Prince of Whales COVID-19

March 30, 2021

UPDATE September 12th, 2021
As of September 13th by order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. While we are not currently mandated to require vaccinations aboard our vessels we do strongly encourage the vaccine for the health and safety of our loved ones. If you are looking for more information about where you can get the vaccine please visit –
As of July 1st, we are now in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan.
 As of August 9th, the USA border is open to Fully-Vaccinated people.

BC is in Step 3 of its Restart Plan and is thrilled to welcome visitors from across Canada and the USA for safe and responsible travel in the province.

We look forward to welcoming back fully vaccinated American visitors as of August 9, and fully vaccinated visitors from other countries who meet the entry criteria starting September 7.

If they meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada. Find out if you can enter Canada, here.

Canada wide travel is now allowed and encouraged! Join us in exploring the vast beauty our coast has to offer. 


COVID-19 rules and service update. 

General ship rules:

In order for the continued protection of the health and safety of our crew and passengers who may not yet be vaccinated or may be immuno-compromised

  1. Follow the instructions of our Captain and crew at all times.
  2. Masks are mandatory for all passengers and crew while in the cabin of the Salish Sea class vessels.
  3. Masks are mandatory for all passengers and crew in the covered cabin on Ocean Magic class vessels.
  4. Masks are no longer mandatory on Zodiac tours; however, we do ask that guests wear masks while indoors in our office and suit-up room.
  5. We continue to operate with an additional crew member on board to ensure COVID sanitation procedures.

Service Specific Notices:

ON-BOARD PANTRY (Ocean Magic and Salish Sea Class vessels)

We will not be serving food on board any of our vessels. Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. 

We will continue to provide complimentary hot drinks. Guests are responsible for disposing of their cups in our designated recycle bin on board. 

We encourage you to bring a water bottle. Should you need to refill it during the trip, our crew will be happy to assist you. 

WASHROOMS (Ocean Magic and Salish Sea Class vessels)

Our on-board washrooms will be open. Washrooms will have hand sanitizer, hand soap, and visible instructions for proper hand washing. Our crew will be cleaning the washrooms every 30 minutes during the trips.


To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we will not be providing fleece blankets, hats, or gloves on board our Ocean Magic and Salish Sea Class vessels. Please bring your own warm layers (it gets cold on the water!). Blankets are a great item to bring in order to stay cozy on our spacious, outdoor decks.


We will continue to provide on board books and catalogues for guests to read during the trip. We will be limiting our educational material to those which the crew can properly sanitize between trips.


Guests will still be provided Transport Canada approved safety equipment on our Zodiac (RHIB) vessels. Flotation suits and life jackets will be set aside for 72 hours after each use. We ask that Zodiac guests bring their own fleece hats and gloves. Ours will remain available for those who need them, and they will be laundry washed after each use.


Our crew will be properly trained on COVID-19 sanitation protocols. Our captains will ensure vessels are safely clean before guests step on board. The crew will adhere to a cleaning schedule throughout the duration of the trip. All of our vessels will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of each day.


We ask that all guests refer to our updated CHECK-IN procedures. We ask guests to refrain coming to our indoor office unless absolutely necessary.


Masks are no longer required on Prince of Whales Adventures except in the cabin of the Salish Sea class vessels.

We are fortunate to have shared our 2020 season with wonderful guests and staff. We are eternally thankful to our team for maintaining industry-leading COVID protocols, and to our guests for adhering to these measures. Even with our faces covered, there were smiles all around, and lifetime memories made. We never take for granted our beautiful backyard and look forward to safely sharing 2021 with you.


Check out our informative video that outlines how we retooled our vessel operations. With the most modern and spacious vessels in the market, our boats are the best choice for your health and safety.