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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Discover the natural wonders of Vancouver and Victoria an exhilarating whale-watching excursion! Delight in lovely aerial views on the 35-minute crossing of the Strait of Georgia by seaplane — the most eco-friendly transport to Victoria. From the island capital, set off on an exciting 3-hour cruise through Haro Strait, native home to orcas (killer whales), sea lions and seals, followed by a return flight to the mainland.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$359.43 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$359.43 USD

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Spend the day scouting for an incredible array of marine life during this 3- to 5-hour Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including killer whales (orcas), seals, porpoises and eagles, among others. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver also includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$106.14 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$106.14 USD

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

This 5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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$138.81 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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$138.81 USD

Best of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens and Sunset Cruise back to Vancouver

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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$278.62 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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$278.62 USD

Seaplane Flight to Victoria with Whale Watching and Return by Ferry

Visit Victoria on this day trip, and see for yourself why it’s known as one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. Take a 45-minute flight on a seaplane from Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre. Enjoy sights of Saltspring Island, Mount Baker, and Butchart Gardens as you fly. Then, hop on a zodiac for three hours of whale watching where you and your group will be on the lookout for killer whales that inhabit the waters. Return to Vancouver by ferry while cruising through Active Pass.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$298.12 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$298.12 USD

Whale Watching to Victoria from Vancouver and Return Seaplane Flight

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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$343.60 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$436.07 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$436.07 USD

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Speed Boat

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$321.11 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$321.11 USD

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a 8-hour 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$198.49 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$198.49 USD

Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver

Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver and admire the native wildlife for which Canada is famous on this 5.5-hour one-way whale-watching cruise. Take a seat aboard your cruise boat in downtown Victoria and head out onto the waves. During your 3-hour whale-watching cruise, watch the waters for elegant whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions as your guide explains their feeding habits and life cycles. Stop to stretch your legs at the secluded Tod Inlet, then head onward to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour as the sun sets on the horizon.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$178.04 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$178.04 USD

Whale-Watching Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria

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!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$190.11 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$190.11 USD

Vancouver Whale Watching Adventure

The Howe Sound cleaves a muscular fjord just minutes from downtown Vancouver. There, mountains meet waters rich with sea life, like humpback whales. On this tour, guides point out historical and ecological facts while you search for these impressive animals. The small, weatherproof vessels are equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, restrooms, and ample outdoor deck space.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$111.12 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$111.12 USD

Whale-Watching Adventure

Spot killer whales, humpbacks, porpoises and more on this whale-watching adventure from Steveston, just outside of Vancouver. Journey into the Strait of Georgia, admire views of the Gulf Islands and listen to enthusiastic guides on board, who share their extensive knowledge of the Pacific Northwest. This tour lasts from three to five hours and enjoys a high success rate in whale sightings — if you don’t see whales, you get a voucher to come back for free!
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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$99.63 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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$99.63 USD


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