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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

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Closes in 30 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Prince of Whales is the largest and most environmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company operating out of both Victoria and Vancouver. With a fleet of both open and semi-covered boats, we are perfectly able to match a tour to...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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812 Wharf St | (Lower Causeway Level), Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had booked onto a different tour with a different group who didn't make their number for a December weekday excursion, so they transferred me and a couple of others to this trip. I didn't have high hopes, but it turned out to be completely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank periplous
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew was absolutely amazing with their knowledge about all the whales, seals, birds that we saw. Had so much fun even though it was grey day and chilly. Thanks for the blankets, mitts and hats to keep us warm

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cat Lee T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on other whale watching trips but have never been so close. We saw humpbacks, orcas and sea lions in their natural environment. I know we were lucky as there are no guarantees of sightings... and rightly so! Gary our guide was brilliant....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karen c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was worth every penny! It was so much fun and the guides were so informative and great!!!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jg0sselin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my friend went on this tour, The skipper was great at sharing his knowledge, we were lucky to see humpbacks, killer whales, seals, sea lions. We were totally hiped returning from this trip, and still is now 3 days later. What an AMAZING...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigate113654
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went on this tour yesterday & were super keen to see whales but we were trying to keep our expectations low just in case!! The skipper on the boat Mark was awesome, he shared his depth of knowledge with us about...More

Thank nancyrosecrees
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting, silently waiting for the next exhale of air from an orca whale was breathtaking. The Prince of Wales took us out of Victoria harbour, we had chosen the inflatable raft so were close to the ocean's surface, out into the ocean to first visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dilyswilliams
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Dilys W! There really is nothing quite like hearing the whales - it's an incredibly magical and moving experience. We are so glad that you had such a memorable and exciting time with us out on our zodiac tour. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it was a rainy day, only 4 of us on the zodiak, Captain Jasper was awesome. we found the orcas, and even a humpback whale - awesome day we sat in the middle of orcas everywhere, every direction, the sounds and sights were absolutely awesome....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbief289
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review debbief289! Wow - it sounds like your zodiac adventure was incredible! We are so glad you had such a memorable and magical experience with Jasper. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Prince of Whales provides a seamless and memorable experience. You don’t just get to see whales but also sea lions and many other oceanic creatures. I hope as hesitant about going out on the zodiac but there driver was very professional making it a very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew G
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review Matthew G! We are so flattered that you named us the "best whale watching company", and we are so glad that you had such a wonderful experience out on the water with us. We really appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

At the beginning of our trip, we saw from a distance a humpback whale, but quickly turned around when the captain received word that there were orcas in the vicinity. There were three orca families - up to 11 or 12 - and we watched...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your awesome review Discover586889! What a great experience with Transient Killer Whales. As I am sure Lili explained to you Transients wait until the hunt is on and their prey has been caught before they start socializing and making noise. Such a...More

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Nikki L
April 16, 2017|
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Hi Nikki! This is a great question, and a common one we get in both our Vancouver and Victoria offices. So, what IS the difference between a Victoria and Vancouver departure? Basically, there are two different kinds of... More
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NixB1
January 31, 2017|
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Response from JenniferD5580 | Property representative |
Nicole, My pleasure! July is right smack dab in the middle of our peak season, so you have the opportunity to do whatever trip suits you best. Obviously whales are wild animals and we never know exactly where they're... More
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NixB1
January 30, 2017|
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Hi Nicole, great question! We have all of those things! We have trips out of both Victoria and Vancouver, and we regularly books flights for our guests on either a float plane or helicopter between the island and the... More
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