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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists. Whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and nature and historical tours.
12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
+1 604-274-9565
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

We did this tour in late July 2018 on on of the Lightship boats, this was a huge amount of fun. You are given exposure suits but still dress warmly, if you are near the rear of the boat you will get wet, but you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RobC12222
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

You get to see kille whales and sea lions at their natural habitat. Can be a rough ride so make sure you get the seasick meds taken before the the trip if you are prone to motion sickness

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jmyer_wander
Reviewed December 30, 2018

I have no time for people who complain that they didn't see whales or that they didn't get close enough. It is a privilege to be allowed to see this planet's magnificent creatures and they need to be treated with respect. If you do see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne C
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

We were a little disappointed by the overall experience. Pros: The boat ride was fun and we loved seeing the coastline. The suits you wear are silly and fun for pictures. Cons: We did see a few Orcas, but we had to stay 200 yards...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank redsoxkathleen
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Very short visit to Vancouver but managed to get a trip out with this Company, helpful all the way through from booking in to leaving the boat afterwards

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CliveW1
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We booked in advance before coming to Canada on holiday. As it’s nearing the end of the season, we were concerned that we may not get lucky in seeing any whales. However, our worries were unfounded. Within half an hour we’d seen 2 humpback whales....More

Thank Samphe
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We came up from the States and went with some good friends. First hour, we thought, oh this is going to be a bust, and then there where Whales everywhere. We saw Sea Lions, Porpoises, eagles, seals, and much more. Joan was so knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Highly recommend this Whale-Watching Tour! Friends were coming up from the States with the specific intention of getting out onto the ocean. We chose Vancouver Whale Watch after reading the reviews (and because we’ll take any excuse to visit the beautiful Steveston area). From entering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renaken
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with the staff and crew at Vancouver Whale Watch. Their team was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They went out of their way to create a wonderful experience for us. Their site says the trip is 3-5 hours. It was 5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nikkig_tn
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We went on this whale watching tour and were not dissapointed! We saw humpack whales, sealions, seals, porpoise, 3 bald eagles and many many seabirds. This company guarantee that if you do not see a whale you can return for free and the voucher is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Paula C
January 10, 2018|
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Response from travelnut0315 | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Express boat which worked well for us. We went in July and the boat was open air - not sure when you will be going, but they may have to put tops on them. I had no problems with my camera equipment on the... More
Sophie K
September 29, 2017|
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Response from KeKeGram | Reviewed this property |
We had wonderful weather when we went on Sept 24th. Just dress in layers. We were provided with a life suit which will keep you dry. I wouldn't imagine the whales are affected by the rain. Book it and enjoy!
May 15, 2017|
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Response from for032002 | Reviewed this property |
Went the last week in April. They said humpbacks are there from June-Sept.