Set Sail on an Exciting New Career in Transformational Tourism

With passionate staff from all over the world, there exists one unifying love. The love goes beyond ocean wildlife tours. Every staff member is dedicated to the education and preservation of our oceans and the abundant life it holds. Their goal is to touch each and every customer through education and engagement, resulting in true stewards of the sea.

We credit our success to our dedicated and hard working 100+ employees. From the very beginning, we have been committed to hiring the most qualified and inspired personalities in the industry. As a result, we have formed a unique culture that keeps people coming back. This is what makes Prince of Whales one of the most dynamic and exciting places to work. Interested in joining the POW family?

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Why Join Our Crew?


“A fantastic company to begin or grow your career in tourism, while meeting people from around the world with a passion for the BC coast and local marine life!”

Erin / Guest services

Our people are what make Prince of Whales, Prince of Whales.

We invest in our people

  • We promote from within whenever possible
  • We provide opportunities for internal advancement
  • We provide sponsorship and support in the pursuit of advanced certifications

It’s our livelihood

  • We grow and get better every year
  • We care deeply about the work that we do
  • We all share a common vision
  • We believe that we can all be part of the solution
Killer Whale Breaching - Prince of Whales - Orca

Industry Perks

  • We are part of the Vancouver Tourism Challenge
  • We get amazing discounts at our partner attractions & other local business
  • We provide opportunities to attend exciting industry events
  • We have fantastic Friends & Family rates on whale watching

Career Pathways

We provide a great place for great people to work!

We like to recognize our hard working, passionate crew & offer opportunities for further training, career advancement and a variety of pathways within our organization.

Meet Anthony,

This is his path from Naturalist to:

150 Ton Master

2011 Naturalist
2012 60 Ton First Mate
2014 60 Ton Master
2016 150 Ton Chief Mate
2018 150 Ton Master

“If someone had mentioned to me during my interview that I’d one day be driving a 150 Ton vessel with the company, I would have laughed.”

Meet Sandy,

This is her path from Deckhand/Naturalist to:

150 Ton Chief Mate

1999 Naturalist
2009 60 Ton First Mate
2019 150 Chief Mate

“It’s been an amazing adventure so far. I love going out on the ocean, never really knowing what this beautiful area will reveal to us each day. Working for Prince of Whales has allowed me to share my passion for the sea with visitors from all around the world.”

Meet Jennifer,

This is her path from Deckhand/Naturalist to:

60 Ton First Mate

2010 Naturalist
2014 60 Ton First Mate
2015 Online Reputation Manager
2016 Unrestricted SVMO

“It’s not common that people with a biology degree actually end up working in biology, never mind doing something as stimulating, thrilling, and fun as whale watching! It’s a dream come true!”

Meet Hannah,

This is her path from Guest Service Agent to:

Bookkeeper & Admin Supervisor

2015 Guest Service Agent
2017 Guest Service Team Leader
2019 Admin Assistant
2021 Bookkeeper & Admin Supervisor

“What started as a summer Co-op placement through the University of Victoria, my time at Prince of Whales has given me so many opportunities to grow and learn new skills!”

Your adventure awaits

Meet our crew in person, and experience the Salish Sea, its orcas and humpback whales from their eyes.

Find your adventure