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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!

Put your phone down and enjoy our adventure without missing a moment.


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.



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 to redeem your time.

Starting at$149.00* CAD/ Adult See Seasonal Rates

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...

  • 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

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 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.




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

    Crew went above and beyond to ensure we saw whales. Crew went above and beyond to ensure we saw whales. Well organized, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. To top it off it was beautiful day and calm waters. A wonderful experience.

    Posted on 4/05/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Super Since I love animals and newbie in scuba divng world, I always plan to take this sidetrips with my son. It took me 2 years to push myself to do it because I caught up of busyness on life BUT one day I decided to do it! The entire trip was fantastic and all crews are very friendly. In fact, I put some videos from the trip in my instagram and shared to others.

    Posted on 9/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Humpbacks and Orcas We went on August 8, 2019 and had a great time. We were warned that the seas could be rough and were given the offer to bow out. We went ahead and we sure are glad we did. The scenery is unbelievable and the staff was friendly, enthusiastic and informative. We were mostly with Craig and he was fantastic! We saw a mother humpback and her calf, a pod of transient orcas, seals and a bald eagle. Best of all, the seas calmed down and we had a calm beautiful day! We would definitely go again.

    Posted on 8/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Half day whale watching from Victoria We had a wonderful trip with Prince of Whales 18 years after going on our first trip with them! All aspects of the organsisation were fantastic and straight forward from checking in to getting kitted out and the actual trip itself. Our guide, Valerie was very knowledgeable on all aspects of the wildlife and environment not just the many hump back whales we saw. The kids, aged 14 & 16 loved going full speed and hitting the waves. I would consider this trip good value for money and would recommend it.

    Posted on 8/19/2019 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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    Great Afternoon At Sea This was our last afternoon in Vancouver & it definitely did not disappoint.
    Good solid, & powerful boat, efficient & knowledgeable staff.
    We sited a mother humpback whale with her calf & another whale tagging along. seals & sea lions (plus learnt the difference) & an immature bald headed eagle.
    Would definitely go again, as want to see the orcas.

    Posted on 8/16/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing whale watching experince with a fantastic crew! I did have a great whale watching expericence with Prince of Whales and their crew memebers.
    Thanks to a bit of luck and especially the patience of the capitans we had an amazing day surrounding by many humpback whales, sea lions, harbour porpoises and we also spotted a male orca :)
    We recived an exhaustive and clear briefing about the security on board and the caracheristics of the catamaran we travelled with, which respects the animals and the enviroment, very comfortable, also the crew provided blankets.
    Valerie and Seanie, naturalists on board during the trip, gave us interesting information about the marine mammals we had spotted, including their biologic characteristics and information about the wildlife and history of tareas we were cruising in.
    We approached carefully to the large pod of humpback whales, letting them get closer to the boat, respecting their space and not interfering with their natural behaviour, as we did when we spotted the transient orca.
    At the end of the trip they showed us which individuals were reconised in the photo ID catalague, and where possible we got explications about their past history life, making the experience even more interesting.

    I definetly reccomend this company for whale watching experience, the thing I liked most was their respect for the animals and their enviroment and the dedication of the crew memebers about the education and preservation of the marine life.

    Posted on 11/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
  • Reviews

    Awesome Whale Watching Experience Awesome time out on the boat. It's super comfortable with lots of places to sit and enjoy the view, both inside and outside. The entire crew was friendly and helpful. We saw humpback breaching and I think our guide Seanie was the most excited person on the boat. When you love your job that much it shines through and makes it a great experience for everyone as well!
    Highly recommended!

    Posted on 9/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Uno spettacolo !!! Una escursione da non perdere ! Personale molto professionale e preparato noi siamo andati con il gommone ed è stato fantastico. Abbiamo visto molte foche e due gruppi di orche . Consigliatissima !!!

    Posted on 9/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing experience I have always heard good things but never had the opportunity to be on a tour. It is definitely an experience to have in person. The whales are a lot more massive and the crew keeps in touch with other whale watchers to always ensure a sighting. It is also not restricted to whales. We also saw eagles, seals, and other creatures. The tour guides also gave us information about the whales and the locations we were at.


    Posted on 10/07/2019 via TripAdvisor