Vancouver Whale Watch

Richmond, BC

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Address: 12240 Second Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8 How do we get there? Number: (604) 274-9565
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About this activity

Since 1998, Vancouver Whale Watch has been giving families just like yours incredible experiences out on the water - and yes, you might just see some amazing marine wildlife including whales!

Tours with Vancouver Whale Watch depart from the charming historic fishing village of Steveston, taking you through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan islands. On these tours you can discover magnificent and breathtaking marine wildlife in their natural habitat (and that natural habitat is pretty incredible!)

During your tours you will be with professional wildlife guides onboard are incredibly well educated on marine mammals, local flora and fauna, waterways and surrounding islands, so if you have any questions - they are there to answer!

There are two types of tours you can enjoy, and both options offer tours that are around 3 to 5 hours duration. You can take on the Large Zodiac tour (keep in mind they operate open air from mid-June to mid-September.). These boats are fast, but very comfortable and ideal for all ages and great for families and groups. 

Or you can have a more up close an personal experience on the Small Zodiac, which accommodates only 12 passengers (it's worth noting here the minimum age for the Small Zodiac is 8 years).  The Small Zodiac offers something for the more adventurous, taking you through the waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf and San Juan Islands!

With a 95% sighting success rate, you have a very strong chance of seeing some of the amazing wildlife in person! You might spot a magnificent Orca (also known as a Killer Whale), or your camera might catch the majestic Humpback whale playing! Also possible sightings are Porpoises, Seals, Sea Lions and even Bald Eagles (so don't forget to look up!)

So kids, are you ready for an incredible experience out on the water to see some very beautiful and impressive marine wildlife with your very own eyes? That's all there waiting for you with Vancouver Whale Watch!

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They are located in Suite 210

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How much does it cost?



$165.00 for Large Zodiac, $175.00 for Small Zodiac



$105.00 for Large Zodiac, $175.00 for Small Zodiac (Minimum 8 years for Small)



Senior and student discounts


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Vancouver Whale Watch FAQ’s

They boats they use significantly reduce environmental impact, and the tours are designed to make as little impact on the wildlife as possible

They offer complimentary water and snacks on the tours

Should you not see a whale (Orca or Humpback), come again for free until you do, for life, no expiry - that is their guarantee! However, they offer a 95% success rate in you seeing some whales!

Give them a call if you have questions about accessibility

Dress in layers, and ensure you have coverage in case of windy conditions

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