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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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Very friendly staff. The day we went the ocean was quite rough and it was hard to see the whales... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Hilda B
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Wetaskiwin
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Great experience!

We had a great evening with Sidney Whale Watching. Only 8 people on the boat. Captain did not see... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
kelle_1977
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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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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2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff. The day we went the ocean was quite rough and it was hard to see the whales but our captain went above what he had to and stayed out with us longer so that we could see a couple of whales and...More

Thank Hilda B
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Hilda, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It is so nice to hear that our guests had a good time when they are out on the water. We will let the captain know that you appreciated his efforts and we are glad you...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great evening with Sidney Whale Watching. Only 8 people on the boat. Captain did not see an orca in past week but we were very lucky to see 4. Captain Brian was very knowledgeable and respectful towards the animals. He was able...More

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! It mean a lot to us to know that our guest had such a great time out on the water and it sounds like you lucked out with some great whale watching. We are very glad that...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Had some guests in from Toronto and they went for a day whale watching. Unfortunately they were not successful but did look forward to the guarantee offered that they could go out again for no charge at their earliest convenience. Yesterday late afternoon they called...More

Thank DavidMeena
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

David, We are very sorry to hear that your guests did not have a good experience with us as we always strive to give our guests excellent service. It is definitely not our policy to turn guests away when we have told them they have...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Whales & more on every trip. Only one missed but they were given a successful free trip on their next visit.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We chose the 2:00 tour time (we read that it's better to go later in the day so the scouts have a chance to find the whales). We were not disappointed!! Our guide got word of a whale sighting just as we were suiting up,...More

Thank Saralouise63
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your amazing review! What luck to have whales show up nearby and be first on scene! We are really happy that you had such a great trip and thank you so much recommending us to others. Thank you, Meghan LeBlanc

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff made for a great day and, as promised, we saw many orcas as well as 3 humpbacks. Excellent location from Sidney waterfront makes for a quick trip to the orcas feeding grounds.

Thank Dave G
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SidneyWhaleWatching, Guest Relations Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Dave, Thanks for your review! Orcas and 3 humpbacks all in a 3 hour tour? That's amazing! We are so happy to hear that you had such a good time on your trip. Meghan LeBlanc

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We saw several Orcas for over an hour after a short 20 minute boat ride from Sidney. Sidney's central location results in less travel time to the typical Orca locations. The sturdy and fast aluminum boat rode much more comfortably than the zodiac we has...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

With just a short travel from Sidney we were lucky enough to see 3 whales. Amazing experience! We had a super guide, who provided us with a lot of information on the spot, while we were admiring the orcas. We can definitely recommend it to...More

Thank Tine L
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing makes me excited as seeing animals in their natural habitat. While out with Sidney Whale Watching, I was lucky enough ho see several lovely orcas, which we observed for about an hour. Loved every second of the trip!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

What a perfect location for whale watching. Sidney is the closest to the travel paths so you get to maximize your time on the water. I actually liked being on the Kodiak (or a smaller boat) rather than the big boats from other ports. The...More

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induvenk
31 July 2016|
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Response from SidneyWhaleWatching | Property representative |
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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Hugh A
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