• Most Popular!

Whale Watching Adventure

Our Most Popular Trip!

Quick Details

  • BC whale watching tours may vary in duration between three to five hours
  • Life jackets provided
  • Whales will be seen!

Salish Sea Whale Watching Adventure

White Rock Sea Tours whisks you across the ocean to the breathtaking Gulf and San Juan Islands where you watch whales and other wildlife in their natural habitat. It is an unforgettable whale watching trip of a lifetime!

Have your cameras ready as you travel across Semiahmoo Bay, into the Georgia Strait on the Salish Sea, where the views are unparalleled. This enchanting journey features secluded bays, secret coves, and spectacular world-class scenery.

We seek out southern resident whales, transient killer whales, and humpback whales as well as porpoises, sea lions, seals, and more! The boat takes lunch and breaks on the islands throughout the trip. Favorite spots include Saturna Lighthouse Pub, Port Browning, Poet’s Cove Resort, and Port Sidney (all family-friendly).

Every whale watching trip is different as we explore the Canadian Gulf Islands, the US San Juan Islands, and beyond in search of whales and other wildlife. Our trips are approximately three to five hours in duration. Join us on our whale watching adventure for a thrilling eco adventure on the BC coast!

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that you will see whales, other marine mammals, and breathtaking scenery, or we invite you back on a future trip! We are members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association, a large network which allows us the opportunity to communicate with all other tour operators enabling us to guarantee your adventure. Sightings are guaranteed from April to October, and likely from November to March.

What to Wear

We provide life jackets and Mustang Survival floatation suits, which provide you with warmth and floatation. We have one and two piece suits, XS to XXXL.

Guests should wear layered clothing. Depending on the time of year and the weather, it is recommended you wear a fleece sweater and bring gloves and a toque (knit cap). Waterproof footwear is good, and consider bringing a rain jacket and pants if you have them, plus sunglasses, a smile, and a lots of enthusiasm for adventure!


  • Not recommended for those in poor health, or those who are pregnant.
  • Children should be at least six years old — younger only at manager’s discretion at the time of booking.
  • We reserve the right to cancel/delay any trip due to weather conditions, mechanical problems, or unforeseen circumstances. Boats may also be late due to the above.
  • We reserve the right to assign vessels.
  • Tours may vary in duration.