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.

Starting at$149.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

2022 Season
April 2, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Adults (18+)$149.00* 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...

  • 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. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.

Cancellation Policy

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

This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 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.

We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).

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.

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.




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 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.

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

    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

    Great trip~ Amazing experience!
    Warm and considerate explanation.

    Learning a lot about whales, and I can feel the how closed the local people and animals are.

    Strongly recommend.

    Posted on 3/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Uno spettacolo !!! Una escursione da non perdere ! Personale molto professionale e preparato noi siamo andati con il gommone ed è stato fantastico. Abbiamo visto molte foche e due gruppi di orche . Consigliatissima !!!

    Posted on 9/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing trip!!! We really enjoyed it!!! Wilma was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the whales, she mad the tour very interesting and a lot of fun!! Thank you!!
    Michele, Ashley, Mallory and Maggie
    Minnesota, USA

    Posted on 7/17/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing experience! Prince of whales is amazing! From the professionalism of the crew to the free hot drinks on board, they went above and beyond to make our whale watching experience so memorable. James is super knowledgeable and great at his job. We saw so many humpbacks and other wildlife, it was awesome! Anthony the captain really knew where to go for whales and took his time turning the boat around to make sure we could get the best views of the whales. Unforgettable experience!

    Posted on 10/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Perfect day Excellent crew!!!
    We saw humpback whales, orca whales, bald eagle and Harbour seals.
    Fantastic trip!!!

    Posted on 9/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    AWESOME experience!!! Highly recommend!!! Had an absolutely wonderful afternoon. The staff are awesome - so passionate and knowledgeable and it really shows and makes for an awesome and memorable experience. The crew members - Lili, Seanie and Laura(?) are rockstars of the ocean! They truly made the experience that much better - Very friendly and informative - I learned so much on our tour! We were fortunate to see both transient and resident orcas. At one point we were surrounded by humpbacks!! Absolutely incredible!! Even the staff were excited! The vessel was comfortable and it was such as nice touch to offer complimentary teas and coffees. I have done the tour with other companies and would not hesitate to recommend Prince of Wales. It is worth every penny for a wonderful day on the water and awesome experience!

    Posted on 9/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Whales We saw whales and seals, and we took nice pictures from the whale fin, so it is one thing from our bucket list. Great experience, good service, perfect crew, thanks😃

    Posted on 10/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    - Absolutely amazing time during this trip. Felt very relaxed and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Special thanks to James,Amy,Malcolm and Anthony. Their love for their jobs and the wildlife was apparent. Nice length trip as didn’t feel rushed and able to capture lots of amazing memories.

    Posted on 6/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Whales and a MAYDAY response We just did the afternoon whale and wildlife trip on Friday. Staff were great. Both my husband and I are in our 70s and have mobility issues. They helped us on and off their boat, the best seats on the boat, and even got us to a spot where we could catch a cab-not an easy task if you don’t know your way around Granbury Island. We saw tons of whales, humpback and Orca, one humpback even breached. They crew and boat responded to a MAYDAY too and did it quickly and professionally. Worth every penny! Just wish they did some hotel pickup and returns. We would have willingly paid extra for it.

    Posted on 8/18/2019 via TripAdvisor