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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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    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 the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Ocean Magic, a 62-foot (19-meter) vessel built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Settle inside or outside, from one of three viewing areas on two levels, or move about the boat to try out all the vantage points.

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 74-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and two open air decks
    • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
    • Live commentary
    • Educational materials on board
    • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
    • Two airplane-style washrooms
    • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
    • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria 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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We saw so much wild life that day... massive sea lions languishing and squabbling on a favorite ocean rock, eagles feeding, seals, countless orcas and humpback whales, school of dolphins. It was a gorgeous, sunny and crisp day in Vancouver--even snow capped Mt Baker was visible
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
    Responded 4 Dec 2019
    Hello N5584XYteresat, Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad that you got to see seal lions, eagles, seals, orcas, humpbacks and dolphins - wow!!! The crew was right, its not everyday that we get to see that much wildlife. A special thank you for a shout out to Wilma. She is a rock star and I will pass on your kind words :) Please join us again the next time you are in Vancouver!!
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    I feel terrible for just writing this review now but I was in Vancouver in August and decided to spend one of my mornings whale watching. After doing some research I decided that this was the business to book through and I am so glad that I did. Our crew, Aurora, Selina, Craig &
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
    Responded 4 Dec 2019
    Whale Hello 90natashad, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We truly appreciate the feedback, even if it is late :) We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with our awesome crew and the whales! We do our best to provide a great experience for everyone and love it when it pays off! We hope to see you again in the future.
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    The tour guides were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about whales. We saw a mama and baby (calf) breach and it was spectacular! We also saw a couple of males. The weather was gorgeous (May 2019) and we had a blast. I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone. The length
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
    Responded 20 Nov 2019
    Hello reneelazz, Thank you for your review!! We are so glad that the weather was great and that you got to see a lot of whales, including a mom and calf - so cute! Please join us again in the future!!
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    We were booked to sail from Victoria. PoW had already helped us out by rescheduling our sailing as we had a large school group split between two locations and could not make the published departure times. When one of our buses was a no- show PoW did everything they could to
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
    Responded 20 Nov 2019
    Hello Neiliz1966, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that we could accommodate all the students!! To bad the original plan didn't work out, but so happy that we could reschedule and get everyone out on the water! A special thank you for the mention of our rock star staff!! Everyone works very hard to ensure a great customer experience and we are always grateful when it pays off! We hope everyone enjoyed their time in Victoria and we cant wait to see you next time :)
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    I would highly recommend this half-day tour. The guides were excellent and the sightings of whales were very up-close and numerous. I’ve been on a few tours of this type and this is the best one by far.
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    Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
    Responded 12 Nov 2019
    Hello Adventurer774308, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your excursion, and got to see lots of friendly humpbacks!! Please join us again the next time you are in Vancouver :)
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    By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
    Worldtraveller21
    Melbourne, Australia
    10550
    Great trip, highly recommend
    This was a fabulous day out. The staff and crew were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw
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    Olivia
    10
    The activity that made my mom want to move to Vancouver
    We initially booked a "Whales and Fly" tour (roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, and back), but due to bad
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    LightPacker579839
    111
    Whale watching
    Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat.
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    Teresa T
    11
    BEST DAY OF THE SEASON!
    We saw so much wild life that day... massive sea lions languishing and squabbling on a favorite ocean rock, eagles
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    Natasha D
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    10
    Whale of a time
    I feel terrible for just writing this review now but I was in Vancouver in August and decided to spend one of my
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    reneelazz
    11
    Amazing orcas, even saw a baby orca!!
    The tour guides were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about whales. We saw a mama and baby (calf) breach and
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    Neiliz
    31
    Could not do more
    We were booked to sail from Victoria. PoW had already helped us out by rescheduling our sailing as we had a large
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    Paul
    10
    Fantastic views of humpback whales!
    I would highly recommend this half-day tour. The guides were excellent and the sightings of whales were very
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    p_jime
    London, United Kingdom
    30
    Amazing!
    I am writing this review a bit late, but this trip was amazing. We started the trip and after 30 minutes we though
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    Njk2
    2321
    One of the best experience of my life!
    Do this. You will it regret it. This really was awesome and I can’t recommend enough. We saw so much life -
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