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Whale Watching Cruises

By Viator, December 2010

Whale-watching cruises combine eco-friendly wildlife spotting and coastal sightseeing from some of the world’s most scenic ports. Environmentally friendly and interactive, whale-watching cruises cast off from locations around the globe, including ... 

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Oahu Whale Watching Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Go Oahu whale watching, with whale sightings guaranteed and a lunchtime buffet served onboard. You're ensured a comfortable ride with outdoor viewing decks ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.16

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Board a whale-watching boat in Reykjavik and head out on an adventure to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay. Visit the 'puffin islands' where ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2.5 hours or 3.5 hours

From USD $78.56

Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Head to the west shore of Oahu to swim and snorkel with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins! Cruise along the Waianae Coast and snorkel with tropical fish and Hawaiian ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $129.25

Maui Whale Watch Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 113 Reviews

Experience the thrill of Maui whale- watching on a two-hour whale-watching cruise. This educational and informative adventure is great fun for the entire ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.21

Juneau Whale Watching Adventure and Mendenhall Glacier Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Escape to the Alaskan Wilderness on a small group Whale Watching Adventure from Juneau. This is your chance to see humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: Whale Watching - 3 hours
With Mendenhall Glacier - 4.5 hours

From USD $125.00

Viator Exclusive: 2-day Victoria Tour from Vancouver including Butchart Gardens

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Want to spend more than a day discovering the delights of the capital of British Columbia? This tour includes a ferry to Victoria, a float plane flight back to ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $404.51

Whale Watching & Wildlife Eco Tour from San Francisco

4 star rating: Recommended 80 Reviews

Join your captain for an enthralling San Francisco whale watching tour and catch incredible sightings of these magnificent creatures migrating through one of ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $79.00

Napali and Ni'ihau 'The Forbidden Island' Kauai Snorkel Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Take the ultimate Kauai snorkeling adventure, departing daily from Port Allen Harbor, Kauai! You'll cruise the majestic Napali coast en route to Forbidden ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.17
$195.00 Save $20.83

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 201 Reviews

Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.35

Go San Diego Card

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

With access to nearly 50 attractions, activities and tours all around San Diego, the Go San Diego™ Card offers something for everyone! Visit the San Diego Zoo, ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 7 days

From USD $79.99

Na Pali Coast Kauai Snorkel and Sail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Come aboard this Na Pali kayaking trip where lush valleys and cliffs await. As you head to your destination, your crew will entertain you with stories of the ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $128.38

Auckland's Whale and Dolphin Safari Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

The ultimate Auckland cruise where you can experience scenic highlights of Auckland and it's surrounding islands plus it's marine mammals including dolphins ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.25

Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute flight by seaplane and search for Orcas on a whale watching cruise on Haro Strait. Be kind to the environment ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $401.92

San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

See magnificent California gray whales on their annual journey from the Arctic to California's Baja Coast on a whale watching cruise from San Diego. If you ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.99

Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

The biggest attraction on Maui is below the ocean, and the Atlantis Submarine Maui Adventure is your ticket to see it! Your once-in-a-lifetime Maui submarine ...  Read more

Location: Lahaina, Maui
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.81

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Jump on board the world-famous America sailing schooner for a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience. The only whale-watching sailing trip in San ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.99

Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

The experience of watching 40 foot (12 meter) whales from a 24 foot (7 meter) Zodiac raft is something you'll never forget! Following Hawaiian Marine Park ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.92

Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Quebec

4.5 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

While you’re in Quebec City, don’t miss a chance to see some of Canada’s best wildlife on a whale-watching cruise! You’ll travel to Baie-Sainte-Catherine by ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.74

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Spend the day getting close to nature on a whale-watching day trip to Kaikoura, renowned for its variety of marine mammals. You'll enjoy a scenic drive ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hrs

From USD $262.10

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Take a whale-watching tour from Victoria to spot orcas (killer whales), humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales. You'll also spot Dall's porpoise and ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.72

Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

For a unique day of Icelandic activities take the combined Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon tours, and make the most of your time in Iceland. Observe the whales ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Varies

From USD $119.25

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Enjoy Sydney sightseeing, a BBQ lunch and whale watching on the ultimate Sydney Harbour cruise. Relax while you see the sights of Sydney from the water as you ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.19
$80.24 Save $16.05

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

While in port in Juneau, fill your day with the best Juneau has to offer! On this shore excursion, take a narrated tour of the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.25

Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Want to see the best Juneau has to offer in one day? First, get an up-close look at the ice wall at Mendenhall Glacier. Then, board a jet boat for an exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.25

Juneau Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

While in port in Juneau, spend some time on a 48-passenger sightseeing boat spotting humpback whales in the picturesque Auke Bay! Admire the expansive Alaskan ...  Read more

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.50

3-Day Iceland Adventure Tour: Golden Circle, Glacier Hike and Whale Watching

Experience Iceland’s great outdoors on an action-packed, 3-day adventure trip from Reykjavik! Known for its tantalizing scenery of frosty peaks, waterfalls and ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $622.89

Gray Whale Watching from Seattle Including Whidbey Island

Set out on a whale-watching cruise from Seattle to see gray whales then visit the picturesque fishing community of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. This cruise ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance to see them! While cruising on a ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.38

San Diego Whale Watching Sailboat Cruise

Get up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, pelagic sea birds and migrating whales on this three-hour eco-friendly cruise through the waters of San ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.99

Whale Watching from Friday Harbor

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

The best orca whale watching is off San Juan Island, near Seattle. The San Juan Islands are considered the "jewels" of the Pacific Northwest, located ...  Read more

Location: Friday Harbor, Washington
Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours

From USD $96.21

Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise from Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $300.30

Whale Watching Adventure from Grand Turk

Seize the opportunity to see North Atlantic humpback whales breach on this extraordinary whale-watching tour from Grand Turk. Your 3.5-hour adventure by boat ...  Read more

Location: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.99

Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience one of Nova Scotia’s most picturesque places on this half-day trip to Peggy’s Cove from Halifax, with convenient, comfortable round-trip transport ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.81

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience a unique day of Icelandic activities while you are in port in Reykjavik! Take the combined whale watching and Blue Lagoon shore excursion to make ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Varies

From USD $113.64

Stradbroke Island and Whale Watching Cruise Including BBQ Lunch

Experience the Gold Coast's 'Humpback Highway' on a whale-watching cruise to Stradbroke Island. Choose from five viewing platforms on your 3-hour ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.78

Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise from the North Island

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Spot dolphins and whales in St. Lucia’s beautiful turquoise waters! Learn about St. Lucia’s magnificent marine mammals and snap photos of St. Lucia’s North ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Reykjavik Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Reykjavik. See the essential ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $30.86

Whale Watching including Gullfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

For a full-day experience with a difference, go on a whale watching boat trip in the morning then spend the afternoon touring Gullfoss, Geysir and other ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.14

Hermanus Day Trip with Seasonal Whale Watching

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Take this opportunity to go whale watching from one of the best land based viewing spots in the world, Hermanus. From July to November the Southern Right ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.38

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience the best that Surfers Paradise has to offer on this day trip from Brisbane. Cruise the canals and see the homes of the Gold Coast's rich and famous. ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.40

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

See magnificent humpback whales at play on this half-day cruise from the Gold Coast. You'll enjoy unobstructed 360 degree views from all three decks of your ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.74

Sydney Eco Whale Watching Small Group Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Want to see whales in Sydney? Experience the majestic whales close up when a large number of Humpback and Southern Right Whales start their migration north ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.71
$108.56 Save $10.85

Reykjavik City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

See the top attractions in Reykjavik on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of the city in a comfortable and secure ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $32.97

Majestic Whale Watching Adventure from Los Cabos

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Visit the world famous whale sanctuary at Magdalena Bay for an experience of a lifetime. You'll get the opportunity to reach out and actually touch these ...  Read more

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $227.99

Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour from Christchurch including TranzCoastal Rail Journey

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Spend the day getting close to nature on this Kaikoura Whale Watching tour from Christchurch. Travel by road through the rolling hill country of North ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 10.5 hours

From USD $350.64

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Watch whales and swim with dolphins. This is a overnight delight for all those who wish to get close to nature. Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $482.12

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura is famous for whales and dolphins and arguably one of the world's most exciting arenas for ocean going birds. This full day tour accompanies the ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.68

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Journey through the North Island of New Zealand and explore Waitomo, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, and discover the natural beauty of Kaikoura and Christchurch on ...  Read more

Location: Auckland or Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,377.39
$1,432.35 Save $54.96

Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon Direct and Keflavik Airport

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

End your Icelandic experience in style by taking the combined Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon tour from Reykjavik before taking a transfer back to Keflavik ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.25

Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure and Royal Lahaina Luau

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Here's fun for all the family! This value-added package combines the Atlantis Submarine Adventure with a traditional Hawaiian feast at Royal Lahaina Luau. Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $194.53
$207.59 Save $13.06

Full-Day Whale Watching Cruise from Montreal

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

While you’re in Montreal, don’t miss a chance to see some of Canada’s best wildlife on an exhilarating whale-watching cruise! You’ll travel by road along the ...  Read more

Location: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.04

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

While in port in beautiful Victoria, check out British Columbia's famous abundance of whales and on this educational 3-hour whale-watching cruise! You'll not ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.38

Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with two memorable experiences in one day. Take a whale-watching tour from Inner Harbour around the Gulf Islands and ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.15

Hervey Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Watch whales dive and play on a whale-watching cruise from Hervey Bay. Cruising in a catamaran specially designed for whale watching, enjoy close-up encounters ...  Read more

Location: Fraser Island, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.84

Grand Turk Shore Excursion: Whale Watching Adventure

Spend your time in port in Grand Turk getting up close to North Atlantic humpback whales! Your 3.5-hour shore excursion takes you on a whale-watching adventure ...  Read more

Location: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.99

Friday Harbor Day Trip & Whale Watching from Seattle

4 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Take an all-day round-trip adventure from Seattle to San Juan Island's Friday Harbor aboard a high-speed catamaran. Upon arrival to the San Juan Islands enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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