Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island, British Columbia whale watching tours are one of the top attended attractions by tourists on Vancouver Island. There are zodiac, cabin cruiser and floatplane whale watching tours. Zodiacs provide the open-air, wet and wild whale watching experience. The cabin cruiser provides comfort and heat. The floatplane gets there fast and provides a birds-eye view of whale pods.


Featured Vancouver Island Whale Watching Tour Destinations

Whale watching tours operating on Vancouver Island are generally based out of Victoria, Duncan, Tofino, Ucluelet, Campbell River, Port McNeill, and Telegraph Cove.

Vancouver Island Whale Watching Tour Tips

  1. Tours are timed with the tourist season and migratory patterns of the whales. Tours generally operate between April to September.
  2. Tours focus on Grey Whales, Orca Whales (Killer Whale) and Humpback Whales.
  3. The best time to view a Grey Whale is during their spring migration and in the fall the whales make their return trip back to to Mexico.
  4. Orca whales can be spotted all year long.
  5. Humpback sightseeing in the summer months only. Hardest to view.
  6. Dress appropriate (toque is always a great Canadian accessory to have on a whale watching boat tour)

Explore With a Whale Watching Tour on Vancouver Island

To plan and research your next whale watching tour experience with a Vancouver Island attraction please visit our communities on this website. In each Vancouver Island community is an "Attraction" category which lists participating whale watching tours or for a quick find, use our website search feature.

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