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Vancouver Cruises and Water Tours

By Viator, December 2017

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With the stunning North Shore mountains as its backdrop and a soaring modern skyline, Vancouver is one of the world’s most beautiful waterfront cities. So it makes sense that its grandeur is best experienced by boat—here are some can’t-miss ideas.

Vancouver Harbor Cruises
A relaxing Vancouver Harbour cruise takes you along the city skyline. Choose between a sunset dinner cruise, a lunch cruise up Indian Arm, or a shorter sightseeing cruise. You can even charter a private sailboat.

Whale-Watching Tours
A whale-watching tour will take you to the best spots to view pods of local orcas, gray and humpback whales. Keep an eye out for the porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast.

Zodiac Tours
Speeding around in a little Zodiac boat is an exciting way to tour the waterways surrounding Vancouver, and you’re sure to get some incredible photos of the area’s iconic landmarks. Opt for an afternoon tour from Granville Island up Indian Arm, or take a trip to Bowen Island for dinner before heading back to the mainland. 

False Creek Ferry
Get a great overview of Vancouver’s city landmarks like Granville Island and False Creek with a hop-on hop-off ferry pass. You can catch the multicolored ferry at any of the nine convenient stops located in Vancouver's Inner Harbour, including Science World, Granville Island, Chinatown, the Maritime Museum and the Aquatic Centre. Boats leave every five to 15 minutes during operating hours.

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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Admire the spectacular panorama of downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on this memorable half-hour (20-minute flight) seaplane trip. See the ...  Read more

Location: Victoria, Canada
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.32
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Vancouver Seaplane Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 123 Reviews

Up, up and away! See the city of Vancouver and the beautiful surrounding mountains from the air on a scenic seaplane tour. Escape the crowds on an ideal ...  Read more

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

From USD $104.42
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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While in Vancouver, don't miss the chance to take a whale-watching tour and spot killer whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and other wildlife amid the stunning ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $112.11
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Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 257 Reviews

See Vancouver’s waterfront sights while you dine on a sunset dinner cruise. This leisurely cruise takes you past the downtown skyline, Canada Place, the North ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.43
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Vancouver to Victoria by Seaplane and Ferry

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Add a little excitement to your day trip to Victoria from Vancouver without blowing the budget. Take a scenic seaplane flight to the famous island for a ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $230.69
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

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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: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $436.29
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Speed Boat

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Take part in two popular attractions during this daylong trip from Vancouver. Begin by embarking on a whale-watching trip from Vancouver to Victoria, keeping ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $339.16
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Whale-Watching Adventure

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Look for killer whales in their natural habitat on this 4-hour whale-watching adventure near Vancouver, British Columbia. Enjoy a 3-to-5-hour, small-group ...  Read more

Location: Richmond, Canada
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

From USD $105.23
Whale Watching to Victoria from Vancouver and Return Seaplane Flight, Vancouver, Dolphin & Whale ... 
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Whale Watching to Victoria from Vancouver and Return Seaplane Flight

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Enjoy whale watching and wildlife viewing and explore Downtown Victoria before taking flight and retracing your route home by air! This is an all-around ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $362.91
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Whale Watching Tour from Granville Island in Vancouver

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Explore the waters off the coast of British Columbia on this whale watching tour to see killer whales, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, porpoises, marine birds and ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

From USD $114.74

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