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Vancouver Whale-Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour

by Vancouver Whale Watch
per adult Price is $117
Duration: {0} Duration: 5h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Features animals

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Marine wildlife watch on a boat with onboard biologist

Seeking killer whales, humpback whales, seals & sea lions

Listening to whales communicate via hydrophones

Zodiac vessel custom-designed for minimally invasive viewing

Stunning landscape of the Gulf & San Juan islands

Highlights

Marine wildlife watch on a boat with onboard biologist

Seeking killer whales, humpback whales, seals & sea lions

Listening to whales communicate via hydrophones

Zodiac vessel custom-designed for minimally invasive viewing

Stunning landscape of the Gulf & San Juan islands

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11:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$116.30

Total price is $116.30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

11:00 AM, Tour with Shuttle Transportation in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

  • RICHMOND: Shuttle pickups from all hotels in Richmond. Please confirm details 24 hours prior to tour date.
  • VANCOUVER: Shuttle pickups from select stops in Downtown Vancouver. All stops are within walking distance from any hotel. Please confirm details 24 hours prior to tour date.
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per adult
$128.17

Total price is $128.17, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Vancouver Whale-Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour

Activity Location

Steveston, BC

12240 Second Avenue

Richmond V7E 3L8

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Vancouver Whale Watch

    12240 Second Avenue

    Richmond V7E 3L8

  • Please contact our office to book your shuttle.

    Richmond

  • 9 Different Pick Up Locations Downtown Vancouver

    Vancouver

  • Zone 1 – On the corner of Beatty Street and Robson Street, in front of the Hampton Inn & Suites (outside Sciué Café).

    111 Robson Street

    Vancouver V6B 6P5

  • Zone 1A – On the corner of Georgia Street and Howe Street (same corner as Pacific Centre Mall glass dome entrance).

    701 West Georgia Street

    Vancouver V7Y 1G5

  • Zone 2 - On Canada Place Way at Burrard Street, across the street from the Tourist Information Centre (on the water side of the street).

    Canada Place

    Vancouver V6C

  • Zone 3 – Outside Shenanigans Pub (1227 Robson Street).

    1227 Robson Street

    Vancouver V6E 1C3

  • Zone 3A – Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive. Please wait outside the main entrance, in the driveway (by valet stand).

    1601 Bayshore Drive

    Vancouver V6G 2V4

  • Zone 4 – On the corner of Denman Street and Comox Street, outside the 7-Eleven Convenience Store (1055 Denman Street).

    1055 Denman Street

    Vancouver V6G 2M4

  • Zone 5 – Outside the Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard Street. Please wait outside the hotel, by the “Passenger Loading Zone.”

    1015 Burrard Street

    Vancouver V6Z 1Y5

  • Zone 5A – Outside the Ramada Inn & Suites Hotel, 1221 Granville Street. Please wait by the “Passenger Loading Zone.”

    1221 Granville Street

    Vancouver V6Z 1B6

  • Zone 6 – On the corner of Broadway and Fir Street, outside the Kohler Building (1606 W. Broadway).

    1606 West Broadway

    Vancouver V6J 1X6


Description

Discover majestic whales and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles aboard a custom Zodiac boat. While in their natural habitat, you observe their travel patterns and hear them as they communicate beneath the waves.

Board a 47-passenger Zodiac boat with an open seating area in the front and a semi-covered seating area in the rear. Custom designed for marine mammal viewing, its design limits intrusion into the undersea ecosystem and reduces the chances of passenger seasickness.

Once out on the water, you move to the observation deck for expansive views of the Gulf and San Juan islands. Watch for seals and porpoises bobbing near the shore, and soon you might even see your first whale. The boats maintain a respectful distance, but these beautiful and majestic creatures occasionally like to swim right next to the vessel.

An onboard biologist tells you about the whales who visit this region between May and October to feed on the salmon as they return to the Fraser River. There are three stunning whale pods—or families—that return to this area every year, each consisting of approximately 80 whales.

Throughout the trip, the biologist walks around the boat to answer any questions you may have. Hydrophones—devices that allow you to listen to the underwater vocalizations of the whales—are available to allow you to hear their calls firsthand. Keep your camera at the ready to capture wondrous oceanic moments not to be forgotten.


Inclusions

  • Guided whale-watching cruise

  • Granola bar and bottled water

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, and glove can be borrowed

  • Live tour narration provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • If you are taking the shuttle:

  • Shuttle pickups from select stops in Downtown Vancouver. All stops are within walking distance from most hotels. s

  • Pick-ups a most Richmond Hotels

  • If you are driving or taking public transit:

  • Check-in is 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • Departure location is approximately a 40-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Complimentary all-day parking is available.

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are pregnant or suffer from neck or back conditions, tours are not recommended.

  • Should you not see a whale, you may come again for free until you do, with no expiry.


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