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Vancouver to Victoria One-Way Whale Watching Cruise

Product ID: 21146
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Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria at 30 knots on the comfortable Salish Sea Dream vessel, looking for Orca and 3 other whale species that frequent the Gulf Islands, The 4-hour voyage turns your journey into an amazing adventure crossing.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Experience a scenic 4-hour whale and wildlife tour through the Gulf Islands
  • Look out for orca, minke, humpback and grey whales
  • See eagles swooping through the sky
  • Watch the playful sea lions, seals and porpoises
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Vancouver to Victoria on the 94-passenger Salish Sea Dream vessel
Full description
This tour from Vancouver to Victoria is no ordinary sea crossing. You will cross the Strait of Georgia in a comfortable watercraft designed for whale watching. Look out for 2 types of orca and 3 other whale species as you make your journey.

Departing from Vancouver at 08:30, the 94-passenger vessel whisks you around Stanley Park and out into the Strait of Georgia, before heading south toward Victoria in search of whales.

Trained naturalists will guide you and answer questions on the 2 different orca types and 3 whale species that frequent the Gulf Islands. Resident and transient orcas, minke, humpback, and grey whale sightings are all possible.

Look out too for several species of seals, sea lions, and porpoises. Look up to see eagles, shearwaters and several other marine bird species.

Arriving in Victoria's Inner Harbor at around 12:30, this 1-way tour drops you off at the Prince of Whales Victoria office, directly across from the splendid Empress Hotel and adjacent to the Legislative Building.

From there you are free to explore Victoria without the hassle of a long airport or ferry terminal transfer.
  • One-way-cruise from downtown Vancouver to Victoria's Inner Harbor
  • Salish Sea Dream vessel
  • 2 Airline-style washrooms on-board
  • Upper and lower viewing decks, for excellent photographic opportunities
  • Rain-jackets and pants as required
  • 2 experienced naturalist guides to interpret wildlife behavior and ensure guest safety
  • A pantry with small snacks, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate available for purchase
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for crew
  • Return trip to Vancouver
  • Any additional tours from Victoria
  • On-board food and drinks

When you get there

Meeting point

Inside the Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC). The Prince of Whales Office is located next door to Starbucks.

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Know before you go
• The supplier has a 24-hour cancellation policy - if you wish to cancel your tour, please do so at least 24 hours in advanced or you will be charged full fare
• Although the supplier provides rain jackets and pants, please dress warmly as temperatures at sea can be significantly cooler than those on land