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Telegraph Cove COMBO

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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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Suit up in a Mustang Survival Suit, take a selfie, and get on board one of our 12-passenger Zodiacs for our most intimate, adrenaline-pumping whale-watching adventure! Hold on to your hat and brace yourself for a refreshing spray of sea air as your Zodiac takes off alongside harbour planes, cutting through our pristine waters in search of orcas and humpback whales. With a seasoned captain as your guide, you’re in safe hands.

Departing from downtown Victoria aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing tour.

PLUS

ORCAS EXHIBITION: Free at checkout with promo code FREEORCA – ONCE BOOKED YOU WILL BE EMAILED A CODE TO BOOK YOUR DAY AT THE MUSEUM – AT THE LINK BELOW

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.

Starting at$149.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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2022 Season
Year Round
Adults (18+)$149.00* CAD
Youth (13-17)$109.00* CAD
Children (7-12)$89.00* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

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

About the experience...

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What's
Included
  • 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 1 Transport Canada certified marine naturalist, who will also be your boat driver.
  • 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.
  • 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, hats, gloves and goggles will be provided.

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.   

 

Prepare For Your Adventure

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windbreaker
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Warm<br />Sweater
Warm
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Long<br />Pants
Long
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Closed-toe<br />Shoes
Closed-toe
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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. We will also provide you with warm all-weather exposure suits to wear on top of your clothes. Gloves & hats will also be available upon request.

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!

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.

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!

When is the best time of day for watching whales?

There really is no better time of day for whale sightings, as the whales do not run on a schedule as we do! The whales are active throughout the day and their behaviour changes as groups encounter each other. If you are looking for the best scenic light for photography choose morning departure.

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.

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 available on board the Catamarans?

Yes! Complimentary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.
Please not because of COVID light snacks will not be available.

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

    Awesome experience We had a fantastic time with the Prince of Whales team on our recent whale watching trip.
    The team made a major effort to make the trip both enjoyable as well as giving us ample opportunity to observe the whales, which resulted in an amazing experience for everyone.

    Posted on 9/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great crew to be with for a great trip! Saw 3 pods of Orcas, probably 15 total. A few even came up sooo close to the boat even if the boat has stopped moving already.The crew was so attentive: they gave us clean blankets when it got cold and windy, they were patient with all the kids' questions, they were always smiling and helpful.

    Posted on 7/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic We saw many orcas-the Naturalist -Wilma -was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They provide blankets and sunscreen and their hot drinks are complimentary. They guarantee that you will see whales, and if you don’t, you get to go again at no additional charge. Highly recommended.

    Posted on 5/31/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing trip and crew! A fantastic trip all around! We saw humpbacks, orcas, and seals several times during the trip. The entire day was well organized, including whale watching, a bus ride and entrance to Butchart Gardens, and a convenient pick up at the end of the gardens. Our crew (Amy, Stu, and James) was very attentive and knowledgeable. Overall, I would highly recommend the day tour to Victoria.

    Posted on 8/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Just Amazing!! Today we went on the afternoon sail of whale watching! We were running a bit behind finding parking and with my grandma who is a bit slower of walking, we called and explained our situation and that we would be there and the staff said not a problem! We got down to the boat by 12:10. The staff were so friendly and understanding to help us in anyway possible!! Remarkable!! Captain Chris and the crew were just amazing! The amount of whales we saw today even impressed the crew! We saw about 8 different whales today! Suck knowledgeable staff and all around amazing!! Thank you thank you thank!! Definitely will be back!!

    Posted on 7/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Exciting and Educational! This was one of our best days out in Victoria! We chose the morning whale watching trip and we were thoroughly treated to a few pods of whales feeding in the bay. Once we reached a point far from the shore, we started spotting whale activity and we were entertained for the next hour! Pods of whales were feeding, diving and surfacing in the general area so the captain was able to direct the catamaran as close as possible while still being safe for the whales, making sure we didn't disturb them during their feeding. This was mid-August, so it was the height of their feeding season. We were delighted! We also were treated to a view of loads of seals resting or playing on a nearby island. It was a magical day for all of our family and it was some of the best spent hours of our lives!

    Posted on 8/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Une sortie inoubliable ! Excursion en catamaran à Victoria pour aller observer baleines et orques.
    Chance extraordinaire, nous avons pu voir 13 orques, 4 générations. Ils étaient très sociables et s’amusaient. C’était juste inoubliable.
    Tout cela au coucher du soleil.
    Petit point en plus : Lili Wilson la naturaliste présente sur le bateau prend des photos et vous les envoie ensuite gratuitement par mail ! Un grand merci Lili !
    Des souvenirs gravés dans notre mémoire.
    Je recommande cette excursion

    Posted on 7/09/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Spy hopping orcas! We had an amazing time with the Zodiac Boat tour on 12/30/19. Our skipper was knowledgeable and experienced, and very respectful of the animals we encountered. With an attention to detail and safety, we felt very secure during our whole experience. The trip as a whole was the highlight of our visit to Victoria, and getting to see orcas, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, and more was just phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour company, we were very happy with the office staff, orientation and prep time, hot cocoa after we returned, definitely worth it!

    Posted on 1/01/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watching 1/2 day Unforgettable experience! Capt Erin, Stu, Wilma, Aurora and the rest of the crew did everything they could to make sure everyone was happy! Not only was it fun, it was fruitful- we saw a total of 8 Orcas playing, breaching and eating. Capt Erin’s perseverance paid off and we had the best time ever. We learned a lot too!

    Posted on 9/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful afternoon trip We had a wonderful trip on the catamaran. The crew were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. You can’t guarantee what will show up Ona trip like this but we saw an abundance including stellar seals, elephant seal, bald eagles, a sea otter, harbour porpoises and the stars of the show about six humpback whales. The best moment was watching the whales rise and dive with no other boats in sight, the engines off and everyone silent. Absolutely magical. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Posted on 7/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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