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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

  • 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
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
From US$ 143.02
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12:00 PM AdventureMost Popular
Check-in 11:30 AM. Returns between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
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Check-in 2:00 PM. Returns between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday
impressive whale watching tour

Even tough it was a rainy day, this tour exceeded my expectations by far. Our naturalist, Wilma was outstanding with all the information and knowledge she provided. Her delivery was informative and funny. On top of that, we felt very well taken care of, with...More

Thank wilmafuchs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Worth every penny!

We were really fortunate and saw sooo many orcas, and different kinds of sea lions. We were able to stay with the whales for more than an hour. Our crew with Erin and Wilma was beyond awesome, the tour was well organized and worth every...More

Thank Katharina V
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great way to finish of our holiday

Great trip out to the islands to see Orcas. Lucky enough to see Pacific White bellied Dolphins as well (1st time this year). Knowledgeable guides on board to explain details. Respected distance to whales although they came closer to us!More

Thank Tim B
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Tim, Thank you for your five-star review :) We are happy to read you had great time with us and the tour was a great way to finish your holiday! How nice to know you saw orcas AND Pacific White bellied Dolphins. That is...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great day out

Brilliant day. Crew were very friendly and knowledgeable. We came 5 years ago and didn't see any whales and so when we knew we were coming back to Vancouver I enquired and there was no hassle rebooking using their guarantee so we didn't have to...More

Thank Holly B
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Holly, Thank you for your five-star review. We are so happy to read you could take the opportunity of our Whale Sightings Guarantee and that we could welcome you a second time on our boat. How great to know you had a brilliant day...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Whales, Dolphins, BC Coast...fabulous day cruise!

What a wonderful adventure. The crew & tour guides are so knowledgeable and friendly, which makes the trip even better. We saw a pod of Killer Whales and a very active pod of White Pacific Sided Dolphins. The tour is so easy to get to,...More

Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your five-star MMS_DGS! How nice to read you had a fabulous day cruise on our Half-Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures. Our crew is passionate and we are glad to read they made your trip so memorable by sharing their...More

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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.
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.
23 July 2018|
Response from Mary Ellen D | 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.