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“Fantastic afternoon...”

Prince of Whales Whale Watching
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$130.76*
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Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission
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$105.32*
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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel
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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Zodiac Vessel
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 your desires! Join us out of Victoria for a fun and adventurous Zodiac tour or climb aboard the world-famous Ocean Magic II. Both of these tours operate for 3 hours. Want to see whale watch off the coast of Vancouver Island AND see the beautiful Butchart Gardens all in one day? Join us on our Ultimate Day Tour out of Vancouver or our Whales and Gardens Tour out of Victoria. We also offer float plane options allowing you to travel from Seattle or Vancouver to Victoria, saving you time and energy planning. We are happy to accommodate overnight visitors to Victoria.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage
Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic afternoon...”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Didn't see any "big" whales, but thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The guide was really knowledgable and took the time to make sure we saw, seals, dolphins, sea lions and some bald eagles. Saw a huge sea lion eating a salmon it had caught. They recommend taking a sweater and a coat... do it, it was chilly on the way back in. They provide the big red suit, gloves and a toque! (they smell freshly laundered!)

Visited March 2013
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Port Orchard, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
“Whale Watching and fast boat”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Our Capt was Mark, and he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the Orcas. The boat ride was a blast. We were very lucky with the whale watching as we found 2 adult males and then a short time later found a pod of about 14 of all sizes. Very good pics. Also saw seals and many sea lions. Very fun and exciting trip!

Visited March 2013
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Calgary
2 reviews
“Excellent family outing!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We really enjoyed our tour with our guide, Mark. He was knowledgeable about the wildlife and gave us a great tour of the area. We would definitely do this again!

Visited February 2013
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“Integrity! Thank you, people who care about your experience!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Thank you! We booked and paid in advance for the Zodiac Whale Watching Tour and due to travel difficulties we were unable to make to our reservation. We know that under the circumstances, we were in default and could have easily been out that money. We were thrilled to find out that you were willing and able to accommodate us on a different day. How fantastic! This company did not just take that money and say too bad for you but made accommodations to make sure we could take the tour. We also understand that reservations and availability make a huge difference in your business and this is not always possible. We had a great time even though the whales were uncooperative. The ride was accelerating! We felt safe and the guide was informative and knowledgeable! A highlight of our trip! Thank you for your integrity and commitment to ensure satisfaction for your customers. We will recommend you without reservation. Bravo to all of you! Job well done!

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Boise, Idaho
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“Best whale watching”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was our second trip on the zodiacs and I would absolutely recommend this company. From signing up for the trip to the end the employees were fun, knowledgeable and professional. We were so fortunate this trip to have all three pods of orcas together for our viewing pleasure.

Visited October 2012
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PrinceofWhales, Owner at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Hi Mary P, Thanks so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your positive experience of Prince of Whales with others. I also really love the fact that your first comment is about the quality of service you experienced. Second to getting to see whales on a regular basis, the quality of the staff at Prince of Whales is my favourite part of working here. It is nice to hear that it shows through! Plus you got to see all three pods! I am so happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable tour with us. Thanks very much for being a return guest, it is people like you that keep us going through a chilly February! Safe travels, and we hope to see you again soon.
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