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Sidney Whale Watching

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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y3, Canada
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Highly recommended !

That was an experience of a life time for me! For an hour we watched a pod of Orcas , luckily we... read more

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Vesela-F
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Sidney, Canada
Great time with colleagues!

Filled two boats with my colleagues and had a great time. Saw whales and other wildlife, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KittyPelsh
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Victoria, Canada
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y3, Canada
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That was an experience of a life time for me! For an hour we watched a pod of Orcas , luckily we got few breaches. At the end the Orcas were around our boat before leaving the spot. It was absolutely amazing ! If you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Filled two boats with my colleagues and had a great time. Saw whales and other wildlife, and captains were very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend Sidney Whale Watching and hope to go again next year!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific afternoon with Captain Shaun! He was knowledgeable, attentive and fun. The day we went out we had terrific luck. The sun was shining, the straight was very calm and there were hardly any other boats near the pod we found. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our family vacation from Oklahoma, we wanted to see things we've never seen before, and this fit the bill. Captain Shawn did a great job of answering our many questions, and hooking us up with the Orca J pod , a bull Orca, and...More

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brian, our captain and guide, located 4 transients (male, 2 females and juvenile) near the San Juan’s- were first to find. We followed them for over an hour. Brian was very informative and knowledgeable. Great experience for our family. Highly recommend!

Thank George S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time on board with Sidney Whale Watching. Both times were experiences I will never forget! The organization, friendliness and care from the staff, and the goal of getting us out to have an awesome time were all on point. The best...More

Thank Chelsea L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This excursion was one of those very special experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. It was thrilling and exhilarating to be out on the water and watching the whales and seals, eagles, porpoises and other creatures. Our boat had a full contingent of...More

Thank paulabanks
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you had such a good time and we will be sure to pass on your kind word to Captain Dave. Meghan

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Being a first time whale watcher, sidney whale watching made the experience super memorable. Captain dave was awesome, and did a more than expectional job guiding us on our adventure. He was very knowledgeable and we had the chance to see 4 hump back whales...More

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Siobhan! Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you had such a great time with us. We will be sure to tell Captain Dave how much you enjoyed it! Meghan

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We had an unforgettable time on our tour. My boyfriend and I went in April durinf the early season and saw a pod of 5 transient orcas just a short boat ride from Sidney. Leaving from Sidney is such a huge selling point because most...More

Thank Brittany B
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for the review! We are really happy you and your boyfriend had a great time with us and were able so see so many of the amazing creatures that call the Salish Sea their home. Thank you, Meghan LeBlanc

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We picked this company as it seemed like a small-scale operation, and was out of Sidney rather than Victoria, so less distance to the whales. Sidney was lovely and quiet, with a nice pier to sit and have coffee before the trip. It was a...More

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induvenk
31 July 2016|
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No need to worry about the open boats as they are Transport Canada certified and very safe. All whale watching vessels in Canada and the USA follow the "whale wise" guidelines and mandated by law to stay 100m away from the... More
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