Water activity

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

From US$ 136.85 per person

See whales and other marine animals close up on the state-of-the-art Salish Sea catamaran. The covered boat has several viewing areas on 3 different elevations, and whale sightings are guaranteed.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the waters off Vancouver for whales, seabirds and more
  • Learn about the local geology and marine life from your crew
  • Enjoy views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound
  • Select from half-day and sunset tour options
Full description
Experience whale watching in true comfort and style along the waters off Vancouver. See several types of whales, as well as an assortment of sea birds and other marine species. Marvel at the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 3-6 hour adventure. An informative crew will tell you about the history of the area and about the marine wildlife. Board the Salish Sea Freedom, a 62-foot covered vessel built for whale watching, and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. You can choose to be inside or outside, and can choose from 3 viewing areas on 2 levels.
Includes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guide
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Photo package
  • Jr Naturalist guides (kids guide and educational coloring book)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the activity provider's office on Granville Island.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
  • The tour does not include food and drinks
  • Gratuities to the guide and tour host are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 271 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great Tour! Several guides are available for explanations and any questions on the ship. It is navigated in such a way that you get a great view of the whales, but don't pressure them - very pleasant for us! In addition, the crew takes great photos and sends them to you free of charge by email after the tour! Would definitely recommend

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September 7, 2022

It was an awesome experience doing the Whale Watching with Prince of Whales in Vancouver. I also liked the fact that the crews were informative about the area and the animals, and they were as excited to see the animals. The crews were also attentive and friendly, so it made the activity even more enjoyable (thanks Ian, Ronan, Tobin, Alex, and Wilma!). Understandably, when we're in a nature-related activities (like this one), most of the time it's down to our luck to what we will encounter. We didn't see any whales, but we did see a pod of orcas in action. It was really worth it.

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August 16, 2022

Two great mornings out on the water! On our first trip, we saw harbour seals, harbour porpoises, and bald eagles, but no whales. Nonetheless, we were awed by the beautiful scenery and being out on the west coast waters. We appreciated the opportunity to go out a second time, where there was quite a bit of humpback whale activity, along with sightings of sea lions and bald eagles. We stayed with the whales for a considerable length of time once we located them, which was great. The additional service of the crew taking photos and sending them to the passengers at no additional cost takes away the pressure of trying to take photos and allows the opportunity to just relax and observe. The naturalists are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife. Thank you!

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July 23, 2022

Product ID: 100020