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Wild Whales Vancouver

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1806 Mast Tower Rd | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B6, Canada
+1 604-699-2011
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Fantastic!

Well organised tour. Whale sightings were fantastic. Would highly recommend. Tip - take a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CrawRVN
Amazing!!! Well worth the money

This was a great boat trip. They take you right out into the sea and turn the engine off and just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tee F
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1806 Mast Tower Rd | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B6, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised tour. Whale sightings were fantastic. Would highly recommend. Tip - take a packed lunch with you.

Thank CrawRVN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great boat trip. They take you right out into the sea and turn the engine off and just wait. The whales are so curious they just come right up to the boat and dive out the water and do flips and all...More

Thank Tee F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went whale watching with Wild Whales in September, we saw the Southern Resident whales, they were active with a couple of breaches, so many tail and fin flaps and our host was brilliant, identifying the different whales. Visibility was poor, with the wild fires,...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a fantastic day we had. The tour guide and crew were amazing. We were on the boat for about an hour and a half before reaching the point where the Orcas were swimming. There were about 26 Orcas. Our guide was so animated about...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

After seeing Orcas first as a child at SeaWorld, I was in need of some inner redemption, and seeing them in the wild was definitely that. It was such an incredible experience seeing a family of Orcas hunting, playing and breaching. Our guide was brilliant...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Briefing very good and outfits wonderful. Sighted whales straight away then gave up on more (originally planned) sightings.

Thank Ken M
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I visited Salt Springs Island in 2016 and was lucky to see 3 pods of transient orcas socialising and playing for about 3 hours. I didn't think I would be able to top that but my trip with Wild Whales Vancouver was even better!! It...More

1  Thank Katy E
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We did the tour on the Jing Yu with Zoe our wildlife guide & Rob our captain. We picked the Jing Yu because it has sliding windows. These were really appreciated, because even though it was a very warm day, once the boat picked up...More

Thank JenniMalta
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had perfect weather conditions and we got to see a young humpback whale which was very impressive. Our boat sticked around him for an hour so we got to see his tail several times. We also saw an eagle, several sea lions and a...More

Thank anaspiv
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WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Anaspiv, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad to hear that you left the trip with a happy feeling! That's great to hear. Unfortunately, whales are wild animals, and we have no control over their behaviour. Sometimes...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Gemma was our tour guide and it was awesome. Not only did we see great Vancouver scenery but we saw everything possible! Harbour seals, Harbour porpoises, humpback whale and calf (!!) and two groups of killer whales (the elusive J-group!!) We saw orcas jumping several...More

Thank Lillian C
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WildWhalesVan, Manager at Wild Whales Vancouver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi LIllian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your excursion with us. We also appreciate you giving advice to our potential customers! You're definitely right, even on sunny days (such...More

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Terrilynn K
3 November 2017|
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Response from WildWhalesVan | Property representative |
Hi Terrilynn, Thanks so much for your interest in whale watching! We would not recommend BC Ferries for whale watching. Although it is fairly common to see whales from a ferry, the purpose of BC ferries is strictly... More
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Lewis H
20 October 2017|
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Response from Céline M | Reviewed this property |
I dont know about that because the season usually starts in april ... there are two kind of whales, the residents who are around year round(even though seeing them has been rare this year are they go further to get food) and... More
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Kelli0023
4 September 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
To be honest , less likely than in July/August but still possible - they do offer a whale sighting guarantee - see website or call for more details - hope this helps !
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