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We did this tour in late July 2018 on on of the Lightship boats, this was a huge amount of fun. You are given exposure suits but still dress warmly, if you are near the rear of the boat you will get wet, but you...More
I have no time for people who complain that they didn't see whales or that they didn't get close enough. It is a privilege to be allowed to see this planet's magnificent creatures and they need to be treated with respect. If you do see...More
We were a little disappointed by the overall experience.
Pros: The boat ride was fun and we loved seeing the coastline. The suits you wear are silly and fun for pictures.
Cons: We did see a few Orcas, but we had to stay 200 yards...More
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
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
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).
We had an amazing time with the staff and crew at Vancouver Whale Watch. Their team was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They went out of their way to create a wonderful experience for us.
Their site says the trip is 3-5 hours. It was 5...More
We went on this whale watching tour and were not dissapointed! We saw humpack whales, sealions, seals, porpoise, 3 bald eagles and many many seabirds.
This company guarantee that if you do not see a whale you can return for free and the voucher is...More
Response from travelnut0315 | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Express boat which worked well for us. We went in July and the boat was open air - not sure when you will be going, but they may have to put tops on them. I had no problems with my camera equipment on the... More
We booked the Express boat which worked well for us. We went in July and the boat was open air - not sure when you will be going, but they may have to put tops on them. I had no problems with my camera equipment on the Express. I have a Canon DSLR and used my 70-300mm zoom lens. It did take great pictures, but keep in mind that the boats have to be a certain distance from the whales, so a zoom lens is a must if you want to get good pictures. Regardless you will have a great time and will most certainly see whales.
We had wonderful weather when we went on Sept 24th. Just dress in layers. We were provided with a life suit which will keep you dry. I wouldn't imagine the whales are affected by the rain.
Book it and enjoy!
I see that a few days ago the vessel Explorathor of Vancouver Whale Watch sunk after hitting a submerged log or something. Fortunately there were boats nearby to offload the 30 or so pax to so no one got wet. I imagine the water temp is kinda cold. We will be watching with VWW in a few days and we are good to go, knowing that this is a very rare event. Still...one must have a plan B, eh?
July 27, 2009|
Yes, I heard about that. Sounds like it all went smoothly and no major concerns. I would expect a company like VWW to be professional and to ensure the satisfaction of their customers. Eg, if they are not able to accommodate all passengers booked because they are down a vessel, I would expect them to make alternate arrangements by either chartering a boat or purchasing space with a competitor. You may want to check with them to see if they have been reassigning people.
Best/most fun whale watching? (1 Reply)
Hi, I am hoping to go whale watching while staying in Vancouver on 8/18/16 or 8/19/16. I've done lots of research into companies, tours, boats, etc but am hoping to get the opnion of those with past experience. Which companies are the best? And for those who have done Vancouver Whale Watch on a zodiac boat, how was that experience? Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
June 21, 2016|
Open zodiac is the most fun, end of story. :)
Swindon, United Kingdom
Prince of Whales vs Vancouver Whale Watch (1 Reply)
Hi! Staying in Vancouver for a couple of nights in September. Anyone used either prince of whales or Vancouver whale watch for a whale watching trip? Could you share your experience? Tracey xx
July 18, 2016|
Lots of people have taken these whale watching trips and left reviews of their experience. The Things to Do in the top green bar will take you to them. Here is Vancouver Whale Watch: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie… and here is Prince of Whales: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie… Note that Vancouver Whale Watch departs from Steveston. I believe they have a $15 shuttle that will pick you up and return you to your hotel. Prince of Whales departs from near...More