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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Highlights
  • 4-hour whale-watching tour from Vancouver
  • Board a comfortable vessel equipped with several viewing areas
  • Explore the waters for sightings of whales, seabirds and other marine life
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
From US$ 138.45
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Check-in 11:30 AM. Returns between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
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Overview
This 5-hour whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the ‘Ocean Magic,’ a 62-foot flagship vessel, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound.
What to Expect
Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 5-hour whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife.
 
The tour departs from the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Ocean Magic, a 62-foot (19-meter) vessel built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Settle inside or outside, from one of three viewing areas on two levels, or move about the boat to try out all the vantage points.
 
Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.
Reviews (166)
1 - 5 of 155 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous and relaxing experience!

We participated in the whale watching tour at the end of the season and had a great opportunity to observe humpback whales, bald eagles, dolphins, seals and sea lions. We were concerned about difficulty finding the whales this time of year, but they were there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Retrorebe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great crew and very knowledgeable!

This was a very good experience and I can highly recommend this company! Booking was easy and checking in was a breeze too. Once we got on board, we were well briefed by the crew - in our case, our guide was Wilma. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wow Whale Watching

Almost the last day of the season's trips saw us out on the water with nearly 50 others on a glorious early November afternoon. The trip was brilliantly conducted for us (on the open top deck) by Wilma, whose knowledge of all things 'whales' and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter W
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for your five-star review Peter! How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing 3 humpback whales, bald eagles and many sea lions. Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad Wilma made your trip so memorable! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Fantastic whale watching trip

My husband and I went to Vancouver for our honeymoon last week. We planned the whale watching trip knowing that we may not see any whales since they are wild and on their own agenda. We were extremely pleasantly surprised to see not only one,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rbtranscriber
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your five-star review rbtranscriber, How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing many humpback whales. And you saw them breaching and coming to the surface frequently that is awesome! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad that...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018
A Whale of A Time

The tour was fantastic! The crew were knowledgeable, fun and really interesting people. We were fortunate to see a humpback whale as well as multiple members of the L Pod. Our understanding of the difficulties faced by the resident orcas are much clearer and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bonnie W
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for your five-star review Bonnie! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad it showed :) How nice to know you had the chance to see both Humpback whale and orcas. That is fantastic! We appreciate you taking the time to...More

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frederikakl
27 August 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
Their office is located inside the lobby of the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Meet there and proceed to the vessel at the dock nearby.
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Andrea L
11 August 2018|
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Response from Phil H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is perfect for a half day. Bathrooms are on board. We had all sorts of snacks in our backpacks, so load up.
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brilliantjoy1
23 July 2018|
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Response from 68maryellenu | Reviewed this property |
The trip lasts anywhere from 3-5 hours. It all depends on when and where you spot the whales. Our trip actually lasted a little over 5 hours because we didn’t spot whales until late in the trip.
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