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Prince of Whales Whale Watching: Tours & Tickets

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Prince of Whales is the largest and most environmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company operating out of both Victoria and Vancouver. With a fleet of both open and covered boats, we are perfectly able to match a tour to your...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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812 Wharf St | (Lower Causeway Level), Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour and all the staff involved from taking our booking to the tour itself were professional. The “Nature/Biology” tour guides that ensured our safety and comfort on the catamaran were also very knowledgeable about all sea creatures. It was fascinating to hear about whales...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Penny W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was easly - from booking to disembarking. Large fast stable boat got us to where the whales are quickly. Saw a family group of 4 transient orca - 2 male and 2 female, and 3 humpbacks - 2 of them together; literally tons of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Vikinghat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were both greatly disappointed in this excursion. We have done whale watching in Alaska and this was not even close. We saw about three whales at a great distance away. You would need binoculars to see anything. This was really a glorified speed boat...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jenniferwX4607RT
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an extraordinary outing with Prince of Whales, saw 9 orcas feeding, a humpback willing to surface several times for us, several groups of harbour porpoises, and sea lions galore at Whale Rocks! All of this with sunshine and a wonderfully educational commentary from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GDWParis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we were 3 min late- they kindly waited for us. they offer industry rate discount. nice staff and comfortable boat. tea/ coffee included.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Svetla1205
Reviewed 1 week ago

Russ took us out on the zodiac and went right to the hot spot where they had been sighting them the past few days. Little did we know that we stopped almost on top of two whales. They surfaced about twenty five feet from our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sasquatch19760000000
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Victoria with my mother and we selected Prince of Whales to have a half day tour for while watching. Please be sure to leave for extra time - because the company may generously take the group out for a longer period- depending on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chrissy2901
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello chrissy2901, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We appreciate your comments and will share them with the crew. Great suggestion to leave extra time just in case the whales are farther away, we understand that it is an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very friendly and informative. The pre-brief was good. The zodiac is a good way to get up close with the whales (safely) and we saw a number of Killer Whales on our tour. The boat does go extremely fast though so be warned...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kareen_j15
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Kareen_j15, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are happy that you enjoyed your time on the water in one of our small high-speed vessels, and had the chance to encounter a pod of killer whales!! The wind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

although the weather did not cooperate we had an amazing time. the crew: Chris, Joe, Lili, Jennifer and Seanie were terrific. we got to see some humpback whales, 2 varieties of sea lions, harbour seals and apparently a very rare brown pelican. Lili was very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Corrie J
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Corrie J, thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that you got the chance to see a rare brown pelican!!! Thank you from your kind words about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is was the best boat trip I have ever taken. We were on the very comfy and spacious fast catamaran with tons of room inside and outside, free hot chocolate and most importantly and amazing crew. In addition to the captain and first officer...More

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Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Disposelp, thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are glad that you enjoyed your time aboard the Salish Sea Eclipse with our rock star crew! They are very passionate individuals who work hard to provide a meaningful and memorable experience...More

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Sophie A
July 13, 2019|
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Response from Maureen K | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, Thanks for getting in touch with us. While the distance regulations are in place, we have accommodated for this and our boats (apart from the Zodiacs) have an elevated viewing deck which makes for a fantastic... More
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872nirvanad
May 26, 2019|
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Response from Jen G | Reviewed this property |
This can be the "luck of the drawer". However, if you don't see whales in may don't despair. The last time that we went on the Prince of Whales tour there was an opportunity to have repeat passage more or less on a... More
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872nirvanad
May 26, 2019|
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Response from Susanne S | Reviewed this property |
When I looked online it's average for a whale watching trip and the cost for peak season compared to off season is around 20-30 dollars. Check out their website. Princeofwhales
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