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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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Beautiful Summer Evening

What an amazing adventure. A beautiful evening, a relaxed atmosphere and whales! It doesn't get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MandL2809
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Victoria, Canada
Amazing Experince Sidney Whale Watching

Everything about this trip was outstanding! It was a beautiful evening and a guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Russell22222
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Victoria, 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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing adventure. A beautiful evening, a relaxed atmosphere and whales! It doesn't get much better. The staff and crew were amazing, informative, and genuinely interested in ensuring we had a great time. I appreciated the balance and respect for viewing these beautiful creatures...More

Thank MandL2809
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this trip was outstanding! It was a beautiful evening and a guided tour of the Gulf Islands was magical. We saw a pod of orcas within 15 minutes of our departure and it was absolutely the best. I would highly recommend this company.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had a great time,Captain David was funny and very informative,and staff was very friendly and easy to deal with,plus the whales were co-operative and breaching often Thank you for a great experience. Betty,HenryMore

1  Thank Betty P
SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Betty and Henry, Thank you for your lovely review. We also think that Dave is very funny and we are so glad that the whales were on their best behavior that day! Thank you again for taking a trip out with us on the beautiful...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had the most amazing time. The staff and crew are fantastic. Captain Brian was very knowledgeable and informative with the whales and aquatic life. We learned so much. Seeing the humback whales and Orcas was a phenomenal experience.( of course the rock sausage or...More

Thank callieh2582017
SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Wow Callie, thank you for your great review! Sounds like you had an awesome time! We are really glad that you saw some "rock sausage" and "orca popcorn" in their natural habitat. It is such an amazing experience and we really appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Even though it was raining, we had a super time, seeing the Orcas was incredible such beautiful creatures, and captain Dave was very hospitable.More

Thank Shelley H
SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Shelley, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We really love hearing about our guests experiences. We are so glad the rainy weather did not put a damper on your trip and you had such a wonderful time...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful day ! Guide was excellent and very informative and respectful of not getting too close to whales or other boats. We saw a lot of Orcas - was an amazing experience and worth the money ! Three hours flew by!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went for a 3-hour whale watching tour with Captain Dave and found it well worth it! To see a huge humpback whale, by the name of Big Mama, out east of Vancouver Island, was an incredible sight! Also all the other sightings - stellar...More

Thank nealda2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I booked a trip after being told that there was an excellent chance of seeing whales. The resident pod of Orcas wasn't around but a lone humpback had been sighted. After sometime we managed to find her and got a few photos. The boat was...More

Thank Ann-Louise R
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A small open boat, a cool but beautiful fall day ... and amazing encounters with the whales. Our guide was very knowledgeable - he knew the orcas by name, and we had lots of sightings. The small boat made the encounters seem very close and...More

Thank DCWall-987
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing day on 1st Oct with Sidney Whale Watching. Followed a small group of transient Orca's, apparently usually very difficult to see; Dave was able to accurately predict the whales behaviour and what they were likely to do next and for this reason...More

Thank Bird_nurd
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induvenk
31 July 2016|
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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
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Hugh A
27 July 2016|
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