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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

By Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 95 per group
Duration: 4h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lifetime Whale Sighting Guarantee - new free tour from any of our locations until you see whales!
  • Free photo package of your trip & wildlife, with personal photos of you and your loved ones
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Downloadable tour guides in: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
  • Kids coloring books and educational guides
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Excludes taxes and fees for Lifetime Whale Sighting Guarantee


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  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
    Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Whale Watching located below the Visitor Information Centre in the Inner Harbour (812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5882P22

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • service animals allowed with proper documentation
    • 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 95 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
    Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria price starts from C$202.49. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria cancellation policy?
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor

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    • kstonetoo
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      ORCAS
      We had a great time. Michael and Reid were so knowledgeable and friendly. Gord was the same. They roamed the boat and engaged with everyone. We saw a pod of Orcas. The crew recognized the mother and her calf and knew their numbers and names by photos shared with other sightings. Having pictures to share with people back home was an added bonus! We had a fun and educational cruise.
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    • MindyB1972
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      Fantastic Orca Experience
      We were lucky to encounter a pod of orcas. Two males approached our boat and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. It was great being on a boat with only 12 passengers and our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job.
      Written April 12, 2024
    • L7104VK_
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful!
      We are so lucky to see a lot of killer whales get together. And the most amazing thing is they bumped up super close to the boat🤩
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    • 788georgit
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful whale watching with an engaging and knowledgable team
      We had a wonderful time on the half day whale watching tour 11th April. The team were so informative and engaging from the moment we had the briefing at the harbour to the moment we stepped off. We were fortunate to see 9 whales on our trip, sea lions, seals and lots of birds! It was a magical experience seeing the animals up close in their natural environment and we learned so much from Rajan and Reid. Their passion and interest came through so clearly in the way they took care of the group and shared their knowledge of marine wildlife. And the photo package is fab! Would recommend to anyone visiting who's keen to see whales - you're in good hands with the Prince of Whales team!
      Written April 12, 2024
    • Pillerton
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      Wonderful experience
      Saw 11 Orca, went a long way to find them but we'll worth it. Mark, our guide/driver was very knowledgeable and experienced. Wind/water suits provided were clean and in good condition, as we're the hats and gloves. Would recommend.
      Written April 11, 2024
    • Scenic36013371844
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The ultimate Salish Sea Whale watching experience!
      We had a lovely weather day, sunny with calm waters. We had booked the previous day with another outfit but that was cancelled due to too few patrons. I phoned POW today and they confirmed they were a go for the 12:30 sailing and there had been lots of whale sightings. We certainly weren’t disappointed with the almost one hour rendezvous in the San Juan Islands with the T46 Biggs orca pod, topped off by a visit simultaneously with the T36 Biggs orca pod towards the end of our tour. Not only did we witness the beautiful rhythmic swimming but also some breaching and spy hopping during a feeding frenzy. On the way back, we stopped by a tiny island covered in Stellar Sea Lions which was also amazing. Thanks so much to Captain Richard, First Mate Sandy, Naturalists Rajan, Sophia and Michael whose knowledge, good humour and patience made for an enjoyable afternoon. I would highly recommend Prince of Whales for your whale watching experience. Thanks for the great day!
      Written April 10, 2024
    • mombeso
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Go for it!
      The trip was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The boat was very comfortable. Lots of opportunities for photos. A lovely day on the water.
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    • gersonharveyg
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      Excellent adventure !
      The tour was of very high quality, Captain Richard , Sandy , Rajan , Sophia and Michael make this adventure absolutely worthy ! their customer service is excellent the duration of the tour was more than enough to see the whales and wild nature , it couldn’t be better , on my next visit I will do it again. 100% recommended
      Written April 10, 2024
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      Killer Whales in the Ocean where they Belong
      This was the first time we saw Killer Whales in the Ocean where they belong. We kept a substantial distance so as not to crowd them. The crew are real professionals and are very knowledgable. We will certainly do this tour again.
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    • Coastal06444408581
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      Rainy but FUNtastic!
      It was an awe-mazing experience despite being rained on. We were soaked, but seeing the orcas up close and personal made getting pelted in the face with rain well worth it! Captain Mark was extremely knowledgeable and awesome.
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    • rachelmN9243WN
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      Unlucky with whales, but fab crew
      Richard, Sandy, Michael and Reid did a fantastic job. We were unlucky with the whales, but the crew kept us entertained and worked so hard to try find whales. The seals and sea lions were delightful!
      Written April 7, 2024
    • geedubb659
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      Talvi is awesome
      Talvi is awesome ... so is Finn at the booking desk ... Captain Jonathan and 1st mate Gord were great ... Reid and Jessie and Michael were all great
      Written April 7, 2024
    • jdjackson1971
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was a bucket list item. Glad we did it.
      We were guaranteed whales and they did not disappoint. Jonathon, Reid, Rajan, Gord and Tyler were fantastic. They were knowledgeable and educated us well on the topic of marine mammals. Highly recommend, but in April make sure you dress warm.
      Written April 7, 2024
    • J1010UUlynns
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      Awesome tour
      Great tour, the staff (Captain Jonathan, 1st Mate Gord, Naturalists - Jesse, Michael &Reid) were very friendly, helpful and informative. Would definitely select Prince of Whales for any tours in the future.
      Written April 6, 2024
    • Camper641993
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent trip!
      It was an incredible tour! The friendly and knowledgeable crew - Jonathan, Reid, Rajan, Gord, and Tyler made the trip extra special and the photos they provided us with exceptional. Memories to last a lifetime!
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    Kjp
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020 • Friends
    This was absolutely amazing. I recommend this to everyone going to Victoria. The crew was fantastic and polite. The covid measures put in place made me feel safe. Shawnie did a phenomenal job educating everyone on the boat and stayed on top of people to ensure they kepttgeir mask on. It got very cold so I would recommend bringing a jacket. I have to give a shout out to lilly. She was great, she stayed with those who got cold inside the boat and provided us with great information and answered some of my questions. She even went around and wiped down the frequently touched surfaces several times throughout the tour. She then sat down with me near the end and provided me with great information about the whales we saw. The crew was very passionate and it rubbed off on me!
    Written September 9, 2020
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    Hello kuljeetp2020, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you had such an amazing time on the water with us. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the crew and we hope to have you onboard again in the future!
    Written September 18, 2020
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    mtabanera
    Winnipeg, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    I booked a Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Friday, July 31st. Booking was easy, it even came with a free Orca exhibit ticket to the Royal BC Museum. I went to the museum during the day, and there was an error with the ticket but they gave me entrance anyways.

    In the evening I hopped on the boat with 30 or so people and they drove us out to near Orca Island. We were lucky enough to see the T64A family. The crew were incredibly kind and knowledgable, thanks to Britney for the lovely conversation. They provide free beverages, so I got to enjoy some hot chocolate and coffee to warm up after the cruise.

    I highly recommend this trip, as this was for sure one of the highlights of my time in BC. Salamat and thanks Prince of Whales!
    Written July 31, 2021
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    mtabanera, What a night! Thank you so much for this incredible review & for your high praise. We're so thankful to have the feedback you provided. As for Bryttni, we can't say enough good things!! We appreciate your recommendation so much and hope that you will be available to join us on the water again soon :)
    Written August 2, 2021
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    Maryna S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    Would like to say thank you to Prince of Whales for a great trip !💖 The boat was very comfortable and super safe to be on . The Captain is very Profesional and knows exactly how to maintain a safe distance and be able to see Whales very well ! We got closer to the Whales , Captain waits . The Whales swim away , the Captain follows them. We saw Orcas a family of 5 . The Crew is very knowledgeable about Whales , they provided lots of intresting, valuable information. We loved watching Whales swimming , playing and the Ladies Crew explaining Whales behavior while it's happening in front of our eyes. It was very intresting to know and experience a life of Wildlife with an explanation of it. The Crew is very friendly and outgoing, they are happy to answer any questions and provide lots of content regarding Wildlife ! The beauty of the Pacific Ocean, the breeze of it is amazing !!! Something you can’t feel every day . We definitely recommend everyone to take this trip with Prince of Whales !😍 Memories Forever ❤❤❤
    Written July 24, 2021
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    12marynas, ❤❤❤!! Thank you so much for your lovely, detailed review! While reading it, we felt like we were experiencing it all with you. We're so happy that you forged new, unforgettable memories and that you plan to recommend our tours to others. We hope that you will join us again soon :)
    Written July 26, 2021
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    Andy K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    We went on a sunrise whale watching trip announced for 3 to 4 hours (the booking rep: “really it will be 3.5”). When not being lucky to spot whales where the crew knew some were earlier in the day they got a hint from within their watchers’ network and went all the way to Gallian Island. We saw a family of humpback whales and when almost going back, wow, there was a crowd of orcas that got our attention. Well, whether you’re lucky or not can be influenced only to a certain degree by the team. The way they hang in, the passion and love for the animals coming thru in their explanations and enthusiasm answering interested questions was what it made a superior experience eventually lasting 4.5 hours. That would score 5 in my world. The phenomenal sunset and the great photos that came thru by email in the same evening before we reached our hotel should boost the rating up to 6. Thank you!
    Written July 9, 2023
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    Thank you for sharing your incredible experience with us during your recent sunrise whale watching trip. We are truly grateful for your kind words and positive feedback. We understand that the luck of spotting whales is beyond our control, but we're glad our crew went the extra mile to ensure you had a memorable adventure. It's wonderful to hear that you had the opportunity to witness a family of humpback whales and were amazed by the unexpected sighting of a crowd of orcas. These awe-inspiring moments make whale watching truly special, and we're delighted to have been a part of your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another incredible journey in the future.
    Written July 10, 2023
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    Scott B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Absolutely everything about the trip was fantastic. The crew was very knowledgeable about how to find the wildlife and get the boat in the right place at the right time for some excellent viewing opportunities. Coco, Reed, and Scott were able to tell the guests about the wildlife without making it sound like a lecture. The vessel was comfortable and well constructed, and first mate Francois was more than happy to talk about its technical specs work a fellow boat nerd for a solid 20+ minutes on the ride back in to port.
    Next time I am in Victoria I WILL be booking a trip with this crew, and I highly recommend anyone considering a whale watching tour do so as well. I just got off the boat and am ready to go again.
    6 out of 5 stars.
    Written August 13, 2022
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    Hello, Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are so glad to hear that our team were able to provide such an incredible experience for you! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Victoria- we hope to see you soon!
    Written August 15, 2022
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    Anup G
    Richmond, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    The best in what's out there. You cannot go wrong with them...Initially was very hesitant to do the whale watching t our as my previous experience with another company was not good. I visited Victoria during the August long weekend in 2020 and with my wife and sister booked the sunset tour with Prince of Whales- adventures. Great people to help guide you at the desk. We had the day planned so we took the sunset tour and that was the best decision. On board it was well guided and all the safety measures keeping in mind Covid-19 was tremendous. The staff sanitized the place continuously from hand rails to washrooms and every place the over enthusiastic crowd walked around. I have to say it was a beautiful evening with a fabulous sunset amidst the Sea lions, whales, Orcas, and a beautiful rainbow and the amazing view. To top it all of was the amazing crew who were so calm and nice to handle the crowd and provide so much information and hot beverages. I must thank them all Lili, Valerie, Seanie, Bill and Joe for a fabulous 3 hours. It is worth a trip with this crew as they are amazing and really care for everyone on board. I am definitely bringing my parents to next time I visit Victoria. I want to thank you all and the team on board and in the office for a fabulous evening.
    Written August 31, 2020
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    Hello 402anupg, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad that you gave whale watching another chance and had a wonderful time!! Thank you for all your wonderful words about our staff and COVID safety protocols, I will be sure to pass it along :) Sounds like you got to see so much wildlife and a beautiful sunset! Thank you for coming and we can't wait to have you onboard again!
    Written September 4, 2020
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    Brooklyn L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021
    This had to be one of the coolest experiences of my life. We booked the tour a month before coming to Victoria based on the excellent reviews. My mom, aunty, grandma, cousin and myself had the pleasure of taking the Sunset Whale Watching tour and it did not disappoint. The extremely knowledgeable and passionate staff on board made our experience that much better. We saw Orcas, Humpbacks, and Porpoises. Along with seals, and other marine mammals. The time we got to spend with the whales is something I will never forget, and our brilliant guides (Seanie & Brittany) shared so much information and passion for these animals. The captain Bill made for a smooth enjoyable ride and we just had the best time ever. You will not regret this experience. We can't wait to come back. Having individual conversations with both Brittany and Seanie really taught me what wonderful people you have working for your company. They are smart, passionate and fun.

    Another bonus was being able to attend the Orca exhibit at the Royal British Columbia Museum. It really tied everything together and now we have a new appreciation for the beautiful whales and what we can do to protect them. This trip sparked a passion in my heart to learn more about whales and what an incredible species they are.

    Keep doing the amazing work!

    Brooklyn
    Written September 22, 2021
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    brooklynlab, Wow -- where to start! Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fun, positive and kind review. We really appreciate the feedback and the crew shoutout! We're so happy that you were able to join us and to be able to see such an amazing variety of wildlife on your tour. It was your lucky day, for sure! Thank you for being a steward of the marine environment, particularly the Salish Sea, and its many inhabitants. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
    Written September 22, 2021
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    BobbyBoyo39
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    Booking a place was easy and the lady in the ticket office was very helpful ,polite and and gave us all the information we needed to make our decision.
    Boarding was orderly and on time and safety issues were pointed out in a professional manner . But the best part was seeing the whales of course , and enjoying the informative sea trip in the evening sun . The crew were great at giving out information and stories about the islands and their history . The fact that we could concentrate on the whole experience and not have to worry about taking photos was a great bonus . We knew the whale pictures would be emailed to us later and they were , much better to actually see the orcas rather that trying to capture them on camera. Hot drinks were provided free of charge and other snacks were available too. A really great voyage and enjoyable experience,
    Written June 20, 2022
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    BobbyBoyo39, Thank you for your detailed review! We're glad you had a great experience on our tour and that your pre-boarding experience went smoothly. Our photo package that comes with all catamaran tours allows passengers to put their phones or cameras down so that they can actually see whales. Our free hot beverages and our heated enclosed space on the main deck helps to make this a great trip. Thank you again for your review, and we truly appreciate the five star rating!
    Written June 20, 2022
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    0m0lara
    Calgary, Canada71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing 3 hr birthday tour!

    Be sure to arrive at 530 to be ready to board.

    Scott was incredible with our kids and taught them about the humpback whales - he had a model whale he showed them and they got to play with for the journey. We saw a number of whales and sea lions!

    Free hot drinks were perfect as the wind picked up and the evening got cooler.

    Best part is they take pro pictures which we got sent before we even got back to our vehicle.

    Thanks again!

    The crew is very knowledgeable
    Written July 24, 2022
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    Wow, thank you so much for the glowing review! It's awesome to hear that your family had such a great time on the tour and was able to see a wide variety of wildlife, with helpful insights from Scott and the crew. Our crew is truly passionate about what they do, and their enthusiasm is definitely catching. We hope to sail with you again sometime soon!
    Written July 25, 2022
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    Joletta
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Friends
    Amazing evening watching the whales last night! Lily, one of the crew members on our tour had a ton of knowledge about the ocean and the animals in the area. Definitely made the trip interesting and educational! We seen a family of 4 whales playing and hunting and the staff knew each whale by name! The rest of the staff (Seanie, Valerie, captain bill and joe) were awesome as well and you could tell each one was passionate about their jobs! We loved all the stories they could share because of years of experience!
    Definitely bring warm clothes for the water at nights! It gets chilly if you want to stay outside the entire trip. However, they do have the option of warming up inside as well!
    Written August 8, 2020
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    Hello Joletta_2020, Thank you so much for your review of our Sunset Whale Tour. I am so glad to hear that our team on board were able to provide knowledge about the wildlife you saw, we know our team loves being out there. We hope to see you out on the water with us in the future!
    Written August 16, 2020
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