This customizable round-trip adventure will take you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria aboard a custom-built catamaran, embarking on a 4-hour, fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour (Part 1). The return journey consists of a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver. (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.
Seaplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver, with views of British Columbia’s rugged coast and dotted islands.
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.
Step aboard our luxury catamaran for a fully customizable adventure from Vancouver to Victoria and back! You’ll cruise the Salish Sea’s expanse in search of orcas and humpback whales, arriving in Victoria’s picturesque harbour. Explore downtown’s historic sites before taking in the breathtaking views from the sky aboard a seaplane back to downtown Vancouver.
Insider Tip! Request a seat next to the pilot on your seaplane ride and soar through the skies with a bird’s-eye view of the city and landscape.
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 – Seaplane Flight from Victoria to Vancouver
5:20 PM Check-in for your return seaplane flight
6:00 PM Departure from downtown Victoria
~6:35 PM Arrival into downtown Vancouver
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.
Government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required to check in for the seaplane part of this adventure.
Granville Island Adventure Centre
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Please remember to check-in 1 hour before your adventure.
Harbour Air – Vancouver Harbour Terminal
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada
Know Before You Book
The boat used for this adventure as well as seaplanes are not wheelchair accessible.
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.
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 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.
Seaplane flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather conditions.