expedia

British Columbia may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Vancouver Whale-Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour

By Vancouver Whale Watch
Price was undefined, price is now CA $170
Free cancellation available
4h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Highlights

  • Marine wildlife watch on a boat with onboard biologist

  • Seeking killer whales, humpback whales, seals & sea lions

  • Listening to whales communicate via hydrophones

  • Zodiac vessel custom-designed for minimally invasive viewing

  • Stunning landscape of the Gulf & San Juan islands

Check Availability

October 2020

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided whale-watching cruise

  • What's included

    Granola bar and bottled water

  • What's included

    Live tour narration provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Cleaning and safety practices

See all
  • Masks required
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • If you are taking the shuttle:

  • Shuttle pickups from select stops in City centre Vancouver. All stops are within walking distance from most hotels. s

  • Pick-ups a most Richmond Hotels

  • If you are driving or taking public transit:

  • Check-in is 1 hour prior to departure time.

  • Departure location is approximately a 40-minute drive from city centre Vancouver. Please note there is parking available.

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are pregnant or suffer from neck or back conditions, tours are not recommended.

  • Should you not see a whale, you may come again for free until you do, with no expiry.

What you can expect

Discover majestic whales and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles aboard a custom Zodiac boat. While in their natural habitat, you observe their travel patterns and hear them as they communicate beneath the waves.

Board a 47-passenger Zodiac boat with an open seating area in the front and a semi-covered seating area in the rear. Custom designed for marine mammal viewing, its design limits intrusion into the undersea ecosystem and reduces the chances of passenger seasickness.

Once out on the water, you move to the observation deck for expansive views of the Gulf and San Juan islands. Watch for seals and porpoises bobbing near the shore, and soon you might even see your first whale. The boats maintain a respectful distance, but these beautiful and majestic creatures occasionally like to swim right next to the vessel.

An onboard biologist tells you about the whales who visit this region between May and October to feed on the salmon as they return to the Fraser River. There are three stunning whale pods—or families—that return to this area every year, each consisting of approximately 80 whales.

Throughout the trip, the biologist walks around the boat to answer any questions you may have. Hydrophones—devices that allow you to listen to the underwater vocalisations of the whales—are available to allow you to hear their calls first-hand. Keep your camera at the ready to capture wondrous oceanic moments not to be forgotten.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

This information is provided by our partners

Location

Open map

Activity Location

  • Steveston, BC
  • 12240 Second Avenue
  • Richmond British Columbia V7E 3L8

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Vancouver Whale Watch
  • 12240 Second Avenue
  • Richmond British Columbia V7E 3L8
  • Please contact our office to book your shuttle.
  • Richmond British Columbia
  • 9 Different Pick Up Locations Downtown Vancouver
  • Vancouver British Columbia
  • Zone 1 – On the corner of Beatty Street and Robson Street, in front of the Hampton Inn & Suites (outside Sciué Café).
  • 111 Robson Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6B 6P5
  • Zone 1A – On the corner of Georgia Street and Howe Street (same corner as Pacific Centre Mall glass dome entrance).
  • 701 West Georgia Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V7Y 1G5
  • Zone 2 - On Canada Place Way at Burrard Street, across the street from the Tourist Information Centre (on the water side of the street).
  • Canada Place
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6C
  • Zone 3 – Outside Shenanigans Pub (1227 Robson Street).
  • 1227 Robson Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6E 1C3
  • Zone 3A – Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive. Please wait outside the main entrance, in the driveway (by valet stand).
  • 1601 Bayshore Drive
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6G 2V4
  • Zone 4 – On the corner of Denman Street and Comox Street, outside the 7-Eleven Convenience Store (1055 Denman Street).
  • 1055 Denman Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6G 2M4
  • Zone 5 – Outside the Century Plaza Hotel, 1015 Burrard Street. Please wait outside the hotel, by the “Passenger Loading Zone.”
  • 1015 Burrard Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 1Y5
  • Zone 5A – Outside the Ramada Inn & Suites Hotel, 1221 Granville Street. Please wait by the “Passenger Loading Zone.”
  • 1221 Granville Street
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6Z 1B6
  • Zone 6 – On the corner of Broadway and Fir Street, outside the Kohler Building (1606 W. Broadway).
  • 1606 West Broadway
  • Vancouver British Columbia V6J 1X6
  • 4.4 average out of 5 rating of 48 reviews

    88.00000000000001%

    Sort reviews by

    Stay in the know with the Expedia app

    Get real-time notifications, view your trip details, and access mobile-only deals.

    Text yourself a download link

    By providing your number, you agree to receive a one-time automated text message with a link to get the app. Standard text message rates may apply.
    Scan the QR code

    Scan the QR code