Pick-ups from downtown hotels only.
Experience everything the Vancouver Snapshots Tour has to offer and more! After your Snapshots Tour you will board The Explorathor, a 47 passenger, zodiac style vessel, with an open seating area in the front and a semi covered seating area in the rear. The Killer Whales come to this region to feed on the salmon that are returning to the Fraser River to spawn. The salmon start to migrate up river in May and continue into October. There are three pods (families) of Killer Whales that return to this area every year and they consist of approximately 80 whales. Killer Whales are matriarchal meaning that the eldest female leads the group.
All of our resident Killer whales can be identified by their dorsal fin and saddle patch (area behind the dorsal fin) and have their own names. For example, the head of J pod is named Granny (J2) and is thought to have been born in 1911.
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes recommended. Sandals not recommended.