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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$104.80
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9:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am
From US$104.84
9:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
From US$116.94
11:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am
From US$106.38
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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 today via mobile
Excellent tour

Really great tour, saw eagles, sea lions and whales. We were out on the water for around 3.5 hours and we were lucky that it was a nice sunny day. Great experience would recommend.

Thank Lyndsey S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Worth the $$

This was our first time on a Whale Watching trip. We had a great time! We are able to see a small pod of younger Transient Killer Whales. The company scouts before each day to see where the pods might be, which is very nice....More

Thank eyedahoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Day

We went on the 17th May and we had a fantastic day with amazing sightings of many Orcas, bald eagles and sea lions. Our guide was brilliant and very informative and the packed lunch very nice. The trip was worth every penny and it is...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 May 2018
You need some luck

Long trip, beautiful scenery though. Seemed for a long time we were not going to see any whales but eventually we were very fortunate to see two groups of killer whales, which was an unique experience. Still, it may be wise to check the season....More

3  Thank Birdy H
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Hello Birdy H, Thank you for sharing your experience with our company! As the animals are always travelling, sometimes it can take some time on our search before we are able to observe whales! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Worth watching

Long trip for five hours but in the end were able to spot killer whales. Also spotting birds like bald eagles and sealions. On the way back the sea was extremely bumpy. Not comfortable. But a bit of fun. We had a lovely guide (Ellen)...More

Thank Sander F
Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Sander F, Thank you for sharing your experience with Vancouver Whale Watch! Every trip is certainly different as marine conditions can be very unpredictable, but we're glad you enjoyed your trip and embraced the ever-changing sea conditions! We hope to have you on our...More

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