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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

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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

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 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.

Experience

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 on board 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.

Did you know? The Lions Gate Bridge was built by the Guinness Family to connect Vancouver to the North Shore municipalities of North Vancouver. The bridge officially opened in 1938.

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.

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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.

  • Reviews

    Whale Watching We had an amazing day of whale watching, we were so impressed. we managed to see around 11 whales, both humpback and orcas. Next time I plan on going on a longer trip to have more time for photographing and watching each of the whales.

    Posted on 10/31/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Incredible Experience! I took a friend visiting from Toronto out on a morning cruise to see the whales! We were lucky enough to be upstairs with Wilma who was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and had a real passion for the whales. We saw 3 Humpbacks including a calf and 5 Orcas. It was incredible experience and I would definitely recommend using Prince of Whales! I hope to go again🐋

    Posted on 9/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Dream come true trip while also being so convenient! Amazing trip fro Vancouver to Victoria - super convenient being able to go from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria with the amazing plus of seeing whales (and other wildlife) along the way!
    We saw humpback whales and got plenty of time to float alongside them and observe them in their natural habitat. We were also lucky enough to see a bald eagle, some deer and seals.
    The staff were very friendly and informative, doing everything they could to make this trip even better!
    Thanks so much - would definitely recommend!

    Posted on 9/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great experience My wife and I made a snap decision to go Whale Watching whilst spending our first two days in Victoria, as the weather was so good. The Prince of Whales service was brilliant. Great boat, brilliant staff, well equipped, excellent hospitality and great commentary by expert staff. We saw hump back whales and got some great pictures. Highly recommended.

    Posted on 10/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great experiance + Very friendly staff
    + good explanations regarding the wildlife
    + saw the whales from near
    - nothing

    Posted on 8/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    AMAZING Took this tour today and it was awesome. Our guide Austin found at least 10 humpback whales. They came so close to the boat and one swam right underneath us giving us a chance to see them up close. I would definitely recommend this tour if you’re visiting Victoria. Thanks Austin for a great day.

    Posted on 9/19/2019 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

    Playing Dall’s ...!!! What An excellent experience it was. The younger whales were just playing with us for almost about 15 minutes which was just incredible...!!! Humpback was so close like giving poses to have its pictures
    Surely A Unforgettable Trip
    Thanks To All Staff Members for a great service
    Bill Joe Lilli Jen Maia
    You all were a great support .

    Posted on 7/21/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Amazing Afternoon From the fabulous French guy whose mother’s name is Christine who booked our trip at Canada Place a few days before the trip to the staff and crew onboard everyone was truly great. Sorry didn’t get the booking guys name but he was so knowledgeable and friendly and took the time to greet us personally on the actual day of the trip. Wonderful individual customer service. Wilma carried this on board the boat. We were so so lucky and saw the whales, eagles and lots of other species. A day never to forget. Big thanks to all concerned.

    Posted on 7/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    It took a while to find the Orcas but it was a great experience! I went on the 08:30AM half day tour. The guides were very knowledgable and i got lots of information from them. The scenery we saw before finding any orcas was stunning. I brought my DSLR with me and got some really good shots. It took a good few hours to find the orcas but when we found them we got a great view of lots of orcas, we also saw sea lions and a eagle fly overhead. If you are trying to get some good pictures you will need a high focal length, i brought a 70-300mm lens with me and could have done with a little more, maybe a 400mm. Overall it was a great experience, i'm not going to forget any time soon.

    Posted on 7/13/2019 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 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.

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.).

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