from the dream team was fantastic and made everyone feel welcome and answered any questions, whilst filling us with interesting facts and even gave us tips with taking photos.... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Vancouver Whale Watch, "to see the beautiful orca". We were the 1st company to offer whale watching experiences from the Vancouver area, and we are now enjoying our 16th season! We hope to see you again soon, on your next trip to Vancouver. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister was in for a visit and wanted to go on a whale watching tour. After reading reviews and comparing websites we chose Vancouver Whale Watch and the Explorathor II. We had an awesome time! Unbelievable scenery, and we saw a little herd of deer, Peregrine falcons, a bald eagle and three pods of orcas!

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

We hope you and your sister join us again! Your review highlights the wide variety of "other" marine wildlife we often see on our whale watching trips and yes, the scenery is truly unbelievably beautiful! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vancouver Whale Watch was terrific. Staff seemed very knowledgeable and willing to share. Your was not rushed and was very patient waiting for Humpback to show itself. The J Pod of killer whales put on a long show off the Washington State coast. We would highly recommend.

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with Vancouver Whale Watch. We often travel into US waters to view whales, passing spectacular islands and going through marine channels. Your recommendation of our company is greatly appreciated by our team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not prepared for the cold! It ended up being a bit chillier than what I expected, and once on the water, it became very cold. The tour guide was very helpful and provided me with a blanket, and the office have me an extra fleece to wear. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and was enthusiastic about the... More 

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Our whale watching experience is on the water, and it can get chilly out there! We provide full weather suits for all our guests, with warm hats and gloves also available. While safety is our Number 1 priority, our guests' comfort is a close second! We are glad you really enjoyed your trip with us, and we thank you for... More 

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