Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
(2 Reviews)
Product Code: 2179-18742
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • See Orcas, Dall's porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and more
  • • Over 90% success rate spotting whales
  • • Hydrophones to hear the whales communicating
Tour Code
2179-18742
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Vancouver
End City
Vancouver
Tour Type:
Water Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Marine

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary

Vancouver whale watching

Join our Professional Wildlife Guides for a 3 to 5 hour whale watching tour, starting in the picturesque West Coast fishing village of historic Steveston, and then traveling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Our extensive network gives us a 90% sighting success rate spotting whales.

Our whale watching tour focuses on Southern Resident Killer Whales, transient Killer Whales, majestic Humpback whales, and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, sea lions, seals and bald eagles.

The Killer Whales come to this region to feed on the salmon returning to the Fraser River to spawn. The salmon start to migrate up river in May and continue into October. There are three pods (families) of Killer Whales that return to this area every year and they consist of approximately 80 whales. Killer Whales are matriarchal meaning that the eldest female leads the group.

All of our resident Killer Whales can be identified by their dorsal fin and saddle patch (area behind the dorsal fin) and have their own names. For example, the head of J pod is named Granny (J2) and is thought to have been born in 1911.

Tips:
Departure Time From Docks in 2017:
- 9:00 am and 2:00 pm: June 15 - September 5
- 11:00 am: April 1 - June 14 and September 5 - October 31

Visiting Attractions

Meeting Point
Search for your nearest pickup point
Time Region Location Full Address
9:00AM TOUR SIN TRASLADO Richmond Local Office (Please arrive at the office 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.) 12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 Richmond BC V7E 3L8
11:00AM TOUR WITH NO SHUTTLE PICK-UP SERVICE Richmond Local Office (Please arrive at the office 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.) 12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 Richmond BC V7E 3L8
2:00PM TOUR WITH NO SHUTTLE PICK-UP SERVICE Richmond Local Office (Please arrive at the office 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.) 12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 Richmond BC V7E 3L8
9:30 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Sciué Roman Eatery (For 11:00am Trips; In front of the Sciué Roman Eatery on the corner of Beatty and Robson. ) 101 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8, Canada
7:30 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Sciué Roman Eatery (For 9:00am Trips; In front of the Sciué Roman Eatery on the corner of Beatty and Robson.) 101 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8, Canada
12:30 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Sciué Roman Eatery (For 2:00pm Trips; In front of the Sciué Roman Eatery on the corner of Beatty and Robson.) 101 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8, Canada
9:30 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Pacific Centre Mall (For 11:00am Trips; The same corner as the Pacific Centre Mall entrance.) 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5, Canada
7:30 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Pacific Centre Mall (For 9:00am Trips; The same corner as the Pacific Centre Mall entrance.) 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5, Canada
12:30 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Pacific Centre Mall (For 2:00pm Trips; The same corner as the Pacific Centre Mall entrance.) 701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5, Canada
9:35 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Tourism Vancouver Information Center (For 11:00am Trips; Across from the Tourism Vancouver Information Center, water side of street.) 200 Burrard Street, Plaza Level, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6, Canada
7:35 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Tourism Vancouver Information Center (For 9:00am Trips; Across from the Tourism Vancouver Information Center, water side of street.) 200 Burrard Street, Plaza Level, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6, Canada
12:35 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Tourism Vancouver Information Center (For 2:00pm Trips; Across from the Tourism Vancouver Information Center, water side of street.) 200 Burrard Street, Plaza Level, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6, Canada
9:45 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Shenanigans Pub (For 11:00am Trips; In front of the Shenanigans Pub.) 1227 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3, Canada
7:45 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Shenanigans Pub (For 9:00am Trips; In front of the Shenanigans Pub.) 1227 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3, Canada
12:45 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Shenanigans Pub (For 2:00pm Trips; In front of the Shenanigans Pub.) 1227 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3, Canada
9:45 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Westin Bayshore (For 11:00am Trips; Outside in the front drive area.) 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada
7:45 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Westin Bayshore (For 9:00am Trips; Outside in the front drive area.) 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada
12:45 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Westin Bayshore (For 2:00pm Trips; Outside in the front drive area.) 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada
9:50 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver 7-11 convenience Store (For 11:00am Trips; The same corner as the 7-11 convenience Store.) 1055 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M4, Canada
7:50 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver 7-11 convenience Store (For 9:00am Trips; The same corner as the 7-11 convenience Store.) 1055 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M4, Canada
12:50 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver 7-11 convenience Store (For 2:00pm Trips; The same corner as the 7-11 convenience Store.) 1055 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2M4, Canada
9:55 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel (For 11:00am Trips; Burrard and Comox in front of the passenger loading zone on the sidewalk) 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5, Canada
12:55 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel (For 2:00pm Trips; Burrard and Comox in front of the passenger loading zone on the sidewalk.) 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5, Canada
7:55 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel (For 9:00am Trips; Burrard and Comox in front of the passenger loading zone on the sidewalk.) 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5, Canada
9:55 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Ramada Inn on Granville Street (For 11:00am Trips; Between the cross streets of Davie and Drake.) 1221 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6, Canada
7:55 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Ramada Inn on Granville Street (For 9:00am Trips; Between the cross streets of Davie and Drake.) 1221 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6, Canada
12:55 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Ramada Inn on Granville Street (For 2:00pm Trips; Between the cross streets of Davie and Drake.) 1221 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6, Canada
10:00 AM(4/1 - 6/14 & 9/5 - 10/31) Vancouver Earls Kitchen + Bar (For 11:00am Trips; In front of Earls Kitchen + Bar at 1601 W.Broadway. Please stand on Broadway street.) 1601 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada
8:00 AM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Earls Kitchen + Bar (For 9:00am Trips; In front of Earls Kitchen + Bar at 1601 W.Broadway. Please stand on Broadway street.) 1601 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada
1:00 PM(6/15 - 9/4) Vancouver Earls Kitchen + Bar (For 2:00pm Trips; In front of Earls Kitchen + Bar at 1601 W.Broadway. Please stand on Broadway street.) 1601 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Whale watching tour
  • Complimentary water and snack
  • Professional tour guide

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • GST (5%)
  • Tips
  • Conservation fee: CAD 2.00/Person
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    - Less than 30 days prior to departure - 50% of booking price will be charged.
    - Less than 15 days prior to departure - Non-refundable.
  • Whale watching tours are not recommended for those suffering from neck/back problems, persons in frail health, and pregnant women
  • If you do not need shuttle pick-up, please arrive at the office(12240 Second Avenue, Suite 210 Richmond BC V7E 3L8) 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • Children 3 years of age and under ride for free provided they are less than 105 cm tall and do not occupy a seat.
  • Children must be at least 8 years of age to ride the Lightship I.
  • Rates and departures subject to change without notice.
  • Passengers should dress warmly in layers, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a snack and a camera.
  • All whale watching passengers will be required to sign an insurance waiver.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to weather conditions, mechanical problems or unforeseen circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to substitute vessels.
  • Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Adult: 13 and older
*Child: 4-12 years of age
*Children 3 years of age and under ride for free provided they are less than 105 cm tall and do not occupy a seat. Please leave the date of birth of all children traveling with you in the comments section of the online booking system.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
REVIEWS

SATISFACTION

98%

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Write a Review and earn 200 points. Attach photos to your review and earn 25 points per photo.
Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information.

Tell Us

Tell Us

(required but will never be displayed)
(NOTE: HTML is not translated!)
UPLOAD
Photos must be:Less than 1MB; Family-Friendly; Virus-free; In .gif, .bmp, .jpg, .png format
  • Sandra Watson

    Sandra Watson

    Verified Purchased 10/14/2017
    Excellent value for money.

    The driver was very informative and humorous. The tour guide on the boat was lovely. She was very knowledgeable and we saw a few orca whales which was fantastic and the scenery was beautiful round the islands. Highly recommended.

  • Anonymous.

    Anonymous.

    Verified Purchased 06/03/2016
    Miss

    Tour guide was very approachable and engaging through out. Great day out, would recommend

Q & A

Questions previously answered may have different answers due to many reasons: season (date and year of travel), rates, availability, etc. Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information.

Ask Us
Ask Us
(required but will never be displayed)
(NOTE: HTML is not translated!)
Hi,

I would like to book this tour for the August 15th, is the only pick up point for this date the Beatty and Robson at 9:30 am in Vancouver, if I don't order a shuttle?
07/31/2016 01:13:17
Tours4Fun 07/31/2016 08:26:16

Dear Anna,

Thanks for your inquiry.

The Beatty and Robson pickup can be made available by including the shuttle service when placing your order online. Opting out of the shuttle service will require you to arrange your own transportation to Steveston Wharf to join the tour.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right section of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

Best Regards,
Judy
Customer Service Rep

Traveler Photos

Upload your photos and earn 25 points per photo.
Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information

Upload Photos Upload Photos

Edit Photo Title & Description

Loading……
0
Calendar
Modify
Departure Date:jul-01, 2017
Room
Number of Travelers
Ticket
Adult(s)
- +
Tours Options
Shuttle Service:
Boat Type (Includes Tax & Applicable Upgrade):
Conservation Fee:
Meeting Point:
From USD
$102.89/person
loading
Total USD 0
$102.89
View different Currencies
How did we get this total?
0

AUD: A$ 263.05

EUR: A$ 263.05

GBP: A$ 263.05

Check Availability Sold Out $

Need Help?

Customer care available 24/7

1-866-933-7368

Why Book with Tours4fun?

  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Many of our tours and activities are available in several languages:

Guide

Your guide speaks the language.

Audio

A headset or similar audio device in the language is available.

GET 5% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER!

You'll also receive exclusive offers and latest travel deals!

Popular Searches:
USA East
USA West
Florida
Hawaii
Canada
Europe
Oceania
Please select