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.
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.
This private adventure is a 3 to 3.5-hour fully-guided whale watching & wildlife viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria, on a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat.
Bring your bubble for an amazing adventure!
The boat will be reserved exclusively for your group (up to 12 guests). For private bookings over 12 people please contact 1.888.383.4884
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.
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- 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.
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.
Prepare For Your Adventure
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.