Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

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Vancouver Whale Watching Safari
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a full-day wildlife safari from Vancouver on a comfortable, covered boat. Learn about the whales’ lives, behavior and migration patterns from a trained naturalist, and try to spot the dolphins, seals, sea lions and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast. Whales are sighted on 85% of trips.
  • Full-day whale spotting boat tour
  • Enjoy a warm, enclosed boat
  • See native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Get tips from a naturalist
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Guide by Professional naturalists
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Complementary tea, hot choco and coffee on board
  • Educational materials
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pickup and dropoff from all hotels, private residences, Air B& B in Vancouver

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum participation is two adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Cancellation should be done within 48 hours before start the tour.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No Pets allowed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Had a wonderful excursion and we saw humpback whales, seals, sea lions and bald eagles. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vancouver that enjoys marine life!


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GingerandPaul_W, Oct 2023
Had a wonderful excursion and we saw humpback whales, seals, sea lions and bald eagles. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vancouver that enjoys marine life!
fabulous whale watching from Vancouver
MICHELE_g, Sep 2023
the knowledgeable tour guides , enthusiastic and informative, but also prioritises the safety and well being of the marine life as wel as the tourists getting as close to them as is allowed. fabulous trip saw lots of whales and travelled quite a distance by boat. thank you Amanda Petra and crew
Killer whales
SatyajitN_g, Sep 2023
Lots of killer whales ,and humbacks and seals. And birds. Knowledgeable staff good pace. Good coffee
Claudine_O, Jul 2023
Tobia, Maurice, Wilma, Ian, and Sandy were very knowledgeable and passionate about their work. I would highly recommend this adventure for all ages.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Der Claudia, Thanks for your warm words for the tour you had with us. Yes, they are, indeed, all they are very professional and have fashionable love for the water and sea animals. Thanks for visiting Vancouver, Canada !!
A whale of a time!
Marc_C, Apr 2023
Humpback whale sighting! Excellent naturalist/guide! Spacious and comfortable boat ride. Actually saw the first Humpback whale of the season in the Georgia Straight.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Marc, thank you for your kind words and we are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. Yes, the crew, naturalists, and guides are the best in this industry. Hope you came back home with many good memories here. Thanks for visiting Canada!
Great experience
William_B, Oct 2022
Great experience! Saw 7 whales Saw 2 bald eagles - guides were fantastic - scenery was so beautiful recommend this tour
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi ! Thanks for your kind word. Yea, you were lucky !! As you enjoyed the tour, we are very happy!!
Dont miss this exhilarating experience!
Sandy_I, Oct 2022
What a fantastic day! This is a tour that should not be missed! Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Very informative and passionate tour guide, comfortable boat and great whale sighting! So exciting!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Sandy, Hope you come back home safely now! Relaxing and remembering your journey after your trip is a wonderful time for you both. Good to hear that you had such a nice time and experience on the tour with us. Yes, they are top-class crews and very knowledgeable naturalists. Thanks for visiting Canada and hope to see you again someday!!
If you wsnt to book a whale watching tour, strongly suggest you use these👍👍
Mark_L, Sep 2022
The whole experience was amazing. The boat was huge, plenty of seating everywhere, plenty of toom to walk about, and plenty of areas to view. Staff were friendly, helpful and informative at every point. We saw 2 humpback whales, in 2 separate locations, seals, bald eagles and cormorants. It was a sunny day, but dress warm as it gets very windy. The company and its team are conservationalists, so everything is done to be mindful of all aquatic life and its environment. Well worth the experience
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Mark, Thanks for sharing your experiences with us and other travellers. Yes, as you mentioned, they are highly experienced and trained staff. all staff are more than welcome you all on board so that they can make your day! Hope you had a memorable time in Canada. Again, Thanks for visiting Canada and see you again! Adding to your message, keeping our environment well and safe means we protect whales and the wild lives then we live together. We hope to see them as long as we want. Yes, themperature on the water few degree lower than the land's. Always need to prepare an extra clothe. Thanks again Mark!
Fanastic Family Day Out
Javid_R, Sep 2022
We absolutely loved this day out whale watching. Our boat was run by the Prince of Whales on the Salish Sea Dream. It was so much better than expected! There was plenty of space on the boat with various indoor and outdoor seating available. Our daughter even had a little chat with the captain which was a very memorable experience. We saw killer whales VERY up close (they said we were lucky, but you can also see they are skilled at finding where they are and getting close). The team on board is very friendly and can speak to you about animal conservation etc. They even send you photos afterwards taken by the team with a high powered camera lense. Bring a jacket, even in summer because the wind is chilly out on the water.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hey, Javid, We are also happy to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Yes, all the crew including the captain are so professional and they know the water and whales. Generally, there is almost a 95% chance to see whales and ocean species. Please Come back again sometimes!! Thanks again for visiting Canada!!
Great trip and fabulous crew
Carolbrunnicheaolcom, May 2022
Really good trip, our crew were great and worked hard to make sure we did see some whales. We saw humpback whales on our trip, did try to find orcas but they were elusive and didn’t manage to see any. Also saw sea lions, bald eagles and a sea otter. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Carol, That sounds good to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Yes, they are very professional and know the ocean and animals very well. Thanks for visiting Canada and beautiful Vancouver! Thanks again!
Great Half day excursion
Percy_D, May 2022
Transportation from Hotel to marina was punctual. Tour was wonderful we saw a momma humpback and baby. Crew was knowledgeable and boat was in good condition, double decker with 2 levels.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Percy. Good to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Yes, all crews are professional and they know the sea lives around! Thanks for visiting Vancouver, Canada!
Best whale watching tour group!!!
Theresa_M, Oct 2021
What an amazing experience and crew! We even saw humpbacks breaching!!! The crew was fantastic. They were very, very knowledgeable and helpful. It was one of the finest tours I have ever been on. The boat was in clean and well maintained condition and the captain well experienced in operation of the boat and in finding the whales. We spent over an hour circling and viewing a mother and baby humpback. WE WILL TAKE THIS TOUR AGAIN!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Theresa, Good to hear you had such a wonderful time! Yes, it's good you saw the moment the Humpbacks were breaching! You guys were lucky! Yes, the captain including the crew is very professionals. They just tried to get you some great experience and it worked. They were also very happy that day! We do believe that you received the photos of the tour. If you were not, please let us know. We can email you the photos. Thank you again for your booking with us!
It was a great experience ! Pickup...
MJ_v, Aug 2016
It was a great experience ! Pickup at our hotel in Vancouver, than Granville Island and than Whale watching. Great combination.
It was great, pick up right on time...
Lane F, Jul 2016
It was great, pick up right on time. Very knowledgeable, friendly driver. Had the best day!!

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