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Explore the waters off the coast of British Columbia on this whale watching tour to see killer whales, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, porpoises, marine birds and more. A marine naturalist will guide your tour helping to point out areas of interest and provide tips for seeing wildlife. Your journey will offer you unparalleled views of downtown Vancouver as you maneuver along the Strait of Georgia and beyond in your search for wildlife.Please note: Tour may last anywhere between 3 and 7 hours, depending on when you see wildlife, though tours are typically between 5 and 6 hours.

Your tour begins on historic Granville Island, where you will check-in. You will head out onto the water in your vessel, and your marine naturalist will explain how to spot wildlife and will point out species and areas of particular interest. Feel free to ask questions at any time.

During your tour, you may see killer whales, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, porpoises, marine birds and more in their natural environment and your naturalist will explain their behaviors in real-time.

If you do not see a whale on your tour, your next trip is free.

Your vessel follows all Pacific Whale Watchers Association (PWWA) guidelines to ensure minimal impact on the species observed.

Also, conservation is a focus and a portion of your fare is donated directly to local marine conservation initiatives.

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free snacks included

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Duration: 5 to 6 hrs

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Granville Island, Vancouver

    Departure Time: Check-in is 45 minutes prior to your selected departure time.

    Please note: During October, there are only two departure times. You will need to book either the "11am Open Boat Whale Watching" option or the 'Fall Tour at 10am' option.

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide with marine biology background on board
    • Toilet on all vessels
    • Bottled water available on board
    • Free snacks (granola bars)
    • Sunscreen
    • Binoculars available (shared between guests)

  • Exclusions:
    • Lunch (food is available for purchase at Granville Island's Public Market, just outside the meeting point)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour duration is 3-7 hours depending on whales' location
    • If no whales are found, a voucher is issued for a free tour next time. Vouchers are non-transferable, but have no expiration date
    • Tours can be cancelled based on sea conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Covered boat recommended for children under 6 yrs
    • Not recommended for pregnant women
    • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
    • Vessels cannot carry wheelchairs, strollers, or walkers
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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