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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.
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Updated 06/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Watch for orca whales and other marine wildlife on a half-day whale watching tour in Vancouver. Unlike open-air speed boats, this heated whale watching boat has indoor and outdoor viewing decks so you’ll enjoy a comfortable trip in any weather. Onboard naturalist guides will fill you in on animal identification, natural history, and more.
  • Snap wildlife photos from the open-air viewing decks
  • Stay warm in the boat’s interior, heated cabins
  • Sip included tea, coffee, and hot chocolate on the boat
  • Convenient downtown departure point close to top sights
Important Information
Departure Point
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin with floor to ceiling windows and open air decks
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Live commentary
  • Educational materials on board
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
  • Two airplane-style washrooms
  • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - return tour from any of our locations until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • $5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kenneth dia wrote a review Yesterday
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What a day it was on September 20,2020. We got to see about 8 orcas, and 3 giant humpback whales and sea lions, overall was about 4-5 hour trip but it was amazing the crew was very welcoming ,knowledgeable and extremely passionate Wilma and James were extremely spectacular with
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Date of experience: September 2020
Rizwan B wrote a review Sep 23
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We got really lucky on sept 21st we saw all the animals on the list of possible sightings Wilma and James were very knowledgeable and made a huge difference with their conversation and anecdotes. The heated lower deck is very necessary for comfort!
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Date of experience: September 2020
rachmwerk wrote a review Sep 22
Burlington, Canada7 contributions8 helpful votes
The crew was very helpful and friendly. Also very knowledgeable! We were able to see orcas, humpback whales & sea lions/seals. The trip altogether took 5hrs but we were able to see lots of stuff along the way!
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Nicholas S wrote a review Sep 22
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I am glad to say that my first time whale watching went spectacularly thanks to the lovely Prince of Whales crew. Had extremely informative guides (Wilma and James) that were just as excited to see the whales as we were. They were also very kind and welcoming. Next time I come
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Date of experience: September 2020
Frauflugzeug wrote a review Sep 22
74 contributions19 helpful votes
Ist was a great experience! Nice team, specially Wilma and James who came around all the time and gave all guests lots of informations, and answered all questions. We were lucky with the weather and that we saw orkas, humpbacks, sea lions, seals and Eagls. We were 5 hours on
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Date of experience: September 2020
About the operator

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By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
A whale of a time!
I had a wonderful day yesterday as we were able to see Orkas The boat is very clean and the crew is very knowledge
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Joe was the skipper and he is very knowledgeable, and you will learn a lot about the city from him. Totally worth e
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A wonderful experience
We went on a half day catamaran whale watching tour leaving at 8:30am. With excellent COVID-19 protocols in place t
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A whale of a tour
1/2 day whale watching trip from Victoria. This was my second trip out for the season (first trip was a “no whale”
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Best whale watching ever!
Whale watching from Vancouver. Saw orcas and humpbacks. Excellent staff, knowledgeable naturists. Was a fantasti
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A great day!
The staff were amazing thanks to Wilma, Rory and Malcolm. It was an incredible experience! Great fun and wonderf
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Devin C
Whale watching tour in August
We decided to book a whale watching tour with another company. Unfortunately they cancelled due to wind conditions
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A great experience
Had an amazing time on the zodiac tour in Victoria. Even though we only saw one humpback whale, the company allowed
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Tails up!
Originally I booked thinking it was to see Orca's but I learned it was not the season for it. But the captain was
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Great trip, highly recommend
This was a fabulous day out. The staff and crew were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw hump
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The activity that made my mom want to move to Vancouver
We initially booked a "Whales and Fly" tour (roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, and back), but due to bad weathe
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Whale watching
Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat. Saw
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I am writing this review a bit late, but this trip was amazing. We started the trip and after 30 minutes we though
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You really can’t fault this outfit. Starting with safety instructions to very knowledgeable guides. Sandy and Jame
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This tour was a once in a lifetime experience. The most incredible day in terms of weather and an absolute dream to
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Key Details
  • Prince of Whales Whale Watching, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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