Although no whales seen the skipper was incredibly friendly and informative and we get a free trip next time to compensate. Lovely people!More
Although no whales seen the skipper was incredibly friendly and informative and we get a free trip next time to compensate. Lovely people!MoreShow less
We are sorry that you were not successful in seeing whales. Every tour is unpredictable and sometimes we aren't lucky enough to see whales.Thank you for your wonderful comments about our employees. They have a wealth of information when it come to marine life and really enjoy what they do!
Please do contact us to arrange another booking with our whale sighting guarantee. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
We went on an off-season day and still saw a bunch of transient orcas. The guide was informative and kept a respectful distance from the animals and it never felt like a “chase,” just passive observation, as it should be. We also saw harbor seals and pups, stellar sea lions and pups, a river otter, and various birds. The other two adults I was with agreed it was well worth the $86USD or whatever the full price was for an off season morning trip. It was plenty warm with the suits, gloves, and hats provided. Bring your own sunglasses and warm socks/shoes. Heads up- if you sit in the front row (especially with only a few people on the boat) you will need to hang on for dear life at times! Lots of fun!
Thank you for your wonderful review Allyson - how great that you got to see a pod of transient orcas and marine wildlife on your adventure. The zodiac tour is certainly one of our most adrenaline-pumping adventures and a great way to encounter whales in the wild - almost like a Safari in the Sea!
We are so happy you enjoyed our tour and we hope to have you join us again whenever you are back in British Columbia.
This was so much fun! Our kids LOVED it and the crew were so kind and easy going. Lovely experience. We didn't see any whales but we had tons of laughs and saw some Sea Lions and seals, and breathtaking views. The ride itself was so fun we commented several times that we'd have done JUST that. Thanks again!
Thank you for your delightful review Alysse. We are so happy you and your kids had a great time and are glad you enjoyed observing Sea Lions and Seals in the wild. They have such playful, fun personalities!
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we can't wait for you to join us again.
We really enjoyed our trip on the high seas with POW. Blessed with a sunny day in January, we were taken all the way down to Sooke. We saw lots of marine mammals and fantastic scenery. We’ll be back for sure!
Thank you for your review! We have been truly blessed to have such a mild and spectacular winter, and we are so glad you were able to join us on a January tour. Winter whale watching can be more varied due to weather or wildlife viewing conditions - but typically there are far fewer boats on the water (pleasure crafts and working vessels), so it makes for a much more personalized experience.
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and we can't wait for you to join us again the next time you are in Vancouver or Victoria!
This was my third trip with Prince of Whales & once again we had an amazing time. I visit Victoria over the Xmas holidays every year & its alaways a highlight.
Jasper took us out on the zodiac & after maybe half an hour spotted humpbacks which where feeding. They keep surfacing every few moments so got to see lots of them. We then headed back along the coast where he showed us some little bays, the scenery was amazing we even spotted 2 bald eagles. Just as we headed back Jasper had a call to say Orcas had been spotted on the other direction so off we went. Once we found them there was a pod of maybe 20 which where heading back towards the harbour so we got cruse along with them.
Jaspers knowledge was great & really informative he’s an amazing asset to the team
See you again next year!
I havent actually gone a tour , but they saved the life of a friend that was trying to save another kayaker.
That alone gets them five stars.
I have heard great thing about their tours.
Thank you so much for sharing this story wcresponder. Our captains and crew are sometimes first on scene of a rescue, and trained on how to handle these situations - all of our on the water employees are trained and certified in Marine First Aid and in Marine Emergency Duties.
We would love to have you join us on the water at some point so you can experience a tour for yourself, and see why our team at Prince of Whales love what they do.