Wild Whales Vancouver
Wild Whales Vancouver
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George Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Went out on the catamaran - advantage is shelter from the wind which can be quite strong as the boat moves at almost 40kph on its own! First trip got skunked, and we took them up on the free lifetime warantee trip a couple of days later - so glad we did! Saw two family pods. By chance they came straight at the boat so got some excellent views!
Written April 17, 2024
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Tony W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Absolutely amazing trip! Fantastic views and very fortunate to see a pod of orcas as well as grey whales and the resident harbour seals. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and answered loads of questions. They genuinely seem concerned for the well being of the wildlife and respected their boundaries at all times ( and even took time to extract a large piece of plastic waste from the sea so that it didn’t cause harm to anything)
Highly recommended!
Written April 9, 2024
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Jentreveth
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Everything about this trip was awesome! We went on the Zodiac tour and the trip across to Vancouver Island was exhilarating in itself! Once there, we saw a pod of Orcas hunting and feeding, and had amazing views and plenty of photo opportunities. Our guide and pilot were both fantastic - so knowledgable and informative about what we were seeing, which also included sea lions and bald eagles. A totally magical experience.
Written April 4, 2024
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Joe V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This trip was fantastic. We were on the open boat (and even were in sunshine when offshore). There was not a bad view on the boat. We saw several Humpback whales and two pods of Orcas. The blows of each were very impressive as was the size of the Humpbacks and the dorsal fins of the Orcas. Our on-board naturalist was wonderful and added a lot to the experience.
As the added bonus-the red foul weather suites provide for some great photo ops!
Written October 30, 2023
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Léa G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Amazing ! The staff was so nice. I got lucky with the wether and we saw a lot of wales. The visist last almost 5 hours so you really have the time to enjoy the landscapes, the animals, the comments…
Written October 29, 2023
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Simon L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
During a 4-night stay in Vancouver we decided to take advantage of the unexpectedly good weather and go for a whale watching tour. We're from the UK so seeing whales is something that is virtually unheard of back home.

After doing some searching online we came across Wild Whales. We initially booked a semi-covered vessel, but were informed later on that due to group numbers the semi-covered vessel wouldn't be sailing. We were instead offered a seat on the open-air vessel which given the forecast we were more than happy to agree to. Our experience was actually all the better for it!

After check in we were given special suits to keep us warm out on the water - definitely not a fashion item but provided a chance for some entertaining photos of everyone waddling to the boat.

We went into the tour knowing that there's no guarantee of seeing any whales, but thankfully Wild Whales also offer the chance to rebook for free at any time in the future if you don't see anything, so that's at least some peace of mind - if you ever plan on going back to Vancouver anyway.

We needn't have worried anyway. Within less than 15 minutes of setting off, we were following a pod of Orcas! We were with them for about 30 to 40 minutes before moving on to watch a couple of humpback whales. It was incredible seeing them multiple times coming up for air before then diving back down. Our on-board naturalist was on hand to tell us all about the whales we were seeing - they're not tracked or tagged, but distinctive markings mean that they can identify the whales and tell the histories of the individuals and families.

Seeing all this with the backdrop of Vancouver city and Stanley Park made it all the more remarkable.

We were then taken further out to see some harbour seals before returning back. The tour in total was about 3 and a half hours but it went by extremely quickly. On days where it takes longer to find the whales the tours can apparently go up to about 5 hours in length.

I would definitely recommend Wild Whales for the competitive pricing, the knowledge, and the smaller, more intimate vessels which make you feel that bit closer to the wildlife.
Written October 26, 2023
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Joseph L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The experience and team could only have been better if the whales came to us! The passion for the sea, care of the whales personal safety and opportunity to simply sit in the sea and watch were very memorable and created the long lasting memories we sought out.
Written October 25, 2023
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Deb D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our whale spotting experience and would highly recommend. Brit our guide was fantastic and so knowledgeable. We felt privileged to experience these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Written October 22, 2023
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Martin B
Trim, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The crew made the trip. Britt was inspirational with her passion for wildlife and Canada. We did see humpback but it was the attention to making the trip special that impressed most.
Thank you so much.
Written October 15, 2023
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SLCNKH
Dubai59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We've just returned from a brilliant whale watching experience with Wild Whales Vancouver. We traveled in their open-style vessel on a cloudy October day and it was perfect. The anti-exposure suits were brilliant at keeping us warm and toasty (definitely recommend wearing layers underneath, including warm socks, hat and gloves).

Our guide for the day was Ashley and honestly, she was incredible. She was so knowledgeable about all the life we were seeing during the tour, and even more importantly, she was so passionate about it. She clearly loves her job and is amazing at it, sharing such care and respect for the wonderful whales we were lucky enough to see.

During our trip we spent the first part watching a pair of beautiful humpback whales, and then were so fortunate to see a pod of seven orca, all of the life so close to the Vancouver shoreline! Rodrigo and Darko who were captaining the vessel were brilliant as well - it was a smooth ride and they manoeuvred the boat carefully and safely (for us, and more importantly for the whales) giving the whales lots of space, and giving us plenty of time to take in all we were lucky enough to witness.

I cannot recommend Wild Whales highly enough, it was a truly magical experience!
Written October 14, 2023
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