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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With 13 vessel, locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, and close to 100 staff in peak season. We offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We also offer whale watching connections between the two cities and exclusive full-day packages including private entrance to the world famous Butchart Gardens.

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Do you really see whales?
Yes! Prince of Whales Whale Watching has a success rate of 90 – 95% in the peak season (May – October).

What happens if we don’t see a whale?
If you come out on one of our tours and do not see a whale, you are invited to join us on another tour – free of charge.
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Choose the experiencethat fits you

So why do we use zodiacs? Because of their low weight they are extremely fast and efficient. Ours are powered by twin 200 horsepower Mercury engines and can exceed 30kts, or about 55km/h. Choose the zodiac if you want all out adventure, you’ll never forget this ride.

Ocean Magic and Ocean Magic II are identical vessels designed to maximize comfort without compromising viewing quality, all while minimizing environmental impact. If you’re a fan of flexibility, the Ocean Magics are the boats for you.

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Sustainability is ourFirst Priority

Our People. At Prince of Whales, our number one focus is you, our guest! We want to make sure that your experience with us not only meets, but exceeds your expectations.

Our Planet. We are constantly thinking of new ways to innovate and improve; and in order to set new goals for the future, we must first examine where we are now.

Our Profit. Our community involvement doesn’t end on the water; we are as well-known on dry land as we are in the ocean!

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Whale Sightings Today!

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April 01 – April 13, 2016 | Weekly Sightings Report

Whale Sightings

Whale Sightings

Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) Applauds Decision Today to Remove Antiquated Dams Along Klamath River, Restoring Major Salmon Source for Southern Resident Orcas The Obama administration and California officials announced a landmark agreement today to remove four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River, bypassing an inactive Congress and beginning the largest river restoration in U.S. history – and rebuilding a major food source for endangered Southern Resident orcas. The Pacific Whale Watch Association thinks it’s a dam good idea. The announcement came in a news conference today at the Yurok Reservation in Klamath with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Oregon[]

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Jennifer Dickson, BSc

Biologist with Double Major in Biology and Environmental Studies
Roles at Prince of Whales First Mate, Marine Mammal Naturalist, Guest Service Associate, and Online Reputation Manager

Types of animals spotted this week

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

California sea lions

California sea lions

Elephant seals

Elephant seals

Gray whale

Gray whale

Harbour seals

Harbour seals

Mouflon sheep

Mouflon sheep

Steller sea lions

Steller sea lions

Transient orca

Transient orca

Wind surfers

Wind surfers

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