Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Ports of Call > Canada
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 9th, 2008, 01:18 PM
QuasiTova's Avatar
QuasiTova QuasiTova is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ennis Texas
Posts: 396
Default Orcas...

Any suggestions on a which whale watching tour is the best... or at least GOOD in Vancouver, or the Vancouver area?

It is very important to my daughter that she sees Orca whales in the wild.

I am going to pass up the Aquarium and some other things and try to get in a whale watch that will allow us to see some Orcas.

I wish I had known that Vancouver had so much to offer... I would have scheduled more days there than the measly 2.5 days we have at the end of our trip

I guess I know where we will be spending our next vacation....
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old February 10th, 2008, 03:23 AM
giblert's Avatar
giblert giblert is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 238
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuasiTova View Post
Any suggestions on a which whale watching tour is the best... or at least GOOD in Vancouver, or the Vancouver area?

It is very important to my daughter that she sees Orca whales in the wild.

I wish I had known that Vancouver had so much to offer... I would have scheduled more days there than the measly 2.5 days we have at the end of our trip
Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a guaranteed way to see the Orcas in the wild. Most places will give you a coupon for a free trip to try again if you don't see them. Also, from Vancouver it's a longish trip, potentially 5 or 6 hours.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old February 10th, 2008, 02:30 PM
TCF TCF is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,585
Smile

Probably your best bet will be to go to Steveston...a community just south of Vancouver...for whale watching excursions.

Depending on the time of year you should not have a problem finding whales...the companies advertising free coupons if you don't see whales usually are covering off the shoulder seasons just before and after migration cycles when the whales are kind of hard to find.

The Orcas are magnificant creatures to see in the wild and well worth the time it takes to get to them! Seeing an Orca in a tank is like seeing gold fish in a bowl....just the same except the bowl is bigger!

Hope you and your daughter get to see them when you are here.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old February 10th, 2008, 08:35 PM
LeftcoastBC's Avatar
LeftcoastBC LeftcoastBC is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Beautiful BC Canada
Posts: 3,365
Default

Steveston is actually in Richmond BC thats where the airport is. There are 3 local Pods that frequent the area and usually can be found around here somewhere. There is of course no guarantee. J pod is most frequent visitor.

There were two firms running tours last year. Steveston for their community site.

http://www.steveston.bc.ca/
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old February 11th, 2008, 07:12 PM
QuasiTova's Avatar
QuasiTova QuasiTova is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ennis Texas
Posts: 396
Default

I have been doing a lot of research, and have found two whale watching companies that are in Vancouver.

Just wondering if anyone knows anything about either of them...

1. Wild Whales Vancouver (on Granville Island)
http://www.whalesvancouver.com/

2. Vancouver Whale Watch (shuttles to Stevenston)
http://www.vancouverwhalewatch.com/
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:08 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.