An unforgettable experience
on the Salish Sea

Family-owned and operated company serving Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula for over 20 years with whale watching trips, culinary tours on the Gulf Islands and charters for private events.

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Our Tours

Orca swimming

Whale Watching

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Gulf Islands Archipelago for a 3h- Whale Watching Tour. Daily departures and guaranteed whale sightings!

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People on a boat watching wildlife

Private Tours

Are you looking for a way to spend a fun day with friends, relatives or celebrate your staff ? We can customize a private tour to suit your needs.

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Coming Soon - Authentic Indigenous Experiences

Sidney Whale Watching Authentic cultural experiences will offer guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditions, stories, and landscapes of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples on both water and land.

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Customer Reviews


Awesome Time with Sidney Whale Watching!

I had an awesome time with Sidney Whale Watching today! We got spoiled by seeing multiple pods of transient orcas. They were playing, breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping! Our captain knew exactly where to find them which made for a great experience!

J. Speed

July 2022

I Would Definitely Go Back!

I went whale watching for the first time and was so blown away by the trip! The tour guide
was extremely informative and went out of the way to make sure we saw some humpback
whales!! I would definitely go back!

Allison P.

July 2022

This Is The First Time That We Actually Saw Any Whales

I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for almost 30 years and have taken numerous whale watching
tours, this is the first time that we actually saw any, and to make it better, we were following
a humpback mom and calf, lots of fine and tail slapping, It was an awesome day for everyone
on board!

Jeffery Will

August 2022

Would Highly Recommend Sidney Whale Watching

I took a trip in late July and it was amazing! Captain Dave was extremely knowledgeable and
enthusiastic and we got to see numerous orcas. Would highly recommend Sidney Whale

Dan J.

July 2022

Very Friendly To Deal With

Our office went out on a fabulous private 5-hour tour with Captain Orion. We saw 4 orcas off
of northern Galiano island and had lunch at Poet’s Cove on Pender Island. Orion took such
good care of us; he was friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great mix of information.
The other staff at Sidney Whale Watching were also super helpful in helping us to put
together the private tour and were very friendly to deal with.

Elaine Hughesman

July 2022

They make sure you have a solid whale watching experience

The tour was great. They make every effort in making sure you have a solid whale watching experience. Really appreciated the stops along the way for deals seals, sea lions and eagles.


Gerald Guenkel

May 2023

Take a look at what you’ll see!

From Orcas, Humpbacks and Grey whales, to sea lions, porpoises, river otters, and a huge
variety of sea birds; you could come on 10 tours and not have time enough to see all of what the
Salish Sea has to offer.

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Pod of orcas travelling in the salish sea


We are committed to responsible whale watching practices and are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.

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Playful Humpback whale


The latest news and articles to learn about marine wildlife ecosystem, whales behavior, and conservation.

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Humpback whale tale

Frequently Asked Questions

Type of boats, guarantee policy, clothes to wear... All you need to know about our whale watching tours.

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