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Killer Whale Watching Safari Pre Cruise Hotel

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Arriving in Vancouver a day early? Spend it exploring Granville Island, watching Orca whales and enjoying the spectacular North West Pacific Island scenery during this high-speed sea safari.

Killer Whale Watching Safari Pre Cruise Hotel

Start your adventure before you even board the cruise ship! The waters around Vancouver are visited by about 80 Orca whales every summer. Here's your chance to see these intelligent animals up close while experiencing the Vancouver area from a different perspective.

Your day begins with a visit to Granville Island, a post-manufacturing city-turned-tourist-hotspot on a peninsula just off Vancouver's shores. You will have a couple of hours to explore the island and its highlights, including the extensive marina and numerous shopping areas. Meander through the stalls at Granville Island Public Market and marvel at the artisan foods, fine arts and handicrafts.

From there it's time to commence whale watching! Board the boat and ride to the whale watching area with a trained naturalist who will explain the area's eco system. Be sure to have your camera and binoculars available. With the Gray and Humpback whales also making appearances (spring and fall), your chances of seeing whales during your safari tour is 85 percent. Along the way, you will likely encounter other marine life such as dolphin, sea lions, bald eagles and seals before your return to your hotel.

Reserve your spot now for a fun day of whale watching that you will remember for years to come. It is suggested that you bring sun protection plus a warm sweater or jacket due to windy conditions.

Please Note: Your 9-hour, family friendly tour is available April to October. Guests should be physically fit, and be able to enter and exit transportation. No wheelchair accessible available.

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About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $255.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
9 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Downtown Vancouver Hotels & Canada Place Cruise Terminal.
Food/Beverage Provided
Special Instructions
Comfortable, seasonal clothing. Closed toe walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Guests must be able to enter and exit transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.