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Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead. Cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’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.

Our most popular Victoria adventure is a 3+ hour fully-guided whale watching & wildlife viewing tour departing at 12:30 from Victoria’s inner harbour aboard Salish Sea Eclipse – a high-speed, luxury, custom-built catamaran.

Starting at$109.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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2021 Season
March 27, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Adults (18+)$109.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$99.00* CAD
Children (2-12)$89.00* CAD
Infants (0-1)FREE
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

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What's
Included
  • The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
  • 360 degree panoramic views from a 22 ft tall elevated viewing platform means all 95 guests will see further while we maintain a safe viewing distance from our beloved marine mammals.
  • Experience spectacular views through floor to ceiling windows. Only a few feet above the water these 10 ft tall glass windows offer unobstructed views of dramatic Salish Sea scenery.

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
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. 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.

Luggage can be stored safely in our office.

Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre

812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

The Victoria Adventure Centre is located below the Visitor Information Centre, next to Milestones restaurant across the street from Fairmont Empress hotel.

Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.

DIRECTIONS

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Location

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 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 What an awesome experience on the 12.15 sailing 28th June
    Lilly, val and Laura worked out that we saw 4 families and over 20 orcas socializing, breaching and tail slapping
    Very grateful to the Orcas for the display but especially grateful to the two Captains and the ladies for getting us to the whales and their very knowledgeable commentary
    What a way to finish our holiday in Canada

    Posted on 6/28/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Prince of Whales Whale Watching a Whale of a Time! My whale watching excursion with Prince of Whales surpassed all my expectations. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, well maintained boat and I saw many whales! I had mistakenly booked my excursion for the day I was flying into Vancouver and they graciously allowed me to change the date the day before with no penalty. I highly recommend this company.

    Posted on 9/05/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Very cool! Great experience! Saw lots of Humpback whales, which the guides can identify by their tails and have names for them! We also saw sea lions and seals. It gets pretty windy so dress accordingly. Staff were super knowledgeable about Vancouver area and the various animals that live near the shores. Went with my 11 year old daughter - she was whaled our by 4 hours so she read a book. I would highly recommend this tour and company!

    Posted on 7/13/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    Superb Experience We did the Vancouver to Victoria one-way excursion in the morning and it was the perfect way to travel between the two cities. Although sightings are never guaranteed, we were lucky enough to see a humpback mother and calf and a pod of Orcas, as well as some seals and a bald eagle. The knowledge of the staff was excellent and they were great in explaining what was going on answering questions we had. We had Malcom, Sandy, Stuart and Mar who were all excellent. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

    Posted on 7/31/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    An Amazing Experience My wife and I had the good fortune to travel with the Prince of Whales on an unforgettable excursion. We saw three families of Orcas and watched them for quite some time. It was incredible.
    We’d like to compliment the desk staff and the crew. Everyone was friendly, professional and well informed. I didn’t catch everyone’s names, but many thanks to Cpt Joe, Rory for sending the pictures and Shawnee (sp?) our guide who was so enthusiastic and knowledgable and all the rest of the crew who were all great.

    Posted on 5/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    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
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    Awesome tour Had a wonderful morning with Laura and Lilli as our naturalists looking for whales. Saw humpbacks, orcas and at one time both species interacting which apparently is very unusual. Also saw sea lions, sea otters and bald eagles. Very informative tour on a very comfortable boat. The sea was a little rough due to winds but the boat was very stable. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great whale adventure Wondrful afternoon whale watch voyage with Capt. Chris and First Mate Bill, on the Salish Sea Eclipse - Prince of Whales. With narration by naturalists Rory (fabulous), Lily, Laura, we sighted 2 humpback whales and an Orca family pod (T49As identified by naturalists) in the Haro Strait. Smooth sailing, comfortable seats, great explanations from naturalists and easy ticketing and info from the dockside sales office. Easy to find, helpful to register, good positive vibes. Good, dependable company. Strong recommendation.

    Posted on 6/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful Day, Wonderful Sights First warning, this is a long day, You leave about 8 AM and get back about 7 PM, so be prepared. We had a wonderful trip. Our naturalists, Amy, James, and Steward, were knowledgable and excited about sharing what they saw and knew. They were moving around constantly, and were able to answer all our questions. Also, the crew, Anthony and Sarah, were great and did an amazing job of finding the whales and keeping them in sight, It took about 4 hours to get to Victoria. From there we took a bus to the Butchart Gardens were lovely and we had plenty of time. The boat picked us up there and it was another 2-3 hours back to Vancouver. We saw 2 types of whales both ways as well as seals, sea lions, and a bald eagle. A successful trip all around. A few suggestions: bring some food for the trip down and make sure you have warm enough clothing. There were plenty of blankets, but dressing for the trip helps. Definitely recommend this trip.

    Posted on 9/17/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Great way to see Vancouver Fast, fun and informative! Ray our guide shared lots of history and insights about Vancouver; wished it was longer than 1.5 hours. Will definitely do it again next time I visit with my family. My boys would love the high speed tour of Vancouver False Creek harbour.

    Posted on 7/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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