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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria

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: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this 3-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists on board explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching Tour from Granville Island in Vancouver

Become more familiar with whales and other marine life on this 3-to-7-hour whale-watching tour from Granville Island in Vancouver. Explore the water of the Salish Sea and Strait of Georgia with an experienced guide who tells you interesting facts about sea life as you search for killer whales, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, and sea birds.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & 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: 7 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 7 to 12 hours
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

Enjoy two favorite Victoria tours in a single day with this great-value combo package. Voyage into the open waters of the northern Pacific on a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise, where you can encounter native marine life such as orcas, gray whales, and harbor seals with the help of expert guides. In the afternoon, explore the elaborate floral landscapes of Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Includes round-trip transfers from downtown Victoria and a flexible return schedule, so you can linger to enjoy the gardens’ luminous displays at night.
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour by Zodiac

Add an extra thrill to your Victoria whale-watching adventure with this wildlife cruise aboard a fast-moving, inflatable Zodiac boat. Get closer to the water — and the whales — on a wet and wild ride through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Hang on to your hat and keep a sharp eye out for native marine life such as humpback and gray whales, orcas, sea lions and harbor seals. An expert naturalist guide will help point out passing species and share insight into the amazing aquatic world of the northern Pacific.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

Get up close with the killer whales off Vancouver Island on this guided, 3-hour, small-group whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the best whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. The summertime trip includes an exclusive whale guarantee. In the event whales are not sighted, receive a partial cash refund from the initial ticket cost and the offer of a second trip free of charge. Some restrictions apply.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching and Butchart Gardens

Whether by land or sea, the British Columbian capital of Victoria is a place where nature and the great outdoors are never far away. On this tour, combine whale-watching with a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens and experience the best of Victoria’s natural scenery in one day. With entry tickets and hassle-free air-conditioned coach travel included, spot native Minke whales in the Haro Strait and admire vibrant flora and fauna in the Butchart Gardens.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

Marvel at Canada’s marine wildlife in its natural habitat on this 3-hour sunset whale-watching experience from Victoria. Cruise into the harbor from Fisherman’s Wharf with your guide as the sun starts sinking on the horizon. With your wildlife identification kit to hand, watch the waves for sightings of majestic whales. There are fewer boats in the harbor at this time of day, so you can see the whales breach and splash through the water in peace. With the on-board hydrophone, you can even hear them communicating in the depths below!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale-Watching from Victoria to Vancouver (One-Way)

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Vancouver Island's Ultimate Full Day Whale and Wildlife Tour

Come and explore the Salish Sea with us! Our full day whale and wildlife tours are perfect for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. The full day tour enables us to explore parts of the Salish Sea that most people don't get to explore. Our 8 Hour whale watching cruise that will focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco-tour. We will focus on spending time in areas where there are fewer boats viewing the wildlife.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Explore the beauty that is British Columbia on this half-day whale-watching excursion from Telegraph Cove Resort. Step aboard the flagship vessel ‘Ocean Magic’ for the adventure of a lifetime. In true comfort and style, the crew is excited to explore the local waters in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. Enjoy views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound while learning about the local geology and marine life along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching with Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens from Victoria

Explore the wilderness that makes Victoria famous on this 8-hour whale watching and nature tour. Cruise through the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait en route to the Pacific Ocean on a 3-hour whale-watching tour, with opportunities to see additional wildlife such as seals, sea lions, and marine birds. Then, hop aboard a shuttle and head to the floral displays at the Butchart Gardens and the tropical Butterfly Gardens.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

This adventure is a 3 to 4 hour fully-guided whale watching, wildlife and sunset viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria on Ocean Magic II - a comfortable, semi-covered, custom-built express cruiser. Your adventure will be ending when the sun goes down and will be an experience to remember!
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

Enjoy an unforgettable port stop in Victoria and discover top local attractions with ease on this 5-hour whale-watching cruise with Butchart Gardens visit in Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and head out onto the rolling waves with your guide. Watch the water for sightings of graceful orca whales and playful seals, and enjoy fine views over the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands. Afterward, visit Butchart Gardens and explore winding pathways among blooming flowerbeds at your leisure before returning to the cruise port.
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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