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Sidney Whale Watching

#1 of 4 Tours in Sidney Features Animals
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Wonderful orcas adventure

With just a short travel from Sidney we were lucky enough to see 3 whales. Amazing experience! We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tine L
Yay Whales!

Nothing makes me excited as seeing animals in their natural habitat. While out with Sidney Whale... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
leanne b
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With just a short travel from Sidney we were lucky enough to see 3 whales. Amazing experience! We had a super guide, who provided us with a lot of information on the spot, while we were admiring the orcas. We can definitely recommend it to...More

Thank Tine L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nothing makes me excited as seeing animals in their natural habitat. While out with Sidney Whale Watching, I was lucky enough ho see several lovely orcas, which we observed for about an hour. Loved every second of the trip!

Thank leanne b
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect location for whale watching. Sidney is the closest to the travel paths so you get to maximize your time on the water. I actually liked being on the Kodiak (or a smaller boat) rather than the big boats from other ports. The...More

Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent time. I believe our captain's name was Dave (?) and he did an amazing job taking us to see two different pods. We saw about nine orcas, and it was an incredible experience to see such beautiful creatures up close. The company's...More

Thank rosenivory
Reviewed 1 week ago

To say my whale watching trip was great is an understatement.The boat was comfortable, and easy to move around on (not to mention, it's a great benefit to have a washroom on board). Although the whales were nothing less than spectacular, the scenery was also...More

Thank Voyageuse29154945
Reviewed 1 week ago

This whale watching company is one of several in the Victoria and Sidney region. It is billed as one of the better options because it is located in Sidney closer to the main whale route. Tours from Victoria or Vancouver spend more time travelling which...More

1  Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came Victoria to visit my sister & had to go see some orcas! Captain Dave was awesome and allowed us lots of time with the whales, had 2 pop up right behind our boat! Awesome, awesome experience, will definitely be going with Sidney Whale Watching...More

Thank KerriMulvihill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great! Saw lots of whales. Dave, our Captain was great. Enjoyed immensely! Highly recommended for all and they have plus size survival suits!

Thank SUZ D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our local BNI Seaside chapter took the opportunity to network and have a team building trip. Great way to get to know each other on a personal level and have some fun at the same time! We saw some awesome acrobatics by the resident whales...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Dave took four ladies, all in their 60's, whale watching. What a fun time we had. We saw lots of fins, and then we had the thrill of a mother and baby approaching our boat. The ride both ways was exhilarating. It turns out...More

Thank Nadeen M
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30 July 2016|
Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
No need to worry about the open boats as they are Transport Canada certified and very safe. All whale watching vessels in Canada and the USA follow the "whale wise" guidelines and mandated by law to stay 100m away from the... More
Hugh A
27 July 2016|
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