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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, False Creek 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 $49* CAD / Adult Learn More

2020 Season
June 26th - September 30th, 2020
Adult (18+) $49* CAD
Youth (13-17) $49* CAD
Child (7-12) $49* CAD
2021 Season
April 17th - September 30th, 2021
Adult (18+) $49* CAD
Youth (13-17) $49* CAD
Child (7-12) $49* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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.).

What To Bring

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!

Departure Location

Granville Island Adventure Centre

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

Please remember to check-in half an hour before your adventure.


Know Before You Book

  • 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.


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 on board.

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

    Wonderful ! Les employés nous ont reçu comme des amis, avec une grande hospitalité et générosité. À refaire ! merci à toute l'équipe !🙏

    Posted on 10/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome experience on a sunny day with about no wind Our captain Rush did a fantastic job in getting us to see 4 different humpback whales and about 6-7 different orcas from the zodiac. The sea was calm, the weather quite sunny and he made sure to get us into the most perfect photographic positions (sun behind us), drifting with the whales (without motor of course), so we could enjoy everything to the most. Rush also informed us about a lot of interesting whale facts while we were floating close to them and taking beautiful pictures. All in all, it was a fantastic journey, totally worth the money.
    Thanks Rush. You made our day! 😊

    Posted on 10/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    10/10 would whale again Been with these guys before and will go back! We were lucky to find some transient orcas just outside of the harbour. Captain Arron did great locating the whales and getting us a great view without disturbing the whales. Wilma had all kinds of interesting facts to share while we travelled and when we were stopped to watch. We saw some harbour seals on a haul out and a few bald eagles as well. The semi covered boat was great because of the nice weather, but the indoor option was nice in case we ended up with worse weather. Be sure to bring a wind breaker and a sweater to keep warm while the boat is at top speed. They do have blankets and warm drinks as well as sun screen in case you forget.

    Posted on 7/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Family had a great time! My husband and I actually did a zodiac whale watching trip for our first year anniversary in 2002. Now we are a family of 5, living in Pittsburgh. So when decided to take our annual vacation back in the NW, it had to include this whale watching trip! We were not disappointed. Our 8 year old son, and 12 & 15 year old daughters all had a wonderful experience. Of course it helped that it was a beautiful day and we saw two pods of Orca whales (transients). We also saw seals and bald eagles. It does get windy, so (sun)glasses are must. There is a place to put a small day pack so we brought granola bars for the kids and water bottles.

    Posted on 7/11/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic Whale watching with Prince of Whales! This was a fantastic day! We chose Prince of Whales whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures for our whale watching tour on September 20th, 2019.

    The weather was good but the group of people that were our guides on the Prince of Whales boat were all amazing!! Specifically Seanie, who was our Naturalist on the boat. Seanie is very knoweldgeable on marine life, especially whales, their habitat and habits.
    Seanie is very passionate about whales and explained the difference between the resident Orcas and the transient orcas which was fascinating!! Seanie also explained the feeding habits and life cycles of the whales.

    We went on after the Orcas feeling very fortunate to see both types only to be surrounded by humpbacks!! Of course we watched at the proper distance, the staff was very concerned about the wellbeing of the whales which was inspiring.

    We also saw many different types of birds in the area.

    This was a fantastic trip, I highly recommend going with Prince of Whales.

    Posted on 9/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Very enjoyable We had a great time on our trip. The staff was great - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw a small group of Orcas on our trip along with bald eagles and a bunch of seals.

    The boat was nice and the restrooms clean.

    Dress in layers and use the blankets on board during the hi-speed runs up and back to the watch areas.

    Posted on 8/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great knowledgeable staff who are always wanting to find whales. We had a great trip - we were able to see a small pod of orca's on our trip to Victoria. The crew went out of their way to find whales for us to view. On board the staff were knowledgeable about the different whales that frequent the area as well as other marine life. The admin team were very helpful when we needed to change some dates around. On our return trip we were fortunate to see a group of approx 15 Orca's which was amazing. The same day, the morning trip had seen 8 humpbanks near the entrance to Victoria Haarbour.

    Posted on 7/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Ah-MAZING We had the most incredible experience with Prince of Whales Whale Watching. We found ourselves in an area where about a dozen hump back whales were feeding. There were whales EVERYWHERE we looked. A couple of the whales came up close to the boat and I was lucky enough to get some nice pictures. We also saw a couple of whales breech. Apparently that is not a regular occurrence as one of the tour guides said those were the first breeches she had seen. It was absolutely magical. On our way back to port, we go the icing on our cake by being able to see a single orca come to the water's surface several times. I know there are no guarantees when it comes to whale watching trips, but this experience was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced. Thank you Prince of Whales Whale Watching for providing us the opportunity to see what we did on this cruise.

    Posted on 7/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful trip - Great crew Can’t say enough about the crew. Lili and Valerie were friendly, accommodating, and above all very knowledgeable and informative. Joe and Bill did a great job navigating the trip. We saw great whales and they gave us great information on the area and the Orcas. Thanks!!

    Posted on 6/18/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Spy hopping orcas! We had an amazing time with the Zodiac Boat tour on 12/30/19. Our skipper was knowledgeable and experienced, and very respectful of the animals we encountered. With an attention to detail and safety, we felt very secure during our whole experience. The trip as a whole was the highlight of our visit to Victoria, and getting to see orcas, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, and more was just phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour company, we were very happy with the office staff, orientation and prep time, hot cocoa after we returned, definitely worth it!

    Posted on 1/01/2020 via TripAdvisor