Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in BC's coastal wildlife as you travel through the gulf islands archipelago in search of killer whales (orcas), humpbacks, sea lions, porpoises, eagles, and more. Your guide has an academic background in biology and a passion for marine life! Whale sightings are guaranteed or your next trip is FREE. Hop onboard our 12-passenger zodiac style vessel and you'll experience whales and other marine life right at water level! We'll fit you for an anti-exposure suits that will keep you warm and help protect you from the elements.


Your day begins by checking in at our office 45 minutes before your departure time and then you'll head down to the boat as a group.

You'll then be introduced to the Salish Sea ecosystem and wildlife as you cruise through the Gulf Islands archipelago in search of whales and other marine life. You'll learn about the different types of whales that use the Salish Sea, including their natural history, and their roles in the marine food web.

Throughout your adventure, your captain will be in touch with all Pacific Whale Watching Association members over VHF radio and will plan your route to maximize the area covered between vessels.

You'll spend a full hour viewing whales, and your marine naturalist will provide real-time insights into their behaviors. Onboard catalogues are used to identify individual whales, and this data will be collected throughout the season and sent to the Centre for Whale Research, Keta Coastal Conservation, and the BC Cetacean Sightings Network.

After viewing whales, a granola bar snack will be provided.

Your tour will wrap up with an educational talk on marine conservation focusing on threats to BC orca, and conservation initiatives will be discussed.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund."
"Not suitable for pregnant women."
"Minimum numbers apply. If there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation, in which case an alternative date or full refund will be offered."
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Facemasks are recommended for all guests in the office and on the boats."

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 90 Front St #5, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Professional guide with academic background in marine biology
  • Captain is certified by Transport Canada
  • Snacks onboard
  • Toilets onboard
  • Anti-expusure suit provided
  • Sunscreen available
  • Binoculars onboard (shared between guests)

No Incluye

  • The listed price does not include parking, which costs around 3-4 dollars CAD for the day.
  • Lunch is not included.
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from office


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