Spend less time getting to Victoria and more time with the whales by selecting one of our Vancouver departure options. We offer several daily options departing from Vancouver via Harbour Air Seaplanes.
Fly from Vancouver harbour to downtown Victoria, then join an exhilarating and educational whale watching adventure that focuses on the Southern Resident Killer Whale population. Our location on the southern tip of Vancouver Island puts us right in the heart of Orcas and other whales in the wild! Other highlights include seals, sea lions, sea birds and the spectacular vistas of southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Come for the afternoon or stay a few days!
Coming over by car or public transportation? Catch a BC Ferries service from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal (approximately a one-hour drive from downtown Vancouver). The 1.5 hour ferry trip from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island weaves through the Gulf Islands and across the Strait of Georgia, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse at island life on the West Coast.
From Washington State
Ferries from Seattle:
Travelling from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia? Consider taking the high-speed passenger-only Victoria Clipper ferry. You’ll enjoy a 3 hour ride through the Strait of Juan de Fuca on your way to Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Ferries from Port Angeles:
The M/V Coho takes passengers and vehicles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles, Washington, United States, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Coho makes between two and four round trips from Port Angeles to Victoria daily, covering the 37 kilometers or 20 nautical miles in approximately 90 minutes. The peak summer season offers the most trips per day, while there are fewer over the winter.
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