Water activity

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES
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From US$ 147.30 per person

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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
  • Select from half-day and sunset tour options
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

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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 223 reviews

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Two great mornings out on the water! On our first trip, we saw harbour seals, harbour porpoises, and bald eagles, but no whales. Nonetheless, we were awed by the beautiful scenery and being out on the west coast waters. We appreciated the opportunity to go out a second time, where there was quite a bit of humpback whale activity, along with sightings of sea lions and bald eagles. We stayed with the whales for a considerable length of time once we located them, which was great. The additional service of the crew taking photos and sending them to the passengers at no additional cost takes away the pressure of trying to take photos and allows the opportunity to just relax and observe. The naturalists are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife. Thank you!

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July 23, 2022

This was an excellent experience overall. The crew and guides were so knowledgeable and took the time to explain the behaviours of the wildlife we were able to see during our tour. Everyone was very friendly. They did everything in their power to find whales that were reported that morning, and we were able to see 2 pods during our trip after going off course to where sightings had been reported. The captain was kind to the wildlife by turning off engines when near the animals. You can tell the whole team really cares about the preservation of the habitat and the wildlife, which was touching. Highly recommend using this company for whale watching tours!

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June 27, 2022

We had an amazing experience, at the end they even sent us professional photos of the whale, seals and sea lions we saw on the trip. The complimentary tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate went down well too. The conservation specialist/ guide Stephen was a delight, very knowledgeable and entertaining. We would recommend you bring a jacket/ coat if sitting outside and some snacks. While you’re there make sure you visit the rest of Granville island.

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June 3, 2022

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