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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).

$530
Starting at $479* CAD / Adult Learn More
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2020 Season
July 1st - November 1st, 2020
Adult (18+) $530* CAD
Youth (13-17) $530* CAD
Child (7-12) $315* CAD
2021 Season
March 27th - November 1st, 2021
Adult (18+) $530* CAD
Youth (13-17) $530* CAD
Child (7-12) $315* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Experience

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.

Did you know? Harbour seals are our most abundant marine mammal.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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

What To Bring

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.

Departure Location

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.

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Know Before You Book

  • 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.

  • 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

    Beautiful morning trip with lots of whales Had a great trip with my lovely wife on our wedding anniversary on the new catamaran. The crew were excellent and the trip was awesome. We saw a pod of 8 orcas and three humpbacks as well as an island full of sea lions. Laura was our deck guide. She shared her extensive knowledge and clear passion for the subject matter with us which made the trip even more enjoyable and educational. We went on the morning trip which I would recommend.

    Posted on 8/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Wonderful afternoon Had a great 3 hour late afternoon trip. Staff were pleasant and informative. Spent time identifying individual whales and letting us listen to whales ‘talking ‘ by hydrophone. Spotted orcas and humpback and saw the biggest salmon ever in its natural habitat. Thank you Andy & staff for a memorable trip

    Posted on 8/11/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing experience Amazing whale watching experience today. We did see 4-5 Orca families playing like crazy and enjoying the great weather.
    Staff on board was very knowledgeable and friendly and was present at all parts of the boat so we all had plenty of information all the time. They also cared about the seasick passengers
    Definitely recommend this company

    Posted on 8/28/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing whale watching experience. When we went whale watching we saw humpback whales and killer whales. Both James and Amy, the naturalists on the boat, gave some great facts and insight into the animals we saw but also the areas that we travelled through to get to Victoria. It was, overall, an amazing trip!

    Posted on 7/11/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Excellent, very professional and enthusiastic crew! We saw 3 Humpback whales!!
    Amazing. Left from Granville Island so good opportunity to explore this area too.

    Posted on 10/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing! I went with a friend on the zodiac and it was so much fun. The ocean was a bit wild that make the crossing really exciting. Only with the wind and the speed of the zodiac made me happy. Then the best of all was to see 2 humpback whales. The staff are really professional. I really recommand this place. I'll come back for sure to see Orcas 😁

    Posted on 4/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Hide and seek with humpback whales Excellent day. We played tag team with a shy and elusive mother and calf humpback whale. The team made a genuine effort to find and respectfully track the whales. Incredibly informative and friendly staff. Would happily do another tour.

    Posted on 9/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    A wonderful trip We thoroughly enjoyed our whale watching trip this week. Our guides were very informative and we learned a lot, with plenty of opportunity for personal discussion with them. Seeing bald eagles as well as orca and hump back whales was a real bonus! We would definitely recommend this trip.

    Posted on 8/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Wonderful experience We were lucky enough to see both humpbacks and orcas very soon after heading out. Great views of them both. The crew were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about educating us and answering our many questions.
    Overall it was an excellent trip and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in seeing wild creatures in their natural environment.

    Posted on 8/23/2019 via TripAdvisor

FAQS

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.

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.

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