Whale Watching Tour from Vancouver

Whale Watching Tour from Vancouver
The Vancouver waters on your whale watching cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari
Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a full-day wildlife safari from Vancouver on a comfortable, covered boat. Learn about the whales’ lives, behavior and migration patterns from a trained naturalist, and try to spot the dolphins, seals, sea lions and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast. Whales are sighted on 85% of trips.
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Vancouver Half Day Whale Watching Adventure

Vancouver Half Day Whale Watching Adventure
This whale watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you a great chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the 'Salish Sea Dream' our 80-foot flagship catamaran, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas. Learn about Vancouver's local history and geology from the knowledgeable boat crew, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound.
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Vancouver Whale Tours with up to a 90% Whale Sighting Success.

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari
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Vancouver Whale Watching Vessels

Whale watching vessels come in various shapes and sizes, each designed to provide passengers with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience while observing marine wildlife, including whales.

Large Whale Watching Tour Boats

These are spacious vessels designed to accommodate a significant number of passengers. They often have multiple decks, indoor and outdoor seating areas, restrooms, and onboard amenities like cafes or snack bars. Large tour boats provide a stable and smooth ride, making them suitable for people who are prone to motion sickness.

Small to Medium-Sized Whale Watching Boats

These are more intimate vessels, often with capacity for smaller groups. They offer a closer and more personal encounter with wildlife, allowing passengers to enjoy unobstructed views of whales and other marine creatures. These boats are commonly used for eco-conscious and responsible whale watching tours.

Zodiacs (Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats - RHIBs)

Zodiacs are small, inflatable vessels that are agile, fast, and maneuverable. They can get closer to the water surface, allowing passengers to be closer to the whales. Zodiacs are well-suited for those seeking a more adventurous and up-close encounter with marine wildlife. Large zodiacs combine some benefits of both zodiacs and larger boats.

Whale Watching Catamarans

Catamarans are twin-hulled boats that provide stability, spacious decks, and a smooth ride. They are known for their excellent stability, making them a good option for passengers who are worried about seasickness. Catamarans often have outdoor viewing areas and comfortable indoor seating.

Vancouver Whale Watching Sailboats

Some whale watching tours are conducted on sailboats, offering a quieter and eco-friendly approach to observing marine life. Sailboats provide a more serene experience, allowing passengers to enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the marine wildlife without the noise of engines.

Hybrid-Electric Vessels

In recent years, some whale watching companies have adopted hybrid or electric-powered vessels to reduce their environmental impact. These boats prioritize sustainability while still providing passengers with a memorable wildlife viewing experience.

Whale Watching Research Vessels

Some whale watching excursions are conducted on research vessels that double as educational platforms. These vessels may have marine biologists or naturalists onboard, providing passengers with in-depth knowledge about whales, their behavior, and conservation efforts.

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