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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

  • Guaranteed whale sightings or your next trip is free
  • Professional naturalist ensures you don’t miss any wildlife
  • Listen to orca calls in real time through onboard hydrophones
Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
From US$106.21
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Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
From US$118.29
9:00am Tour and Shuttle
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 9:00am and round-trip shuttle transportation from downtown Vancouver
From US$118.29
11:00am Tour
Whale Watching Tour departing from Steveston Village at 11:00am
From US$106.21
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Take a break from the city on a 3- to 5-hour whale-watching cruise through the beautiful Vancouver Gulf Islands. A professional naturalist accompanies you to the best sighting locations and helps you spot a variety of marine creatures. Round-trip shuttle service from downtown hotels is available for your convenience.
What to Expect
After a scenic 35-minute ride from Downtown Vancouver, arrive in the charming center of Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. Door-to-door shuttle service from your hotel is available, if the option is selected, as well as free parking for those who drive. Tours depart rain or shine, as all boats are equipped with both open decks and covered cabins. Snap photos in the serene waters of the Gulf Islands, while an expert in marine biology gives you an overview of the animals in the area.
The captain navigates to the best spots for orca sightings, and the onboard naturalist ensures you don’t miss out on seeing a variety of sea creatures, including orcas, sea lions, and porpoises. Complimentary hydrophones give you a rare opportunity to hear whale calls in real time.
Enjoy a snack on board before docking back in Steveston Village, the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon, or hop back on the shuttle to your Vancouver hotel.
Reviews (593)
1 - 5 of 407 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2019
Killer Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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 30 December 2018
Very professional and knowledgeable

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 6 November 2018
Totally Amazing

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 31 October 2018 via mobile
Great experience.

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 23 October 2018
Wonderful Time!

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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12 November 2018|
Response from Worldtraveller1948 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not an expert. Look at the websites of Vancouver Whale Watch and Prince of Whales and see what they advise.
30 August 2018|
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Response from U4630QNandyc | Reviewed this property |
There is indeed a loo on board