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Sidney Whale Watching

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Address: 2537 Beacon Ave | #105, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1Y2, Canada (Formerly Emerald Sea Adventures)
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+1 250-656-7599
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the...

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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We went on this trip hopeful but not expecting too much. We were only out for about 20mins before we saw two pods of killer whales either side of the boat. Amanda (who took us... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Chelle1310
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went on this trip hopeful but not expecting too much. We were only out for about 20mins before we saw two pods of killer whales either side of the boat. Amanda (who took us out) was very informative about each whale and was very interesting and added humour to the trip! We were watching the whales for over an... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you Chelle1310 for taking the time to review your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. We always do our best to teach our guests all about the animals they are viewing and it is always a bonus when you have the whales to yourselves. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again the next time you visit... More 

Waterford, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Took my 16 yr old niece with me. We only had 5 days to spend on the Island so this was our FIRST stop. Staff were great, well organized, had us all suited up in no time. We, LUCKILY, got the zodiac rather than the `boat` which added to the fun, Took about a half hour to get out to... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went with my Grandson & Brother and 20 minutes in spotted several Orca's jumping in the air. Crew was wonderful we sat for about 15 minutes and started following them down the coast. Our Captain was a great story teller and very knowledgeable and then he spotted a Humpback Whale. We continued to journey down the coast following the Orca's... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Good afternoon lorenemroy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on your recent tour. We really appreciate the feedback and we are so glad that you were able to experience so much of what the Salish Sea has to offer. On trips when we were able show you both Orcas and Humpbacks whales we count ourselves very... More 

Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Vacationing with my 7-yr-old twin granddaughters in Victoria, BC, I wanted to include a whale-watching adventure... not a large craft with a great many people, nor the powerful inflatable boat most likely to spray us, but something in between. And I wanted some assurance that we would see whales. The companies operating out of Victoria didn't fit the bill for... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Owner at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hi mkrekel, Thank you so much for choosing Sidney Whale Watching and taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that your grand-daughters had such a delightful time. After years on the water, it's not just the facts, but the stories as well that make each encounter so personal and so special to us! Each individual whale... More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a beautiful day on the water getting an up close look at two types of orcas as they breached and played in the ocean. The high speed boat smoothly raced out into the strait where our knowledgeable guide Brian gave us some valuable insight into the day to day life of an orca. It was a memorable experience... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Hello TwoBag75, It sounds like you had a great trip! New friends, beautiful weather and amazing wildlife make for a great day! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will make sure we pass the message along to Brian. We hope to see you the next time you visit Sidney. Sidney Whale Watching More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience with Sidney Whale Watching. We followed J & K pods as they traveled along the coast hunting salmon. Dave did a great job of introducing us to each family member and he genuinely made you care about these beautiful animals- they almost became like distance cousins you had never met. I would go out with... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Good afternoon Allyson B, Thank you for the great feedback, and for taking your time to share your experience! It sounds like you had a fabulous day on the water spend with J & K pod. Dave loves what he does and has so many stories and so much information to share about the animals and the Salish Sea. We... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had an excellent morning with Sidney Whale Watching. Captain Dave took very good care of us, with interesting knowledge and whale tales. The San Juan Island area was stunning and the resident Orca whales J pod and K pod were all around us, we didn't know which direction to look! We had a "killer" of a time for sure!... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you Melanie J, for taking the time to share your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. It sounds like you had a great day spent with the Resident Orcas! Dave is a great captain and loves nothing more than sharing these amazing animals with our guests. I hope you will be joining us again the next time you visit... More 

Whidbey Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My husband and I have been on many whale watching tours in many different areas. This tour company was excellent in all facets--online reservations, helpful attendants at the office, excellent tour guides, reasonable prices, etc. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did everything possible to make the most of the whale watching for the guests. I really enjoyed being... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thanks Beachwatcher14, for the lovely review. We love hearing this kind of great feedback from our guests. I'm glad to hear you had a great experience from the beginning and we hope that you will have the opportunity to visit Sidney again! The crew at Sidney Whale Watching More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was our first time whale watching. We've seen many orca's, that was great. Our guide was very nice and said interesting things. Not too much though, he gave us enough time to just enjoy the beautiful view and experience. We focused on the orca's, but on our way back we saw eagles and harbor seals. Our guide stopped the... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Good afternoon Jacobadb, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. It sounds like you had a wonderful day viewing Orcas and other wildlife. One of the best parts about departing from Sidney is that the cruise through the Gulf Islands is beautiful! Thanks again, and we hope you will... More 

Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this this trip after being disappointed by another one in Ucluelet. WE scheduled this one just before taking our flight home as our last chance to see orcas in the wild. Well, I'd recommend Sidney Whale Watching over many other cruises we have done. They do not loose time with the seals or other wildlife. They are focused... More 

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SidneyWhaleWatching, Front Office Manager at Sidney Whale Watching, responded to this review

Good afternoon Rogerrlacasse67, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent tour with Sidney Whale Watching. We are happy to hear that you were able to see orcas on your tour with us before you made it back home! We hope to see you again if you ever come back to visit Sidney. Best regards,... More 

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