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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, (floatcoats) 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.   


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

    10/10 would whale again Been with these guys before and will go back! We were lucky to find some transient orcas just outside of the harbour. Captain Arron did great locating the whales and getting us a great view without disturbing the whales. Wilma had all kinds of interesting facts to share while we travelled and when we were stopped to watch. We saw some harbour seals on a haul out and a few bald eagles as well. The semi covered boat was great because of the nice weather, but the indoor option was nice in case we ended up with worse weather. Be sure to bring a wind breaker and a sweater to keep warm while the boat is at top speed. They do have blankets and warm drinks as well as sun screen in case you forget.

    Posted on 7/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Fantastic Whale Watching Experience Absolutely fantastic whale watching experience. The staff were so knowledgeable and so excited when spotting animals. We got so much information about the whales and other animals we were seeing. The staff went the extra mile every step of the way. We saw humpback, minke and killer whales! Porpoises and eagles. Had a look round the islands. Really recommend this tour company. They help everyone see and point things out for you. Such a great outing. They even extended it abit as there wasn't anyone booked on the later tour. Went with a mate and now we both know what to look for to spot whales!

    Posted on 7/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing whale watching experience!! Worth every penny!! My 6 year old and myself went and had the best afternoon ever!! Saw so many orcas...sea lions,eagles and other wildlife. Options to sit on upper or lower area of boat, great views and protected from the elements. Wonderful staff, very knowledgeable and great with the kids on the boat. We could not have asked for more!! I was skeptical about the cost and what we may or may not see but I would go again in a heartbeat!! I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Victoria!!

    Posted on 4/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing and informative experience. We were so glad that we went whale watching. It wasn't the cheapest activity but seeing as some of the money goes towards conservation then that was fine by us. We went with the mindset that we'd be pleased with whatever we saw and we got very lucky as we we're able to follow a pod of orca as well as seeing humpback whales. The staff were brilliant in particular Mike the captain and Jen the first mate who was on hand to answer any questions and show us pictures of the orcas that we had just seen. Jen was also brilliant with the children on board. I would definitely recommend this to any nature lovers.

    I would just ensure that you leave plenty of time to get from Downtown to Granville Island if you weren't getting a taxi as it's a good walk + short bus boat across to the island.

    Posted on 8/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing experience This is a must-do experience in Vancouver! My partner and I were only in town for about two days and we’re both so glad we dedicated half a day to this tour! The Prince of Whales boat is the perfect size and the crew was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw a pod of transient orcas (killer whales) and learned so much about them. We also saw seals and bald eagles and the scenery was unbelievable. We loved Jen, the first mate, and Aaron, the captain—they made the experience very special! Thank you!!

    Posted on 8/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Excellent Tour We saw a group of 4 humpback whales. Our Tour guide was a blonde(can’t remember her name) she was very informative and you could really tell she loved her job. She knew the names of the Whales and pulled out a catalogue to share. Amazing trip and I would recommend this to anyone.

    Posted on 9/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Best Vancouver excursion! We had a fantastic time on board! Stu and the crew did an incredible job from start to finish. They were super knowledgeable, professional and fun. I'd recommend Prince of Whales to anyone looking for adventure in Vancouver.

    Posted on 9/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Superb Absolutely excellent experience. The staff are all highly professional and knowledgeable. They worked hard to ensure we found some whales and then spent a long time watching them and enjoying the experience for as long as possible. The team clearly love what they do and sharing it with visitors. Absolutely first class experience.

    Posted on 7/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Could not do more We were booked to sail from Victoria. PoW had already helped us out by rescheduling our sailing as we had a large school group split between two locations and could not make the published departure times. When one of our buses was a no- show PoW did everything they could to delay again but eventually had to depart when we realised we would be an hour late! They then organised an alternative departure for us to fit with our return to the mainland 2 days later. Having whale watched somewhere in the region of ten times previously, this was the best trip ever with close up sightings of many whales, in particular huge humpbacks. The students loved their experience and rated it the best trip of their 12 day stay in BC.
    THis was my 6th time of dealing with PoW and whilst they have always been excellent, I have to say that the professionalism and support of the front of house staff was extraordinarily good during a potentially stressful situation. The crew on board were once again fabulous and dealt with our party size (60) in a friendly and caring manner contributing to a fabulous experience for all involved. I rarely write reviews but the latest experience with PoW was one of, if not the best sightseeing experiences I have had in organising over 30 international school trips. From start to finish the staff were so accommodating and professional that PoW now have an extremely loyal customer for the future.
    Thank you on behalf of the staff and students for such a great experience.

    Posted on 11/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Tails up! Originally I booked thinking it was to see Orca's but I learned it was not the season for it. But the captain was able to find us some humpback whales in the nearby area and showed us some other interesting points where California seals meet. It was not as bumpy as i thought. I did not need any Dramamine!

    Posted on 7/09/2020 via TripAdvisor