Richmond (YVR South) Whale Watching Adventure

Full day tour with two 35-minute flights
Offered daily, available April 1 to November 6
Adult Price
Starting from $599
Child Price
Departs From
Richmond (YVR South)


Start your day with stunning views from Richmond (YVR South), the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands before landing in the heart of downtown Victoria. Search for Orcas and Humpback Whales along with other marine wildlife on a three-hour Zodiac or covered-boat excursion (seasonal) through the nearby Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits. The Salish Sea waterways surrounding southern Vancouver Island are home to nearly 200 species of marine mammals and birds. Additional highlights on this tour include seals, sea lions, seabirds, and the spectacular vistas of Southern Vancouver Island and the Olympic Mountains. Depending on tour time, explore the city of Victoria at your leisure before returning to Harbour Air’s Richmond (YVR South) terminal on the scheduled flight of your choice.

Sample Itinerary

Below is an example of a typical itinerary for this tour. Alternate departure times may be available; specific times may vary by season.

Morning Option

  • 7:20 am – Arrive for tour check-in at Harbour Air’s Richmond (YVR South) terminal
  • 8:00 am – Meet your pilot and depart on a scenic 35-minute flight to Victoria
  • 8:30 am – Arrive for check-in at Orca Spirit Adventures, located on the dock next to our Victoria terminal
  • 10:00 am – Embark on a three-hour whale watching tour by boat
  • 1:00 pm – After your whale watching tour, enjoy free time exploring downtown Victoria. Ask us for recommendations!
  • 3:20 pm – Return to the Harbour Air terminal to check-in for your return flight to Richmond (YVR South)


  • Adults: 12+ | Child: 2-11 | Infants: 0-1 (free)
  • For the Zodiac tour children must be a minimum of 6 years old.
  • Passenger minimums may apply on some tours
  • Passengers may be combined with other guests on the same tour
  • Fares are listed in Canadian funds and include a sustainability fee, port/dock fees, GST and may be subject to change.


Did you know? Southern Vancouver Island is the best place to see whales in the wild! There is a chance of seeing a number of different species of whales including Bigg’s Killer Whales, humpback whales, Minke whales, and gray whales in addition to other wildlife. All of this being said, these are wild animals that guests are viewing and so there is the chance of them being a little more elusive some days, which is why Orca Spirit offers their Whale Guarantee.



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