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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Highlights
  • 4-hour whale-watching tour from Vancouver
  • Board a comfortable vessel equipped with several viewing areas
  • Explore the waters for sightings of whales, seabirds and other marine life
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
From US$119.50
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2:30pm - Afternoon AdventureMost Popular
Your adventure starts at 2:30pm. Please check-in at 2:00pm.
US$119.50
8:30am - Morning Adventure
Your adventure starts at 8:30am. Please check-in at 8:00am.
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12:00pm - Noon Adventure
Your adventure starts at 12:00pm. Please check-in at 11.30am.
US$140.93
Overview
This 5-hour whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the ‘Ocean Magic,’ a 62-foot flagship vessel, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound.
What to Expect
Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 5-hour whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife.
 
The tour departs from the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Ocean Magic, a 62-foot (19-meter) vessel built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Settle inside or outside, from one of three viewing areas on two levels, or move about the boat to try out all the vantage points.
 
Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.
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1 - 5 of 59 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Bald Eagles

Took our 3 and 5 year old kids on the half day trip which turned out to be long (5 1/2 hours) but we had calm seas and a beautiful day with Ian, Sharon, Sandy and Chloe. The crew was very accessible and knowledgeable and...More

Thank ediaonsl
Reviewed 2 days ago
Killer Whales... porpoising!

One of the most memorable experiences of my life, we witnessed two pods of killer whales, in all their majesty and beauty, hunting porpoises (which, appropriately, is called “porpoising”). Stunning. Wondrous. Special thanks to Captain Aaron, Wilma, and crew for their excellent work.More

Thank williamyoung2018
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five-star review williamyoung2018 It sounds like you had a fantastic time on our Half Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures! How nice to know that it was one of the most memorable experiences of your life and that you saw 2...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
GOOD TIMES!

Thanks to Capt Roman, Sharon, Chloe and Mac for taking us on a great whale watching trip! We got to see humpbacks, sea lions, porpoises, and a bald eagle! We did the 3-5 tour in the harbor it was perfect for our family of 4....More

Thank raushbasb
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five-star review raushbasb! and thank you for recommending us :) We are happy that you had a great time on our Half Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures and had the chance to see humpback whales, sea lions, porpoises and a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Whales!!!

Captain Aaron knew exactly where to look. We saw multiple humpback whales. Also, our naturalist, Wilma, was so friendly and knowledgeable. If you’re visiting Vancouver, this is well worth it!!!More

Thank Matthew B
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five-star review Matthew! and thank you for recommending us. We are glad that you had a great time on our Half Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures with Wilma and Aaron. How nice to read you saw multiple Humpback whales :)...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing time

We took the half day morning whale watching and although it took almost all the time to find the whales, when we did they made it really special and had loads of info. Great tour will be going again next year and hopefully see orcas...More

Thank Mark C
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five-star review Mark! We are glad that you had a great time on our Half Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures and had the chance to see whales. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us...More

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Andrea L
12 August 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is perfect for a half day. Bathrooms are on board. We had all sorts of snacks in our backpacks, so load up.
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brilliantjoy1
23 July 2018|
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Response from Mary Ellen D | Reviewed this property |
The trip lasts anywhere from 3-5 hours. It all depends on when and where you spot the whales. Our trip actually lasted a little over 5 hours because we didn’t spot whales until late in the trip.
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