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Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Sightseeing Tours

On our tours, the destination is the WILDLIFE!

Since the locations of many animals are determined by the tides, weather, time of day, breeding cycles and food supply, we do not confine our journeys to one particular route. The speed and maneuverability of our specially-built vessel, and the daily observations of our crew, make a tour with Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. the best way to experience the nature and splendor of the Gulf Islands. Every journey truly is unique.

We operate between March and October. Our Safaris are based on weather and on whale/marine wildlife and bird sighting information. Sightings of whales vary day to day and generally sightings are greater between April and October. We find them at least 90% of the time! We belong to a whale spotter network and will provide passengers with the most up to date information prior to departure.

The Gulf Islands are a wild place, full of amazing wildlife, and inspiring landscapes. It is also a region that's facing growing conservation concerns. Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. is committed to observing federal guidelines with respect to marine mammal and whale viewing. Learn first-hand about endangered species and ecosystems. Wildlife sightings can include orca whales, humpback whales, minke whales, grey whales, fin whales, harbour seals, porpoise, sealions and bald eagles!

Departures are from the Salt Spring Marina with pick-ups (on request) available on Galiano Island, Mayne Island (Miners Bay) and North Pender Island (Port Washington), at no extra cost.

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Tours & Prices

Whale Watching Tour

Learn first-hand about endangered species and ecosystems. Sightings can include orca whales, humpback whales, minke whales, grey whales, fin whales, harbour seals, porpoise, sealions and bald eagles!
Approx. 3.5hrs
Two tours daily
, leaving mid-day and early evening; phone to confirm.

Rates  
Adult $120
Youth (4-11) $100
Senior (65+) $100

Includes your Conservation Contribution to the Centre for Whale Research (see above)

Marine Wildlife Tour

Travel to Mayne and Saturna Islands, and around the nearby smaller Islands. Learn first-hand about endangered species and ecosystems. Sightings may include bald eagles, seals, porpoise and sealions. If whales are sighted during this tour, we stay out longer and for no extra charge!
Approx. 3hrs
Daily, leaving in the morning
; phone to confirm time.

Rates  
Adult $100
Youth (4-11) $90
Senior (65+) $90

Includes your Conservation Contribution to the Centre for Whale Research (see above)

Private Charters

Private charters are available for private group adventures and your Gulf Islands transportation needs! Full payment (non-refundable unless cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues) for charters is due one week prior to departure.

Rates  
Summer $300/hr
Off Season $250/hr

Our Marine Wildlife Guidelines

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