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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

#6 of 37 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victoria Features Animals
812 Wharf St | Lower Causeway Level, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-383-4884
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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 semi-covered boats, we are perfectly able to match a tour to your desires! Join us out of Victoria for a fun and adventurous Zodiac tour or climb aboard the world-famous Ocean Magic II. Both of these tours operate for 3 hours. Want to see whale watch off the coast of Vancouver Island AND see the beautiful Butchart Gardens all in one day? Join us on our Ultimate Day Tour out of Vancouver or our Whales and Gardens Tour out of Victoria. We also offer float plane options allowing you to travel from Seattle or Vancouver to Victoria, saving you time and energy planning. We are happy to accommodate overnight visitors to Victoria.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
812 Wharf St | Lower Causeway Level, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
+1 250-383-4884
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, the tour was very easy to book and the information online is accurate and helpful. The tour began on time and the boat was not super full. Second, the crew was outstanding! Tom, the first mate, and the crew Ben, Adam, and...More

1  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very adventurous and for me definitely a "once-in-a-lifetime"-event. Thank you humpback whale and thank you for checking on me, Lili, you do a great job - your distracted German 9am tourist from today ;-)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went out on a three hour morning tour with Jennifer, Lili, and Captain Bill as our crew. The experience definitely lived up to our expectations, we saw lots of wildlife (plenty of Orcas which were the main event) and had a fantastic time. We...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the 3 hour tour and could not have been happier with the experience. Our guides, Jenn and Lily, were not only knowledgeable and professional, it was obvious that they wanted us to have a great time. The fact that we had an action...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the 9am morning trip with Haley, Angela, Jeff and Jen. The whole crew was very positive and energetic despite it being so early in the morning, and they even offered complimentary coffees and hot chocolates to get all the tourists awake. Haley was...More

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took an afternoon zodiac trip. It was warm and calm in the inner harbour - but there was a wind warning out at sea. We didn't think much of it, but we should have. It was too windy to go out searching for humpbacks,...More

1  Thank Y8252RAheatherm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a really great time on the morning trip. Got to see two transient pods of orcas which was super cool, and had a nice view sitting on the top deck. All the crew was very friendly and made the experience enjoyable. Our naturalist Haley...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Headed out at 9 am and had an exciting and informative time following a pod of orcas as well as spotting a grey whale on the return and many seals and one lone otter. Cpt Bill got us immediately to a group of killer whales...More

Thank wh1te_z0mb1e
Reviewed 4 days ago

You must go and do this when you are in Victoria! It is a wonderful experience for all! The zodiac was my choice but they have all other kinds of boats. You will see whales and seals and you can take good photos if you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our visiting friend out whale watching as he had never seen a whale before and we got the best orca show we've ever seen! We were definitely lucky on this trip but I believe we owe a large part of our experience to...More

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Nikki L
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jennifer D | Property representative |
Hi Nikki! This is a great question, and a common one we get in both our Vancouver and Victoria offices. So, what IS the difference between a Victoria and Vancouver departure? Basically, there are two different kinds of... More
Nicole B
31 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer D | Property representative |
Nicole, My pleasure! July is right smack dab in the middle of our peak season, so you have the opportunity to do whatever trip suits you best. Obviously whales are wild animals and we never know exactly where they're... More
Nicole B
30 January 2017|
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Response from Jennifer D | Property representative |
Hi Nicole, great question! We have all of those things! We have trips out of both Victoria and Vancouver, and we regularly books flights for our guests on either a float plane or helicopter between the island and the... More