The area is renowned for attracting whales, and this tour enjoys a 90% sighting success rate. On your quest to find orcas (killer whales), you’ll have the opportunity to see the inhabitants of this diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall’s porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and seals. Select the shuttle option to include round-trip transportation from downtown Vancouver, and spend a morning or afternoon in touch with nature on this memorable whale-watching tour!
- 3- to 5-hour whale-watching tour
- Discover orcas, porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and more!
- 90% success rate of sighting whales
- Shuttle option for round-trip transportation from downtown Vancouver
- Travel through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan island chains
- Accompanied by a professional naturalist
- A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Recent Photos of This Tour
- An Orca breaching the waterPhoto by: Anonymous
- Whale WatchingPhoto by: Anonymous
- SealsPhoto by: Areeya
Thailand, 11 2015
- Killer WhalePhoto by: Areeya
Thailand, 11 2015
- The OceanPhoto by: Areeya
Thailand, 11 2015
- Two Humpback WhalesPhoto by: Areeya
Thailand, 11 2015
- Humpback WhalePhoto by: William R
- Pod of OrcasPhoto by: William R
- A beautiful eagle in the ...Photo by: W.E.A. v
- MajesticPhoto by: W.E.A. v
- Sea lions in the morning sunPhoto by: W.E.A. v
- Clear sky, smooth ride in a ...Photo by: W.E.A. v
- Great sceneryPhoto by: W.E.A. v
- Orcas very closePhoto by: W.E.A. v
- Orcas in sightPhoto by: W.E.A. v
- Great excursionPhoto by: Marlon L
- KILLER WHALE JUNE 2015Photo by: alison.griffith65
- orcaPhoto by: Jennifer W
- humpback whalePhoto by: Jennifer W
- OrcaPhoto by: Janice A
What You Can Expect
The vessels used on this whale-watching tour are open-air or covered high-speed zodiac boats that ensure a smooth and comfortable trip whatever the weather! On your thrilling expedition, you will hear illuminating commentary delivered by professional naturalists, and you’ll see the magnificent orca in its natural habitat. Onboard hydrophones allow you to experience the wild calls of the orcas first hand, and photo ID charts will even help you to identify them. Look out for the orca named Granny, believed to be over 100 years old!
Air-conditioned shuttle transportation is available from nine centrally located pickup points in downtown Vancouver, and free parking is available in Steveston Village for those arriving by car.
Don’t miss this extraordinary rendezvous with nature on the southwest coast of Canada!
GUARANTEED WHALE SIGHTINGS OR YOUR NEXT TRIP IS FREE!
Vancouver Whale Watch is an amazing tour group! Highly recommend them to anyone. Very friendly and knowledgeable! Could not have asked for a more exceptional experience. We saw many whales! And they made sure everyone had a chance to get some amazing pictures!
A very well organised, well run trip. The whales were incredible. We spent a couple of hours watching them. The company is very professional, they were very knowledgeable and I would have no hesitation in recommending this excursion - must-do!
Fantastic tour - spent about six hours out on the water and around 4 hours with Whales - saw both Humpbacks and Orcas - amazing!
Great tour! Levi the shuttle driver was great. Gave a lot of information about the area and the history of it. The tour guide was very informative. Would definitely recommend.
Very good exciting ! The team on board was 100 top!!!
The whale watching trip was incredible. Mine actually got moved because of gale force winds the morning I was supposed to go. They let me know first thing that morning and rescheduled me before my trip was over. It was wonderful. We saw about 6 Orcas while we were out there and they got really close to the boat. We also saw lots of sea lions and seals. The village you take off from is actually the fictional town of Storybrooke from Once Upon a Time so that was excited for me since I am a fan of the show. I have very happy I took this tour it was completely worth the money!
This tour program is amaziiiiing!!!
We saw 2 killer whales and 2 humpback whales. Then a hundred of seals and sea lions!!! I couldn't expect more from this. Totally the best day in my life. The boat drive was so nice, he always drove the boat closer to the animals for us not too close to interfere them and he also drove the boat to follow them for a bit too.
Well this was a fantastic tour. We were picked up at a point very close to our hotel and driven to the departure point. Levi our driver was very good giving us lots of local information and history of the area. The boat trip was very smooth and we saw a large number of whales with the guide on the boat gives us lots of information on the pods that are in the area etc, From start to finish we were out for 4 1/2 hours so I suggest it might be worth you taking some food. The boat provides you with bottled water and a snack bar.
IT WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE , NOT TO BE MISSED. EVEN THOUGH THE BOATWAS ON ITS WAY BACK WHEN WE WERE INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A GROUP OF WHALES IT RETURNED AND WE WERE PRESENT CLOSE UP TO A FEW METRES AT THEM WHILE THEY WERE HUNTING.
The trip was just perfect! The shuttle was perfectly in time, the driver Levi was sooo nice and gave us a little complimentary sightseeing tour on the way from Vancouver to Steveston.
The trip with the boat took 6 hours, we saw orcas, humpback whales, sea lions, seals, eagles and everything promised.
The included snack is a granola bar, that was really a little snack.
But all in all it was just amazing!