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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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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 animal’s stories to life (while you stay warm, dry and hydrated in its heated cabin, of course!) The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.

Ease into the evening aboard our luxury catamaran, Salish Sea Eclipse, as we depart Victoria’s scenic inner harbour. This 3+ hour tour is a photographer’s favourite and a relaxing way to end the day as the sun sets over the Salish Sea.

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ORCAS EXHIBITION: Free at checkout with promo code FREEORCA

Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “killer whales.” Discover the complex social structure of orca society and reflect on the surprising consequences of captivity at the Royal BC Museums Orcas: Our Shared Future Exhibition.  Not available with any other discounts or promotions.

Once you receive your ticket code for the Royal BC Museum – head to https://sales.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/redeem.aspx to redeem your time.

Restrictions may apply / While Supplies last
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Starting at$129.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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2022 Season
May 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Adults (18+)$129.00* 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.
  • Free photo package will be taken and sent by our naturalists on every trip, group photos & wildlife photos all included.
  • 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

Need to cancel or reschedule – no problem! Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure’s departure to reschedule or to cancel (and receive a full refund), no questions asked.

Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Special Deals & Promotional bookings are final sale however they may be rescheduled at no charge with 48 hrs notice. Please be sure to read specific cancellation policies for promotions.

Sometimes things happen that are beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.) and sometimes we may not have enough passengers reserved to justify the emissions we’d create by sailing.  In these situations, we reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure and will reschedule your trip or provide a full refund at your discretion. 

COVID-19 – Should circumstances result in government directions restricting travel we will be happy to reschedule your adventure or provide a full refund.

*Orca Exhibition Cancellation*

While this incredible deal is a final sale your whale watching adventure may be rescheduled at no charge with 48 hrs notice. Your trip to the Royal BC Museum’s Orcas exhibition may be rescheduled in accordance with the Royal BC Museums’ policies and procedures.   

COVID-19 – Should circumstances result in government directions restricting travel we will be happy to reschedule your adventure or provide a full refund.

Prepare For Your Adventure

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Warm<br />Sweater
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Long
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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.

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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 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 and beautiful experience This is something everyone should experience if they can. What a wonderful world indeed. Wildlife and nature I was able to be with as one. Wilma our naturalist made that trip for all of us. So much passion for what she does! The sharing, caring and humour was so real and all encompassing. The knowledge came thru in a fun and interesting way. I loved the whole thing! The time went by so fast! Big thank-you to Aaron our captain as well, her was able to suss out lots of great sightings for us. Thank-you so much :)

    Posted on 7/21/2019 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
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    We saw a pod of 3 whales This was an amazing trip and experience. We booked the half day trip. Crew were friendly and attentive. Becky and Aurora were so knowledgeable, clearly subject matter experts in their field and passionate about marine conservation.
    We were very fortunate to come across a pod of three killer whales. A truly unforgettable experience.
    If you are able to, book this for the first part of your stay in Vancouver so that if no whales are seen you can go out again free of charge.

    Posted on 6/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale of a time What an incredible trip. Setting off on the early whale watching cruise. We left Victoria in one of the new craft Saltash Sea Eclipse with Captain Bill and Joe, together with crew Lili and Laura. First stop was an island nature reserve with sea lions, sealsl, Cormorants and a Bald eagle. What made the trip was the helpful crew Lili and Laura who were extremely knowlageable about the area and wildlife. We spent an hour watching a large group of humpback whales with good commentary from the crew. Nothing was too much trouble from a very professional team, with help yourself complimentary hot drinks and blankets to help you keep warm. Overall a fantastic experience.

    Posted on 9/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Excellent whale watching trip from Victoria Great experience whale watching with Prince of Whales. We saw a family of transient orcas and sea lions! Our naturalist, Valerie, was awesome. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip a memory to last a lifetime. Check in was quick and easy. Good communication in advance of the trip. If you’re headed out around noon, suggest eating beforehand or packing snacks.

    Posted on 4/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great whale sightseeing and the gardens are gorgeous. Make time to do this> The flowers and gardens are wonderful! We also had high tea and enjoyed it immensely!

    Posted on 9/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing day out! Amazing experience, we saw orca and a humpback. I've already raved about it to colleagues who've thought about going. Also really informative guides on board

    Posted on 7/08/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    A fun tour on the water My wife and I toured the Vancouver waterfront on a Zodiac. Very informative and lots of fun. Our Guide Ray did a great job.

    Posted on 8/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great time whale watching Visiting from Arizona, we decided to explore the whale watching excursion from Prince of Whales. The captain and crew were great. We saw three humpback whales, seals, and other marine life. All of the crew were very knowledgeable and kept us informed during our half day. Our guide Wilma made the voyage very informative. Highly recommend.

    Posted on 8/28/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome, Family-orietated sea adventure in December! An exciting sea cruise in a 12 seater Zodiac with cushioned seats & 400 horsepower outboard engines sped us along towards the coast of the USA, on a calm, lovely December day. We were kitted out in professional water/windproof flotation survival suits, which you do need to stay warm & dry. Our host/skipper was Mark, friendly & courteous & when he was busy it was on the radio trying to get a better fix on some Orca pods, south-east of Victoria and a long way out. We did see 2-3 Pods of Orcas and the big Male Orca dived just under the bow, wow! The Orcas were close enough to see with the naked eye & did not seem to mind our presence at all. Do take a telephoto lens if you can. The Orcas themselves are awesome, beautiful & each is different, with Mark knowing the name/label of each one. Then back we came at 4:30pm to Rock island to see the Sealions and from there, we saw 2 more Orca Pods of 2-3 whales chasing some seals. The Seals lost, but we were too far away to make out any details! A high speed return got us back to Victoria & some free hot chocolate. A wonderful experience for our Family. Highly recommended.

    Posted on 12/28/2019 via TripAdvisor
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