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Vancouver Whale Watch

#1 of 10 Tours in Richmond Features Animals
12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
+1 604-274-9565
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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.
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12240 2nd Ave Suite 210 | Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3L8, Canada
+1 604-274-9565
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked this tour months in advance as we heard it booked up quickly. We went with the intention of seeing Orcas and we're not disappointed. Apparently Orcas are common in June and we had very close encounters with a family pod which we stayed with...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very professionally done tour. Shuttle provided from hotel, that costs extra, but picked up on time, and would drop off any where close to route. Could choose from several types of boats. Ours was covered in front but could go to upper observation deck. Guide...More

Thank LabbyLarry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend checking the breakdown in where the time is spent before committing to this trip. We were picked up in downtown Vancouver at 12.30 and returned at around 8pm. We estimated around an hour following a pod of 5 orcas and otherwise we were...More

Thank KyleThomasGimpl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went out on the Lightship with the best guide and had an incredible time. I wasn't expecting to see so much, we were very lucky. The guide was knowledgeable and lovely. We couldn't recommend this more. It's a must do in Vancouver!

Thank rachel_91b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend this enough. I went on the Strider boat, which was a great experience in itself! We saw sea lions, orcas, eagles and porpoise. Probably had an hour and a half (maybe 2 hours) around the whales, and it was done in a...More

1  Thank TaylorBeechey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually did the Vancouver Whale watch twice! On our first trip we had a brief encounter with x2 Humpback Whales and that was it, through no fault of the company. If the whales are not around, they're not around and no one to blame!...More

1  Thank Zofia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried we weren't going to see any whales, but we saw quite a few. I don't know if I'd do it again considering it's not that cheap, but it is something you have to do at least once! We were able to take...More

1  Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on one of the 12 man rafts, instead of the bigger partially enclosed boats. The ride out and back was a ton of fun. A little bumpy at times, but super great when we hit a big wave or swell! Honestly I...More

Thank manateejam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off a little rough, having to go back to the dock twice. The reasons were beyond the crew's control. Once we got going it was great. We saw sea lions, bald eagles, seals, 3 transient killer whales and a humpback. The boat was...More

Thank Emactravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the red Lightship vessel, which was very fast, open air, and thrilling! On the day (21st May), we managed to see 2 or 3 killer whales, 2 humpback whales, different species of sea lions, harbour seals, bald eagles etc. It was quite fulfilling!...More

Thank ChengHyork
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good day,,was wondering the time of year u took this tour,,been thinking on seeing some humpbacks,,
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.
Tiva K
What is the whale watching like in March?
4 March 2017|
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Response from CanadaRuss | Reviewed this property |
Well here's my advice, we have snow now (March 6th and it is very cold). The whale watchers only go out if the temp is above 0 centigrade. I would suggest you leave it till April at least the whales are in the Strait of... More
Is this wheelchair accessible?
28 May 2016|
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Response from Robbie B | Reviewed this property |
I honestly cannot remember. I would call them directly, they are very help full.