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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whale-watching cruise off Vancouver Island
  • See killer whales in their natural environment
  • Exclusive whale-sighting guarantee in effect
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Summer Whale Watching on Vancouver Island
From US$106.91
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Morning TourMost Popular
Enjoy a morning 3 - 4 hour adventure on one of our high-speed, safe and exhilarating zodiac style vessels
US$106.91
Afternoon Whale Adventures
Experience one of our Afternoon whale adventure departures on one of our custom made, high speed, safe zodiac style vessels. Its an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.
US$106.91
Overview
Get up close with the killer whales off Vancouver Island on this guided, 3-hour, small-group whale-watching cruise. Climb aboard one of the best whaling vessels in the industry to interact with a variety of whale species. The summertime trip includes an exclusive whale guarantee. In the event whales are not sighted, receive a partial cash refund from the initial ticket cost and the offer of a second trip free of charge. Some restrictions apply.
What to Expect
Friendly guest service agents will check-in you and your party 30 minutes before departure, which is when you will be told about the current weather conditions and animal reports/sightings. One of the experienced and passionate captains will then prepare you for your west coast adventure by suiting you with one of the high end survival suits (if required) and safety brief on the conditions and your vessel (safety is always first!) There are many potential marine species to encounter on your 3-4 hour trip.

The priority on every tour is to interact with Orca (Killer Whales), along with as many other cetacean (whale) species. Your crew achieves this by going the distance required to interact with them, which some days can be further away. This is one of the main reasons for the custom made the vessels - to ensure you'll cover long distances quickly, comfortably and safely. All of the captains are highly trained and internationally experienced when it comes to marine ecosystems, which ensures the west coast adventure is highly educational as well as exhilarating.

In order to be prepared for your tour, please bring an extra layer of clothing, along with some food and water – all vessels have plenty space on them for storing such items. Please make sure you check into the office location at least 30 minutes prior to your trip departure.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An Experience of a Life Time

We took a tour with Jim on Tikka. We were on a large zodiac that took 12 of us out. The boat was comfortable and had a storage bin located under the seat. The boat also had a toilet on it. After cruising for about...More

Thank luv2travel624
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you luv2travel624 for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had great encounters with Killer Whales and Humpback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whale Watching

Wonderful whale watching excursion on BC Luna. Once expertly navigated out of the morning fog, reached San Juan Island to view and tract transient Orca pod. The boat was great, extremely smooth riding and comfortable. Nice to have such a stable vessel and small group...More

Thank Mary W
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you mlwjlb so much for your kind words and for choosing BC Whale Tours!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic trip with orcas

We had a great time with BC whales tour! Thanks to Jim we saw many orcas! We strongly recommend this company: the conditions to see orcas (type of boat, quality of explanations, security on boat and for orcas, etc) are perfect !!

1  Thank Fearless701932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whale and marine watching off Vancouver Island

The day was fabulous weather wise and the BC Tika was exactly what we were looking for in terms of a small boat. The two seater was perfect so everyone on the boat had an awesome view. My wife and I had our two grandson's...More

Thank Tom B
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tom B so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you got to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience

We had a wonderful time. We saw orcas, whales and sea lions.We had a lo of fun and the captain shared with many interesting informations about sea life. They extended the tour to see whales. Finally it lasted 4 hours. Very happy with the experience....More

Thank Laura A
BCWhaleTours, Front Office Manager at BC Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Laura A for writing about your experience with BC Whale Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the water with us :) It sounds like you had great encounters with whales and got to know some interesting facts about...More

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Nancy K
30 August 2018|
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Response from ScottD3030 | Reviewed this property |
Worth checking the sighting reports on the website for BC whale watching tours as this will highlight what they are seeing every day. However as with any wildlife experience, nothing can ever be truly guaranteed.
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Nancy K
30 August 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I’m unsure, but we didn’t get to see any ourselves. They travel in pods and so, it depends where they’re feeding. We booked BC Tours as their boats are fast and small so you cover more ground and get closer.
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Bob H
19 June 2018|
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Response from Carol D | Reviewed this property |
There is a seat inside for every passenger if you book on the LUNA. When areas are reached where the whales are, the passengers may exit the enclosed part of the boat at either the front or the back to see the whales up... More
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