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From Vancouver: Victoria Whale Watching Adventure

4.5 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Harbour Air Seaplanes

From Vancouver: Victoria Whale Watching Adventure

Activity provider: Harbour Air Seaplanes

From US$ 398.92 per person

Take to the skies in this round trip from Vancouver to Victoria and stop off for a unique 3-hour whale watching expedition. See the wild Southern Resident killer whale population in their own water. Led by expert guides.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • See killer whales in their own habitat on a unique 3-hour whale watching expedition
  • Enjoy a round flight trip over the Gulf Islands and the Pacific Northwest
  • Led by expert guides and marine biologists
  • A once in a lifetime experience to see ocra killer whales
Full description
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see killer whales with your own eyes! Become a real explorer on this full day air safari including a 3-hour whale-watching trip. Guests meet at the Vancouver Seaplane Terminal. From here you will fly from Vancouver Harbor to Victoria. This is an opportunity to see the mesmerizing views of the Gulf Islands from above. With over 50 aircrafts, Harbor Air Seaplanes operate the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. Guest will take part in a unique whale watching expedition from Victoria's Inner Harbour. Led by expert guides, you will learn about this ecologically diverse area and the whales that inhabit it. See these magnificent creatures in their own waters. This is an experience that no aquarium can provide. You can also spot seals, birds and the spectacular vistas of Southern Vancouver Island. Don’t forget to bring a camera!
  • Airfare between downtown Vancouver and Victoria
  • Whale watching excursion
  • Taxes, fees and carbon offset charges
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Outbound flight: Unit #1 Burrard landing, 1055 Canada Place Return flight: Seaplane Terminal, 950 Wharf St., Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 Whale watching tour: Seaplane Terminal, 950 Wharf St., Victoria, BC V8W 1T3

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Child pricing is valid only when accompanied by a paying adult. Children younger than 2 fly for free
  • Passengers may be combined with others on the same trip
  • Whale watching tour takes place in a Zodiac or a Covered Boat
  • Please note, the whale watching tour takes 3 hours
  • For the Zodiac tour children must be a minimum of 6 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Very nice tour, which stands out due to its combination of a flight with a seaplane and the subsequent whale watching tour. Extremely competent explanations on the whale watching tour, we were able to observe orcas. Great experience. The fact that the beginning of the tour was spoiled by the non-appearance of the tour guide, did not detract from the actual experience. We organized ourselves.

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June 21, 2022

Great excursion

We were lucky enough to see both a pod of orcas and a humpback whale. The crew was very knowledgeable and added interesting facts and details about the whales we were seeing. We were in the covered boat, as it was a little drizzly and a bit cool. Glad we chose that option, only because of the weather. The flight over to Victoria and back was amazing. We had about 3 hours in Victoria which was perfect for a walk about and lunch.

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August 26, 2019

Great experience - the first whales were spotted after just a few minutes

Only the flight was fun ... when we arrived in Victoria, we finally met our guide Mick, who was there with a lot of enthusiasm from the start. You can tell that he's at home on the water. We were able to see the first large sea creatures after barely 15 minutes of boat ride. Great thing!

June 17, 2017

Product ID: 17814