This one-way adventure begins with a 4-hour journey from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Victoria, BC, Canada aboard a custom-built high-speed catamaran, embarking on a 4-hour, fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour (Part 1). From here, the adventure continues with a 3-hour high-speed, passenger-only ferry operated by Clipper Vacations, taking you from Victoria, BC, Canada to your final destination, Seattle, WA , USA (Part 2).
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax
Highlights & Inclusions
Fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Opportunity to observe different species of whales in the wild, sea birds and other marine wildlife. Guided by 3-4 Transport Canada certified marine naturalists.
Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
Highlights & Inclusions
Free time to explore downtown Victoria at your leisure.
A 3-hour high-speed, passenger-only ferry from Vancouver to Seattle through Puget Sound operated by Clipper Vacations.
The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
Highlights & Inclusions
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
Customize your adventure. Book as a day tour or split up over 2 or more days.
You’ve come to the West Coast to see it all, from Vancouver to Seattle—and the inlets, bays and harbours in between.
Explore everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer: Settle into the comfort of our luxury catamaran as we cruise out of downtown Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia. Navigate Haro Strait’s rugged archipelago in search of orcas and humpback whales before docking in Victoria’s picturesque harbour. You can sip espresso and explore our Garden City’s historic streets before boarding a high-speed passenger ferry destined for downtown Seattle as the sun sets.
Did you know? Victoria is situated in the rainshadow of Washington’s Olympic Mountains and receives 80% less precipitation than Vancouver.
Part 1 – Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria
7:30 AM Check-in begins in Vancouver (Granville Island)
8:00 AM Crew introductions & passenger boarding
8:30 AM Departure from Vancouver. Whale & marine wildlife watching
~12:30 PM Arrival into downtown Victoria. Free time in Victoria
Part 2 – Passenger Ferry from Victoria to Seattle
4:00 PM Check-in in downtown Victoria. Process through U.S. Customs & Border Protection before boarding.
5:00 PM Departure from downtown Victoria
~8:00 PM Arrival into downtown Seattle
What To Bring
Passports and possibly visas are required when travelling between the United States and Canada for all passengers. Please visit https://www.clippervacations.com/travel-information/ for detailed ID requirements.
It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. It’s also 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!
Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only (no credit/debit cards accepted) but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.
Granville Island Adventure Centre
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Please remember to check-in 1 hour before your adventure.
Clipper Vacations – Seattle Terminal
Pier 69: 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle WA, USA
Know Before You Book
This adventure is ONE-WAY ONLY, no return transportation to Vancouver is included.
Build your own adventure by selecting Date & Time for each part when placing a booking.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.
Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.
This adventure is covered by our year-round Year-Round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!
Yes! The catamarans are equipped with two airline-style washrooms.
No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.
Yes! Complimentary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*
This adventure has a hassle-free 72-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 72 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.