Take to the sea and sky on this fully customizable tour from Vancouver to Victoria and back! You’ll step aboard a seaplane from Vancouver’s downtown, taking in sweeping views of the Salish Sea and its windswept archipelagos. Landing in Victoria, you’ll step aboard our state-of-the-art catamaran with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows in search of orcas and humpback whales. And when you’ve had your fill of sea air, you’ll catch a seaplane back to Vancouver.


Part 1 – Seaplane Flight from Vancouver to Victoria
8:20 AM Check-in for your seaplane flight
9:00 AM Departure from downtown Vancouver
~9:35 AM Arrival into downtown Victoria

Part 2 – Half-Day Whale Watching (Victoria, BC)
12:00 PM Check-in for whale watching adventure in Victoria
12:30 PM Departure. Whale & marine wildlife watching
~4:30 PM Return to downtown Victoria. Free time

Part 3 – Seaplane Flight from Victoria to Vancouver
5:20 PM Check-in for your return seaplane flight
6:00 PM Departure from downtown Victoria
~6:35 PM Arrival into downtown Vancouver

This customizable round-trip adventure will take you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight (Part 1). From here, you’ll board a custom-built 95-passenger, catamaran, embarking on a 3+ hour, fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour (Part 2). The return journey consists of a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver (Part 3).

Starting at$515.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

2021 Season
Year Round
Adults (12+)$515.00* CAD
Children (2-11)$315.00* CAD
Infants (0-1)FREE
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

  • Roundtrip scenic seaplane flights Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver over the Gulf Islands (35 minutes each way)
  • Fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Opportunity to observe different species of whales in the wild, sea birds and other marine wildlife. Guided by 3-4 Transport Canada certified marine naturalists.
  • 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.
  • The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
  • Free time to explore downtown Victoria at your leisure.
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
  • Customize your adventure. Book as a day tour or split up over 2 or more days.

Cancellation Policy

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

This adventure has a hassle-free 72-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 72 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.

Seaplane flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather conditions.

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. 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!

Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only (no credit/debit cards accepted) but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.

Government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required to check in for the seaplane part of this adventure.

The boat used for this adventure as well as seaplanes are not wheelchair accessible.

Luggage up to 25 lbs (11 kg) is accepted on all flight routes at no additional charge.

Harbour Air – Vancouver Harbour Terminal

1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada

Please check-in with Harbour Air agent inside the terminal 40 minutes before your adventure start.

Government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required to check-in.




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 Catamarans?

Yes! The catamarans are equipped with two airline-style washrooms.

Do passengers often feel seasick?

No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.

Are there snacks or beverages on board?

Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.

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

    Whales Galore! My daughter and I enjoyed every minute of it. Wilma’s fun attitude and extreme knowledge of the local flora and fauna was so appreciated. She and Captain Ian, Olivia and Selena were very pleasant and helpful in pointing out various animals and places of interest. We saw bald eagles, harbor seals and three families of orca whales. The day was perfect

    Posted on 7/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Our awesome experience Amazing experience! Our crew found us amazing spots with Orcas and sea lions!
    The pilot and staff were all so calm and Knowledgeable. This is a definite must do if you are visiting Vancouver! Prince of Whales is the way to go!! Thank you!!

    Posted on 9/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing experience... This was a really great tour where we saw allot of whales and other marine wild life. I can really recommend this tour.

    Posted on 9/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watching adventure Incredible experience, Roya was particularly knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Posted on 7/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Tour-A must do! The tour was a blast. We ended up seeing two humpback whales and 5 orcas. They do a great job of entertaining you with information when we were on the boat both around the animals and when we were out looking for more. Our crew consisted of Lili, Rory, Bill, Chris and Laura who were all excellent, very knowledgable and great at conveying information in a way that was accessible and exciting. Rory even offered to send his own personal pictures which was a great touch. Definitely recommend this company for whale watching!

    Posted on 6/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing! Do not miss this trip. We were unusually lucky in that we had a female humpback whale take an interest in our boat, hence these photos that were taken with my iPhone! The long telephoto lense on my “proper” camera was virtually useless 😂 We also saw two pods of Orca meet and play, with youngsters too. It was an unforgettable experience. The crew knew where to find the animals and were so informative (and friendly). The Orca were about 200m away, which is the safe/required distance but when the Humpback came to investigate us the engines were switched off and we waited until she got bored! We saw Bald Eagles and seals too. We covered 92 nautical miles and were out for nearly 5 hours, The boat has simple refreshments and 2 heads, so is fine to be on for so long and absolutely worth it!! I know we were particularly lucky, but talking to locals it seems these guys have a fantastic hit rate, so you are almost certain to see whales. Part of your ticket price and refreshments cost go to support marine conservation. Highly recommended

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great fun with family We went whale watching with out 5 year old in month of July. The entire crew made sure our experience was enjoyable and memorable. They went above and beyond in giving us pleasurable experience throughout our 4.15 hr trip. Crew was passionate and knowable about what they were doing and kept us guided throughout the experience. Captain Aaron was nice enough to welcome my 5 year into his cabin and make him understand functionality of how it works and let him handle it for a while.

    Couldn’t recommend enough.

    Posted on 7/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing and beautiful experience This is something everyone should experience if they can. What a wonderful world indeed. Wildlife and nature I was able to be with as one. Wilma our naturalist made that trip for all of us. So much passion for what she does! The sharing, caring and humour was so real and all encompassing. The knowledge came thru in a fun and interesting way. I loved the whole thing! The time went by so fast! Big thank-you to Aaron our captain as well, her was able to suss out lots of great sightings for us. Thank-you so much :)

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Really special Amazing whale-watching trip out of Vancouver. Super-convenient and easy to book/get to. Comfortable boat but best of all is the awesome, engaging, informed staff. We saw humpback whales, sea lions, seals and some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. But the real credit goes to the staff: Anthony, Wilma, Sandy, James and Camille really made it a super-memorable experience. One tip: wrap up warm!

    Posted on 10/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing Zodiac Experience This is our first time on a whale watching tour. It started with the pleasant check-in staff and lead to the tour. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Captain George was fantastic and knew where to go to see some amazing whales, along with other wildlife. His knowledgeable and has a excellent personality. All of which rounded out our experience. I would highly recommend the zodiac experience!

    Posted on 8/10/2019 via TripAdvisor