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Vancouver Whale Watch

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Vancouver's Best Whale Watching experience! Seasonal, guided tours led by professional naturalists. Whale watching trips, sea lion and birding tours, and nature and historical tours.
12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
+1 604-274-9565
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Highly recommend this Whale-Watching Tour! Friends were coming up from the States with the specific intention of getting out onto the ocean. We chose Vancouver Whale Watch after reading the reviews (and because we’ll take any excuse to visit the beautiful Steveston area). From entering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with the staff and crew at Vancouver Whale Watch. Their team was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. They went out of their way to create a wonderful experience for us. Their site says the trip is 3-5 hours. It was 5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We went on this whale watching tour and were not dissapointed! We saw humpack whales, sealions, seals, porpoise, 3 bald eagles and many many seabirds. This company guarantee that if you do not see a whale you can return for free and the voucher is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

When dealing with wildlife you need to expect that the guide cannot determine when or if whales will be seen. Having taken multiple whale watching tours I know this to be a reality. This time a choose to take my young niece to experience the...More

Thank destination_sun
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We took a whale watching tour with this company and were not dissapointed!! We saw a family of Orcas, many seals and a Bald Eagle. The company guarantee that if you do not see a whale you can return for free - great idea but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review of your experience with us! We are glad you you enjoyed our whale watching tour and hope to have you on our trip again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2018

11:00am sailing 1 October 2018 Having booked the trip online from the UK I was advised by email to contact the office 24 hours before sailing to confirm pickup point and time. Having checked in to our hotel I was about to ask reception staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I took my Mum to see the orca’s with Vancouver Whale Watch and it was absolutely spectacular. Every staff member we encountered was extremely professional and safety conscious. We went in the smaller zodiac which only seats 12 people and it was fantastic. Ellen was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Did a whale watch with the company in June. Everything was absolutely fantastic. Tour is in Steveston, about 20-30 mins south of downtown Vancouver. Easy to find, check-in easy. You are given waterproof suits and warm hats to wear but you will need layers underneath...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cedric T, Owner at Vancouver Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hello Tracy166, Thank you for your review! We hope to have you on our trip again!

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Paula C
11 January 2018|
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Response from travelnut0315 | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Express boat which worked well for us. We went in July and the boat was open air - not sure when you will be going, but they may have to put tops on them. I had no problems with my camera equipment on the... More
Sophie K
30 September 2017|
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Response from KeKeGram | Reviewed this property |
We had wonderful weather when we went on Sept 24th. Just dress in layers. We were provided with a life suit which will keep you dry. I wouldn't imagine the whales are affected by the rain. Book it and enjoy!
15 May 2017|
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Response from for032002 | Reviewed this property |
Went the last week in April. They said humpbacks are there from June-Sept.