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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 $139* CAD / Adult Learn More

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2021 Season
March 27th - April 30th, 2021
Adult (18+) $109* CAD
Youth (13-17) $99* CAD
Child (7-12) $89* CAD
Infant FREE
May 1st - October 31st, 2021
Adult (18+) $139* CAD
Youth (13-17) $109* CAD
Child (7-12) $89* CAD
Infant FREE
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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.).

What To Bring

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.

Departure Location

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.

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Know Before You Book

  • 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.

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! I went with a friend on the zodiac and it was so much fun. The ocean was a bit wild that make the crossing really exciting. Only with the wind and the speed of the zodiac made me happy. Then the best of all was to see 2 humpback whales. The staff are really professional. I really recommand this place. I'll come back for sure to see Orcas 😁

    Posted on 4/24/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    So much fun! This was so much fun! Our kids LOVED it and the crew were so kind and easy going. Lovely experience. We didn't see any whales but we had tons of laughs and saw some Sea Lions and seals, and breathtaking views. The ride itself was so fun we commented several times that we'd have done JUST that. Thanks again!

    Posted on 2/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    The best day Whae watching with Prince of Whales Whale Watching We had the best day on the boat with Stuart giving us lots of information on the whales his knowledge was 2nd to none and really made the day for us, we managed to see Humpback whales with calf within 1/2hr of leaving the dock, then some Orca whales over near Vancouver Island hunting seals, then saw up close a couple more Humpbacks diving about 1/2 way back to Vancouver,
    The captain was able to find these beautiful creatures and get us in the perfect position to witness them up close.
    I would highly recomend Prince Of Whales for your whale watching experience.
    Thanks Guys

    Posted on 9/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Our awesome experience Amazing experience! Our crew found us amazing spots with Orcas and sea lions!
    The pilot and staff were all so calm and Knowledgeable. This is a definite must do if you are visiting Vancouver! Prince of Whales is the way to go!! Thank you!!

    Posted on 9/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Ultimate day trip to Victoria. Despite rainy weather to start off we had a lovely day. the staff was knowledgeable and very accessible we saw both orca and humpback whales. They really did a great job pointing out the wild life. Definitely recommend.

    Posted on 10/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Birthday Whale Watching... A fantastic experience! With Covid happening, the experience was nothing short of professional. We felt safe and all necessary precautions were in place to keep passengers safe in the water and from Covid. The catamaran had half of the capacity, which was great for us...you didn't have to worry about being too close to anyone. We saw 8 Humpback whales and even got to see one breech...Amazing! The ride was smooth. All the crew were friendly and very knowledgeable...I learned a lot about whales that I didn't even think or know about. I would totally recommend going on a whale watching excursion with Prince of Whales. We will go again for sure...maybe the sunset cruise next time.

    Posted on 7/20/2020 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    2019 Vacation Had a great time. Very good value for the money. Lily, Val, Captain Chris and First Mate Joe. Thank you for an amazing time.

    Posted on 9/14/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Day on the Water We had a terrific time on this trip. The friendly and professional staff made the day fun for everyone, and we had great success seeing multiple humpback whales and orcas. Highly recommend.

    Posted on 10/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Excellent trip with very knowledgeable guides We had a great morning on the boat, and saw humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and sea lions. The knowledge and information that the guides had was great.
    The boat was well equipped with toilets and refreshments.
    Layering up with clothing is recommended as the wind on the ocean can be a bit chilly.

    Posted on 8/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Whales, sea lions & eagles Great morning watching whales, sea lions and eagles lead by Aaron, Selina, Olivia and Craig. Great photos and memories, thanks guys

    Posted on 8/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
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