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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove provided by PRINCE OF WHALES Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    50
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5882P21
Important information
Inclusions
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Restroom on board
  • Educational materials on board
  • Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour if you do not see whales!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Telegraph Cove Resort, 1610 Telegraph Cove Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Adventure Center located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Telegraph Cove Whale Interpretive Center (24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Restroom on board
  • Educational materials on board
  • Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour if you do not see whales!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Telegraph Cove Resort, 1610 Telegraph Cove Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Adventure Center located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Telegraph Cove Whale Interpretive Center (24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Feb 1, 2021
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Telegraph Cove Resort
    1610 Telegraph Cove Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada
    Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Adventure Center located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Telegraph Cove Whale Interpretive Center (24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
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    Telegraph Cove
    Stop: 3 hours
    Whale Watching in Johnstone Strait and nearby area
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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elsa22154992
Victoria, Canada119 contributions
Sep 2020
A bit late in writing this review but wanted to take the time to give props to Prince of Whales for an amazing half day Zodiac Tour we did with them out of Telegraph Cove in September. We had an afternoon tour with Captain Chris and it simply exceeded all of our expectations. We found our first Humpback almost immediately after leaving the harbour, and from then on it just flowed as we sailed from one whale to another working our way all the way across Queen Charlotte Strait over to the mainland, where we were greeted by a superpod of over 100 dolphins that joined our zodiac and frolicked alongside the RHIB for almost 20 mins. The grand finale was coming across a humpback surge feeding in a bay on the way back to the Cove. No Orcas this time out, but mother nature but on a great show nonetheless, and we felt safe and comfortable throughout on our trip, well spaced out due to COVID 19 sporting our mask bandanas throughout. A great day, grateful to the team at Prince of Whales for making it happen.
Written December 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello elsa22154992, Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tours and got to encounter so much wildlife, including a superpod of dolphins - that is so special! Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you onboard again in the future!!
Written January 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Haydn M
Whitecourt5 contributions
Jul 2020
We were surprised and delighted to see two Humpback whales as well as Orca, Dall's porpoise, Dolphin and Stella's Sea lions. The whole crew of the boat worked together to make the experience truly magical. I had not expected to see some many different animals so close to the Cove. Sharon and her colleagues worked very hard to make sure we had a good time and learnt about the history of the area and the animals that inhabit it. I would recommend bringing warm clothing as once the boat gets going it get quite chilly even on a warm day.
Written July 25, 2020
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Hello HaydnM2013, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so glad that you got to encounter humpbacks, orcas, porpoise, and sea lions!! Great recommendation about dressing warm, it does get about 10 degrees Celsius colder on the water - which can be misleading on a really hot day. Thank you for coming out and your kind words about the crew! We hope you see you again in the future!
Written August 11, 2020
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bioniccoulpe
Vancouver, BC Canada70 contributions
Sep 2020
It was a nice sunny calm day, while at Telegraph Cove, we decided at the last minute to do this whale watching trip.
Health & safety were addressed first; both Covid-19 precautions & safety on the water. The boat was at half capacity, we were outside & everyone wore masks at all times.
Our naturalist, Sharon, explained how & where they look for whales.
Captain Chris, did a great job getting us to the whales & respecting a safe distance.
We saw lots of whales; both resident & transient orcas, more humpbacks than we could count, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, and lots of different birds.
Sharon explained the difference between the 2 groups of orcas.
With the catalogue of whales, she was able to identify the orcas we were watching. and tell us about their family units.
She answered our questions & was as excited as we were at seeing all the wildlife.
It was both educational and wildly entertaining!
A wonderful experience.
Written October 8, 2020
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Hello bioniccoulpe, Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review! We are so happy that youhad a wonderful experience on-board Ocean Magic II with our awesome crew, and got to see SO MUCH wildlife!! Thank you for coming out with us and we hope to have you on-board again in the future :)
Written October 13, 2020
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Ivan K
Nanaimo, Canada8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had an amazing breathtaking whale watching trip this Saturday at Telegraph Cove. We went on the Cruiser because we are traveling with the 2-year old. I thought the experience won’t be as great as with the Zodiac,but I Was wrong - It was wonderful! We saw two packs of orcas who were meeting each other for the first time. We were blessed to see them socializing and playing. They were so close and were showing us all their beauty. The captain stopped just right in time so that everyone can have a good view of them. Our guides were very professional and answered all the questions. Later on we saw two humpback whales that showed us their tails and gave us a farewell sound. We also saw a sea lion hunting salmon and beating off hungry seagulls, bald eagles and their nests, seals, and some dolphins. This whale watching tour is a paradise for someone who likes the wildlife.
I’ve been told by many people that the Prince of Whales is the best company to go with for the best whale watching experience. Now I can confirm it with 100% confidence.
Written August 17, 2020
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Hello Q236NNivank, Thank you for your awesome review! We are thrilled that you had a breathtaking tour and you were pleasantly surprised about the experience on board Ocean Magic :) Sounds like you had some great sightings and we are so glad that we met your expectations. Thank you for coming onboard and we hope to have you out again in the future.
Written September 3, 2020
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travelbugs01
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We’d never really been interested in taking a whale watching excursion before and since we’ve been back we haven’t stopped raving about the experience! Friends recommended if we were to whale watch that we MUST do it in Telegraph Cove, and they weren’t wrong!

We had hoped to get out on one of the zodiacs however as the weather was pretty rainy and windy we ended up on the larger boat- which was just perfect for the conditions. We saw porpoises, stellar sealions, humpback whales and so many orcas. Every direction you looked there were whales. The captain Chris did an excellent job maneuvering the boat to ensure everyone had equal viewing opportunities.

Sharon was our top deck marine naturalist and was absolutely fantastic! Her knowledge and passion for what she does made it all that much more worthwhile! The boats lower capacity and company’s COVID policies made it feel very safe.

We’ll be sure to come back and take another tour. Sharon, wishing you and your crew bountiful days filled with all kinds of wonderful marine creatures. Thanks for such an awesome adventure!
Written August 23, 2020
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Hello HollyJeffWiman, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are thrilled that you decided to try out whale watching and had such a great time!! It's great that you felt safe so you could focus on the plethora of wildlife and enjoy your experience. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the crew :) Thank you for coming aboard and we look forward to seeing again!
Written September 4, 2020
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Barb T
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Our guides Sharon and Rebecca were very well informed and passionate about their work. They were amazing in their abilities to spot, photograph, present information and answer questions-at times almost simultaneously .The teamwork was completed by the excellent captain. COVID procedures were followed.
The boat was very comfortable but since a lot of the seats are open to the elements make sure you dress warmly and wear good rain gear if there is a chance of rain.
This is a beautiful part of the world worth seeing on it's own. Sea life highlights for us included an acrobatic display by a humpback, a sea otter, Minke and Fin whales and a colony of Stellar sea lions.
Our friends had such a good time that they booked for a second day!
Written August 14, 2020
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Hello 252barbt, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are thrilled that you had a great time on your tour and got to encounter a breaching humpback, minke, and A FIN WHALE - wow that's super cool!! Sounds like you guys had an action packed trip. Thank you for coming out with us and we hope to have you onboard again in the future :)
Written September 3, 2020
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Sil
5 contributions
Sep 2020
We were lucky enough to see approx 10 humpback whales and a spectacular show put on by the sea lions. Our guide was enthusiastic and friendly. The fog broke and the scenery was amazing. Telegraph Cove is very quaint and we had a wonderful meal there as well.
Written September 15, 2020
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Hello Albernires, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you had such a good time and got to see 10 humpbacks, and playful sea lions!! Thank you for coming out with us and we hope to see you again in the future :)
Written September 17, 2020
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Guy on a Bike
Coquitlam, Canada17 contributions
Sep 2020
The day we booked was grey form a combination of smoke & marine fog. Even with these conditions we did end up seeing 2 pods of Killer and some humpback. The crew filled in the gaps while the boat relocated
Written October 9, 2020
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Hello guyonabike1160, Thank you for reviewing your experience! We are very pleased to hear that you got to encounter 2 pods of killer whales and humpbacks despite the fog and smoke!! Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you onboard again in the future :)
Written October 13, 2020
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canshelm
9 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
What an incredible experience we had from start to finish. We set sail on the large boat, with upstairs and downstairs, and within a short time a whale was spotted. From there we saw a bald eagles, porpoises, sea lions and a number of humpback whales. The naturalist, Sharon, was amazing with her knowledge of the sea creatures and their environment. The captain, Chris, steered us near, but keeping a respectful distance, the sea creatures. What sights to see. When we got back to shore a pod of Orcas swam by.
Written July 27, 2020
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Hello canshelm, Thank you for your glowing review!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with us and got to see so much wildlife! Thank you for joining us, I will be sure to share your kind words with the crew and we hope to have you out again!
Written August 11, 2020
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Treasure G
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We had an amazing experience! We saw humpback whales, Orcas and dolphins. The Orcas, 5 of them came towards us and then passed right by our boat! It was unbelievable and a sight we will never forget. Rebecca, our guide was so knowledgeable, energetic and an absolute delight! Andy, our deck hand was also wonderful and the sweet young lady that was our skipper really new how to maneuver the boat. Highly recommend the Prince of Whales team!!
Written July 20, 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
754treasureg, Wow -- thank you so much for your amazing review & recommendation!! We can only imagine how exciting that all must have been: humpback whales, dolphins, orcas, the works! We're also thrilled to hear that our crew helped to make your day so special. We hope that you will join us again in the future :)
Written July 20, 2021
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Great trip, knowledgeable staff.
I did the 90 minute harbor and wildlife tour this morning. They take very good care of you. Dry suits and very frie
RickAngBC
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Loved it! Better than expected and they adhere to all regulations!
Started out a bit rocky with the large boat having a motor issue 5 minutes out. But we were able to get onto the 1:
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4 hour kayak tour
We had a great kayaking tour with our guide Shale where we saw Orcas and Porpoises. Shale took us to really nice pl
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Review about our guide for our one day kayak excursion
The impetus for our 2 week road trip (from Saskatoon) was to go on a kayak adventure. Our dates didn’t align with a
jenniferPinPG
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Orca whales hunting and socializing up-close!!!!!
Had an amazing three hour trip with Valerie. Once in a lifetime moment as we witnessed four transient orcas hunt a
brentz2013
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Thanks for nothing.
Thanks for nothing. No phone call. No messages whatsoever. We attended on Saturday to attempt to go on a Zodiac
hkaurp
hkaurp
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Mesmerizing, Educational, Inspirational & Lot of fun
What we saw: Humpback whales, hunter and stitch. Stitch did a little cartwheel for us. Dals and Dolphins must have
Bill_temepst
Bill_temepst
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It doesn't get any better!
We went with Andy and Sharon in a 12? person zodiac and had an amazing half day. We saw resident and transient kill
emmagU437AG
emmagU437AG
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Humpback central in September!
Went on the 3 hour tour with my family, Sharon was our guide. She was amazing - super knowledgeable and just as pas
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I2539APjoanneb
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Zodiac trip with Scotty
Went out on the twightlight zodiac tour last night with Scotty OMG the most fun !! Scotty was a book of knowledge ,
789craigp
789craigp
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Whale whatching
We went on Saturday Sept 18 2020 , 12: 30 three hour tour , nothing to see the first hour or so ? Then it got excit
685margaretf
685margaretf
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September Beauty
Very professional and safe 3 hour tour. We saw many humpbacks whales, sea lions and an excellent performance by Dal
Kathy S
Kathy S
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The absolute best night!
Sharon, Chris and Rebecca.....thank you. We had a fantastic sunset whale watching trip last night. You made sure w
DianaG4578
DianaG4578
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Amazing, every minute
Before we left the dock, our guide spotted resident orcas. Scotty was so experienced and knowledgeable about the ce
LilyLou48
LilyLou48
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One of a kind experience
We were upgraded to the Ocean Magic II for a 3 hour tour. We saw an amazing sunset, orcas, dolphins, and humpbacks
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