Water activity

Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Vancouver, BC: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES
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From US$ 149.13 per person

See whales and other marine animals close up on the state-of-the-art catamaran, Salish Sea Freedom. The covered boat has several viewing areas on 3 different elevations, and whale sightings are guaranteed.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • 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 Salish Sea Freedom, 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Granville Island (1666 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
  • The tour does not include food and drinks
  • Gratuities to the guide and tour host are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 161 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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The tour was amazing and the staff was really friendly and acknowledged, though you have to bring something to eat with you since its along trip unfortunately we got hungry my fault didn't bring food with me but I wish they can add some snacks I wish the team best regards thank them for the great effort

October 17, 2021

We had a wonderful day!! We saw humpback whales and killer whales!! All this on the same day, according to the guide it happens very rarely in the same excursion!! They passed really very close to the boat!! Thanks to the whole team!! Our excursion was October 13, 2021. CChayer

October 14, 2021

Was great. The skipper was very considerate and always kept enough distance from the animals. You don't have to take photos yourself... one of the guides does that with a telephoto ... you get it a few hours after the trip via a link ... so you can concentrate on the fantastic nature ... value for money is really ok

October 11, 2021

Product ID: 100020