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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 tour. PLUS ORCAS EXHIBITION: Free at checkout with promo code FREEORCA ...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 MAY 25th, 2021  How do the 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 until June 15th.Recreational travel within your health region is allowed and encouraged. Dr. Henry has approved travel within your... 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

    Whale Watching Excellent We enjoyed the Whale Watching Tour. Their new boat was comfortable. The staff were extremely knowledgeable, especially Lili. While out, we saw eight Orcas; amazing. On the way back to shore we were treated to hot chocolate. Wonderful day!!!!

    Posted on 6/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome vistas and whales a plenty ! Thank you for a very enjoyable day sightseeing and tracking down the whales for a splendid cruise on a sunny November day. Amy, James and all the crew showed very good understanding of the area and the wales and other wildlife we came upon.

    Posted on 11/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Half day whale watching from Victoria We had a wonderful trip with Prince of Whales 18 years after going on our first trip with them! All aspects of the organsisation were fantastic and straight forward from checking in to getting kitted out and the actual trip itself. Our guide, Valerie was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the wildlife and environment not just the many hump back whales we saw. The kids, aged 14 & 16 loved going full speed and hitting the waves. I would consider this trip good value for money and would recommend it.

    Posted on 8/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    New Boat We went on on their new boat and it was very comfortable. The staff were very informative and we got to see lots of whales and other sea life.

    Posted on 6/28/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic Excursion - Highlight of Our Trip to Vancouver. It was the first time we had seen whales in the wild. Wilma's detailed description of the whales' biology, behavior and history was fantastic. Her enthusiastic commentary enriched the entire experience. Don't miss this trip. It is worth every penny!

    Posted on 10/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Day Out Really enjoyed our day with Mar and Roya looking for whales on the way to Victoria and back to Vancouver. We saw Humpback Whales on the way out and Orcas on the way back. Victoria was neat and Butchart Gardens were superb. Cracking trip. Recommended.

    Posted on 7/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    1st time whale whatcher Had a great afternoon on 11th Sept with Stu and Amy who were very informative, friendly and helpful. Got to see pod of orca, sealions and a shy hump back whale. Made our day. Thank you, would definitely recommend this trip. If you go to Canada you need to include a whale trip with this good company.

    Posted on 9/25/2019 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 day! What a great day on the water! It was chillier than expected up on top, but that is where the viewing is best! We saw multiple Humpbacks and also a pod of Orcas, plus seals, sea lions, bald eagles, etc... Craig was wonderful, but ask him questions so he shares all that he knows. The captain, Ian, did a great job of letting both sides of the boat have great views. My only complaint was that rude tourists kept standing up and blocking the view. My suggestion: Give them one warning, then throw them overboard! Remember to tip your crew. They live on your generosity! Couldn’t be more satisfied!

    Posted on 8/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales & Fly - Amazing day ! An amazing day with the Prince of Whales team, we traveled with 2 adults and two children (10 & 12) from Vancouver to Victoria, then back to Vancouver by seaplane.
    We were only in Vancouver two days and this trip enabled us to see more than we thought given it starts from Granville Island in the morning, the Public Market is a must! and we arrived back in Vancouver harbor which is also a must-see.
    The staff where fantastic from start to finish and Yes, we did see two types of whale within 250 meters of our boat.
    The team then dropped us in Victoria another little gem and must-see location before our amazing flight back to Vancouver harbor.
    All in all, this trip made our family holiday, the team where great, we received a call the day before to confirm everything which was a nice unexpected touch!

    Advise - Take a coat, sunscreen and some snacks for the kids as it’s windy out at sea and you're on the boat from 8 am till 12:30 pm. Amazing well-organised trip would recommend A+

    Posted on 8/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
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