Water activity

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Lotus Land Tours Inc.
Water activity

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

Activity provider: Lotus Land Tours Inc.

From US$ 240.73 per person

Experience the fascinating killer whale close up and be enchanted by the amazing natural spectacle. Enjoy the breathtaking island world of the Canadian Pacific coast, located between Vancouver and the mainland and finish with a visit to Granville Island.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from Hotels, Air B&B or private residence in Vancouver.


  • Experience a speedboat safari on the search for Killer Wales, with sighting chances of 85%
  • See Killer Whales, along with seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and many other marine animals
  • Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian Pacific coast
  • Visit Granville Island
  • Travel in comfort with pick-up from your accommodation in Vancouver included
Full description

Experience the thrill of the high seas as you embark on the search for the famous Killer Whales. Benefit from the experience of your tour guide and sighting chances of around 90%.

Keep an eye out for the notorious Killer Whale, grey whales, seals, dolphins, sea lions, bald eagles and many other aquatic animals. Professionally trained naturalists and guides will provide more information and facts about the wildlife you will see.

Before you set sail, enjoy pick up from your accommodation in Vancouver and drive to the place where the covered boat is docked. Enjoy the adventure onboard the boat, equipped with many facilities including toilets. Drinks will be served on board.

Marvel at the magical islands of the Canadian Pacific coast as you travel and experience a truly spectacular natural event. A visit to Vancouver's Granville Island is also included.

  • Pickup available from hotels, private residences, and Airbnb accommodation in Vancouver
  • 3-5 hours whale watching tour
  • Hot drinks like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate on board
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • From 1 April to 31 May (Mon - Fri) the pickup is at 11 am and the tour begins at 12 pm
  • (Sat - Sun) the pick up is at 7:30 am and the tour begins at 8:30 am
  • From 1 June to Sept 30, the pickup is at 7:30 am and the tour begins at 8:30 am
  • From Oct 1 to Oct 31, pickup is 11:00 am as the tour starts at 12 pm
  • It is recommended to bring weatherproof clothing because there is always a fresh breeze at sea
  • Please note that the commentary on this trip is conducted exclusively in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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Had a wonderful time and saw two large male orcas! The owner even went through all the trouble to give us all the details on which bus to take since we weren't staying in Downtown Vancouver! He even picked us up afterwards and brought is to the docks! A-class service!

July 2, 2022


The transfer to the boat tour (Mike) was probably the best transfer you can imagine. There was a constant email contact. The transfer there was quick, Mike had explained all the sights we drove past. Since we had lost a cell phone when we got into the car, Mike went back to the hotel to look for the cell phone. That was more than accommodating and I honestly wouldn't have expected it (cell phone was even found). The tour itself was very informative and we were able to spend 1 hour with the orcas. You can get up to 200m away. Everyone on the tour was super nice and competent. The necessary expertise was also available. All in all it was just great and I would recommend it to everyone.

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September 11, 2019

We took the more expensive formula to be in small groups and in the end we were between 60 and 80 on board. There were far too many of us. We stayed around a single killer whale for a very long time and therefore we saw very few whales.

October 4, 2021

Product ID: 3807