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The 4 Most Asked Questions We Get

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You may have walked by us at the end of the White Rock pier, heard about us through a friend, or saw us online somewhere. However it was, I’m sure you have some questions about whale watching or how White Rock Sea Tours does it. We want to answer some of those questions you have so you feel 100% confident about your next sea adventure with us.

1.Will We See Whales?

YES! We guarantee that you will see whales on an adventure with us. We are members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association(PWWA) which means that we work together with other members to know where the whales are. We have an 85% success rate on our tours (which is extremely high). In the unlikely event that the whales are elusive on your adventure and we don’t see them, our sighting guarantee welcomes you back on a future tour to see them again for free (guarantee applies June 1st – Sept 1st).

2. Where are we going?

Our tour takes us across the Straight of Georgia to the breathtaking Gulf and San Juan Islands where you will see whales and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Every trip is slightly different depending on weather, time of year, and other factors. Our trips typically are 3-5 hours long.

3. What do I bring?

Pack for the weather! You are always encouraged to bring sunscreen, bottled water, snacks, money for the break, a camera, and a BIG sense of adventure. Space on the boat is limited so try and pack light. We also encourage you to bring ID because we are sometimes visited by the police. In terms of clothing, we suggest sunglasses, waterproof boots, a hat that is fastened tight, fleece jacket and long pants. We provide life jackets and Mustang Survival floatation suits which provide you with warmth and floatation.

4. Where should I park?

We launch right from the end of the White Rock pier. Parking near the pier can be pricy ($3/ hour) and is maximum 4 hours. We suggest that you park  behind the Washington Avenue Grill where the parking is $6 all day. Parking here gives you a nice scenic walk along the promenade to the pier. Another solution is to park in uptown White Rock where there is free parking (prepare to walk up/down some hills though) or take transit/taxi part way.

Hopefully those answer some of your most burning questions when it comes to an adventure at sea whale watching with White Rock Sea Tours. If you have any other questions feel free to call us (number at the top of the page) or hit that orange box that says chat with us! For a bigger list of common questions head to our FAQ page.

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See you out on the water!