This one-way adventure will take you 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. Start the morning in comfort with spectacular views of Georgia Strait from the luxurious heated inner cabin featuring floor to ceiling windows. Once on scene with marine mammals, move upstairs and experience 360 degree panoramic views from a 22 ft elevated viewing platform.
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Highlights & Inclusions
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.
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.
Highlights & Inclusions
360 degree panoramic views from a 22 ft tall elevated viewing platform means all 95 guests will see further while we maintain a safe viewing distance from our beloved marine mammals.
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.
Simplify your vacation planning and make it a round-trip. Add a visit to The Butchart Gardens and a Sunset Cruise or a Return trip by Float Plane with Harbour Air Seaplanes.
If you find yourself needing a lift from Vancouver to Victoria, why not transform your journey into a whale watching adventure! You’ll explore the breadths of the Salish Sea, from the Strait of Georgia to Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of orcas and humpback whales. Cruise straight into downtown Victoria, where you can explore its historic sites and urban eateries.
Did you know? Orcas are believed to be one of the most intelligent animals on the planet? Their brains are 5.5-7kg, four times the size of a human brain!
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.
What To Bring
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.
Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Know Before You Book
This adventure is ONE-WAY ONLY, no return transportation to Vancouver is included. For roundtrip adventures, please check out our Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria or Whales & Fly.
The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.
Bring up to 1 airline-sized piece of luggage and 1 carry-on on board at no additional cost.
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!
The boat we use for this tour is 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.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, 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 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 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.
We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).