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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
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C$179.99
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Ages 0-99, max of 95 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • 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


Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • 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
  • service animals allowed with proper documentation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

A note from Sunset 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 visiting our website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria price starts from C$184.72. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor
What is the Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria cancellation policy?
Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria is hosted by Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5882P22

About the operator

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Everything I was hoping to see!!!
Absolutely gorgeous day and found probably at least 20 humpback whales!!!! Were able to watch them up close for a c
255sherric
255sherric
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Great few hours on the water!
This was an amazing and educational experience. Our captain was knowledgeable and fun. We went in November and it
erinh45281
erinh45281
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Fantastic whale watching
We saw so many whales (humpbacks and orcas) and sea lions throughout the afternoon. The experienced crew was great
sophiehB9329AY
sophiehB9329AY
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Informed and amazing wildlife trip
Great experience with these guys and loved that there were 2 knowledgeable marine biologists on board to discuss th
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NB_notabene
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One of the best days of my life
I booked a half-day tour full of nerves because my sister had told me horror stories of sea sickness while whale wa
LizzieLv
LizzieLv
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Incredible, the best tour.
Visiting from Australia this was the second time we did this tour and what a blast. We spent an hour watching the h
767louisem767
767louisem767
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Great whale watching day.
The whale watching outing was terrific. The guides were great and we saw lots of whales! Many, many humpbacks and
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keithcF6279JB
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Great crew and experience
The crew were very thorough and knowledgeable on all aspects of what we saw in the natural setting of the orcas, hu
gayatrem
gayatrem
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A day to remember
This was our second time with Prince of Whales. Our first time in Vancouver but didn’t see any whales. On this visi
maryfpelletier
maryfpelletier
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Perfect day!
It was an amazing afternoon! The crew was very nice and explained a lot of important things about the whales we saw
995lulur
995lulur
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Amazing experience
It was a lovely experience! I enjoyed every second of it. Plus, the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly :)
Macle
Macle
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The Perfect Whale Watching Experience
On October 18 2022, a group of four of us, all seniors, went on a whale watching tour with Prince of Whales tours (
FlyJocke
FlyJocke
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Great adventure
Mark was a great captain and he showed us a lot of humpback whales while he was telling some interesting stories. O
ducard
ducard
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First time whale watching
Despite it being wet, cold and windy it was still a great day of whale watching. We got lucky with plenty of humpba
Brendalee373
Brendalee373
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Incredible Day of Whale Watching
We have never been so up-close to whales and sea lions. We were so impressed by the knowledge and professionalism
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Scott B
2 contributions
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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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

0m0lara
Calgary, Canada70 contributions
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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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
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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BobbyBoyo39
London, UK1 contribution
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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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
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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mtabanera
Winnipeg, Canada9 contributions
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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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
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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Melanie L
Lake Cowichan, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Couples
The experience was the best whale watching experience we have had. The staff were knowledgeable, pleasant, and injected the right amount of humour to the dialogue. We lucked out and not only experienced a humpback whale breaching, but also a pod of killer whales that circulated and ate a seal, then celebrated with jumping and breaching after. To cap off the trip; mother nature put on a great spectacular sunset that had to have been seen in person to fully appreciate the magic of it. This was our third time visiting prince of whales and we will definitely be back.
Written September 10, 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Hello, Wow- thanks for this great review! We are so happy to hear that our crew was able to provide such a great experience for you! It sounds like you had a fantastic trip with some very unforgettable sights! We can't wait for you to come back on trip #4 with us!
Written September 11, 2022
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Laura
Victoria, Canada6 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Friends
I’ve always wanted to go whale watching, and decided to take my first trip with Prince of Whales Whale Watching as they had a promise that if you didn’t see a whale on your tour they would give you a free trip to ensure that you’d be successful next time.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I boarded the catamaran for the sunset cruise (on Aug 29, 2020), but the staff on board (Bill, Joe, Lili, Seanie, Maia) were friendly, professional, and all welcomed us on board. One of the first things they went over were the newer COVID protocols they had in place, they had one way arrows all over the boat, and they made sure that all parties were appropriately spaced out.

When we departed the Inner Harbour, our guide Seanie went over safety on board, washroom locations, and what to expect during the trip (including how to spot whales and other animals). She was engaging, professional, and full of excitement (even after she has likely taken what I imagine to be 100+ trips on the catamaran).

Once we were allowed to head outside, my friend and I sat at the front of the boat, where we had a wonderful view of Race Rocks and the southwest side of Vancouver Island (in the Salish Sea). About an hour into the trip we started to see whale spouts in the distance, I was going to see a whale!!
What happened next is just a blur of excitement. When we safely dropped an appropriate distance away from the whales, we didn’t just see one whale, we saw many many humpback whales (we were told the number was around 50). They were feeding in the waters just west of Sheringham Point (near Jordan River).
There were so many that our boat was quickly surrounded by them. Right away we experienced something called ‘mugging’, when a humpback comes and checks out a boat. As we sat and floated for over an hour, taking in the beautiful scenery, and the excitement of nature, we were visited again by two humpback whales (Nike and Alpaca). It was so incredible to see these beautiful creatures up close, and hear facts about how far they have to travel to get to the Salish Sea.

As the sun started to set, we headed back to the inner harbour. We were given complimentary warm drinks, and were shown photos of the Humpback whales that the guides were able to identify during our excursion. The guides were so attentive, making time to sit with our individual parties and chat about what we had experienced.
As we were all leaving, the crew all game out to thank us for joining them. We felt so welcomed by Prince of Whales Whale Watching.

I am writing this review two days after my whale watching trip, and I’ve already told the story of my experience to many friends and family members. I would absolutely visit Prince of Whales again, and feel confident that I would have a positive experience with every adventure.
Written August 31, 2020
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Hello ElEhYouAreEh, Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review! We are so glad that you had an amazing tour with rock star crew and (of course) the whales!! WOW a double mugging - that is incredibly rare! We are glad you made it out of there with your wallet though :) Without passengers like you we wouldn't be able to do what we love, so thank you for coming onboard and we hope to see you again soon!
Written September 4, 2020
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Maryna S
1 contribution
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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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
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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Sandy V
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
Wasn't sure what to expect as this was our first ever Whale watching trip. Easily became the highlight of our trip! Scott and the entire staff were attentive, professional and knowledgeable. We received First Class service and were within 10 feet of a pod of Orcas followed up with a Humpback putting on a show for us at dusk.
Will definitely go again and highly recommend!!!
Written July 18, 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
W7066RFsandyv, Thank you so much for your kind words, and 5 star review! It sounds like a truly wonderful tour with seeing both orcas and a humpback! Our staff are definitely passionate about their work, and love to share their knowledge with our guests, so we are super glad you found them informative! We can't wait to welcome you on board again soon!
Written July 18, 2022
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Shelley P
2 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
The trip could not have been better. Carol, Scott and the rest of the crew went above and beyond. Not only did we get to see Big Big Momma, a Humpback Whale and her calf but we also we’re fortunate enough to see a family of Killer Whales displaying some celebratory behaviour with Mount Baker as a back drop. The evening tour also offered the chance to experience a sunset on a beautiful clear night on the water. Aside from the very enjoyable evening we also have gained further admiration and respect for the whales as a result of the extensive knowledge Carol and Scott shared during the tour.
Written June 25, 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
239shelle Thank you so much for the 5-star review. It's amazing that you got to see Big Momma, she's a bit of a celebrity! Carol and Scott will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much. We hope to welcome you back on board again soon.
Written June 26, 2022
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Geni T
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada28 contributions
Jul. 2020
A coworker came in to work raving about the $99 sunset cruise special that Prince of Whales that he'd just enjoyed with his family, so my partner and I decided to find out if it was as good as he said. Wow, what a perfectly beautiful night!
We departed from the inner harbour in Victoria after being shown to our designated seats. We could move about the catamaran as we wanted while wearing masks, but if we were in our designated seats there was enough space from other whale watchers that we could remove our masks to eat snacks or drink the hot chocolate and tea provided on board.

The scenery... what I can say, it's the Salish Sea, nestled between Vancouver Island's rugged coast and Washington State's Olympic mountains, it's gorgeous! Our tour headed west just past Race Rocks to find humpbacks feeding. There were several out there, so we picked one and followed him around for a while, hearing tons of whale facts and stories from the naturalists on board who clearly loved everything whale. Eventually we returned to Race as the sky was turning fantastic colours, and checked out California and Stellar sea lions, and some harbour seals. My cell phone pictures simply don't do these amazing animals justice, in part because we were sure to maintains a safe distance especially from the humpback.

There's lots of outdoor seating on the boat, and sufficient room inside to warm up if you need. Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate help later on in the evening when the wind has chilled you! There's arrows helping guide people around safely, lots of hand sanitizer, masks provided if you didn't bring one, and apparently our sailing of 48 people on a boat that can hold at least three times that was about the max they'd let on, so you have plenty of space for safety AND with 3 naturalists on board you get a very personalized service. The big catamaran is very stable in the water so the ride is comfortable, but be sure to bring warm clothing as the wind off the cold ocean has a bite to it even if it's a warm day.

Thank you Lili and Val for all your stories!
Written August 15, 2020
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Hello 518genit, Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip on the Salish Sea Eclipse for the Sunset Tour. We hope to see you out on the water with us again!
Written August 19, 2020
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