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Whale watching is only half the adventure

We are more than a whale watching and marine wildlife adventure organization. We are mariners, educators, entertainers, scientists, and conservationists. We have been family-owned and operated since day one.

From our downtown departure locations, we offer industry-leading whale watching tours in Vancouver, Victoria, Telegraph Cove, and Seattle. Prince of Whales is focused on sharing the beautiful and breathtaking coastal waters of British Columbia, its vibrant wildlife, and its rich history.

Half-Day Whale Watching

Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver our high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran will take you on a 3- to 5-hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife ...more

Half-Day Whale Watching

Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 74-person semi-covered, custom-built express cruiser, this adventure will take you on a 3-hour fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing ...more

Zodiac Whale Watching

Departing from downtown Victoria aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing ...more

Zodiac Whale Watching

Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing ...more

Fly-Whales-Fly (Catamaran)

This customizable round-trip adventure will take you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight (Part 1). From here, you’ll board a custom-built 95-passenger, catamaran, embarking on a 3+ hour, fully-guided whale watching and ...more
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Whale & Wildlife Sightings of Telegraph Cove

Exploration, Weekly Blog, Whale Sightings
Telegraph Cove is home to numerous marine mammals, fish and sea life! From the moment we leave the dock we could start seeing wildlife. Wildlife we may get the opportunity to see include: Humpback Whales Killer Whales Dall’s Porpoise Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Stellar Sea Lions Harbour Seals Minke Whales Bald Eagles   Humpback Whales Humpback... Read more »...

Granville Island Getaway

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Before Granville Island became what it is today, it once was used as a local fishing area for First Nations tribes. These are the ancestral lands for three nations; the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Today it is a small tourist mecca offering a range of culture, art, food, shops, entertainment and adventure – the... Read more »...

Tales of Telegraph Cove

Exploration, Promotion, Story, Weekly Blog
Nestled in a bay along the northern coastline of Vancouver Island, on the traditional land of the Namgis First Nation, lies a small village known as Telegraph Cove. The name was coined by Alfred Maemaduke in 1912 and referred to the telegraph lineman’s station that pioneers, loggers and others of industry would use. Today, Telegraph... Read more »...
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  • Reviews

    Freundlich, kompetent und Walsichtungsgarantie Die Fahrt hat sich absolut gelohnt. Wir wurden nicht nur toll betreut und haben viel Interessantes über Wale erfahren, sondern wir haben auch viele Wale wie auch Robben beobachten können. Danke.

    Posted on 7/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Once In A Lifetime Experience! Rush was our skipper!, very knowledgeable, We found Humpback Whales, 3 Orcas one was albino, also witnessed them catch and have a dolphin for Lunch!, This Exceeded anything we would have expected. Ask for Rush when booking, he made our visit a success !

    Posted on 8/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wow! 28th June
    Practically had to step over a Harbour Seal to get into the tour boat, the vessel is obviously an animal magnet. We set off on a calm day with no promises of whale sightings. All the boats in the area are in communication with each other giving the tour every opportunity to view an aquatic creature. Two shy Harbour Porpoise teased us with the briefest of appearances. Then the skipper gives us the nod some boats ahead were already in position. We joined them and the engine was shutdown so as not to disturb the Orcas. Wow, two transit pods (T65a T65b) a total of 16 Orcas what a spectacle. Wow, tail slapping and full breaches they know how to put on a show. The boats are very respectful and maintain a regulated distance as we tracked them, still close enough to see and appreciate these magnificent animals. Our boat was equipped with a hydrophone and the sound of their chatter was played to us over the boats speakers, Wow what a treat. We where very lucky and observe the Orcas for about an hour before we had to move off and head for home. Still buzzing on our way home everyone was on a high. The skipper gives out a cryptic clue and our guide picks up on it straight away. The exhale not obvious at first is spotted and tracked for a short time. The second Grey Whale of the season, another wow! We took nothing for granted we knew we have seen something special on our tour but when the trip guides are moved too and celebrate with each other you know you have had a good experience. Thank you to skipper Aaron and crew we felt safe and comfortable onboard. Impressive trip made even more special by Wilma. Her love for what she does comes over in her commentary, very knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you to the team at Prince of Whales.
    Steve & Sally

    Posted on 7/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    🐳 watching We booked zodiac catamaran to do whale watching
    Great trip for over 3 hrs we were sailing
    2 whales, 2 orcas, sea lions, seals and sea otter were spotted photographed and admired.
    Really knowledgeable and friendly staff.
    Free Blankets, mittens and hats were on the catamaran if you were cold.
    Highly recommended

    Posted on 9/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    So amazing! this trip was my absolute favorite, in fact I went twice. Both times I had the same captain, Chris Bann and the same naturalist, Lili. They were excellent and the second time around I also had Bill Moore as another captain and Valerie and Laura. Very well versed in their job. The first time out, we saw a pod of orca whales, some seals, a bald eagle and a humpback whale named Divit. The second time I saw the same humpback whale. The trip itself was so amazing, I loved the speed of the boat and the waves and all of it. On my second trip I was allowed to see the captain's cabin after they docked and Mr. Bill Moore showed me how they steered the boat into the dock. Thank you all guys. And because I so wanted a souvenir to take home with me, a Prince of Whales hat, the office ordered one for me from the Vancouver office and it was brought over in a boat! How amazing is that!

    Posted on 7/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Experience of a lifetime Prince of Whales Whale Watching and Captain Rush were fantastic! We were on a trip with a group of Grade 7 students (very difficult to impress) and the experience captivated them from beginning to end.

    Captain Rush was knowledgeable, attentive and fun; he really knew his audience. The office staff were very helpful and friendly and got us out to the boat quickly.

    Getting to see a pod of Orcas, sea lions, seals and otters was a highlight of our trip to Victoria.

    We had a nice, calm day and taking pictures with cameras and phones was easy. On a windier/rougher day, it may be difficult and equipment may get wet or damaged.

    Posted on 5/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    So amazing! The crew was fabulous. Give James a raise. Was really hoping to see Orcas but was not at all disappointed because the humpbacks we saw were awesome. Thank you so much for such a once in a lifetime experience.

    Posted on 10/17/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful afternoon trip We had a wonderful trip on the catamaran. The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. You can’t guarantee what will show up Ona trip like this but we saw an abundance including stellar seals, elephant seal, bald eagles, a sea otter, harbour porpoises and the stars of the show about six humpback whales. The best moment was watching the whales rise and dive with no other boats in sight, the engines off and everyone silent. Absolutely magical. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Posted on 7/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Prince of whales - whale watching I went for this experience along with my family and friends. We could see some killer whales and seals. The crew was very friendly, especially Ms Maia who was very enthusiastic in explaining about whales and their features. We enjoyed the trip thoroughly.

    Posted on 6/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Excellent family adventure! An exciting, educational and comfortable adventure with the family. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We spent some quality time with a pair humpback whales, we also saw sea lions, seals and some spectacular scenery. Thanks Prince of Whales team! :)

    Posted on 10/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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