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Sidney Whale Watching

105 - 2537 Beacon Avenue
Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3
Phone:  (250) 656-7599
Toll Free:  (888) 656-7599

Sidney Whale Watching Breaching, spy hopping, bow riding, tail slapping- if these terms aren't familiar to you, it probably means you haven't been on a whale watching tour. What are you waiting for? Sidney Whale Watching (formerly SeaQuest and Emerald Sea) is located in the Cannery Building at the foot of Beacon Avenue, offers three to three and a half hour tours and they start right from Sidney's waterfront! Sidney Whale Watching is the closest company to the whale foraging grounds which means less travel time and more whale time! We have two 30 foot custom built and designed whale watching vessels, one is built for speed and excitement and the other with a little more room and comfort, feel free to request the one you prefer. Our coastline is home to the Southern Resident J, K and L pods of killer whales, numbering over 85 individual Orca Whales! Whale sightings on the tours are guaranteed during the summer months and often occur within the first 20 minutes of leaving shore. As well as orcas, there are often sightings of minke, humpback and grey whales. Nearby islands are home to seal colonies and porpoise feeding grounds and sea lions can be seen basking on sun-warmed rocks. Don't be surprised to find a bald eagle soaring above either!
Why choose us? • Sidney is located in the middle of the Orca whales foraging grounds. • More "whale time" and less driving. • Fast and comfortable open hulled boat, with the speed of a zodiac but the comforts of a full sized boat. • Sidney is in the middle of the Gulf Islands which are home to seal and sea lion colonies, sea birds roosting sites and porpoise foraging grounds. • Much calmer seas in Sidney then Victoria or Vancouver due to it being protected by the Gulf Islands. • Free airport and ferry pick up. • Friendly and knowledgeable local guides provide a truly interactive and educational adventure. • Guaranteed whale sightings available.

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