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Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

1. Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Experience whale watching in true comfort and style along the waters off Vancouver. See several types of whales, as well as an assortment of sea birds and other marine species. Marvel at the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 3-6 hour adventure. An informative crew will tell you about the history of the area and about the marine wildlife. Board the Salish Sea Freedom, a 62-foot covered vessel built for whale watching, and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. You can choose to be inside or outside, and can choose from 3 viewing areas on 2 levels.

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Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

2. Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

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 85%. Keep an eye out for the notorious Killer Whale, grey whales, seals, dolphins, sea lions, bald eagles and many other aquatic animals. 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. 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.

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Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

3. Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane

Start your day with a pickup at 7:30 AM from your accommodations in Vancouver. Take off on a whale-watching safari across the Georgia Strait, then spend the afternoon enjoying the English charm of Victoria. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife, like seagulls, sea lions, and seals. Adorned with flowers and colonial architecture, Victoria is a wanderer's paradise. Admire the beauty of the ocean and reflect on the area's history as you explore this vibrant city where students and politicians alike get around by bike. With a nod to its English heritage, British Columbia’s capital is filled with gardens and seafront parks, stately hotels and museums, bohemian eateries, and craft breweries. It is also the gateway to southern Vancouver Island, a destination for food and wine touring, whale watching, and ocean adventures of all kinds. At the end of the day, return to Vancouver by seaplane. This tour includes pickup from your hotel, private residence, or AirBnB anywhere in Vancouver.

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Whale Watching Safari to Victoria Return by Speedboat

4. Whale Watching Safari to Victoria Return by Speedboat

Experience an exciting adventure in Canada with 3 of the most popular attractions on the west coast. Enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Vancouver and delve into the fascinating world of marine animals on this spectacular day trip. Discover orcas, gray whales, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and a variety of other animals on a whale safari from Vancouver to Victoria. After arrival in Victoria, enjoy time to let the old English charm of the city enchant you. After a short bus ride to the Butchart Gardens, admire the botanical beauty of this world-renowned institution before returning to Vancouver on a 2-hour speedboat ride.

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What people are saying about Vancouver

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Whale watching is something I’ve always wanted to do but having a fear of boats and the ocean has prevented me in the past. My partner and I were only 8hours drive away so I decided to bite the bullet and do it. I booked a hotel, booked the trip, bought ginger gravol and pressure bands for my wrists and off we went! No sea sickness; the water was smooth and the boat just glided over it nicely than a car on the road! The whole experience was an enjoyable and positive one that I will always remember and to see these wonderful creatures in real life was just breathtaking!

We were so fortunate. The weather was cperfect and the water was calm. Only 30 people on the boat made it so easy to see out to where the wildlife was spotted. We saw humpbacks, orcas, sea lions and porpoises! The crew was phenomenal. A totally amazing experience.

We enjoy it! The staff was awesome. Everybody was friendly, helpful and super informative. The ship was great, super clean and well maintained. We watched whales as promised and other while life that I wasn’t expecting.

It was a wonderful tour, we saw an orca and 3 humpback whales. The guides are very nice and they explain everything that we need to know about the whales.

It was a great experience with a very friendly and knowledgeable team. I really appreciate and respect the crew of professionals