Vancouver is considered as one of the paradises on earth to go whale watching. It's more amazing experience while keeping a watch along with sailing over the crystal clear waters aboard most luxury cruises in Vancouver. There is nothing better than seeing such a beautiful creature in their natural habitat as you enjoy the water and take in the stunning sea views.
From March to October each year, thousands of whales migrate through the waters near Vancouver, making it one of the world’s best locations for whale watching. A number of tours for whale watching expeditions around the Gulf and San Juan islands are organized by Vancouver Legend Yacht, so that the travelers can spot pods of whales from a high-speed zodiac, fully-equipped cruise, kayak or seaplane.
When it comes to whale watching tours, orcas are often considered the main attraction. The waters around Vancouver Island are home to nearly 100 of these whales, as well as small pods of transient orcas that travel across wide ranges of coastline. May to October is considered as prime viewing time as you get to see southern resident orcas feeding on migrating salmon in the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands. But the late summer months are ideal for spotting northern resident orcas, which feed in the Johnstone Strait.
From sea lions and otters to dolphins and birds, British Columbia’s remote coastal areas are home to a wide range of marine creatures. Keep an eye out — and your camera ready while on any of the tours mentioned below:
• WHALE WATCHING TOUR FROM VANCOUVER TO GULF AND SAN JUAN ISLANDS – If you’re a nature lover or simply looking for a way to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the western coast of Canada, be a part of this 3- to 5-hour Vancouver whale watching cruise where you can scout for an incredible array of marine life. Under the guidance of an expert, look for creatures including seals, eagles, porpoises, and killer whales i.e, orcas amongst others. The waters in which you will cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering up to 90% success rate with sightings. Take in the mesmerizing views of the lush green scenery set amidst the Gulf and the San Juan Islands. The professional naturalist onboard will share insights into orca behavior and helps you identify different species of animal.
• WHALE WATCHING CRUISE FROM VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA – On this 4-hour one-way whale watching escapade aboard the most luxury cruises in Vancouver, sail from Vancouver to Victoria and discover native Canadian wildlife in its natural habitat. Take a seat in the comfortable indoor cabin or climb up to the top deck to enjoy the wind in your hair. Take in the breathtaking vistas of the local islands and watch the waters for graceful whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions under the guidance of an expert. The naturalist guide will explain you about the creatures’, their feeding habits and life cycles by the time you will arrive in Victoria.
• VANCOUVER WHALE WATCHING SAFARI ALONG THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SHORELINE – Be a part of the wildlife safari from Vancouver that takes place aboard a comfortable public cruise and watches for orca, gray and humpback whales. View these intelligent animals in their natural habitat and learn about their lives, behaviors and migration patterns from the trained naturalist onboard. Under the guidance of an expert try to spot the dolphins, seals, sea lions and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast. Take in the eye captivating views of the ocean scenery and fresh air of the British Columbia shoreline. Later finish your trip with a visit to Granville Island – one of Vancouver’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment destinations.
• WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURE TO STRAIT OF GEORGIA– On this whale watching adventure the success rate to spot killer whales, humpbacks, porpoises are higher. Your outing will last three to five hours. For the ultimate wildlife experience, the captain will take you out into the Strait of Georgia, into the Canadian Gulf Islands. The guides will brief you about whatever you see and share their extensive knowledge of the Pacific Northwest. For a memorable experience in Vancouver do not miss out this tour of whale watching.
All the tours enlisted above are considered as safest and exciting open air adventure tour aboard. They are also considered as most luxury cruises in Vancouver accompanied by captains and naturalists who too are the best in the eco-tour industry. All the Vancouver Legend Yacht tours offer the thrill of a lifetime for environmentally conscious travelers from across the globe.