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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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US$140.02
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2 adults
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Overview
Watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife on a half-day whale watching tour in Vancouver. Unlike open-air speed boats, this heated whale watching boat has indoor and outdoor viewing decks so you’ll enjoy a comfortable trip in any weather. Onboard naturalist guides will fill you in on animal identification, natural history, and more.
Highlights
  • Snap wildlife photos from the open-air viewing decks
  • Stay warm in the boat’s interior, heated cabins
  • Sip included tea, coffee, and hot chocolate on the boat
  • Convenient downtown departure point close to top sights
Important Information
Departure Point
1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 74-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and two open air decks
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Live commentary
  • Educational materials on board
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
  • Two airplane-style washrooms
  • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Teresa T wrote a review Dec 2019
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We saw so much wild life that day... massive sea lions languishing and squabbling on a favorite ocean rock, eagles feeding, seals, countless orcas and humpback whales, school of dolphins. It was a gorgeous, sunny and crisp day in Vancouver--even snow capped Mt Baker was visible
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Hello N5584XYteresat, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad that you got to see seal lions, eagles, seals, orcas, humpbacks and dolphins - wow!!! The crew was right, its not everyday that we get to see that much wildlife. A special thank you for a shout out to Wilma. She is a rock star and I will pass on your kind words :) Please join us again the next time you are in Vancouver!!
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Natasha D wrote a review Dec 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico1 contribution
I feel terrible for just writing this review now but I was in Vancouver in August and decided to spend one of my mornings whale watching. After doing some research I decided that this was the business to book through and I am so glad that I did. Our crew, Aurora, Selina, Craig &
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Whale Hello 90natashad, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We truly appreciate the feedback, even if it is late :) We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our awesome crew and the whales! We do our best to provide a great experience for everyone and love it when it pays off! We hope to see you again in the future.
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reneelazz wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about whales. We saw a mama and baby (calf) breach and it was spectacular! We also saw a couple of males. The weather was gorgeous (May 2019) and we had a blast. I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone. The length
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Hello reneelazz, Thank you for your review!! We are so glad that the weather was great and that you got to see a lot of whales, including a mom and calf - so cute! Please join us again in the future!!
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Neiliz wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were booked to sail from Victoria. PoW had already helped us out by rescheduling our sailing as we had a large school group split between two locations and could not make the published departure times. When one of our buses was a no- show PoW did everything they could to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 20 Nov 2019
Hello Neiliz1966, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that we could accommodate all the students!! To bad the original plan didn't work out, but so happy that we could reschedule and get everyone out on the water! A special thank you for the mention of our rock star staff!! Everyone works very hard to ensure a great customer experience and we are always grateful when it pays off! We hope everyone enjoyed their time in Victoria and we cant wait to see you next time :)
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Paul wrote a review Nov 2019
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I would highly recommend this half-day tour. The guides were excellent and the sightings of whales were very up-close and numerous. I’ve been on a few tours of this type and this is the best one by far.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 12 Nov 2019
Hello Adventurer774308, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your excursion, and got to see lots of friendly humpbacks!! Please join us again the next time you are in Vancouver :)
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About the operator

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By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Worldtraveller21
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Great trip, highly recommend
This was a fabulous day out. The staff and crew were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hump
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C9268AMoliviad
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The activity that made my mom want to move to Vancouver
We initially booked a "Whales and Fly" tour (roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, and back), but due to bad weathe
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LightPacker579839
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Whale watching
Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat. Saw
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p_jime
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Amazing!
I am writing this review a bit late, but this trip was amazing. We started the trip and after 30 minutes we though
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StAlban123
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Awesome
You really can’t fault this outfit. Starting with safety instructions to very knowledgeable guides. Sandy and Jame
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Kaitlinkuolt
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BEST DAY EVER!
This tour was a once in a lifetime experience. The most incredible day in terms of weather and an absolute dream to
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sarahldn85
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Incredible afternoon
A brilliant afternoon where we saw several humpback whales feeding. The crew were great at finding the whales and j
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Charlietos
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Nice ride, but nearly impossible to look through foggy windows
A nice ride but nearly impossible to look through the super foggy windows (due to moisture?) unless you step out on
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maureend758
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Ultimate day trip to Victoria.
Despite rainy weather to start off we had a lovely day. the staff was knowledgeable and very accessible we saw both
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Travel49612729647
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Such a fun experience!
Prince of Whales was such a fun experience! We booked the excursion the day prior as they still had just a couple s
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jacklad22
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terrific
sailed on 3rd oct this year into a glorious sight of massive tankers sitting in the bay and motored down to see se
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Neil D
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Awesome
Really well organised, brilliant expert advice regarding wildlife matters. Superb customer service to enhance the e
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76SteveD76
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Really special
Amazing whale-watching trip out of Vancouver. Super-convenient and easy to book/get to. Comfortable boat but best o
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331pilarc
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half Day whale watching Victoria
Excellent company! The boat was comfortable and easy to move around. There was space to sit inside (warm) and the
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gordon h
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Superb!
We saw humpback whales within minutes of leaving the harbour and were privileged to see most of the dominant marine
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Key Details
  • Prince of Whales Whale Watching, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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