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Whale Watching from Victoria to Vancouver

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Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver at 30 knots on the comfortable Salish Sea Dream vessel, looking for 2 types of Orca and 3 other whale species that frequent the Gulf Islands, The 5.5-hour adventure arrives in Vancouver in time for sunset.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Depart from Victoria's Inner Harbor on the comfortable and quick Salish Sea Dream vessel
  • Enjoy a scenic 3-hour whale watching tour through the Haro Strait and Gulf Islands
  • Stop at Butchart Garden Dock (no offloading)
  • Enjoy a relaxing Gulf Islands sunset cruise to Vancouver, arriving at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbor
  • Look out for orca, minke, humpback and grey whales
  • Watch the playful sealions, seals and porpoises
Full description
This tour from Victoria to Vancouver is no ordinary sea crossing. You will cross the Strait of Georgia in a comfortable watercraft designed for whale watching.

Aboard the quick and comfortable 94-passenger Salish Sea Dream, explore the fabled San Juan Islands looking for 2 types of orca and 3 other whale species as you journey.

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.

After a brief stopover at the Butchart Gardens Dock (no offloading permitted), head north past Salt Spring Island and through the Strait of Georgia to arrive in Vancouver just in time for sunset.

Guests are dropped off at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbor, with easy access to downtown Vancouver.
Includes
  • Salish Sea Dream crossing from Victoria's Inner Harbor to downtown Vancouver
  • 2 Airline-style washrooms on-board
  • Upper and lower viewing decks, for excellent photographic opportunities
  • Rain-jackets and pants as required
  • 2 experienced naturalists to interpret wildlife behaviour 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

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

812 Wharf St., Lower Causeway Level, Victoria, BC.

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Important information
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
• Please dress warmly as temperatures at sea can be significantly cooler than those on land