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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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Gain a unique perspective on Vancouver’s history on this 90-minute tour and take in the sights of the city from the water. Suit up in an all-weather Mustang Survival Suit for the classic Zodiac experience, and step onboard our most intimate boat: a 12-passenger, open-air vessel that’ll have you holding onto your seat (and your hat!) as you cruise the waters at high-speed. You will take in a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, and Stanley Park.

This adventure will take you on a 90-minute waterfront sightseeing tour of downtown Vancouver aboard a 12-passenger open-air, Zodiac-style boat. (NO WHALE WATCHING IS INCLUDED)

Starting at$59.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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2022 Season
May 1, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Adults (18+)$59.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$59.00* CAD
Children (7-12)$59.00* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

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What's
Included
  • Downtown Vancouver sightseeing tour from the water, including Coal Harbour, the North Shore, English Bay, False Creek, Stanley Park and more.
  • Guided by 1 expert guide, who will also be your boat driver.
  • An exciting ride soaring up to 55 km/h (35 m/h) in a high-speed, open-air, rigid-hull inflatable zodiac.
  • To ensure your comfort, all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets will be provided.

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 4 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
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. We will also provide you with either warm all-weather exposure suits or lifejackets (depending on weather conditions) to wear on top of your clothes. 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!

Whale watching is NOT included in this adventure and Whale Sighting Guarantee does not apply.

This adventure is not suitable for anyone with a history of serious medical conditions, including but not limited to, back or neck injuries, recent surgery, and/or current or suspected pregnancy. Passengers under 4ft/120cm in height or 50lb/23kg in weight also cannot join (typically applies to children under 7 y.o.).

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.

Granville Island Adventure Centre

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

Please remember to check-in half an hour 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 see whales on Sea Vancouver?

No, this is a city sightseeing adventure and it DOES NOT include whale watching. Vancouver, however, is home to a variety of birds and sea mammals and we may occasionally see dolphins, harbor seals, bald eagles, and other sea birds during adventures.

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.

Are there snacks or beverages available on board the Zodiacs?

No, there are no snacks or beverages available on the Zodiac-style boats. You can bring your own snacks on board; however, do not consume too many liquids as there are no bathrooms onboard.

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.

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.

Are Zodiac adventures safe?

Yes, all of our captains and boats are certified by Transport Canada. Zodiacs move fast but are very stable. There will be no 360-degree turns on this tour. These adventures are designed for fast sightseeing and not a thrill park ride.

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

    Whale watching ultimate day tour An absolutely amazing experience. The crew were very knowledgeable and helpful and made every effort to ensure we enjoyed our day. We saw several humpback whales, orcas and seals as well as some breathtaking scenery. The day includes some time in Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Butchart gardens were very impressive but a little spoiled by the selfie stick carrying brigade. Overall I recommend Prince of Whales without reservation and would definitely whale watch with them again.

    Posted on 9/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful! Had a great time on our half day whale watching adventure departing Granville Island. Despite rough seas we quickly found a mama humpback with her calf and were able to observe them for an extended time. The adult breached twice! The crew was great and I even liked some of Craig’s jokes! Then we headed to calmer waters to see harbor seals and bald eagles. Would have loved to see orcas but felt super fortunate to see the humpbacks. The views of the coastline, islands and lighthouse were beautiful. Blankets and hot beverages were a nice touch to keep everyone comfy. Dress warmly as advised. Despite balmy temperatures in Vancouver it is quite cold on the water

    Posted on 8/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    INCREDIBLE You have to do this while you’re in Vancouver. Best attraction in the city by far. Great info from the naturalists and we got to see humpback whales and killer whales all in the same trip.

    Posted on 8/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Walvis spotten Top dag met een goed resultaat. Duidelijke uitleg door de gidsen die ook zeker de juiste kennis in huis hebben.

    Posted on 8/17/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome Whale Watching Cruise My husband and I went on this tour this morning and it was amazing. We saw Orcas, Humpback Whales and Harbor Seals. The crew were fantastic and the naturalist in our area, Olivia, was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The tour was very well organised. Would definitely recommend this tour.

    Posted on 8/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful afternoon trip We had a wonderful trip on the catamaran. The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. You can’t guarantee what will show up Ona trip like this but we saw an abundance including stellar seals, elephant seal, bald eagles, a sea otter, harbour porpoises and the stars of the show about six humpback whales. The best moment was watching the whales rise and dive with no other boats in sight, the engines off and everyone silent. Absolutely magical. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Posted on 7/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome activity! Lovely day!
    Blue sky! Sunshine...
    Great Captain!
    Wildlife was at the Rendez Vous!
    We saw whales, seals, sea Lions, eagles, Faucon Pellerin towards America and get back to the north.
    I loved the Bashing waves on the return. The wind was blowing and the Zodiac was bumping. I loved it and have a lot of fun. It is not predictable how elements would react.
    The Captain did a great job bringing us back safe and sound. Thank you, Mark!
    Have Fun!

    Posted on 4/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing orcas, even saw a baby orca!! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about whales. We saw a mama and baby (calf) breach and it was spectacular! We also saw a couple of males. The weather was gorgeous (May 2019) and we had a blast. I would 100% recommend this trip to anyone. The length was perfect - a half day was plenty.

    Posted on 11/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale Watching :) I did the half day whale watching today and it didn’t disappoint! Not long into the boat ride at all we spotted a humpback and her calf, they were around us for a good hour before we had to move on. Amazing experience! Saw seals, eagles and had generally an amazing experience on board. The crew were friendly and so knowledgable! They knew all the regular spots in the hope we would see whales, and we were lucky that we did :) All in all money well spent!

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watch Victoria Brilliant trip out with our guide Rush
    Saw humpback whale and three groups
    of transient killer whales. One group made
    a kill when we were watching them. Couldn’t get much better. Porpoises and seals and sea lions on the way back to harbour. Great morning out.

    Posted on 9/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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