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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, 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$49.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

2022 Season
May 1, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Adults (18+)$49.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$49.00* CAD
Children (7-12)$49.00* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

  • 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
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. 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.




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

    Perfect day for wildlife crazy family Fantastic day for our wildlife mad family. Informative naturalists including Hannah were a fabulous help in identifying the numerous whales we saw on our trip. Harbour seals and an impressive bald eagle were also spotted on our way to Butchart Gardens.

    Arriving at 4pm at the gardens gave us an opportunity to explore without the crowds in daylight and allow us to enjoy a picnic and the garden’s superb firework display before heading home by bus. An unmissable day that we’d highly recommend.

    Posted on 7/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fun and Informative for all ages! WOW!! Days later I am still blown away. What a truly amazing experience my friend and I had with this tour company.
    The staff on the boat were Aaron,Selena,Aurdra and Wilma who were all friendly and accommodating during the excursion never failing to offer hot beverages the entire trip. My friend and I sat on the top deck with Wilma who was just lovely and filled with knowledge and smiles. She had a great personality and taught us SOOOO much about the whales , specifically the group of Orcas we were able to see for an hour!!! Not only that, she also had so much to teach us about the other wild life, surrounding islands and the local flora and fauna. In comparison to the other whale watching companies Prince of whales seemed to have the bigger better boats. I am Sooo happy i was able to experience this. As a travel agent i would 10/10 recommend this to my clients :)

    Posted on 7/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale Watching We booked the Zodiac whale watching tour. We were in the water for little over three hours. We only had one airing of a hump back eagle that was farther away so the company gave us a free pass for another tour. Very professional service. Captain of the boat was very knowledgeable of the area, marine life, etc. Highly recommend taking this tour and can’t wait to rebook.

    Posted on 5/27/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales & so much more First thanks to Aurora who was an excellent tour guide and was excellent with the children. They've remembered so much she said!

    A great trip, well organized. We saw a whale many times then headed towards Vancouver island to see seals, sealions and bald eagles. What a treat!

    We were at the end of the queue getting on so ended up downstairs behind the glass at the front which was disappointing. However this was lucky as we didn't get blown around so much as those outside. The first hour-ish was zooming along getting to the desired location. So outside people were getting sprayed, etc.

    Posted on 8/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales despite the weather We prebooked this trip before we left England. Sadly the weather wasn’t kind to us and neither were the whales to start with as they were very illusive! The crew kept everyone’s spirits up and we have to mention Wilma in particular. She was superb. Ian the captain took our vessel as far as he could and we were rewarded with a pair of Humpbacks! Wilma recognised one as ‘Heather’ which she was able to match to a chart they had onboard showing known whale flukes.
    Well done!
    It was only the weather which was a let down!

    Posted on 7/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Best Vancouver excursion! We had a fantastic time on board! Stu and the crew did an incredible job from start to finish. They were super knowledgeable, professional and fun. I'd recommend Prince of Whales to anyone looking for adventure in Vancouver.

    Posted on 9/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Transient Orca Sea Lion Hunt Unbelievable day on the water. My new Bride Beth and I got into Victoria the night before for our honeymoon. We are both water lovers from Florida, so this trip was a natural fit for us. We meandered the docks and ended up running just a few minutes behind our noon start time. The Prince of Whales staff called to make sure we would be making the journey for a half day watch. We ran to the dock and just made the boat before departure. SO GLAD WE MADE IT.
    We were treated to an Orca hunt and kill of a sea lion in the Haro Straight just beyond Discovery Island. It was a transient Orca pod that the crew was very familiar with. We witnessed (from a respectable distance) the hunt and the Orca's eating and "celebrating" their shared meal afterwards. Amazing to say the least. Lasted over an hour without having to move the boat more than a few meters here and there. Seeing a huge male Orca dorsal fin come out of the water is unbelievable. Then seeing the interactions of the different members of the pod was amazing as well. The youngsters were so excited by the kill that they were breaching completely out of the water multiple times. The pics we have are fantastic. (New background on phone of course)
    The crew was very knowledgable with Lilli narrating the action as we watched it unfold on the upper deck. She answered any and all questions as they were asked. I had a bunch of questions and she was very knowledgable of all aspects of the natural wonders that we were witnessing. It was great that the crew shared their excitement at this somewhat rare event.
    The rest of the trip was interesting as well. Witnessing and learning about the biology of the region and the sea lions, seals, bald eagles, harbor dolphin, and other assorted wildlife was fantastic.
    Would highly recommend Prince of Whales adventures as a MUST DO if you are in Victoria or anywhere with access to these beautiful waters.

    Posted on 4/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    BEST DAY OF THE SEASON! We saw so much wild life that day... massive sea lions languishing and squabbling on a favorite ocean rock, eagles feeding, seals, countless orcas and humpback whales, school of dolphins. It was a gorgeous, sunny and crisp day in Vancouver--even snow capped Mt Baker was visible in the distance. We were told by the crew that it was the best day of the season for sea life. I'm not out there every day so I will take their word for it. Personally it was a highlight of a lifetime. The captain and crew were fantastic! And a special shout out to naturalist and crew member Wilma Fuchs, whose knowledge and enthusiasm made the day over the top EXTRA special! I highly recommend this adventure to everyone, locals and travellers!

    Posted on 12/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Half day whale watching from Vancouver - Fantastic Wilma was absolutely amazing. We had such a fab time finding out lots of facts and was lucky enough to spot a pod of Killer Whales!

    Posted on 7/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    half Day whale watching Victoria Excellent company! The boat was comfortable and easy to move around. There was space to sit inside (warm) and the windows were large making it easy to see the whales easily. We really appreciate the blankets to sit outside.

    The best part were the staff who were very knowledgeable and personable. On the day we went, Lilly hosted most of the talks we listened to and they were so informative. We learned a lot.

    We saw a family of whales, a group of porpoise and lots of sea lions.

    Highly recommend this company !

    Posted on 10/02/2019 via TripAdvisor