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We’re committed to helping you feel confident as you get back out there. Check out our flexible cancellation policies and learn what steps operators are taking to keep you safe. As conditions evolve, check local regulations for the latest information.

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Whales frequently frolic in the Strait of Georgia and around the Gulf Islands, which means you can easily see them on your visit to Vancouver. Read on for everything you need to know about spotting these graceful marine mammals in British Columbia.

When to Go
This region's whale watching season typically runs from March through October, when thousands of whales migrate through the area. It's often much cooler on the water than it is on shore, so be sure to dress in layers.

What You'll See
The most commonly sighted whales are resident orcas, which feed on migrating salmon, and transient orcas, which hunt for porpoises, seals, and other marine mammals. You may also see pods of gray whales traveling through the region. Have your camera ready—spotting these mammoth creatures leaping through the water beside your boat is a sight you'll want to capture.

How to Go
There are plenty of whale watching trips that depart from Vancouver—these excursions last anywhere from three hours to a full day and often feature an on-board naturalist who can tell you about British Columbia's ecology. If you have time to spare, consider combining whale watching with a visit to the charming city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. You can get there by seaplane, ferry, or the whale watching boat itself.
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from VancouverNature and Wildlife

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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This whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the ‘Ocean Magic,’ a 62-foot flagship vessel, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.10
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$146.10
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Whale-Watching Tour from VancouverNature and Wildlife

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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Scout for an incredible array of marine life during this half-day Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including orcas, seals, porpoises, and eagles. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.73
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$118.73
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching CruiseHalf-day Tours

Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

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Discover the natural wonders of Vancouver and Victoria an exhilarating whale watching excursion! Delight in lovely aerial views on the crossing of the Strait of Georgia by seaplane—the most eco-friendly transport to Victoria. From the island capital, set off on an exciting cruise through Haro Strait, native home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions and seals, followed by a return flight to the mainland.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$398.60
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$398.60
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Vancouver Whale Watching SafariKid-Friendly

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

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Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a full-day wildlife safari from Vancouver on a comfortable, covered boat. Learn about the whales’ lives, behavior and migration patterns from a trained naturalist, and try to spot the dolphins, seals, sea lions and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast. Whales are sighted on 85% of trips.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.65
Price varies by group size
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoatDay Trips

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat

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Go whale watching, and explore Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island on this day trip from Vancouver. Combine two activities into one day in the Gulf Islands, and then return to Vancouver via speedboat, cutting the return trip to just two hours.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$414.89
Price varies by group size
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$414.89
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Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane FlightDay Trips

Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane Flight

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Go on an adventure by sea, land, and sky on this full-day whale-watching experience in Victoria from Vancouver, including a return flight to Vancouver by seaplane. First board a boat, and hit the water in search of whales and other marine life. Then, explore the city of Victoria on your own before hopping in a seaplane for a flight from Victoria and Vancouver, overlooking the Gulf Islands.
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  • 7 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$372.45
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$372.45
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by SeaplaneDay Trips

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane

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Get up close with the killer whales between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia on this guided, full-day, whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the finest whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. See a wide variety of wildlife, like porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, blue herons and more. Then spend the afternoon exploring beautiful Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. At the end of the day, return to Vancouver by seaplane. Vancouver hotel or residence pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$491.86
Price varies by group size
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$491.86
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Ultimate Day Tour to VictoriaDay Trips

Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria

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Torn between a day of city sightseeing and nature excursions? Do it all on this full-day tour of Victoria! From Vancouver, cruise the Strait of Georgia for some epic whale-watching, take a self-guided tour of Victoria and soak up the perfumed beauty of Butchart Gardens! At the end of your full day, relax and take in stunning coastal mountain views as you cruise back to Vancouver at dusk.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$302.55
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$302.55
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Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria (One-Way)Ferry Services

Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria (One-Way)

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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!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.85
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