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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

  • 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
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
From US$139.44
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Check-in 11:30 AM. Returns between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
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Check-in 2:00 PM. Returns between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
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Check-in 8:00 AM. Returns between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
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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.
Reviews (168)
1 - 5 of 157 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everithing perfect and very professional The crew was very helpful, the boat was ok, the reservation was very nice and the comandant did everithing better after his "hunting" to find the Orcas.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thirdstar
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket list experience

I have long wanted to go whale watching, so whilst visiting Vancouver, my wife and I booked a trip with Prince of Whales. Booking the trip was easy as the website was easy to navigate on my phone. The instructions on where to meet and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 18 November 2018
Fabulous and relaxing experience!

We participated in the whale watching tour at the end of the season and had a great opportunity to observe humpback whales, bald eagles, dolphins, seals and sea lions. We were concerned about difficulty finding the whales this time of year, but they were there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Retrorebe
Reviewed 13 November 2018
Great crew and very knowledgeable!

This was a very good experience and I can highly recommend this company! Booking was easy and checking in was a breeze too. Once we got on board, we were well briefed by the crew - in our case, our guide was Wilma. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 11 November 2018
Wow Whale Watching

Almost the last day of the season's trips saw us out on the water with nearly 50 others on a glorious early November afternoon. The trip was brilliantly conducted for us (on the open top deck) by Wilma, whose knowledge of all things 'whales' and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter W
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Wow! Thank you for your five-star review Peter! How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing 3 humpback whales, bald eagles and many sea lions. Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad Wilma made your trip so memorable! We appreciate...More

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27 December 2018|
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Response from BMAZ1538 | Reviewed this property |
We saw Orcas and Sea Lions.
27 December 2018|
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Response from markmd385 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late July and had a wonderful experience with Prince of Whales. As a company, they do a great job and really try to make the trip worthwhile. The key to any whale watching trip is to have reasonable... More
Sonya M
18 December 2018|
Response from Mike L | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they will be offering tours that day as it is peak season and they operate every day of the week. You can look at their website - do a search of "prince of whales - whale watching". I hope that assists you.