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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the 'Salish Sea Dream' our 80-foot flagship catamaran, 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.
  • Half-day whale-watching tour from Vancouver
  • Board a comfortable vessel equipped with several viewing areas
  • Explore the waters for sightings of whales, seabirds and other marine life
  • Gain insight into the local geology and marine life from your crew
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
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95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin with floor to ceiling windows and open air decks
Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
Live commentary
Educational materials on board
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate
Two washrooms
93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - return tour from any of our locations until you see whales!
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
$5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this half-day whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife.

The tour departs from Granville Island, near downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Salish Sea Dream, a 80-foot catamaran built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint.

Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a little cold (even in June) so make sure you bring appropriate gear." See review

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Must do
Robin_P
, Aug 2021
Everyone was very informative and very helpful. The experience overall was pretty amazing. We seen orcas and hump back whale.
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Nice whales
B-Rad
, Aug 2021
Went whale watching and first seen a humpback and some seals then on the way back was thinking oh thats not great, then we drove into two orka pods and watched whales for almost an hr straight and felt complete
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Wow
Jason_M
, Jul 2021
First of all amazing staff and we seen 13 humpbacks most ever seen I think we where out 4 hours beautiful
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Jason_M, Thank you so much for your review - what an epic sighting! We sure love the humpback whales <3 We hope to see you again soon!
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This was awesome!
David_P
, Jul 2021
This was fantastic! We saw everything we wanted to and more! Orcas and humpback whales all in one trip!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
David_P, Thank you for your kind words and this 5-star review -- we appreciate the feedback so much!! Despite already seeing everything you wanted to, we still hope that you'll find yourself on the water with us again for another adventure...there's always plenty more to see :)
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Most adventurous trip 👍
Priscilla_S
, Jul 2021
It was definatly a trip that we will never forget. It was an amazing show that was put on for us all to see. Memories were made with my daughter and grandchildren . Highly recommend this on your to do list. Thank you to the wonderful staff on board Anthony (captain), Sandy, Wilma and forgot the other ladies name. Great job! 👍
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Priscilla_S, Thank you so much for reaching out and leaving us a wonderful review! We're so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the experience and that you've all made memories that will most definitely last a lifetime! We aspire that you will join us again soon - for more memories :)
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Fantastic
Sian_M
, Jul 2021
Amazing trip! Marine biologist was amazing with everyone on the boat. Also the crew took time to talk to most people. Very impressed. Would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Sian_M, Thank you for your great review & recommendation!! We're happy to hear that you had a good time :) We hope that you will join us on the water again sometime soon!
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Fantastic Afternoon - Highly Recommend!
Michelle_B
, Jul 2021
The staff is fantastic and very knowledgeable, we had an outstanding afternoon with the crew and the whales!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Michelle_B, We're so glad that you had an outstanding afternoon! We really appreciate your business :) Hopefully we can have you join us again in the future!
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Bst experience, memorable day
Twinkle_T
, Jun 2021
Ship was a bit close to whales and I saw them clearly was most beautiful and memorable moment…everything else was good all over it was best day.
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Amazing time !
Jen
, Oct 2020
Amazing staff! Make sure you dress warm as it can get very nippy. The staff was very informative on the whales we saw, I loved that they came around to everyone explaining the markings on the whales and some background info on them. had a great time !
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Orcas feedinh
Colleen_L
, Sep 2020
This was on my bucket list and it was fantastic. Beautiful and comfortable boat. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Safety protocols followed. Saw so much wildlife that I still can't believe it was real. A once in a lifetime experience!! Thanks to all the crew
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