Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver


  • Snap wildlife photos from the open-air viewing decks

  • Stay warm in the boat’s interior, heated cabins

  • Sip included tea, coffee, and hot chocolate on the boat

  • Convenient downtown departure point close to top sights


Fall in love with the beauty of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Howe Sound on this half-day whale-watching adventure. Informative crew will share their stories and knowledge about the history of the area, industry fun facts and of course, the marine wildlife. The tour departs from Granville Island, near downtown Vancouver. Step aboard the Salish Sea Dream, a 80-foot catamaran built for whale watching and designed to minimize its ecological footprint. Have your camera out and ready as you scan the waters for different species of whales, as well as an array of seabirds and other marine life.

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife on a half-day whale watching tour in Vancouver. Unlike open-air speed boats, this heated whale watching boat has indoor and outdoor viewing decks so you’ll enjoy a comfortable trip in any weather. Onboard naturalist guides will fill you in on animal identification, natural history, and more.

What’s included?

  • 95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin with floor to ceiling windows and open air decks

  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists

  • Educational materials on board

  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate

  • Two washrooms

  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - return tour from any of our locations until you see whales!

  • Free photo package of your trip & wildlife, with personal photos of you and your loved ones

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

With our 13 vessels, departures from Vancouver, Victoria, Telegraph Cove & more, close to 100 staff in peak season, Prince of Whales Whale Watching is one of the largest whale watching and eco-adventure companies in British Columbia. As such, we are proud to be a leader in responsible whale watching and to have served as teaching platforms for whale research.

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