DEALS & SPECIALS

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!

Put your phone down and enjoy our adventure without missing a moment.

 

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Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead. Explore the Strait of Georgia’s and Howe Sound’s currents in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals’ stories to life (while you stay warm, dry and hydrated in its heated cabin, of course!) The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.

Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver our high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran will take you on a 3- to 5-hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour.

Check out a 3D tour of the Catamaran HERE

Starting at$179.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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2022 Season
April 2, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Adults (18+)$179.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$139.00* CAD
Children (2-12)$109.00* CAD
Infants (0-1)FREE
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

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What's
Included
  • 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.
  • A comfortable semi-covered express cruiser, with 3 different viewing areas on 2 distinct elevations.
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board.  Because of COVID restrictions light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) are NOT currently available for purchase.

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.

Prepare For Your Adventure

windbreaker<br />jacket
windbreaker
jacket
Warm<br />Sweater
Warm
Sweater
Long<br />Pants
Long
Pants
Closed-toe<br />Shoes
Closed-toe
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 currently unavailable for purchase due to COVID restrictions but, please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.

The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.

Granville Island Adventure Centre

1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada

Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.

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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 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 boat?

The boat we use for this tour is 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.

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

    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

    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

    whales! We had an awesome time on the boat and with the guides. We got to see a momma whale and her baby, seals, sea lions, eagles, and beautiful water surrounding us. I recommend this company!!! It was fun with a 16-month old, too! :)

    Posted on 8/05/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Excellent family adventure! An exciting, educational and comfortable adventure with the family. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We spent some quality time with a pair humpback whales, we also saw sea lions, seals and some spectacular scenery. Thanks Prince of Whales team! :)

    Posted on 10/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Thrill of a lifetime We were treated to see Orcas and Humpbacks!
    What a trip
    The boat was equipped with blankets, scarfs, hats if needed.
    The presentation by the Naturist were both informative and amusing.
    The safety procedures were presented pretty well before we left the dock.

    Posted on 7/05/2019 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
  • Reviews

    Second whale tail Second trip out with the Prince of Whales crew and another big success.A quick blast out from Vancouver and we came across a Humpback with its young. Then onto three more locations with more whales. Got a couple of great shots of their tails coming out of the water. Great information provided by Olivia and Selena on all the things we saw.
    The company never disappoints!

    Posted on 8/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Humpbacks and orcas, oh my! First off, I was impressed with the company’s follow through on safety. My husband booked us for the zodiac, but when they learned of his recent operation they insisted we do the bigger boat instead. He still thinks he would have been fine, but I am glad that we didn’t take the chance at their insistence.

    We had a great tour, we saw both orcas and humpbacks, which they told us doesn’t happen often. The guides were amazing and very informative. And a big thank you to Lili for sharing her wonderful photos with those of us that are amateurs with the camera - I know I appreciate them!

    We had a lovely afternoon with you all out on the water - thank you!

    Posted on 7/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Loved this trip! We had a wonderful experience! The crew was awesome - informative, personable & fun. Aurora was fantastic! The whales were so fun to watch - they came over so close. Two mamas & their babies traveling together.

    Posted on 9/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    I've been living for almost 2 years in Vancouver and I didn't know I was missing such a nice activity. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect and in the end I was happy that I decided to book this tour. We saw two pairs of whales, a bunch of sea lions and learnt a lot about them thanks to Hannah, James and Amy. The staff was super nice, they seemed to know very well what they were talking about and you could tell they liked it, too. Also, having free hot chocolate, coffee or tea is a big plus, specially when it's a bit cold out there.

    A recommended activity if you have 4 hours free.

    Posted on 10/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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