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“Lots of whales!”

Sidney Whale Watching
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Sidney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The crew wanted to make sure we saw as much as we could. We saw a group of four orcas that entertained us for about an hour. We didn't even have to go out into open rough waters.

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"captain dave"
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"whale watching"
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"small boat"
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"gulf islands"
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"aluminum boat"
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"respectful distance"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful evening"
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"transient whales"
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"awesome experience"
in 6 reviews
"boat ride"
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"survival suits"
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"resident pod"
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"see whales"
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"their natural habitat"
in 5 reviews
"san juan island"
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"great trip"
in 8 reviews
"highly recommend this company"
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had a great time out there as group it the caption was very knowledgeable of the ocean and the different species around . I have great memories and I did enjoy it very much two thums up to those guys .

Thank Tito1022
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a "must do" activity when you visit Sidney. The staff at Sidney Whale Watching are very helpful. It is a day trip and it is amazing. Seeing Whales up close is breathtaking. Watching them in their environment, is wonderful and a privilege. The memories from one of these trips will stay with you for a life time. If they can't get out from Sidney, then they will refer you to Victoria Whale Watching too. I love how these companies work well together for the Visitors benefit. We always recommend to our Visitors or family to go on a Whale Watching.

Thank accommodation_8
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

myself and my partner joined another couple with Sidney Whale watching (also know as Sea quest) 24th June 2013. The guide was brilliant and new a lot about the islands and nature in the area. We saw lots of wildlife (sea lions, porpoises, eagles) but unfortunately not Orca's ! The day before all the boats were out and saw loads. This didn't change anything as our trip with these guys was amazing and we even asked to come back for free next time due to no Orca's. We did look at companies around Victoria harbour but feel that they are too touristy and smaller groups are better. There boat holds max of 12. We had a 3 hour boat trip there and around and back. I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THESE GUYS TO ANYONE ! They deserve all they can get as they put all there heart and soul into making the trip special ! I was supposed to propose to my girlfriend after seeing an Orca ! (her life time must do) but managed to do it on a waterfall hike instead ! :) we will def visit these guys again and hopefully get lucky !!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our Whale watching excursion was great. We caught a few photos of Humpback Whales surfacing. We did not see a whale breaching but went to Spieden Island where we did see many Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Deer, Long horn Sheep, and Bald Eagles. Our guide, Liz was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our trip to British Columbia was planned around getting to know more about nature and this tour was a very fun way to accomplish this goal.

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