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Sidney Whale Watching

#1 of 4 Tours in Sidney Features Animals
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Best Orca Watching in BC!

I have been on many whale watching tours and this one in Sidney was the absolutely the best for... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Katharine F

Captain Dave took us on a fabulous trip. A special treat of a young humpback whale as well as the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have been on many whale watching tours and this one in Sidney was the absolutely the best for many reasons. It didn't take long to find a pod of orcas and then we spent over 2 hours with them. The orcas were breaching, spy-hopping...More

Thank Katharine F
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Captain Dave took us on a fabulous trip. A special treat of a young humpback whale as well as the resident pod. Definitely a must if you have the chance!

Thank 10Michelle
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Spent a great afternoon whale watching yesterday with 'Captain' Dave. Great guide, knowledgeable with an awesome personality! I highly recommend Sidney Whale Watching!

Thank D D
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We all had a fantastic time and great experience. Brain our captain was so wonderful and knew so much about the whales we saw.....must go to see for yourself! I'm ready to go again!More

Thank 820cindy
SidneyWhaleWatching, Owner at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Hi 820cindy, Thanks so much for joining us last week. We are glad Brian was able to share his knowledge of the Salish Sea and all the creatures that we encounter. We are ready for you for you when you want to come again! Thanks,...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

DAVE did a great job, the weather was great, and we saw plenty of action, at least 6 breaches from a pod of 8 orcas, spotted Eagles, cormorants, seals, and Pygmy Dolphins, thanksMore

Thank tvanders49
SidneyWhaleWatching, Owner at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Hi tvanders49, So happy to hear that you guys had such a great time. Thank you so much for choosing Sidney Whale Watching for your tour. We really do think that we have the best job ever and we are happy that you could tell...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

Had the most amazing time out on the water. We spotted the whales within minutes and Mike was amazing at giving us tidbits of information :) The boat ride was simply beautiful. Highly recommend this outing for families or groups of friends.

2  Thank Annette J
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was my first visit to Vancouver Island and our B&B host suggested we visit Sydney. Never did I expect to be able tick off one of bucket list. Having walked around the small but lovely town of Sydney we spotted Sidney Whale Watching. We...More

1  Thank AnneLucy1950
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Such an amazing experience! Within minutes of leaving the harbor we were able to locate a pod of whales. Got to watch for over an hour as the whales and calves surfaced many times while likely enjoying a meal. Captains Amanda and Mike were great...More

1  Thank MamaBooth
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We spotted a pod of transient Orca whales just minutes into our trip. There was breaching, spy hopping and even the young Orca showed off for us. Our two hours of excitement was very rewarding. I would go again in a heartbeat!

Thank mmcrompton
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Having been whale watching many times, I can say that my experience with Sidney Whale Watching was significantly different than any other company that I have been with before. From the moment you walk into their office, you know that you are in good hands....More

Thank Voyageuse29154945
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31 July 2016|
Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
No need to worry about the open boats as they are Transport Canada certified and very safe. All whale watching vessels in Canada and the USA follow the "whale wise" guidelines and mandated by law to stay 100m away from the... More
Hugh A
28 July 2016|
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