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Reviewed September 29, 2019

We went with our captain Rush on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was so knowledgable and we were excited and awestruck when we encountered pod T-69 of the transient killer whales. What a site! We saw a humpback whale and also spotted a sea otter near Race Rocks where we also viewed the California and Steller sea lions. The weather was great and we got some terrific photos.

An extremely well run business and we would recommend Prince of Whales Whale Watching in Victoria.

Thank You Rush, Dave and Ben for the great experience. Well done.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate this and are so happy that you got to see Orcas, Humpbacks, Sea Lions and a Sea Otter on your adventure with us!

Thank you also for your wonderful comments about our staff members. They work very hard to ensure our guest receive an enjoyable and educational tour with us. We would love to have to have you join us on another tour in future!


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Reviewed September 28, 2019

It was a great e hours with whales galore. Heathe was very experienced and helpful with popinting out the wildlife.

Free hot drinks were appreciated as the cold breeze was biting.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Bryttni_pow, Marketing at Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your adventure! It sounds like you went out with Springtide Whale Watching, another company in Victoria. But we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the Salish Sea!
Next time you are in Victoria, we would love to have you on board!!

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Reviewed September 28, 2019

It's still a nice cruise to see the surrounding islands. We did see a small island, covered with sea lions. Very cool. Butchart Gardens are well worth it. They are beautiful. We were lucky to attend an outdoor concert on the grass after the tour of the gardens. The buffet is not very good.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your whale watching adventure with us.

How great that you enjoyed your visit to the Butchart Gardens too! They are very beautiful to see.

Regarding the distance from the whales - It is currently federally mandated that vessels must stay at a distance of 400m from killer whales which has been in effect since June 1st 2019. As we are part of the Pacific Whale Watching Association, we are permitted to watch the Bigg`s (transient) whales at a distance of 200 metres. We take these regulations very seriously as not to influence the behavior of the marine animals in any way. We want to respect the fact that these are wild animals and we will remain impartial observers.

Thank you for choosing us to take your whale watching adventure with and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 25, 2019

We have been with this outfit in past years so I guess we just got lucky in the past. We went on the smaller tender with Lorne as our guide and did see some whales and he got us close enough to get some good photos. However the transiting between port and whale watching was bland and Lorne seemed uninterested in other stopping points and just was trying to run out the clock. No consideration for waves or bumps. Seemed to not be paying much attention since we almost took out a flock of gulls and went through some thick but what seemed easily avoidable debris in the water. Clean on shore facilities and warm and cozy full body jumpers. Definitely the most abundant company in the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019

Hello Carson,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate customer feedback so that we can always aim to exceed customer expectations.

We are pleased that you had a good experience overall with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 24, 2019

Had an absolutely wonderful afternoon. The staff are awesome - so passionate and knowledgeable and it really shows and makes for an awesome and memorable experience. The crew members - Lili, Seanie and Laura(?) are rockstars of the ocean! They truly made the experience that much better - Very friendly and informative - I learned so much on our tour! We were fortunate to see both transient and resident orcas. At one point we were surrounded by humpbacks!! Absolutely incredible!! Even the staff were excited! The vessel was comfortable and it was such as nice touch to offer complimentary teas and coffees. I have done the tour with other companies and would not hesitate to recommend Prince of Wales. It is worth every penny for a wonderful day on the water and awesome experience!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for your feedback. It is truly appreciated! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us and that you got to encounter Orcas as well as Humpbacks - always a very special experience.

Thank you also for your great feedback regarding our staff. They are very passionate about the work they carry out and have a great deal of knowledge on whale and marine wildlife.

We would love to have you join us on another tour in future! :)

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