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How Much is Whale Watching in Vancouver in 2024?

Whale watching is one of those few once in a lifetime tourist attractions in our city – and it has the prices to match.

But how much is whale watching in Vancouver?

Let’s break it down.

A pod of orcas swims in front of a whale watching boat, Victoria BCVancouver Whale Watching Prices for 2023

The cost of Vancouver’s best whale watching tours varies depending on the tour operator and the length of the tour.

In general, most tourists go for half day tours that last between three to five hours.

Most of these whale watching tours range in price from $177.95 to $299.99 per person.

Here’s a quick run down of how much the top whale watching tours in the city cost:

Most tour operators offer 15-20% discounts for youths and small children, though seniors usually have to pay the full price.

In addition to the cost of the tour, it is also a good idea to factor in any additional expenses, such as transportation to the tour departure location, meals, and souvenirs.

⚠️ Warning! We are in high season (June-October 2023)

Tours tend to sell out in advance – I strongly suggest locking in your dates with buy now/pay later Vancouver whale watching tickets on Viator.

These tickets are fully refundable up to 24 hours before so there’s no risk in guaranteeing your spot.

At any rate, for a full run down of what’s included in the tours, plus thousands of reviews, I recommend clicking the links below:

In booking at Viator you also get the huge advantage of having buy now pay later tickets, which makes budgeting a breeze.

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Happy whale watching! ?

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