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Tour code: 5882VANWHALE
Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria and discover native Canadian wildlife in its natural habitat on this 4-hour one-way whale-watching cruise. Hop aboard your cruise boat in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Take your seat on board or stand out on deck, and head out onto the waves with your guide. Enjoy panoramic views over the local islands and watch the waters for graceful whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions. Listen as your naturalist guide explains the creatures’ feeding habits and life cycles, and arrive into Victoria ready to enjoy your stay!


  • One-way whale-watching cruise from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Enjoy a scenic, relaxing, enjoyable way to get from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Spot whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and more with the help of your naturalist guide
  • Relax in the indoor cabin or soak in views from the top deck
  • This is the only boat service that operates from downtown Vancouver!

What You Can Expect

Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria

Drops off in Victoria Harbour!

Your cruise departs from Vancouver’s Coal Harbour in the morning. Take a seat in the comfortable indoor cabin or climb up to the top deck to enjoy the wind in your hair.

Travelling around the small islands that dot the ocean between Victoria and Vancouver, your boat will carry you in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions and bald eagles. Your naturalist guide will explain where you are and what you see.

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board, and restrooms are provided for your convenience. You'll arrive in downtown Victoria in the afternoon with plenty of time to take in the sights of Victoria on your own.


7:30 Check in Vancouver office
8:30 Salish Sea Dream departs Coal Harbour
12:30 Arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Customer Reviews

Gregory P

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2015

Arrived at the hotel 30 minutes before departure as indicated on my travel voucher. Was told that the boat had left. My reservations made through Viator gave me the wrong times. Viator never contacted me to tell me of a schedule change. A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT FOR US. This was our first and LAST time to book anything through VIATOR.

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