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Sidney Whale Watching

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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y3, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Great trip with lots to see

We went there yesterday and saw six humpback whales (two of them called Heather and Raptor). Dave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mond S
FANTASTIC

We choose the right moment but certainly also the right business at the right location. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob D
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there yesterday and saw six humpback whales (two of them called Heather and Raptor). Dave told us some really interesting stories about the species you can see there. That we couldn‘t catch up with Orcas was just the draw of luck. Instead we...More

Thank Mond S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose the right moment but certainly also the right business at the right location. We were fortunate to have nice circumstances and a dedicated crew (driver of the boat). Thanks for the patience and the extand of letting us enjoy the killer whales in...More

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing trip with Sidney Whale Watching! The staff are friendly, inviting, knowledgeable and committed to making sure that you have an unforgettable experience and they always deliver! They went to great lengths to show us a good time, while demonstrating passion for their business...More

Thank Adrianna K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My most recent trip with Sidney Whale Watching did not disappoint! A very competent driver and boat took us on an informative, fast and fun cruise around the southern Gulf Islands: Pender, Mayne, and Galiano. After an early evening departure from Sidney, we headed north...More

Thank Kathryn T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time from start to finish!! The staff was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. We were fortunate to see an incredible pod of whales that kept us on the edge of our seats. We are planning on going again in the summer because...More

Thank kjohnson125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I could think of as I took this trip out was “ how lucky am I to experience this??” I had relatives from Australia who were blown away by the beauty , the majesty and wonder of these incredible animals. Our guide, Dave ,...More

Thank Annette J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My trip with Sidney whale watching was amazing! We saw several families of transients, and watched them for quite sometime. Staff was amazing, couldn’t ask for a better experience

Thank leanne b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic, knowledgeable crew! It was my second time with Sidney Whale Watching and each time I was impressed with the service and raw beauty of our coast. Seeing the whales in their natural habitat was a breathtaking and unforgettable experience. I will definitely go again!

Thank Moira H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second trip out with Sidney Whale Watching, and just like the first time out it was amazing! The captain was knowledgeable and pointed out all the amazing sea life as we cruised through the scenic Gulf Islands. We were fortunate to locate...More

Thank MamaBooth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my fourth time using Sydney whale watching with friends and family. They are amazing. I love the staff, they are helpful knowledgable and friendly. This trip we were fortunate enough to see orcas up close as they swam toward our boat!!! I would...More

Thank Jennifer C
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induvenk
July 30, 2016|
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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
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Hugh A
July 27, 2016|
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