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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.

Starting at $109* CAD / Adult Learn More
2020 Season
June 19th - September 13th, 2020
Adult (18+) $130* CAD
Youth (13-17) $105* CAD
Child (2-12) $95* CAD
2021 Season
June 1st - September 13th, 2021
Adult (18+) $135* CAD
Youth (13-17) $105* CAD
Child (7-12) $95* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.


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.

Did you know? Telegraph Cove is one of the final boardwalk settlements left on Vancouver Island.

What To Bring

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!

Departure Location

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.


Know Before You Book

  • 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.

  • Reviews

    So many whales! The Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure was awesome!! The crew was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I liked that the naturalists rotated between spots on the boat so that we got to hear their unique perspectives. They were clearly all very passionate about marine biology and they were equally as excited as the guests when we saw a baby orca swimming next to its mom! We lucked out and saw both humpback whales and a pod of orcas. Highly recommend!

    Posted on 10/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Whale watching Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat. Saw orcas, seals, bald headed eagles, only 1 humpback a long way away. Altogether a fantastic experience.

    Posted on 12/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Best Whale Watching Experience Great staff who are very knowledgable and obviously care a lot about the conservation of the wild life and that the customers enjoy the experience. One huge orca breached right next to the 12 seater speed boat which was amazing.

    Definitely an experience I would recommend to everybody.

    It is cold out there so wrap up!

    Posted on 1/06/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Unforgettable!!!! Went out on this trip today, July 11.
    Although it was a very overcast day we had an amazing time.
    We were impressed with how all Covid 19 precautions were followed and the clear explanation of this to guests.
    Safety instructions were also every clear.
    All the staff were AWESOME and so knowledgable, I learnt so much even though I have lived here almost my whole life.
    We were lucky enough to see two seperate grey whale mothers with their calves, so special and we also saw four more grey's and seals etc., amazing.
    I feel so lucky to have had this experience, one of those times when you put the camara down and just be in the moment, so special. I can not recommend this enough. All my visitors to town will be headed to Prince of Whales for sure. I have gone whale watching in the past but I recommend Prince of Whales by far, their attention to detail was noticable which made for this an unforgettable experience.
    I did not see any orcas so I guess I'll just have to go again😊 then I can to cross the off my list too. I will be back.
    Thank you again to all the staff!!

    Posted on 7/11/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great afternoon on the water with the wildlife Excellent boat and crew. Lucked out and spent our maximum allowed time with three hump back whales (2 adults and a calf), before returning to the city via creeks and inlets to see seals and a couple of bald eagles. Great memories!

    Posted on 8/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    It took a while to find the Orcas but it was a great experience! I went on the 08:30AM half day tour. The guides were very knowledgable and i got lots of information from them. The scenery we saw before finding any orcas was stunning. I brought my DSLR with me and got some really good shots. It took a good few hours to find the orcas but when we found them we got a great view of lots of orcas, we also saw sea lions and a eagle fly overhead. If you are trying to get some good pictures you will need a high focal length, i brought a 70-300mm lens with me and could have done with a little more, maybe a 400mm. Overall it was a great experience, i'm not going to forget any time soon.

    Posted on 7/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great whale sightseeing and the gardens are gorgeous. Make time to do this> The flowers and gardens are wonderful! We also had high tea and enjoyed it immensely!

    Posted on 9/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Beautfiul day on the water A perfect day out with a great crew. The sun was shining and the water smooth. We headed out of False Creek towards Howe Sound and up as far north as Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Along the way, we stopped to see harbour seal mums and pups hauled out, cormorants and glaucous-winged gulls and their fuzzy chicks. Crossing the Salish Sea we came across a lazy crew of Stellar sea lions enjoying the day as much as us. A guest made the first humpback sighting, and the naturalists were able to identify specific animals. Over our time floating nearby we observed a range of behaviour and the naturalists share more about the animals' life cycles, migration, history and threats. A small group of porpoises cruised through to round off the marine mammal sightings. On the way back to the dock, we paused near Lighthouse Park to see the swimmers, slackliners and eagles resting in the trees. Thank you Anthony, Sandy, Rory, James and Hannah for a fantastic afternoon.

    With careful COVID processes in place and decreased numbers aboard, this is the year for locals to take advantage of what's in our own backyard!

    Posted on 7/12/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Perfect We took the whale watching trip with guides Amy and James - knowledgeable, helpful and extremely personable. There are no words to describe how wonderful the trip was. Humpbacks, 3 Orca pods, Seals and Bald Eagles.

    Posted on 8/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Zodiac Tour Zodiac Tour gebucht und viele Wahle gesehen. Orcas und Buckelwahle. Der Skipper für weit und in die Nähe der Inseln der USA. Niemand anders hat den weg auf sich genommen. Dort hatten wir das Glück, viele Buckelwahle zu sehen. Super Tour.

    Posted on 7/31/2019 via TripAdvisor


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 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.

Cancellation Policy

*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*

This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.

We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).