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Wild Whales Vancouver

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1806 Mast Tower Rd | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B6, Canada
+1 604-699-2011
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26 Orcas spotted! Amazing day trip!

What a fantastic day we had. The tour guide and crew were amazing. We were on the boat for about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cocostravelsdotcom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Great Experience

After seeing Orcas first as a child at SeaWorld, I was in need of some inner redemption, and seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
9hellis
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1806 Mast Tower Rd | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B6, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic day we had. The tour guide and crew were amazing. We were on the boat for about an hour and a half before reaching the point where the Orcas were swimming. There were about 26 Orcas. Our guide was so animated about...More

Thank cocostravelsdotcom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing Orcas first as a child at SeaWorld, I was in need of some inner redemption, and seeing them in the wild was definitely that. It was such an incredible experience seeing a family of Orcas hunting, playing and breaching. Our guide was brilliant...More

Thank 9hellis
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Briefing very good and outfits wonderful. Sighted whales straight away then gave up on more (originally planned) sightings.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I visited Salt Springs Island in 2016 and was lucky to see 3 pods of transient orcas socialising and playing for about 3 hours. I didn't think I would be able to top that but my trip with Wild Whales Vancouver was even better!! It...More

Thank Katy E
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We did the tour on the Jing Yu with Zoe our wildlife guide & Rob our captain. We picked the Jing Yu because it has sliding windows. These were really appreciated, because even though it was a very warm day, once the boat picked up...More

Thank JenniMalta
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had perfect weather conditions and we got to see a young humpback whale which was very impressive. Our boat sticked around him for an hour so we got to see his tail several times. We also saw an eagle, several sea lions and a...More

Thank anaspiv
WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Anaspiv, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad to hear that you left the trip with a happy feeling! That's great to hear. Unfortunately, whales are wild animals, and we have no control over their behaviour. Sometimes...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Gemma was our tour guide and it was awesome. Not only did we see great Vancouver scenery but we saw everything possible! Harbour seals, Harbour porpoises, humpback whale and calf (!!) and two groups of killer whales (the elusive J-group!!) We saw orcas jumping several...More

Thank Lillian C
WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi LIllian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your excursion with us. We also appreciate you giving advice to our potential customers! You're definitely right, even on sunny days (such...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

On our 4.5 hour trip we were able to see Stellar sea lions, a humpback whale and harbor seals. Ashley was our tour guide and she was knowledgeable and passionate about her work. Captain Ron made sure to stop and give time for pictures. We...More

Thank Kelli0023
WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks Kelli0023, Memorable experiences are our specialty! I am happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time out withy our marine naturalist Ashley and Captain Rob. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, and take care!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had covered boat, calm seas and sunshine. Saw many Orcas and humpback. Really enjoyable. The boat gave plenty of chances to move around and go outside. A thoroughly knowledgeable guide.. We chose this company as they were $100 cheaper but as all operators go...More

Thank 456DavidHarrop
WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi 456DavidHarrop, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Sounds like you had the perfect conditions for a whale watching trip, and that you got lucky enough to view two of our iconic whale species in one day! We are thrilled to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We took a trip on the Jing-You a covered boat. It didn’t take us long to see humpback whales getting a sighting within an hour. Our guide Ashley was fantastic very knowledgeable and passionate. We saw four different humpbacks and managed to get the fluke...More

Thank Interailtraveller
WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Interailtraveller, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sounds like you had a lovely day out with many humpbacks in the Strait of Georgia. It can get pretty chilly out on the water at this time of year so it is...More

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Terrilynn K
3 November 2017|
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Response from WildWhalesVan | Property representative |
Hi Terrilynn, Thanks so much for your interest in whale watching! We would not recommend BC Ferries for whale watching. Although it is fairly common to see whales from a ferry, the purpose of BC ferries is strictly... More
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Lewis H
20 October 2017|
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Response from Céline M | Reviewed this property |
I dont know about that because the season usually starts in april ... there are two kind of whales, the residents who are around year round(even though seeing them has been rare this year are they go further to get food) and... More
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Kelli0023
4 September 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
To be honest , less likely than in July/August but still possible - they do offer a whale sighting guarantee - see website or call for more details - hope this helps !
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