Air New Zealand Activities

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

34 Reviews

  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5322WHALE

Reviewed by: Jaqueline S, September 2014

Whale Watching in "Vancouver" was wonderful! But first of all, I've to say that this tour does not depart from Vancouver. They leave from Steveston, Richmond which is about 25 minutes from downtown Vancoucer (by Canada Line). Once you arrive in Richmond you should take a bus to Steveston (about 10 Minutes) and you'll end up in a small, very cute fishing village called Steveston. It is right by the sea and a very interesting place (if you like the tv show "Once Upon A Time" which is filming there). Anyway the office is easy to find and once we registered we got our coats and boarding pass! We left from the harbour and I'm not sure exactly but I think the tour was 3 - 4h long. We cruised toward the island toward the open sea and watched the Orcas from a respectable distance though they sometimes swam close to our boat on its own. It's a little hard to tell where they might surface sometimes! The staff was really friendly and we got lots of information about the wildlife, the orcas and Vancouver and the surrounding area. We had the chance to watch Orcas in their natural habitat. We also watched them fishing for salmon which was great thing to watch!
I enjoyed it a lot and I'd always do it again!

Reviewed by: Caroline B, September 2014

It was an excellent experience, well organised and informative, as well as successful. we saw a humpback whale, and two pods of Orcas!

Reviewed by: Hazel B, August 2014

We saw whales after going out about 30-45 minutes. Suddenly there they were! Swimming, playing! Beautiful! We watched for about an hour. Our captain called to other ships to let them know we were seeing them, and they came too. I tho't it was nice that he shared that info. He went somewhat out of his way to show us another big male that was further away, and we watched him too. We saw sea lions, bald eagles, cormorants, seals. It was so enjoyable, it is a highlight.

Reviewed by: Jean K, August 2014

i would highly recomend this company trip. the water in the morgning was to rough to go out, but they rebooked us for the aftenoon trip. our guide anna was very imformative through out the outing. she went around asking if nayone had questions and was very informed about whales as she was studying in this field. ouyr captain took us to spots were there were other sealife after seeing whales. we spent a good period of time with the whales always keeping our distance to respect the whales comfort zone. i would highly recomend this trip. mrs jean kathleen rioux hammond

Reviewed by: Catherine T, July 2014

Fantastic day out with amazing views of orca's

Reviewed by: Kent S, July 2014

Wonderful experience with a very knowledgeable boat captain and attendants. I would definitely recommend this vendor and tour company to anyone wanting to see Orcas in the wild. Safe, comfortable and clean boat experience.

Reviewed by: Gary B, May 2014

The tour was very well organised. Our shuttle picked us up on time and in the designated spot. Excellent driver who dropped us off at Queen Elizabeth Park on the way back so that we didn't have to find our way there later. When we were dropped off it was very easy getting boarding passes and we were given discount tickets for the Pierside Deli to get some lunch which was excellent value. The cruise itself was very nice and we did see an orca + seals. It was a lovely day so we were very lucky with the weather. Overall a very well organised tour and highly recommended.

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Tour code: 5322WHALE