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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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Nestled on Vancouver Island’s northern bounds, Telegraph Cove is an intimate haven for whale watchers and conservationists. A former fishing village, today Telegraph Cove plays host to our quintessential whale watching adventure. Cut through Johnstone Strait’s currents and navigate the Broughton archipelago in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal expert bring the animals’ stories to life.

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 board one of our 12-passenger Zodiacs for our most intimate, adrenalin-pumping whale-watching adventure! Hold on to your hat and brace yourself for a refreshing spray of sea air as your Zodiac takes off alongside harbour planes, cutting through our pristine waters in search of orcas and humpback whales. With a seasoned captain as your guide, you’re in safe hands. 


Starting at$139.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

2022 Season
May 1, 2021 - October 11, 2021
Adults (18+)$139.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$109.00* CAD
Children (7-12)$89.00* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.

About the experience...

  • To ensure your comfort, all-weather exposure suits, hats, gloves and goggles will be provided.
  • Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
  • An exciting ride soaring up to 55 km/h (35 m/h) in a high-speed, open-air, rigid-hull inflatable zodiac.
  • Guided by 1 expert guide, who will also be your boat driver.

Cancellation Policy

Need to cancel or reschedule – no problem! Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure’s departure to reschedule or to cancel (and receive a full refund), no questions asked.

Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Special Deals & Promotional bookings are final sale however they may be rescheduled at no charge with 48 hrs notice. Please be sure to read specific cancellation policies for promotions.

Sometimes things happen that are beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.) and sometimes we may not have enough passengers reserved to justify the emissions we’d create by sailing.  In these situations, we reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure and will reschedule your trip or provide a full refund at your discretion. 

COVID-19 – Should circumstances result in government directions restricting travel we will be happy to reschedule your adventure or provide a full refund.

*Orca Exhibition Cancellation*

While this incredible deal is a final sale your whale watching adventure may be rescheduled at no charge with 48 hrs notice. Your trip to the Royal BC Museum’s Orcas exhibition may be rescheduled in accordance with the Royal BC Museums’ policies and procedures.   

COVID-19 – Should circumstances result in government directions restricting travel we will be happy to reschedule your adventure or provide a full refund.

Prepare For Your Adventure

windbreaker<br />jacket
Warm<br />Sweater
Long<br />Pants
Closed-toe<br />Shoes

It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. We will also provide you with warm all-weather exposure suits to wear on top of your clothes. Gloves & hats will also be available upon request.

It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!

Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 19 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.

The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.

Telegraph Cove Adventure Centre

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada

The Telegraph Cove Adventure Centre is located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Whale Interpretive Centre.

Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.




Do tours run in all types of weather?

Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.

Will we really see whales?

Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.

What happens if we don’t see a whale?

This adventure is covered by our year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!

Are there bathrooms on the Zodiacs?

No, the RHIBs are open-air boats, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the public washrooms (located next to our office) before your departure.

Can I bring a camera on a Zodiac?

Yes! Bring your camera and/or video camera to capture the experience. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag or other waterproof case to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

  • Reviews

    Great experience! Had fun today with Roman, Sharon, and Vanessa. Great crew who work together to make for a fantastic day. Orcas, eagles, and humpbacks were on the list of sightings. Good way to take in the Telegraph Cove area.

    Posted on 7/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Excellent tour The crew James and Amy and the others were great. Amy and James were both very passionate about the wildlife it made you excited too. I couldn't recommend a better tour to take when in Victoria BC

    Posted on 8/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    A great adventure Literally everything was perfect about the Zodiac tour we took. Staff was very nice and helpful. Our guide Jasper was great. He was very professional, friendly and gave a perfect amount of relevant information (instead of going extra blah blah like most guides usually do).

    Posted on 4/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Need for speed fantasic What a fabulous experience! Ray made the trip informative as well as exciting . I thoroughly enjoying learning about Vancouver but it was the boat trip that put a smile on my was exhilarating.Would recommend it to everyone you likes a bit of speed and the sea in your face.

    Posted on 9/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    A well run operation that gets results This is a well run compliant operation from the office staff to the boat crew.

    The vessel is purpose built and gets along.

    We were in the right spot in no time.

    We didn’t wait long before someone spotted something in the water.

    There was “sighting frenzy” at first but more civility crept in after multiple sightings.

    The crew was informative about the whales and other things we saw.

    There were some close views as the whales and the boat did figure-eights.

    I’d like to thank Aaron, Aurora, Rebecca & Thomas for a whale of a time!!!

    Posted on 9/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Fantastic trip with a fantastic team We took by coincidence Price of Whales on a website and they completely met our satisfaction. The team (Lili, Rory and Valerie) were great in answering all the questions you could ask. Each time there was something to see, they came to explain and gave all the information you needed. Special thanks to Rory that send (as promissed) the great shots he had taken during the trip where he saw his first breach of the humpback whale. Super day!

    Posted on 6/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Actually Butchart Gardens, Victoria to Vancouver What an amazing experience! Extremely fun and professional crew. A thrilling two hour ride back to Vancouver. We saw a pod of Orcas and one Humpback. The young naturalists aboard were so excited to share their knowledge they made the trip even more enjoyable. Great trip. Highly recommend this company.

    Posted on 9/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Breathtaking, unforgettable trip We took the zodiac trip, piloted by Scotty. Within a short time we had Dall’s porpoise hunting and playing next to the boat, soon followed by 2 humpbacks, then a raft of Stellar sea lions. Scotty gave a lot of thought as to where we should head to try and spot orcas and his plan paid off, with fantastic views of two pods of orcas including one whale that showed off leaping out of the water. Just as we thought that was the finale to the trip, Scotty received a message that a fin whale - not usually found in these waters - was nearby and after some patient waiting and tracking, we got to view this whale several times. Amazing. Scotty was a great skipper and has a wealth of knowledge about the wildlife. This was a trip of a lifetime and Prince of Whales a great company to have found. Thank you Scotty for delivering more than we could have hoped for! Thoroughly recommend this trip. I hope to return one day!

    Posted on 7/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Awesome! We joined the whale watching tour by Prince of Wales Whale Watching starting from Vancouver @Granville Island and it truly has been one of the most amazing experiences we‘ve ever made. The crew was so friendly and explained everything so clear and informative that we exactly could know what whale we were seeing. And the sightings were absolutely stunning! The humpbacks were swimming close near our boat, dove underneath the boat and one of those jumped! Very curious buddies! That experience plus the beautiful nature of Vancouver and Vancouver Island made it perfect! Thanks a lot again. It was so much fun and gave us goosebumps more than once. :) P.S.: Thanks for the english AND german informations.

    Posted on 9/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Will remember that day for the rest of my life! After a disapointed trip last year from Victoria, the weather conditions were against us, my daughter and I decided to give a second chance on July 5th, 2020. OMG! we had the most unbelievable whale watching day EVER! We saw two packs of killer whales mingling together and they came so close to the boat, along with not one but two Humpbacks joining the packs. Something rarely seen before. They gave us quite the show!
    Shoutout to the crew, they were amazing! I also want to mention that I appreciated the fact that they are respecting the wild life to the fullest. Stopping the boat motors showed me how professional they were and how much they care. They don't stressed the animals and we can watch as long as possible.
    Unfortunately I can't post any pictures cause all I have is an iPhone. This is one of those time where I wish I'd have a GOOD camera! Took great videos though.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you :-)

    Posted on 7/06/2020 via TripAdvisor