Free Photo Package

Every whale watching adventure taken on our enclosed catamarans in Victoria includes a free Hi-Res photo package taken by our talented naturalists. This package will be sent to you as soon as your tour ends. Coming to Vancouver and Telegraph Cove soon!

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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 tour. Suit up in a Mustang Survival Suit, take a selfie, and get on ...more

Fly-Whales-Fly (Catamaran)

DUE TO CURRENT B.C. GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS THIS PACKAGE IS UNAVAILABLE BETWEEN APRIL 24 AND MAY 24. 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 ...more
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Prince of Whales COVID-19

Education, Video Blog
UPDATE APRIL 20th 2021  How do the new BC public health orders affect your tour?  In an effort to stem the growing spread of COVID-19 and save lives, the BC Government has prohibited Non-Essential Travel between Health regions between April 23-May 24th. Essential Travel does not include travelling for leisure. The province has asked tourism... Read more »...

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

Exploration, Promotion, Story, Weekly Blog
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 »...
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  • Reviews

    The best crew in the Strait I cannot recommend Prince of Whales highly enough, they are fantastic! Our first trip saw very little whale action, so the team made the decision to offer us the "whale sighting guarantee", but it wasn't for lack of trying on their part - the whole team is very knowledgable, and they go to great lengths to engage all of their visitors on the ecology and topography of the Georgia Strait, no matter the trickiness of the question. Our second visit was just as warm and welcoming as the first, with the excellent wildlife sightings we'd been hoping for! Several feeding humpbacks regularly breaching, sea lions, seals, eagles, ospreys, even a river otter, we were spoiled for choice.
    The team really go above and beyond to make every trip special for every guest, and the boat is exceptionally comfortable, even in less than ideal weather conditions. I can honestly say I'd sail with Prince of Whales every day if I could!

    Posted on 7/17/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    terrific sailed on 3rd oct this year into a glorious sight of massive tankers sitting in the bay and motored down to see sea lions basking on rocks before setting off to see the whales.

    marvellous sightings of two Whales constantly arching and diving showing off the flukes.
    a good hours viewing before leaving to see another nearer to the coast.

    travelled later around Bowen island where we saw Harbour seals laving on the island.

    a fantastic trip with very knowledgeable crew would not hesitate to recommend.

    Posted on 10/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Procurando o que fazer Encontramos a agência enquanto andávamos por Granville. Entramos e fomos tão bem recebidos que decidimos fazer o passeio de meio dia para a observação de baleias. O passeio por si só foi ótimo. O staff do barco foi tão atencioso em dar informações e pacientes na espera das baleias, que quando elas apareceram foi uma festa no barco. Muito bom mesmo. Obrigada, Aurora, Becky e companhia!

    Posted on 7/14/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic Trip! I went on a Whale Watching Tour on the Ocean Magic on July 15 with Captain Roman and then Rebecca was our naturalist. Roman did a great job getting us close to the whales and lined up nicely to get good photos out of the way of other boats while staying a safe distance away While traveling between different areas, and whenever we saw wildlife, Rebecca was extremely informative and helpful giving facts, identifying the different whales, and answering all questions! She is clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about her job and the whales and it really showed. I had never seen whales before going out with Prince of Whales and it was a great first experience; I would highly recommend to others!

    Posted on 7/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic Great experience from start to finish
    Booked a trip on a zodiac
    Had to change times no Problem
    Checked in suited up the lady guessed our sizes correctly
    Tips about being cold on the water were great
    Weather was rainy but the trip was fun we didn’t see many whales but our guide is was awesome
    Offered that we could take another trip for free but we felt like we had a great trip we saw grey wales & sea lions
    We have used this company for many years & never been disappointed

    Posted on 9/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watching Excellent, well thought out operation. Easy to book through the website, customer service was great in assisting me with a problem of my own making on my booking. The tour itself was well run, was respectful to the wildlife we encountered and we spent the right amount of time in the right places. The Naturalists onboard were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subject, and it was great to see them as excited as the guests on occasion when the whales put on a show. It was a cold clear day, my only regret is not wrapping up slightly more to keep out the cold. The included coffee did help with this. Would definitely book again next time in Vancouver.

    Posted on 10/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fun and Informative for all ages! WOW!! Days later I am still blown away. What a truly amazing experience my friend and I had with this tour company.
    The staff on the boat were Aaron,Selena,Aurdra and Wilma who were all friendly and accommodating during the excursion never failing to offer hot beverages the entire trip. My friend and I sat on the top deck with Wilma who was just lovely and filled with knowledge and smiles. She had a great personality and taught us SOOOO much about the whales , specifically the group of Orcas we were able to see for an hour!!! Not only that, she also had so much to teach us about the other wild life, surrounding islands and the local flora and fauna. In comparison to the other whale watching companies Prince of whales seemed to have the bigger better boats. I am Sooo happy i was able to experience this. As a travel agent i would 10/10 recommend this to my clients :)

    Posted on 7/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Very interesting and informative Spent about five hours on the water. Saw 4 orcas (killer whales) and learned a great many things about them. Saw sea lions sunning on buoy markers and tons of seals. We also saw at least two bald eagles, one very close. The naturalists on board were very good and very informative. I would highly recommend it especially for families.

    Posted on 7/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    A wonderful time My wife and I went out on this tour and we both enjoyed it very much. The water going out and coming back into Victoria was choppy due to the winds being up that day, but neither of us found that to be all that bad.

    We spotted a humpback that the crew identified for us as being a female named Divot. The crew was very knowledgeable and let everyone know what to look for.both when we were watching the whale and later when we sailed past the bird sanctuary.

    At the end of the tour a map was produced that showed everyone where we had traveled and where we had spotted the wildlife during the tour.

    Overall it was a wonderful experience that we would recommend to anyone.

    Posted on 6/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Whale of a time I feel terrible for just writing this review now but I was in Vancouver in August and decided to spend one of my mornings whale watching. After doing some research I decided that this was the business to book through and I am so glad that I did. Our crew, Aurora, Selina, Craig & Captain Ian were amazing. The ladies were each so knowledgable and and informative. The passion they have for what they do was very evident. They were even compassionate when a child became sea sick. The water was. bit rough going out but the crew made us feel at ease. We not only saw humpback whales but also orcas. I am originally from Vancouver but had never done this before and I am so glad that I did. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend them to everyone!

    Posted on 12/02/2019 via TripAdvisor