Vancouver Half Day Whale Watching

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Excursion Overview

Step aboard a luxury catamaran for unforgettable memories

A half day of whale watching equals a half day of absolute fun. The coastal waters of Vancouver are home to vibrant and beautiful wildlife. Join your maritime team on a luxury catamaran for an amazing 4-5 hour adventure in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Explore the rich history of the area as your dedicated team not only helps you seek out the giants of ocean but also how to protect and preserve our oceans. The Salish Sea is an excellent place to search for whales surfacing and bald eagles flying overhead.

Your marine experts will take you through the Strait of Georgia's and Howe Sound's currents in search of humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, and more. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate with snacks available for purchase on the catamaran. Learn about the sustainability efforts of your local team and how responsible and safe whale watching aids in the sustainability of the local waters.

Cruise ship guests, please be advised this tour departs from the Granville Island Adventure Centre and you will need to secure your own transportation to the meeting location.

Things You Need to Know


  • 4-5 hours aboard the catamaran in search of marine wildlife
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Snacks are available for purchase.


  • There are no additional requirements for this excursion.

Duration: 4-5 hours (Roundtrip from Granville Island Adventure Centre.)

  • 4-5 hours - cruising the waters aboard a luxury catamaran in search of local marine and wildlife

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time at the Granville Island Adventure Centre. Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship pier is not included. Taxis, Uber, Lyft, and public transportation are recommended for the short journey. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket voucher.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. The catamaran is not wheelchair accessible. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. Guests must be comfortable moving, unaided for a short distance. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Guests are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle and/or a coffee tumbler for free refills. It’s a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!

Windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are recommended as it can be cold out on the water.

While the whale watching season in Vancouver runs from April to October, the best time to go will depend on your interests and the types of whales you hope to see. For example, the very best time to view orcas is from April to November, during peak season. So, the best time to go whale watching in Vancouver will depend on your interests and the types of whales you hope to see.

There is no better time of day! Unlike humans, whales do not follow a strict daily schedule, so their behavior varies throughout the day. You are just as likely to see whales on our morning tour as on the afternoon and evening tours. Additionally, the time of year can also affect whale activity, as different species migrate to different areas at different times of year or change their behaviors due to mating or other considerations. The whale watching season in Vancouver typically runs from April to October, with the peak season occurring from May to September.

Yes. The catamarans are equipped with 2 airline-style washrooms.

Service dogs are welcome aboard. Dogs must have a medical note from a physician or doctor or qualified medical practitioner, as well as wear appropriate identification. This policy does not extend to therapy or emotional support dogs.

Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Snacks are available for purchase. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks aboard the catamaran.


Guest Reviews


1 total


Katie T

On Jun 2024

This was our very first whale watching experience. The guides made sure that we could have the optimal view of the whales and very knowledgeable about all things whales.


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Duration: 4-5 hours

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Duration: 4-5 hours

Adult (18+): $147.00

Youth (13-17): $117.00

Child (2-12): $88.00

Infant (under 2): $0.00