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Sidney Whale Watching

Sidney Whale Watching is located minutes from the Gulf Islands Nation Park in the Salish Sea and offers whale watching tours and private charters out of Sidney as well as kayak rentals, lessons ... Read More


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Sidney Whale Watching is located minutes from the Gulf Islands Nation Park in the Salish Sea and offers whale watching tours and private charters out of Sidney as well as kayak rentals, lessons and tours.

Breaching, spyhopping, bow riding, tail slapping- if these terms aren’t familiar to you, it probably means you haven’t been on a whale watching tour.

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!


Whale Watching

Three families of Resident Orca whales return every summer following the large Salmon runs that return every year. No where else can you expect to view these animals over 95% of the time with an average of only a 20 minute boat ride to their location. Learning about the traditional territory along the way and viewing all the other animals that call this place home is a one of a kind experience. Locally owned and operated this is the number one place on Vancouver Island to go for a thrilling 3 to 3.5 hour whale watching adventure.

Marine Wildlife Viewing

We also have dolphins, porpoise, sea lions, seals, river otters, a huge variety of sea birds, and some very exotic land mammals that have been imported to some of the gulf islands. You could come on 10 tours and not have time enough to see all of what the Salish Sea has to offer.

Kayaking

With our kayaks stored steps from the Ocean you can launch right in front of Sidney and be in the Gulf Islands in minutes. With many different options ranging from a relaxing half day paddle to multi day excursions. Please contact us for all your kayaking needs.

Boating

Feel like having the boat for yourself and family/friends? You can charter the whole boat for whatever adventure you can imagine. We offer Saturna Winery tours - one of the best ways imaginable, spending the day on a secluded island amidst a vine yard, sipping a glass of wine, overlooking the stunning views of Boundary Pass - diving tours on the HMCS MacKenzie, G.B. Church or the Boeing 747, Butchart Gardens fireworks watching, or runs int o the Saltspring Island Market.


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