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Whales frequently frolic in the Strait of Georgia and around the Gulf Islands, which means you can easily see them on your visit to Vancouver. Read on for everything you need to know about spotting these graceful marine mammals in British Columbia.

When to Go
This region's whale watching season typically runs from March through October, when thousands of whales migrate through the area. It's often much cooler on the water than it is on shore, so be sure to dress in layers.

What You'll See
The most commonly sighted whales are resident orcas, which feed on migrating salmon, and transient orcas, which hunt for porpoises, seals, and other marine mammals. You may also see pods of gray whales traveling through the region. Have your camera ready—spotting these mammoth creatures leaping through the water beside your boat is a sight you'll want to capture.

How to Go
There are plenty of whale watching trips that depart from Vancouver—these excursions last anywhere from three hours to a full day and often feature an on-board naturalist who can tell you about British Columbia's ecology. If you have time to spare, consider combining whale watching with a visit to the charming city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. You can get there by seaplane, ferry, or the whale watching boat itself.
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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Scout for an incredible array of marine life during this half-day Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including orcas, seals, porpoises, and eagles. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.45
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise

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Discover the natural wonders of Vancouver and Victoria an exhilarating whale watching excursion! Delight in lovely aerial views on the 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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane

Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane

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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.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$536.94
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Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

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Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a full-day 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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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What people are saying about Whale Watching in Vancouver

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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
"Absolutely amazing, highly recommended Staff was super friendly and informative. I think snacks and cocktails should be provided 😊"..."
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
"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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Seaplane Flight to Victoria and Whale-Watching Cruise
"The entire experience was smooth and satisfying. The booking experience was accommodating, the seaplane agents and pilots were helpful and pleasant, and the guide for the tour was fantastic (Derek Lowe, thank you!) 10/10 would recommend. We didn’t get to see any orcas but I blame that on mother nature, not the agency."..."
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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching with Return to Vancouver by Seaplane
"Everything was seamless. Pickup, drop off, saw killer whales, humpback whales then had a great day walking around Victoria. I cant enough good things. Great day!!!"..."
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Vancouver Whale Watching Safari
"It was a great experience ! Pickup at our hotel in Vancouver, than Granville Island and than Whale watching. Great combination."..."

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