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Prince of Whales Whale Watching: Tours & Tickets

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With our 13 vessels, departures from Vancouver, Victoria, Telegraph Cove & more, close to 100 staff in peak season, Prince of Whales Whale Watching is one of the largest whale watching and eco-adventure companies in British Columbia. As such, we are...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3S4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am writing this review a bit late, but this trip was amazing. We started the trip and after 30 minutes we though we were not in luck, but we were so wrong. We saw a a pod of Orcas travelling together, it was more...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank p_jime
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello p_jime, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience! We are so happy that you got to see orcas, and a humpback mother and calf - multi-species trips are the best!! Thanks for joining us and please come back...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do this. You will it regret it. This really was awesome and I can’t recommend enough. We saw so much life - whales, orcas, otters, seals, sea lines and eagles. Mark was incredibly knowledgable, not just about where to find them but about their lives,...More

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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Njk2, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so happy to hear that you got to encounter so much wildlife. A special thank you for your kind words about Mark, he is a legend and our most experienced skipper!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Thank you for a very enjoyable day sightseeing and tracking down the whales for a splendid cruise on a sunny November day. Amy, James and all the crew showed very good understanding of the area and the wales and other wildlife we came upon.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Pretzels03, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are happy that you enjoyed your time on the water with our wonderful and knowledgable crew!! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I was determined to see whales even though it was middle of September and probably not prime time. The crew was knowledgeable and we saw two pods of whales traveling together! We drifted around them for over an hour. We even saw a breach! The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Susan R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water despite the weather! Sounds like you got to see some cool wildlife and even a breach - such...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely recommend to do this activity. The crew was really knowledgeable about the wildlife in question, really polite and made sure everyone was comfortable while on this trip.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Michelle M
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michelle M, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your excursion with us :) Hopefully we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an experience that I will treasure for my lifetime. The weather was perfect-blue skies and calm waters. We saw Orcas ( transients and southern) , humpbacks, white bodied dolphins, bald headed eagles, seals and sea lions in there glory! We were in good...More

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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Excursion604690, Thank you taking the time to write a review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your excursion with us! Sounds like you got to see some amazing wildlife, and the weather was beautiful! Thank you for your kind words about Anthony and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get onto last trip for the season with the crew and what a day! Sunshine, calm seas, mirror like surface and whales! Saw at least 6 up close and others in the distance, saw Harbour Seals and sea lions, and a juvenile bald...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mazpent, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you got to encounter many whales, seals, sea lions and a bald eagle!! November is a great time to be out on the water, because there...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I has such an Amazing time on the water! The Prince of Whales Crew that led the Half Day Tour on Sunday November 3, 2019 was simply Terrific!! The tour guides were so knowledgeable about the animals, the history, and everything in between. A beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello keytnn, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the Salish Sea Dream with our rock star crew! Sounds like you had a great trip and saw a lot of wildlife! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely AMAZING day on the water! It couldn't have been a better adventure! Beautiful weather, friendly passengers (thanks for sharing your blanket), multiple humpbacks, killer whales, sea lions, eagles, seals, and porpoises. We even saw a humpback whale do a full roll over (breaching)!!! Our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Whale Hello MeriH50, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so glad to hear that you saw humpbacks, killer whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions and seals!! Sounds like you got to check all the wildlife sightings off the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were on the November 2, 2019 tour, and we were simply blown away by the experience. The crew and staff were informative, engaging, and helpful. We did see humpback whales, a bald eagle, and sea lions. The humpbacks put on a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Anthony P
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Anthony P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience, we appreciate the feedback! We are so happy that you got to encounter humpbacks, eagles, and sea lions! WOW breaching humpbacks sounds awesome, that definitely doesn't happen every day!...More

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Hi there! Thanks for getting in touch with us. We would highly recommend that you wear a jacket and warm clothing as it can get very cold and windy out on the water. We do provide gloves, hats and blankets but do request... More
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Response from 596edw | Reviewed this property |
I had a wind jacket which was a good choice that day. They do have blankets, hats and gloves that you can use if needed. Only snacks and drinks offered on the boat. Sit up high near the cabin to help block the wind.
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