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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

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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

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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

    spotted 3 orcas, seals, eagles, a porpoise, awesome staff, greatest of times! we set out on a rather gloomy grey day, and the waters were quite choppy - the staff started telling us they had not spotted whales on their morning trip...
    but the sun started to come out as we were crossing the straight and the magic really happened as 3 orcas showed up, a female with its calf, and a large male that is a bit of a stray orca since he lost his mother
    the member of staff who was with us at the back of the boat, Selina, was fantastic, gave us loads of details and stories about those particular orcas etc.

    the boat respected a safe distance to the animals, and after 30min close to them, we headed back towards Vancouver. On the way back, we stopped near Lighthouse park, spotted a few bald eagles, seals including small pups, and a small porpoise who was just playing around.

    it's been a magical afternoon! and again, great folks!

    Posted on 7/17/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Breathtaking experience! I would say this tour was the highlight during my stay in Victoria. I am speechless,the atmosphere is second to none. A perfect sunny day and the ocean was so tranquil. The whales were not far from us, such a magical experience. This is a must-see attraction in Victoria.

    Posted on 3/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    fantastic We had a superb morning watching orcas and humpback whales.
    The trip was made even better than Wilma who was so knowledgable and incredibly good at communicating her passion.
    To see these beautiful creatures in the wild is simply breathtaking.
    the other crew members were all very professional and pleasant.

    Posted on 9/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    A great experience There are a number of companies offering whale-watching but this place did impress me. Very organized and concerned with safety. There were a number of guides on our boat even though it was not a full tour. Guides are knowledgeable and give the right amount of info.
    Like other companies (I assume), they check in advance to see where the whale activity is so as to have the best chance of success. We saw: orcas, harbor seals, bald eagles, as well as some other birds.
    Here is what sets this place apart. The guides were really great. Seas were choppy and some people were getting seasick; the care and concern they showed was outstanding. Also, they were great with the kids on the trip.
    I would recommend this tour company for sure.

    Posted on 7/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great day out I would definitely recommend this trip. Prince of Wales staff were very friendly, professional and informative. The boat was very comfortable and not over crowded which was great. We didn't get to see orcas but spent a lot of time watching humpback Wales, which swam quite close to the boat. Amazing experience, thanks again for a great day out.

    Posted on 9/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonder on a gray day! As Wilma pointed out, the whales did not care that it was a gray overcast day! We could not have enjoyed our experience more as the Anthony and Sandy put us in perfect position to observe these wonderful creatures. The knowledgable naturalists Wilma, Amy and Camille added greatly to the experience, and we would highly recommend this trip to friends and family.

    Posted on 10/05/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Prince of Whales Whale Watching a Whale of a Time! My whale watching excursion with Prince of Whales surpassed all my expectations. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, well maintained boat and I saw many whales! I had mistakenly booked my excursion for the day I was flying into Vancouver and they graciously allowed me to change the date the day before with no penalty. I highly recommend this company.

    Posted on 9/05/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales galore Fun and enjoyable trip. We had a great time with Prince of Whales! Very knowledgeable staff and lots of whales and seals spotted!

    Posted on 9/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    All at once We were out there in Telegraph Cove on one of their Zodiaks with our guide Andy. After 15 min we spotted the first group of orcas, which came very close to our boat. We had plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the moment. We moved on to the another spot where we could enjoy a group of humpack whales.
    Our guide gave us very interesting background information on the whales and the local area. On the side we also spotted seals and eagles.
    An awesome trip with an awesome guide!

    Posted on 7/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great knowledgeable staff who are always wanting to find whales. We had a great trip - we were able to see a small pod of orca's on our trip to Victoria. The crew went out of their way to find whales for us to view. On board the staff were knowledgeable about the different whales that frequent the area as well as other marine life. The admin team were very helpful when we needed to change some dates around. On our return trip we were fortunate to see a group of approx 15 Orca's which was amazing. The same day, the morning trip had seen 8 humpbanks near the entrance to Victoria Haarbour.

    Posted on 7/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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