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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
From US$108.12
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Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
11:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am
9:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am 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.

Reviews (586)
1 - 5 of 402 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
A Different World!

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). From entering...More

Thank Renaken
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When dealing with wildlife you need to expect that the guide cannot determine when or if whales will be seen. Having taken multiple whale watching tours I know this to be a reality. This time a choose to take my young niece to experience the...More

Thank destination_sun
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic trip and will go again if we return to Vancouver

11:00am sailing 1 October 2018 Having booked the trip online from the UK I was advised by email to contact the office 24 hours before sailing to confirm pickup point and time. Having checked in to our hotel I was about to ask reception staff...More

Thank nemoCardiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Been there in Aug. 2018

The advertising pictures can be misleading; i.e. don't expect a jumping whales, and don't expect the whales to be big. They can be big and jumping. With us, whales were less than 10 ft. long, shooting water, watching from far distance. An experience I can...More

Thank HappyNgFamilyHoliday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent experience with a reputable company

Two years ago, my daughter and son in law visited from Ontario and wanted to go whale watching so we booked with Vancouver Whale Watch. During the course of the trip, we saw sea lions, seals, eagles and two humpbacks which were in view for...More

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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Boone8, Thank you for your wonderful review of your experiences with our company! Our staff certainly prioritize passenger safety while practicing ethical whale watching, in addition to all of the other spectacular wildlife we see on our trips! We look forward to having more...More

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31 August 2018|
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Response from U4630QNandyc | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a loo on board
23 August 2018|
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Response from Isabela C | Reviewed this property |
yes, the orcas that we observe on the spot are resident families, called southern residents, or transients. everything depends on nature. But they are native inhabitants of the region. Enjoy
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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.