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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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€131.71
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife on a half-day whale watching tour in Vancouver. Unlike open-air speed boats, this heated whale watching boat has indoor and outdoor viewing decks so you’ll enjoy a comfortable trip in any weather. Onboard naturalist guides will fill you in on animal identification, natural history, and more.
Highlights
  • Snap wildlife photos from the open-air viewing decks
  • Stay warm in the boat’s interior, heated cabins
  • Sip included tea, coffee, and hot chocolate on the boat
  • Convenient downtown departure point close to top sights
Important Information
Departure Point
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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 + light snacks for purchase
  • Two airplane-style 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Roxanne B wrote a review Dec 2020
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From start to finish, my friends and I had a wonderful day! We saw some incredible humpback whales, multiple times. Plus some sea lions and seals. The whale breach was definitely a highlight but the whole experience with the friendly crew and the gorgeous scenery made it a
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Social Media Coordinator at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello roxanndra, Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful day on the water with humpbacks, seals and sea lions. We hope to have you onboard again in the future!!
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lofindlay wrote a review Nov 2020
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the silver linings of covid was that we took time to explore our own backyard in BC more than we ever have before, and did activities typically perceived as “touristy” that we might usually do elsewhere while on holiday.. like whale watching! My partner took me on the
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Social Media Coordinator at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
Responded 26 Nov 2020
Hello lofindlay, Thank you for your awesome review and Happy Belated Birthday! We are so happy that you enjoyed being a tourist in our big blue backyard! We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place with so much wildlife! Thank you for coming aboard and we hope to see you again :)
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Germán V wrote a review Nov 2020
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I think this is the best activity to do if you visit Vancouver, crew id very competent and willing to respond any question.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 26 Nov 2020
Hello germ_nv569, Thank you for your review!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience, and hope to have you onboard again in the future :)
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catherine-slemko wrote a review Nov 2020
Calgary, Canada9 contributions19 helpful votes
This was an incredible experience. Not even 10 minutes out into the water we found whales. We were able to witness whales breaching the water and a mother and her calve diving together. All the staff were super friendly and Wilma and James were very knowledgeable and funny as
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 Nov 2020
Hello catherine-slemko, Thank you for your awesome review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour, got to see beaching whales, and a mom & calf pair! Thank you for your kind comments about our crew, respect for the wildlife, and strict covid protocols. We work hard to provide the best experience and love to see when it pays off. Thank you for coming aboard and we can't wait to see you again :)
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Quita wrote a review Oct 2020
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Seeing all the wildlife was amazing, just what I needed! The crew was superb in offering information both on the area and various animals . The Captain knew just the spots to take us to....just a fantastic afternoon! I could not have asked for more!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 4 Nov 2020
Hello Mcquita, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time onboard with our crew and got to encounter amazing wildlife :) Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you again in the future!
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About the operator

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By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Elena M
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Amazing, once in a lifetime experience!
Being a local, I never thought of doing this "for tourists" adventure, but since Covid hit and they were having spe
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J4464LFadamm
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Whale watching
James, Wilma, and I think it was Wendy, were absolutely amazing and educational! Made it super comfortable for the
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425maral
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Best Whale Watching Experience
Wilma and James the naturalists on board are so Knowledgeable and friendly. They took the time to engage with every
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zalaben
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A whale of a time!
I had a wonderful day yesterday as we were able to see Orkas The boat is very clean and the crew is very knowledge
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MarkoL284
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Excellent
Joe was the skipper and he is very knowledgeable, and you will learn a lot about the city from him. Totally worth e
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SLCNKH
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A wonderful experience
We went on a half day catamaran whale watching tour leaving at 8:30am. With excellent COVID-19 protocols in place t
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myssien
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A whale of a tour
1/2 day whale watching trip from Victoria. This was my second trip out for the season (first trip was a “no whale”
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130shirleyk
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Best whale watching ever!
Whale watching from Vancouver. Saw orcas and humpbacks. Excellent staff, knowledgeable naturists. Was a fantasti
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hippestchic-6
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A great day!
The staff were amazing thanks to Wilma, Rory and Malcolm. It was an incredible experience! Great fun and wonderf
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Devin C
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Whale watching tour in August
We decided to book a whale watching tour with another company. Unfortunately they cancelled due to wind conditions
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N3723RFsimong
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A great experience
Had an amazing time on the zodiac tour in Victoria. Even though we only saw one humpback whale, the company allowed
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Sir_drone_a_lot
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Tails up!
Originally I booked thinking it was to see Orca's but I learned it was not the season for it. But the captain was
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Worldtraveller21
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Great trip, highly recommend
This was a fabulous day out. The staff and crew were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hump
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C9268AMoliviad
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The activity that made my mom want to move to Vancouver
We initially booked a "Whales and Fly" tour (roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, and back), but due to bad weathe
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LightPacker579839
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Whale watching
Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat. Saw
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Key Details
  • Prince of Whales Whale Watching, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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