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All aboard Victoria’s whale-watching flagship! The 62-foot, semi-covered Ocean Magic II was custom designed and created right here in British Columbia for the purpose of premier West Coast whale watching. Its streamlined design allows it to push through waves with ease while maintaining speed. This maximizes the distance you can travel and the amount of time you are able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

Ocean Magic II’s twin engines produce an industry-leading 1,650 horse power! But don’t be fooled by all of that power; it uses less fuel per passenger than any other vessel in the harbor, plus its surface-piercing propellers reroute intermittent engine noise above water to limit the disturbance to nearby marine mammals.

The vessel has a large heated indoor cabin and two open air sun decks ideal for photography. You can also enjoy the added comfort of two washrooms and a snack bar.

Your tour will last a minimum of 3 hours and will include various stops at different points of interest within the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals, which allows for excellent photo opportunities. Throughout your cruise, you'll be fully entertained and educated by up to three of the industry's top marine naturalists.
Locations visited
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Excellent trip

Very good. Nice big rib. Very stable and quiet - no engine smell! On board toilet and snack bar. Free hot drinks. And blankets gloves and hats to borrow. Friendly and knowledgeable staff especially Captain Bill and Emily. Whales not very acrobatic today but we...More

Thank Harlow101
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic whale watching tour

Great adventure. Fantastic tour. Unforgettable sea excursion experience. Breathtaking coastline. Spectacular Inner Harbour. Knowledgeable Staff. Informative interpretation.

Thank Crossway C
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic Experience

We went on the morning trip out of Victoria and had a fantastic time. The staff are really friendly and helpful. They are also really knowledgeable and the commentary provided throughout the trip is brilliant. We were really fortunate to get great views of 7...More

Thank 770marcus
Taira P, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review and your recommendation 770marcus! Our staff are top notch and we are really proud of our Prince of Whales Whale Watching team. Our on board commentaries are very educational and thorough - every tour I join I come away with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour

This was the second time I've taken this tour and it was great. The crew were fantastic. Highly recommendMore

Thank Gareth J
Taira P, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Gareth J! So glad you enjoyed your tour enough to come with us not once, but twice! We really appreciate your recommendation Gareth and hope to see you again. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic tour

Valerie (the marine biologist) was wonderful and provided a great commentary and explanation of what we were seeing. Highly recommended.More

Thank Barnaby J
Taira P, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and your recommendation Barnaby J! I will pass on your compliments to Valerie - she does a great job out on the water and we love when our crew are recognized for their work. We really appreciate you taking the...More

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Response from Michelle L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't see any whales, your guarantee will grant you a voucher for another trip. If you see 1 whale, that counts and you will not be given a voucher for another trip. We saw 2 whales on our trip and we saw them... More