The trip was awesome! Granny visited our boat up close and personal! The guide was wonderful and we loved the education and to know that part of our money goes to help the whales, Thanks
Patty & Ken Swanson – Arizona
Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver, the Wild Whales experience allows you to observe whales and the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Coast in their natural habitat. It is an unforgettable, trip of a lifetime!
Board one of our five vessels at Vancouver’s unique and historic Granville Island. Keep your cameras ready as you travel down False Creek and into English Bay, where the views of Vancouver, the Coast Mountains and Stanley Park are unparalleled. From English Bay, we pass the Fraser River estuary into the Strait of Georgia.
Every trip, every day is different as we explore the Canadian Gulf Islands, the US San Juan Islands and beyond in search of our killer whales, humpbacks, and all of the other wildlife along the way. Sightings guaranteed or your next trip is free!
Our trips vary greatly in length, from 3-7 hours. We are often asked why we have such variation in our schedule. The answer? The wildlife we are looking for is unpredictable. Whales are always moving and searching for food, we cannot say where they will be from one day to the next. However, we want to give all of our guests the opportunity to experience these amazing mammals. We will therefore travel those extra miles on days when the whales are further away from Vancouver.
We offer daily departures from downtown Vancouver beginning April until the end of October. Reservations are always recommended and we ask you to arrive at our office 45 minutes before your scheduled departure. Trips can last anywhere from 3-7 hours depending where the whales are found.
|2017||Open-Air Departures (Pod Pilot & Orca Maru)||
(Jing Yu & Quick Change II)
|April 5 to May 31||11am||10am||Call|
|June 1 to September 30||10am, 11am, 12pm||9am||Call|
|October 1 to October 31||11am||10am||Call|
Please note, our trips are weather-dependent and we reserve the right to cancel trips due to weather or mechanical problems. If your reserved trip is cancelled, there will be no charges or obligation to reschedule. You will be given an opportunity to select another departure date.
|Rates for all vessels-2015||Whale-Watching|
|Adults||$135 + 5% tax|
|Seniors / Students||$110 + 5% tax|
|Children (3 to 12)||$85 + 5% tax|
|Infants 2 yrs and younger||Free|
|Private Whale-Watching Tour (Groups of 23 or less)||$2300+ 5% tax|
|Eco-tour Charter (2 hr. minimum)||$350/hr + 5% tax|
We work with a large network of whale-watching companies, the PWWA. This greatly enhances our chances of finding whales on every trip. Our success rate in previous seasons is over 90% in previous years.
However, these are wild, unpredictable animals and on rare occasions the whales may be beyond our range or cannot be located. If this is the case, we invite you to join us for another trip, free of charge! The second trip can be booked at your convenience. There is no expiry on this offer – that’s our guarantee!
Unique to Wild Whales Vancouver, each boat is scheduled for one trip per day. We are not rushed to get back to the dock for the next trip and we can spend more time exploring and enjoying all of the wildlife and scenery along the way. This schedule allows our staff to be flexible and work to give you the best trip possible.