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Sidney Whale Watching

#1 of 4 Tours in Sidney Features Animals
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Guarantee and follow up service is not even worth talking about!

Had some guests in from Toronto and they went for a day whale watching. Unfortunately they were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
Always a recommended must for our visitors

Whales & more on every trip. Only one missed but they were given a successful free trip on their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sidney, Canada
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-656-7599
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some guests in from Toronto and they went for a day whale watching. Unfortunately they were not successful but did look forward to the guarantee offered that they could go out again for no charge at their earliest convenience. Yesterday late afternoon they called...More

Thank DavidMeena
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whales & more on every trip. Only one missed but they were given a successful free trip on their next visit.

Thank RDBT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the 2:00 tour time (we read that it's better to go later in the day so the scouts have a chance to find the whales). We were not disappointed!! Our guide got word of a whale sighting just as we were suiting up,...More

Thank Saralouise63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff made for a great day and, as promised, we saw many orcas as well as 3 humpbacks. Excellent location from Sidney waterfront makes for a quick trip to the orcas feeding grounds.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw several Orcas for over an hour after a short 20 minute boat ride from Sidney. Sidney's central location results in less travel time to the typical Orca locations. The sturdy and fast aluminum boat rode much more comfortably than the zodiac we has...More

1  Thank Bill_Olds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With just a short travel from Sidney we were lucky enough to see 3 whales. Amazing experience! We had a super guide, who provided us with a lot of information on the spot, while we were admiring the orcas. We can definitely recommend it to...More

Thank Tine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing makes me excited as seeing animals in their natural habitat. While out with Sidney Whale Watching, I was lucky enough ho see several lovely orcas, which we observed for about an hour. Loved every second of the trip!

Thank leanne b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a perfect location for whale watching. Sidney is the closest to the travel paths so you get to maximize your time on the water. I actually liked being on the Kodiak (or a smaller boat) rather than the big boats from other ports. The...More

Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent time. I believe our captain's name was Dave (?) and he did an amazing job taking us to see two different pods. We saw about nine orcas, and it was an incredible experience to see such beautiful creatures up close. The company's...More

Thank rosenivory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say my whale watching trip was great is an understatement.The boat was comfortable, and easy to move around on (not to mention, it's a great benefit to have a washroom on board). Although the whales were nothing less than spectacular, the scenery was also...More

Thank Voyageuse29154945
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31 July 2016|
Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
No need to worry about the open boats as they are Transport Canada certified and very safe. All whale watching vessels in Canada and the USA follow the "whale wise" guidelines and mandated by law to stay 100m away from the... More
Hugh A
27 July 2016|
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