Water activity

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Vancouver, BC: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

From US$ 147.59 per person

Admire whales and other marine animals up close on a state-of-the-art, covered Salish Sea catamaran. Enjoy three levels of viewing areas, an included photo package, and guaranteed whale sightings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Explore the waters off Vancouver for whales, seabirds and more
  • Learn about the local geology and marine life from your crew
  • Enjoy views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound
  • Select from half-day and sunset tour options
Full description

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Vancouver. Get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals.

Depart from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver on a high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran that takes you on a fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife tour.

As you set out from Vancouver, choose whether you want to stay inside the heated cabin or head outside and pick from 3 different viewing areas on 2 levels that are perfect for photography.

Marvel at the beauty of the Strait of Georgia on this outdoor adventure. As you sail, learn about the history of the area and the local marine wildlife from your knowledgeable crew.

Immerse yourself completely in this incredible experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, yourself, and your loved ones! It is the quintessential whale-watching experience for every adventurer.

Select the half-day cruise, or opt for the sunset option to watch the sun go down over the water.

  • Live commentary on board
  • Guide
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Photo package
  • Downloadable tour guides in: English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
  • Jr. Naturalist guides (kids guide and educational coloring book)
  • Hot drinks (coffee, tea, and hot cocoa)
  • Snacks available for purchase
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Check-in at the Prince of Whales Adventure Centre on Granville Island. The adventure center is located next to the Ten Thousand Villages store, opposite the yellow building of Bridges Restaurant.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
  • The tour does not include food and drinks
  • Gratuities to the guide and tour host are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 294 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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It was cold and pouring, but the team gave us an unforgettable afternoon. The catamaran offered all amenities, so that you could warm up, dry off and have a hot tea in between. And we also saw whales several times. The photo service was great, so you could concentrate on looking

November 1, 2022

That was my first whale watching tour. And I was really excited. The guides do their job with full dedication and joy. And you don't feel in a "mass processing". We had to "search" for whales a little longer but actually found them. And you always acted with a lot of respect for the animals. Informed us a lot and also diligently looked in your "book" whether it is a whale you know. I would do it again at any time and the price-performance ratio is more than reasonable. We were on the road for a full 5 hours. And we didn't have the best weather because we had a lot of fog banks. But they knew how to avoid them.

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October 27, 2022

What an amazing excursion!! From the crew to seeing the whales it was awesome. We were fortunate enough to see humpback and orca whales with harbor seals along the way. The crew were engaging and took every opportunity to make sure we were able to see the whales and stayed for awhile at the site to enjoy the whales. Anthony, Sandy, Luke, Stephen and Wilma were very knowledgeable and were able to identify what whales we were seeing. Would recommend this excursion. The ride was smooth and comfortable. Great day!! Also a great bonus was getting the pictures from the day at the end. I wasn’t able to get a lot so having those sent were so helpful.

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October 10, 2022

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