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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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C$144.38
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 21-02-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to the webpage.
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Updated 21-02-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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Departure Point
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and open air decks
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Live commentary
  • Educational materials on board
  • Two washrooms
  • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
326Reviews
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Dia M wrote a review May 1
3 contributions
This was an incredible experience. My first ever time whale watching and in the first half hour the crew had found two pods of orcas (7 total), whom we were able to follow for a long time, as the knowledgeable crew identified them and told us about their family heritage and
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from POWwowNIK, Manager at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 5 days ago
YESSSS! We're so happy you got to see everything! It always makes us happy when we can provide a safe, exciting adventure. :)
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amanda d wrote a review Apr. 2021
1 contribution
Staff was very knowledgeable. Seanie took the time to sit with my daughter and me to personally answer any question we had. This made the trip more personalized. With COVID restriction make everything more distant it was a safe but special trip for me and my daughter. Looking
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Guest Services at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 1 week ago
Hello amandadK4149LW, Thank you for your glowing review!! We are thrilled that you had such a great time. I will be sure to tell Seanie about your wonderful comments, so glad that she could make the trip special :) We hope to have you onboard again in the future!!
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Tanya E wrote a review Apr. 2021
Victoria, Canada4 contributions
All staff was informative and enthusiastic! For the first time being out, we felt comfortable and safe!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Guest Services at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 1 week ago
Hello tanyamichelle1217, Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time onboard, and felt comforatable and safe :) We can't wait to see you again.
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Tina L wrote a review Apr. 2021
4 contributions
Best family day ever!! We were the family of 3 and my boys loved every minute of it.. Your staff were very informative, professional and so polite. We'll be back again!! Probably, make this a monthly thing
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Guest Services at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 1 week ago
Hello tinalG9822HT, Thank you for your awesome review! We are thrilled that you had wonderful family day onboard :) Thank you for your kind comments and we can't wait to see you again!!
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Karen Harry wrote a review Apr. 2021
5 contributions
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All the sightings and the excitement seeing the humpback, first sighting was early into the tour which made the whole trip exciting
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from POWwowNIK, Manager at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Kare0324, Thank you for your great review!! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again in the future!
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About the operator

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By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
GlobeTrotting495571
GlobeTrotting495571
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A Great Experience
A fabulous day even without spitting whales. Crew was amazing! Boat is beautiful and comfortable.Highly recommend.
kathrynjane2016
kathrynjane2016
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Whale watching
Our guide Mark, found a pod of 5 Orcas and we were privileged to watch them hunting sea lions. Mark was knowledgeab
Christine R
Christine R
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Highlight of my trip!
Great experience - one of the highlights of my trip to Victoria! The staff were very accommodating and professional
R6159THrichardn
R6159THrichardn
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Rick and Suzie love it !
It was fantastic ! I wanted to see Orcas in the wild. We saw over 9 ! All together. The crew was kind with us, expl
6shelaght
6shelaght
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Companies working together to make our trip happen!
Thanks to the whale watching companies for working together and for prince of whales for accommodating us when our
leannechow_415
leannechow_415
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EVEN LOCALS SHOULD WHALE WATCH!!!
Born and raised in BC and have never gone whale watching on purpose and after this experience, I’m not sure why I w
U7997NJsylviav
U7997NJsylviav
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Amazing way to spend a sunny afternoon in March.
We had a wonderful time. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Our children loved the zodiak ride.
WinterWinger
WinterWinger
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A Wonderful Day
Beautiful day and a very comfortable ride. Reception was very pleasant and soon we were suited up. Our guide was we
chrimacc
chrimacc
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Excellent on all counts!
A few of us (ok, me) were prepared to be underwhelmed by this experience as it seemed touristy and also as it was e
JimSwansonHCats
JimSwansonHCats
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Awesome!!!!!
Amazing!!!!! Saw 11 humpbacks, sealions, harbour seals.... Saw a humpback splash his tail and then breach!!!!! Cann
jessec727
jessec727
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Awesome adventure!!
So much fun touring around looking for whales to watch. Kept nice and warm despite being a little rainy and only pl
katiehY9509RT
katiehY9509RT
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Must do activity!!!
Great experience from start to finish. Humpback whales killer whales and sea lions were spotted on our tour. Mark w
cookiec824
cookiec824
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Great experience
Staff was well-informed and kind. They made us feel at home and comfortable despite the Covid restrictions. We were
tturnernd
tturnernd
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Best part of the trip to Victoria!!
This is an incredible experience!! A fast fun boat ride... an friendly and knowledgeable guide Mark.. and lots of w
devonc283
devonc283
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Incredible wild life
The trip was awesome, we ended up seeing some killer whales hunting a seal. The naturalists on board were very know
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