With 14 boats, close to 100 team members and locations in both Vancouver, Victoria and Telegraph Cove, Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures is proudly the largest whale watching company in British Columbia.

With a commitment to education through our ‘floating classrooms’ initiative, local partnerships and variety of vessels catering to a wide range of travel types and adventure seekers, we create opportunities for one of a kind travel experiences throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures and our sister company Sea Vancouver offer versatile options for groups and charters, both large & small. Our fleet consists of 10 open-aired zodiac style vessels, 2 Ocean Magic covered cruisers and 2 purpose-built high-speed luxury catamarans – Salish Sea Dream and Salish Sea Eclipse. Our fleet had a total capacity to accommodate up to 458 guests per departure.

Our sales team look forward to discussing our options and itinerary suggestions with you. We guarantee your guests will have a blast! We know we sure do!

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Group or Charter

Not sure if you are interested in a group or charter?

  • Group

  • Group discounts begin at 10 + for our covered vessels
  • Subject to seasonal tour departures
  • Online promocodes available for specialty groups
  • Mingle with other passengers from all over the world!
  • Charter

  • Private tour for you and your guests
  • Customize your departure times, routes and schedules
  • Additional catering & beverage options available
  • Possible alternate pick up and drop off locations

We Specialize In

Schools &

Welcome aboard our floating classrooms! We offer education rates for accredited facilities, complimentary tours for teachers & chaperone and local school district deals and seasonal offers.


Whether you are hosting an event or attending a conference or convention, we offer a variety of ways delegates can receive exclusive deals and offers on our adventures.


Choose your favourite destinations in the Pacific Northwest and tailor your adventure to suit the needs of your group.


  • Marine Transportation – Pick-up Drop- off Services & Gulf Island Transfers
  • Film and Video Productions
  • Package Tours – Seaplane Flights & Shuttle Bus Services
  • Catered lunches and Liquor Services Available
  • Reviews

    Prince of Whales- whale watching tour We had a great time out on the zodiac, the driver was very knowledgeable and we got to see all types of wildlife. We saw transient orca whales, seals, and bald eagles.

    I would recommend this tour. It was a lot of fun.

    Posted on 3/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Six stars out of five My family [daughter, son-in-law, and 13 y/o granddaughter] and I booked a few days ahead of time [good idea] for the half-day tour. We had the big catamaran which was very comfortable especially for someone who was not about to get into a zodiac!
    Be warned, dress warmly! Even though it was a beautiful warm day in the Inner Harbour, it is COLD when you get moving on the open water. I sat up top at the front for about two hours but during a lull in the activity, I came in to warm up a bit. [even tho I was dressed warmly]
    We weren't out for very long when 2 Humpback whales appeared on the scene. One, it was soon ascertained, was known as "Big Mama". Instead of spouting-off a couple of times and then diving, these 2 were having quite a lovely time and seemed to be seeking out the boat. They swam and cavorted and carried on for at least 30 mins. before we headed off in search of others.
    We went to Race Rocks and saw harbour seals, sea lions, a Stellar sea lion, a sea otter and an interesting bird with orange legs [see photo].
    It was a beautiful day for a boat ride and we all loved this completely exhilarating experience. The staff are professional and friendly and I want to do this tour on a monthly basis, as I live in Victoria. Cannot recommend this enough!!!

    Posted on 7/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic! Today we went on a zodiac with our skipper, Rush. It was really amazing. We saw a big group of humpback whales. Later we saw three killer whales, one was grey (albino whale) They were hunting a dolphin and they got him. Really crazy to see from so nearby. Rush gave us a lot of information and was a great skipper! The weather was great and the boat ride was really fantastic!

    Posted on 8/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    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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    Exciting and Educational! This was one of our best days out in Victoria! We chose the morning whale watching trip and we were thoroughly treated to a few pods of whales feeding in the bay. Once we reached a point far from the shore, we started spotting whale activity and we were entertained for the next hour! Pods of whales were feeding, diving and surfacing in the general area so the captain was able to direct the catamaran as close as possible while still being safe for the whales, making sure we didn't disturb them during their feeding. This was mid-August, so it was the height of their feeding season. We were delighted! We also were treated to a view of loads of seals resting or playing on a nearby island. It was a magical day for all of our family and it was some of the best spent hours of our lives!

    Posted on 8/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Zodiac Trip We had a great 3+ hours on the Prince of Whales zodiac tour in the early afternoon. The skipper was brilliant - friendly, knowledgeable & created a nice atmosphere. We were lucky enough to see transient orcas, residents and humpbacks - absolutely incredible and at times we didn’t know where to look as they were everywhere around us! Would recommend, and would happily use again.

    Posted on 8/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales! Whales! Whales! Wow! 11 Humpbacks in one 4+ hour tour. Breaching, pectoral waiving, and flukes up in the air. The boat from which our viewing was possible was fast and very stable. The crew were all very knowledgeable and added a great deal of insight into what we were all seeing. Wilma was our naturalist and she was fantastic.

    Posted on 9/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Just Amazing!! Today we went on the afternoon sail of whale watching! We were running a bit behind finding parking and with my grandma who is a bit slower of walking, we called and explained our situation and that we would be there and the staff said not a problem! We got down to the boat by 12:10. The staff were so friendly and understanding to help us in anyway possible!! Remarkable!! Captain Chris and the crew were just amazing! The amount of whales we saw today even impressed the crew! We saw about 8 different whales today! Suck knowledgeable staff and all around amazing!! Thank you thank you thank!! Definitely will be back!!

    Posted on 7/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale Watch Tour to Victoria with visit to Butchart Gardens Had a great time! Got to see some very interesting wild life including some Humpback whales and the onboard naturalists were top notch. Along with the visit to Victoria and the Butchart Gardens, it was a memorable day. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Posted on 8/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    A once in a lifetime experience the crew is so dedicated to ensuring a great experience. Sandy was vigilant in spotting the whales and they were all so enthusiastic and informative. we saw orca and humpback and seals and eagles...bouchart gardens are world class. ensure you take the 2:00 shuttle to allow enough time to time them before the boat arrives. this trip is worth the price. boat was state of the art and none of us experienced any motion sickness. the trip exceeded all our expectations !

    Posted on 8/28/2019 via TripAdvisor

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