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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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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 today

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
Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Disposelp
Reviewed 4 days ago

The speedboat tour of 3 hours is highly recommended. You get dressed up in full support suits and are on the sea for 3 to 4 hours. The trip alone, along spectacular coastlines, travelling inches off the water is exhilarating by itself. However, the best...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NavidS269
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a fantastic trip - definitely worth the money! The crew were all so knowledgeable and friendly. Lili was our crew guide and was so good at pointing all the wildlife out and explaining all about their ecology. Her passion really shone through! We saw...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MrsKellyH17
Reviewed 5 days ago

I chose Prince of Whales simply because their downtown Victoria location in the inner harbour was close to my hotel. It was a lucky choice: the tour was excellent in every way and I’d definitely book with them again. As I’m 67 years old my...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank septyandcindy
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I made a snap decision to go Whale Watching whilst spending our first two days in Victoria, as the weather was so good. The Prince of Whales service was brilliant. Great boat, brilliant staff, well equipped, excellent hospitality and great commentary by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John M
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello John, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad you decided to venture out on the Salish Sea with our company and that you had a great time! Please join us again the next time you are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went out on the zodiac and saw some humpback whales which were huge! The on the way back our captain told us he got word of some orca that were in the other direction. He offered to extend our trip by a half hour...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AmyBry0
Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Amy, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are very pleased to hear that you had a wonderful trip with Jasper and got the opportunity to encounter both humpbacks and orcas!! Thank you for your kind words and...More

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Sophie A
13 July 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
26 May 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
26 May 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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