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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

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Prince of Whales is the largest and most environmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company operating out of both Vancouver and Victoria. Want to see whale watch off the coast of Vancouver Island AND see the beautiful Butchart...more
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1601 Bayshore Dr | (inside the Westin Bayshore Hotel), Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We participated in the whale watching tour at the end of the season and had a great opportunity to observe humpback whales, bald eagles, dolphins, seals and sea lions. We were concerned about difficulty finding the whales this time of year, but they were there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Retrorebe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very good experience and I can highly recommend this company! Booking was easy and checking in was a breeze too. Once we got on board, we were well briefed by the crew - in our case, our guide was Wilma. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost the last day of the season's trips saw us out on the water with nearly 50 others on a glorious early November afternoon. The trip was brilliantly conducted for us (on the open top deck) by Wilma, whose knowledge of all things 'whales' and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter W
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for your five-star review Peter! How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing 3 humpback whales, bald eagles and many sea lions. Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad Wilma made your trip so memorable! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whale watching experience was definitly one to remember. We saw humpback whale, killer whales, sea lions and two kinds of porpoises. The crew was super nice. They shared their knowledge about different sea mammals and providing us with lots of hot chocolate:)More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Petra P
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your five-star review Petra P! How great to know you had an amazing experience seeing a humpback whales, killer whales sea lions and porpoises! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable and we are glad it showed! We appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I’ve booked a tour to watch the whales with them. I came all way from Brazil and I was in a high expectation for that tour. I have received my confirmation by email. The day of the tour, I run to the point, to not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yamna D
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear Yamna, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As you can imagine, we would have prefer not to cancel the tour due to weather conditions. The wind was quite strong on that day. We tried to reached out with all guests booked on...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

We went out on the half day trip from Vancouver on 03-Nov-18. We knew that this would be late in the season and moderated our expectations. Anyway - long story cut short - the crew managed to find a pod of Orcas for us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mkt181822
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your five-star review mkt181822! How great to know you had an amazing whale watching experience with us. And you had the chance to see Orcas, that is amazing! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad that they made your...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

My husband and I went to Vancouver for our honeymoon last week. We planned the whale watching trip knowing that we may not see any whales since they are wild and on their own agenda. We were extremely pleasantly surprised to see not only one,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rbtranscriber
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your five-star review rbtranscriber, How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing many humpback whales. And you saw them breaching and coming to the surface frequently that is awesome! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad that...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Unforgettable experience indeed. Amazing whale sightings (yes plural!). Pascal and the team on the boat were informative and accommodating and just overall awesome. I would do this tour again and bring even more friends next time!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aetakeuchi
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your five-star review aetakeuchi, We are glad to know that you had an unforgettable experience with us seeing many whales :) Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad it showed. We appreciate you taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We did this trip out of Vancouver yesterday and had a great time! The crew were friendly and really knowledgeable and made sure that everyone got the best of their day. It ended up being quite cold but they had phoned us ahead of time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Morven G
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your great review Morven G! We are glad to know that you had a great time with us seeing Humpback whales, sea lions, harbour seals and a bald eagle. Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad it showed :)...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I purchased this trip out to see the whales as a spur of the moment purchase since I had always wanted to see whales in person. I was facing a one year since a life changing loss on that day, and I didn’t even pay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lpici87
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Hello lpici87 Thank you so much for your five-star review. We are happy to know that you had a fantastic day with us! How nice to read that you had the chance to see 3 humpback whales, seals, sea lions and porpoises! Our team is...More

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GMShep
September 11, 2018|
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Response from Ed W | Reviewed this property |
I had a wind jacket which was a good choice that day. They do have blankets, hats and gloves that you can use if needed. Only snacks and drinks offered on the boat. Sit up high near the cabin to help block the wind.
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GMShep
September 11, 2018|
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Response from planetheather | Reviewed this property |
Hi It was a really warm day when we went and it still got chilly so i would definitely recommend taking something warm and probably layers I think they sold hot drinks and some snacks but not sure exactly what, certainly... More
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Response from shirleym57 | Reviewed this property |
You can see them and the crew try really hard to find them.
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