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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Such a waste of time in really cold weather. We spent almost 4 hours waiting for nothing, and all we got to see was sea lions.

Date of experience: March 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2019

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very sorry that you were not successful in seeing whales that day. Every tour is unpredictable and different in terms of what can be spotted. Just like whale watching anywhere in this region, or the world, sometimes we aren't lucky enough to see whales.

We do stand by our whale sighting guarantee and encourage our guests to join us on another tour in future at no cost, in the instance that no whales have been sighted. The experience of our guests is really important to us so please do contact us to arrange another booking. We would be happy to help!

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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

I would say this tour was the highlight during my stay in Victoria. I am speechless,the atmosphere is second to none. A perfect sunny day and the ocean was so tranquil. The whales were not far from us, such a magical experience. This is a must-see attraction in Victoria.

Date of experience: March 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate it! The weather has certainly been in our favour, fingers crossed the sunshine stays! We are so glad you enjoyed your memorable adventure and we can't wait for you to join us on another tour again the next time you are in Victoria!

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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience!
Warm and considerate explanation.

Learning a lot about whales, and I can feel the how closed the local people and animals are.

Strongly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your fantastic review Jinghan! How exciting that you are learning a lot about whales. These wonderful mammals never fail to amaze us and this is certainly felt amongst the local community.

Each experience is so unique and is an adventure! We never know what we are going to find..
We hope you to have you join us on another tour in future.

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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Lucked out with gorgeous sunny day at the end of September. Keep in mind you travel quite far to get out into open water. Spotted a few whales but they surface so briefly it’s not easy to grab a photo. Very interesting how the crew know which pod the whales are with lol. Smooth ride. Passed by the sea lion colony on way back to the harbour. Enjoyable day overall.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi there,

So great to hear that the weather was in your favour the day of your trip! Our crew certainly have a wealth of information and are able to identify whales by their dorsal fin and saddle patch (the greyish area behind the dorsal fin) as they are distinctive to each individual whale!

We are so pleased you got to observe the sea lions too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and we can't wait to have you back with us again.

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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Wanted to take my daughter to experience getting up close to these beautiful creatures but even though our young captain tried and tried, we weren't able to find any.
I knew before hand that because of the time of the year (mid march) the probabilities were small but their advertisement guaranteed seeing whales so we took the chance.
The small boat ride was about 3 1/2 hours long and it was enjoyable, and we did get to see some other wild life (sea lions, bald eagles, and other birds).
At the end, the young captain told us that since Prince of Whales guarantees you to see whales, the offer was that we could come back any other time and take a free trip! So we'll see......

Date of experience: March 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Hi Walter,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry that you were not successful in seeing whales that day. Every tour is unpredictable and different in terms of what can be spotted. Just like whale watching anywhere in this region, or the world, sometimes we aren't lucky enough to see whales.

We do stand by our whale sighting guarantee and encourage our guests to join us on another tour in future at no cost, in the instance that no whales have been sighted. The experience of our guests is really important to us so please do contact us to arrange another booking.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon!

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