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Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 100020
See whales and other marine animals close up on the Ocean Magic. The covered boat has several viewing areas, and whale sightings are guaranteed.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the waters off Vancouver for whales, seabirds and more
  • Learn about the local geology and marine life from your crew
  • Enjoy views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound
Full description
Experience whale watching in true comfort and style along the waters off Vancouver. See several types of whales, as well as an assortment of sea birds and other marine species.

Marvel at the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this 3-6 hour adventure. An informative crew will tell you about the history of the area and about the marine wildlife.

Board the Ocean Magic, a 62-foot covered vessel built for whale watching, and designed to minimize its ecological footprint.

You can choose to be inside or outside, and can choose from 3 viewing areas on 2 levels.
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Whale sightings guaranteed
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Granville Island (1666 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC)

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Important information
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• Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent experience

We had a rather rough and choppy boat tour out but the crew on board looked after us very well and made sure everyone was ok at all times. Especially James deserves a mention for handing out an endless supply of ginger sweets. We saw a couple of bald eagles, plenty of harbour seals and just as we headed back to Vancouver a humpback whale made a brief appearance for us too.

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11 October 2019

Fascinating tour over the sea, exciting looks in all directions and some sightings. A gray forest name has shown itself very close - unbelievable. Not everyone will be able to do that, but there is a chance and the captain will do his best. Good organization, great crew, fascinating animals. Recommendation: dress warm and windproof :-) Many thanks to Captain Ian and his husband / wife

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29 September 2019

Absolutely great

You have to have an unforgettable experience, about 45 minutes by boat, our captain and his crew are absolutely great, know a lot, are patient and caring. There is a small kiosk, tea / café are free, and there are woolen blankets you should freeze. Thank you very much come back.

26 September 2019

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Product ID: 100020