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The tour was very well organised. Our shuttle picked us up on time and in the designated spot. Excellent driver who dropped us off at Queen Elizabeth Park on the way back so that we didn't have to find our way there later. When we were dropped off it was very easy getting boarding passes and we were given discount tickets for the Pierside Deli to get some lunch which was excellent value. The cruise itself was very nice and we did see an orca + seals. It was a lovely day so we were very lucky with the weather. Overall a very well organised tour and highly recommended.
I had a great time on the tour. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
I saw more than I expected. I also know that with wildlife you aren't always going to see it so some trips are luckier than others. The humpback made the day as I wasn't expecting to see one of those and to see her so active was just amazing. I liked the way the other boats contacted each other on sightings also. Lots of room on the boat, naturalist was very informative.All in all, a great day.
Everyone worked very hard to make this trip successful. It was the longest trip they had to locate the whales. Really enjoyed it.
We saw 2 pods of orcas (over 20 individuals)
Very knowledgeable staff with detailed family trees of the orcas
Excellent captain, with keen sense of safety.
Brilliant trip! We had Orcas with us for most of the time across the sound as they were going the same way as us! Close up to Sea lions and great weather! Thanks
Great information on the whales great boat work from the skipper
This tour was one of the highlights of our stay in Vancouver! The weather, the boat, the captain and crew were informative, and we saw so many whales! I highly recommend this tour.
We had such a good time and saw so many whales. My two daughters loved the trip - the water was not too rough at all, the staff were so helpful, and the scenery was amazing. Highly recommended.
What a fantastic tour! Very well organised with an expert on board the boat and the captain made sure to orient the boat so that both sides had chance to take pictures of the sights - including an impressive show from the orcas! Highly recommended.
It was raining in Vancouver, but the shuttle driver was right on time and did a great job of getting us to the harbor.
The day looked like rain, so we were in the enclosed boat - we were not cold at all as a result. We saw a number of Orca's. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable. The smaller size of the boat made it possible to move with the whales.
We had a great day.
The tour was wonderful. Excellent customer service by the driver that picked me up. The guide on the tour was friendly and knowledgeable. I would suggest that the description of the tour include a recommendation of bringing one's own lunch.
In many respects this was excellent, although we had not expected a 120 km round trip lasting more than 5 hours on a large zodiac boat. Saw one whale in the distance, seals and other wild life. Nonetheless it was enjoyable. Not sure how it would have been had it rained.
This trip was a beautiful boat ride. We however were a no site whale trip. We found one lone whale that only came up briefly. We trolled around waiting and trying to get them to surface with no luck. That being said, it was a beautiful experience. The route we took out to see the wildlife was just as fun as looking for the whales. We saw plenty of bald eagles and sea lions, that was amazing to me alone! The tour was declared a no site trip and we were given a voucher for a return trip that will not expire. I plan on coming back to use it as soon as I can. It was that enjoyable!
Comfortable boat- and good naturalist- we saw eagles, Harbor Seals, and California seals- and searched for whales for a while- finally saw one Humpback whale that entertained us for almost an hour breeching and playing around- that was incredible! No Orcas on this trip.