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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

  • Guaranteed whale sightings or your next trip is free
  • Professional naturalist ensures you don’t miss any wildlife
  • Listen to orca calls in real time through onboard hydrophones
Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
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Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
9:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am
11:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
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Take a break from the city on a 3- to 5-hour whale-watching cruise through the beautiful Vancouver Gulf Islands. A professional naturalist accompanies you to the best sighting locations and helps you spot a variety of marine creatures. Round-trip shuttle service from downtown hotels is available for your convenience.
What to Expect

After a scenic 35-minute ride from Downtown Vancouver, arrive in the charming center of Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. Door-to-door shuttle service from your hotel is available, if the option is selected, as well as free parking for those who drive. Tours depart rain or shine, as all boats are equipped with both open decks and covered cabins. Snap photos in the serene waters of the Gulf Islands, while an expert in marine biology gives you an overview of the animals in the area.

The captain navigates to the best spots for orca sightings, and the onboard naturalist ensures you don’t miss out on seeing a variety of sea creatures, including orcas, sea lions, and porpoises. Complimentary hydrophones give you a rare opportunity to hear whale calls in real time.

Enjoy a snack on board before docking back in Steveston Village, the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon, or hop back on the shuttle to your Vancouver hotel.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Experience

Everyone was super nice and organized. Andy was a great tour guide with great information. And, we saw orcas and sea lions up close (the orcas actually came up to us closer than this pic).

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Used guaranteed return to see orcas on 2nd day

Went out Thurs Aug 2 and it’s was super windy and unfortunately a “no whale day” but out naturalist and driver did stop the boat to see sea lions and seals. Used the free guaranteed return voucher to go out on Friday and saw the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whale watching cruise

Overall a great experience. The shuttle was super convenient and the driver wss entertaining. The tour guide was really knowledgable about the whales and very friendly and approachable. Only caveat - wear sunscreen! I forgot it and was sorry. 😃More

1  Thank Linda A
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Linda, Thank you for your review and for your excellent tip! We certainly recommend guests to prepare with sunscreen for our tours - but next time you are welcome to ask our staff for the sunscreen we have available for use at our office!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orca and Assorted other Sights

I went whale watching with this company in mid-July. We had a beautiful day for the trip and it was very enjoyable out on the water. It was great to depart from Steveston as the parking situation and crowds were far less imposing that those...More

Thank Faith R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Long hunt for orcas but patience bore fruit

We went out on a zodiac boat with our party of eight and this in itself was a great experience - very exhilarating and we needed the thick and warm waterproofs provided. Our captain, Carl, worked hard to find us wildlife in the shape of...More

Thank Emma D
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18 July 2018|
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Response from BuddyZach | Reviewed this property |
Small portapotty on the back of the ship.
26 June 2018|
Response from eyedahoman | Reviewed this property |
This website is the from the company I recent used in Steveson. The site has the tours, length, dates and times! Vancouverwhalewatch this is the site. Please google search that name and the result will have a site to... More