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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria provided by Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5882P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Whale and marine life watching tour on a 12-passenger open-aired zodiac boat
  • Expert Guide/Skipper
  • All-weather exposure flotation suits
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • $5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Lower causeway
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for participants with back or neck problems, pregnant women, participants with recent surgeries
  • There is a minimum passenger height restriction of 4ft (120cm)
  • Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check in. Participants must be 19 years of age, or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time/vessel or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Whale and marine life watching tour on a 12-passenger open-aired zodiac boat
  • Expert Guide/Skipper
  • All-weather exposure flotation suits
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • $5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Lower causeway
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for participants with back or neck problems, pregnant women, participants with recent surgeries
  • There is a minimum passenger height restriction of 4ft (120cm)
  • Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check in. Participants must be 19 years of age, or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time/vessel or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb. 1, 2021
A note from Zodiac 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 our website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
241 reviews
Excellent
218
Very good
13
Average
5
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Terrible
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Sharron R
Edmonton, Canada126 contributions
Nov. 2021
What an amazing experience! The seas were about 8 - 10 feet the day we went as a big storm was expected. The ride out and back was a bit rough for myself, but my sons thoroughly enjoyed the waves. The time we were out in the strait watching the whales was phenomenal though. Our captain, Mark, found us a large pod of Orcas and we were able to see them up close and I got several great photos (remember the waterproof cover for your camera if you go on the Zodiac). The Orca leader was about a 25 foot male, and Mark was able to tell us a lot about Orcas and their habits. He was able to find this pod several times during our trip, and each time stopped the boat so we could take photos and just enjoy watching them. We also saw a Humpback Whale and then it was off to Race Rocks Research Station to see the Sea Lions. A totally enjoyable experience with a great captain. I would highly recommend this adventure to all who want to see whales in the wild.
Written November 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Sharron R, Wow, what an amazing day on the water!! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the Salish Sea with skipper Mark :) We sincerely appreciate your review and kind words and we're overjoyed to know that you had such a complete list of wildlife on your adventure. We hope that you'll return to join us again in 2022! Best fishes.
Written November 29, 2021
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Maria K
1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Family
It was so much fun, and a real adventure. Me and the kids (10 and 11), we really enjoyed our time onboard. We saw *a lot* of whales and orcas: more than we ever expected to see. They were very close. If was a real and breathtaking encounter with sea animals. We were happy to watch them, because they are absolutely amazing as they swim and jump.

Our captain, Mark, was like a hero from a movie. We will remember him forever. He did everything in his power so that we could see orcas, whales, and sea lions. Great speed (who-hoo!) and smart tactics. Brought us back safe and sound.

Definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to experience an adventure in the ocean, and to see amazing creatures who live on our planet.
Written September 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
drmariakutuzov, Wow -- where to start! Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fun, informative and kind review. We really appreciate the feedback and we're so happy that you and your kids were able to join us and to be able to see such an amazing variety of wildlife on your tour. As for Mark, he's definitely a hero in our books!
Written September 28, 2021
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Leanne C
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Born and raised in BC and have never gone whale watching on purpose and after this experience, I’m not sure why I waited so long. Had a blast today! The trip was well organized: equipment and wet suit provided, they even have toques and gloves for you. I recommend that if you have long hair to tie it up because it’s a wild ride. Be prepared to be ride the roller coaster of the sea but it was safe and fun due to our expert skipper Mark who navigated the Zodiac confidently! but I do think that it’s not suited for people who have even the slightest motion sickness or anyone with previous injuries. We learned so much from Mark about Marine wildlife especially whales. We were fortunate to see a family of 5 Orca whales and stayed a while to watch them swim and play. It was majestic! Mark could even identify them all, it was impressive. Then we ventured off to see the beautiful Bedford islands and saw many sea lions and otters. It was a grand day! Highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves adventure! Thanks Prince of Whales and Mark for the wonderful trip!
Written March 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello leannechow_415, Thank you so much for your glowing review and reccommendation!! We are thrilled that you came out with us and the experince exceeded your expectations! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Mark and we really hope to have you onboard again :)
Written March 26, 2021
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Kanessa H
Northeastern Ontario, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2021 • Friends
An experience I’ll never forget. Rush was an awesome skipper who would give us some cool info about the marine life in the waters we were floating on. Such a cool guy! He and the other skippers from other boats were communicating together on whale sightings in the area, which offered us such an amazing experience. Our boat was “mugged” by a humpback whale for about 9 minutes! And we had many other whale sightings during the ride! We also saw a sea otter chilling close to the seals and sea lions! Even if we wouldn’t have seen anything, the boat ride was just as fun! They can’t guarantee you’ll see whale ever single time but 10/10 I recommend. Great service from start to finish!
Written September 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
626kanessah, Wow!! What an amazing sighting -- humpback whale muggings are so, so special! We're glad to hear that it was your lucky day! We appreciate your review and recommendation and we hope that your next trip will be just as exciting :)
Written September 8, 2021
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Carolyn H
1 contribution
Sep. 2020
Absolutely incredible experience, truly unforgettable! I recommend booking through Prince of Whales on their Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure. I was a little hesitant as I have never done something similar before and the weather wasn't the best, but we were blown away. Such incredible memories. We saw orcas, sea lions, whales, our guide was passionate, informative and respectful of the sea life. We were warm and dry in our mustang suits (bring a ball cap if its raining!). The boat ride in the waves was an experience on it's own. Felt very comfortable with everyone wearing masks on board (went during COVID). Absolutely recommend!
Written September 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello E6061WDcarolynh, Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and you made unforgettable memories :) Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you onboard again in the future!
Written October 8, 2020
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iain h
1 contribution
Jun. 2021
Operation ran like clock work. Very well executed harbour departure and arrival. The supply of environmental wear for passengers was excellent. The day we rode was overcast and cool but the environmental clothing provided kept us warm and dry. Very knowledgeable boat operator with very good coordination with other organizations to ensure that whale sighting and observations were equitable for all. Very well worth It!
Written June 7, 2021
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Hello 775iainh, Thank you for your awesome review!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on the water and got to see some whales :) Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you onboard again!
Written June 14, 2021
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AC
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
Beautiful scenery. Saw sea lions lounging on a big rock. Saw a baby humpback whale and our guide went above and beyond to get us out to a killer whale sighting. Friendly staff, well run👍🏻
Written July 2, 2021
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POWwowNIK
F123KBa, Baby 'humpback' doo doo, doo doo doo doo...it might not have the same ring to it but WOW(!) what a memorable day on the water! We're so glad you encountered such a vast diversity of wildlife & we thank you dearly for your wonderful review. We hope to have you out with us again soon! :)
Written July 9, 2021
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KathyG1234
Madison, WI11 contributions
Our guide was Evan. He was an amazing captain and guide. Very knowledgeable about all the marine life. We went all the way out to the San Juan Islands and watched 2 bull orca's for an hour! The water was very rough and choppy on the way out but Evan was so incredible at maneuvering the boat, we hardly noticed. We also saw seals! What a fun afternoon!
Written May 13, 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
KathyG12 Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5 star review! Evan will be thrilled to hear that you had such a fun afternoon despite the rough seas. Seeing orcas is always such a treat. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Written May 13, 2022
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Gail H
Winnipeg, Canada7 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Friends
Our "3 hour tour" was great. We didn't see Gilligan's Island or get lost but managed to see plenty of deer and sheep (who knew John Wayne used to own an island in Canada), bald eagles, sea lions and a family of whales that didn't want to leave us. I had to stop filming because it would have filled up my camera.
It was a great experience, Mark the captain, seemed as excited as we were to see all the wildlife.
The staff were all amazing, friendly and professional.
I highly recommend Prince of Whales to explore the wild life and ocean life around Victoria
Written April 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Wow! Thank you for this great review! We are glad to hear that you were able to see so much on your tour! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy the tour and have such an enthusiastic captain to share it with! We hope that you will join us again in the future!
Written April 30, 2022
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Islander477
Victoria, Canada23 contributions
We had such a great time out on the water with Rush. My husband has never been whale watching and I’ve only been on the bigger vessels and we are both born in Victoria so it was so great to finally have this experience. I recommend the zodiac over the bigger boats if you don’t mind a bit of joy ride! You can tell Rush is very experienced, loves his job and the whales. He is very knowledgeable about wildlife and nature and shared his knowledge with us which we really appreciated. I love how Rush and his team work together with other boats/companies to keep the whales safe. We got to see 2 pods of orcas and some right on the coast which is a rare sight. We also saw beautiful birds and seals! The whole experience was well worth the money and more and I highly recommend this experience and Rush!!
Written August 16, 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Islander477, WOW, thank you so, so much for your incredibly sweet and informative review! We greatly appreciate your feedback and Rush will surely be in receipt of your kind words. Join us on the water again soon!
Written August 17, 2021
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Great!
It was a wonderful experience! My girls had a wonderful time! We saw orcas and humpbacks! The boat was really Conf
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Excellent
Brittni was very informative and knowledgeable with the species of whales and others we also seen some humpback wha
Shawn S
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Whales
Staff was great, well prepared to make sure that we had an enjoyable whale watching trip. Plenty of room on boat ev
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Lovely Time at Sea
The staff onboard was so fun and informative. We saw two species of whales, stellar sea lions and loads of birds. T
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Excellent experience
Researched all the whale watching tours before we arrived and these guys appealed to me most, so happy with our cho
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Brilliant
Comfortable and fast boat with plenty of sheltered space inside while getting to the whales. On board photographer
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Amazing Experience
Everything was perfect. The The Prince of Whale’s team was amazing going above and beyond what we expected. It is d
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Amazing adventure!
Your question "What was the favorite part of your experience" Our answer "Everything!!! It was amazing. Even bef
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Missing whales
We would have given it a 5 stars review except we unfortunately didn’t get to see many whales on our whales watchin
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Mothers Day Whale watching
The information given by the guides and how kind the crew were in making sure we were all okay. The orcas were inc
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Even asleep it was ACE!!!
Husband and I went for our anniversary but we were both severely hung over from drinking the previous night. He fe
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Double thumbs up!!
What a lovely, lovely experience! The crew is so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. So much to do for all ages. O
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Amazing exhilarating and relaxing at the same time.
The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly throughout the trip. They made a point of meeting everyone on board
VictoriaEnvy
VictoriaEnvy
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Fabulous experience whale watching!
Staff was very informative and friendly. Catamaran was very fast and easy to maneuver. So glad we had indoor space
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Great experience
This was an awesome experience! The whole team was absolutely passionate about the wildlife and offered many inform
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