Tours and Tickets

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
5
Book in advance
from HK$1,309.37 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Learn more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Feb 2021
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife on a half-day whale watching tour in Vancouver. Unlike open-air speed boats, this heated whale watching boat has indoor and outdoor viewing decks so you’ll enjoy a comfortable trip in any weather. Onboard naturalist guides will fill you in on animal identification, natural history, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Available languages
English
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2020
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Snap wildlife photos from the open-air viewing decks
Stay warm in the boat’s interior, heated cabins
Sip included tea, coffee, and hot chocolate on the boat
Convenient downtown departure point close to top sights
What to expect
Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this half-day whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife. The tour departs from Granville Island, near downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Salish Sea Dream, a 80-foot catamaran built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5882P9
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin with floor to ceiling windows and open air decks • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists • Live commentary • Educational materials on board • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate • Two washrooms • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - return tour from any of our locations until you see whales! • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • $5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.
Inclusions
95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin with floor to ceiling windows and open air decks • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists • Live commentary • Educational materials on board • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate • Two washrooms • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - return tour from any of our locations until you see whales! • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • $5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
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, an alternative or full refund will be offered
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
794 reviews
Excellent
711
Very good
58
Average
15
Poor
6
Terrible
4

KaoEvents
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Wonderful whales watching experience !
Jun 2021 • Business
Strongly recommend !
Very professional and lovely staffs, all of kids love their educational explaining and passion for services. We have a wonderful birthday celebration on the boat !
Written 7 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew S
17 contributions
Incredible experience
May 2021
Could not recommend enough. Of course the waters around Vancouver and the whales themselves are stunning, but the crew made it even more wonderful with good humour and excellent knowledge. Thank you Anthony, Wilma, Sandy, Mairead and Ashley!
Written 4 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yummizu
Calgary, Canada13 contributions
Would repeat 100 more times if I could
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely magical adventure! We’ve seen whales not once, not twice, but three times during our 4 hour ride! And we got extraordinarily lucky to see them swimming right under our boat. I’m speechless!
And to the crew, thank you for loving what you do and sharing your knowledge about whales! It was an unforgettable experience because of you and it is definitely a highlight of our trip. Worth every penny and more!
Written 3 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Navigator310161
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada2 contributions
Amazing Must Do Experience for Tourists and Locals!
May 2021
This was an incredible experience, and I have done a lot of these tours. The service is excellent and the staff is really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The boat was in great condition. We were informed of all of the interesting locations and saw whales with their young, a sea lion, and harbour seals. Amazing.
Written 3 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mohd E
2 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience
May 2021 • Family
It was a stunning experience, the guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. We were very lucky to not just be looking for whales, but to be able to watch them in their natural habitat for a long period of time. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget, and we will definitely be back and cannot recommend the crew and this trip enough. Anthony was a great captain and Wilma was incredibly kind and it's so clear she loves what she is doing and is passionate about her work. She taught us so much and we can't say enough about how great the crew, the boat, and the entire outing. We'll never forget it and will be back!
Written 31 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello mohde869, Thank you so much for your amazing review :) We are thrilled that you had an experience of a lifetime and learned so much from Wilma while watching whales in their natural habitat - epic! We can't wait to have you back onboard !!
Written 8 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carsonlegarcon
London, UK42 contributions
Couldn't fault it - highlight of BC
May 2021 • Solo
Brilliant trip. From the booking experience (detailed preparation tips) to the check-in and whole experience on board it was professional, exciting and Covid safe.
Wilma (the main naturalist onboard) really made it - so passionate, knowledgeable and personable. It may seem a bit of an expense for a half day trip but it's absolutely worth it. You get to see the natural beauty of BC and to experience nature in a way that is highly considerate to the natural environment.
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello carsonlegarcon, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you had a great experience from the moment you booked. Wilma is very passionate and its great that it showed through - she is a rockstar. I will be sure to pass along your kind words. We hope to see you again!
Written 8 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy S
1 contribution
Perfect for all!
May 2021 • Couples
This is such an amazing activity to do! The team on board are so friendly and have such a huge knowledge on whales that we were left feeling educated. When we were out we saw some porpoise, humpbacks, eagles and sea lions. They give you a great amount of time to observe take pictures and provide you with so many fun facts. 10/10 would recommend
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello X5164DNlucys, Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation! We are thrilled that you had an amazing time, learned lots and got to see cool wildlife!! We hope to see you again in the future :)
Written 8 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eilyad H
2 contributions
Amazing adventure off Vancouver
May 2021
The guides were very informative and made the whole experience more exciting! Was happy to get to see a whale on our trip!
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello eilyadh, Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and got to see a whale :) We hope to have you onboard again!
Written 8 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Spado21
Marseille, France14 contributions
Great !
May 2021 • Friends
Although I booked this trip to see orcas and didn’t see any, we spent about an hour observing a humpback whale and it was great!
The entire crew was nice and friendly but shout-out to Wilma and Emilie who were amazing!
Written 25 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Spado21, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so happy that you had a great time on the water and got to spend some quality time with a humpback whale and Wilma & Emilie! Hopefully next time you come aboard there will be orcas in the area!
Written 2 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria E.
18 contributions
What an amazing day!!
May 2021 • Friends
It was our 4th time on a Whale watching tour with Prince of Whales and we can't wait for the next one! The crew are fantastic! We came across a pod of orcas with their calves (we were close enough to get some photos) Highly recommended!! See you soon again!
Written 25 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Maria_Idrial, THANK YOU for your wonderful review, recommendation, and support!! We are whale-y excited to have you guys onboard - it's because passengers like you that we are able to do what we love and cannot wait to see you again :)
Written 2 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 754
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Kmallari
Kmallari
00
CAPTAIN RAPHAEL WAS GREAT!!!
Booked it for our whole family for my mom and dad’s 30th anniversary! Raphael was our captain and he was A-M-A-Z-I-
369mariahp
369mariahp
00
Would do it again!
An amazing and educational experience! Raphael was so informative. He made you feel welcomed from the moment the to
vik1001
vik1001
00
Fun way to see the city from a different view and learn about the history of Vancouver
Really fun experience to see the city from a different angle. Raphael was very informative and fun! Everyone was ha
stephensP9059OE
stephensP9059OE
00
Great fun
We went on a calm sunny afternoon, perfect conditions. Our captain Rafael was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty
mhutton7
mhutton7
00
Half Day Whale Watching
This was a wonderful tour. The water was dead calm in most places, so absolutely ideal conditions for whale watchin
Elena M
Elena M
00
Amazing, once in a lifetime experience!
Being a local, I never thought of doing this "for tourists" adventure, but since Covid hit and they were having spe
J4464LFadamm
J4464LFadamm
00
Whale watching
James, Wilma, and I think it was Wendy, were absolutely amazing and educational! Made it super comfortable for the
425maral
425maral
00
Best Whale Watching Experience
Wilma and James the naturalists on board are so Knowledgeable and friendly. They took the time to engage with every
zalaben
zalaben
00
A whale of a time!
I had a wonderful day yesterday as we were able to see Orkas The boat is very clean and the crew is very knowledge
MarkoL284
MarkoL284
00
Excellent
Joe was the skipper and he is very knowledgeable, and you will learn a lot about the city from him. Totally worth e
SLCNKH
SLCNKH
00
A wonderful experience
We went on a half day catamaran whale watching tour leaving at 8:30am. With excellent COVID-19 protocols in place t
myssien
myssien
00
A whale of a tour
1/2 day whale watching trip from Victoria. This was my second trip out for the season (first trip was a “no whale”
130shirleyk
130shirleyk
00
Best whale watching ever!
Whale watching from Vancouver. Saw orcas and humpbacks. Excellent staff, knowledgeable naturists. Was a fantasti
hippestchic-6
hippestchic-6
00
A great day!
The staff were amazing thanks to Wilma, Rory and Malcolm. It was an incredible experience! Great fun and wonderf
Devin C
Devin C
00
Whale watching tour in August
We decided to book a whale watching tour with another company. Unfortunately they cancelled due to wind conditions
Frequently Asked Questions about Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver price starts from HK$1,303.32. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver on Tripadvisor

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver on Tripadvisor

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver is hosted by Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Prince of Whales Whale Watching on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver on Tripadvisor

On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver on Tripadvisor