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Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

This was amazing! Our guide Gary was fantastic and so full of information. I would recommend whole heartedly, especially on the Zodiac!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Hi Nicky,

Thank you very much for leaving us a great review. We appreciate you taking the time to do this!

So great to hear that you had an enjoyable time on our Zodiac tour and that you had the opportunity to learn a great deal from Gary.

We would love to have you join us on another tour again the next time you are in Victoria!

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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

During our short stay in Victoria, whale watching was high on the list of things to do. We had two or three boat companies to choose from but the Prince of Whales boat stood out as it was larger than the others we saw and looked the business.
We weren’t disappointed as the crew were, friendly, knowledgeable and placing our safety high on their agenda.

During our 3 and half hours on the boat we saw several Orcas and a Humpback Whale which we viewed from the advised distance to prevent stress to the whales. As a result the whales performed beautifully for us.

We also saw seals and birds of prey. Wrap up warm as it gets really cold, the boat has blankets for all that asked for them.

We highly recommend the Prince of Whales for Whale watching and thank all the crew for giving us an experience we shall never forget.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Hello,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and are so happy that you got the opportunity to see Orcas and Humpback Whales! It is a truly special encounter to see them in the wild.

Thank you very much for your recommendation and we hope to have you join us on another tour in future! Long may your wonderful memories last :)

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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommended excursion. The staff onboard (Rory, Lilly and others) are very friendly and knowledgeable > 10/10.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Hello,

Thank you very much for your awesome 10/10 review. We truly appreciate customer feedback like this :)

Thank you also for your great feedback about our staff. They are very passionate about what they do and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to whale and marine wildlife.

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Reviewed June 5, 2019

We ended up taking two trips for the price of one, as we didn't manage to find whales on our first outing. We were booked on to another trip the following day for free, as per their guarantee.

We have been on safari before as well as numerous other wildlife excursions, including whale watching, so we fully appreciate how unpredictable nature can be. While it is always disappointing to miss out on a sighting, much of the enjoyment from these experiences comes from going out into another creatures' habitat, learning about their behaviour and characteristics and actively looking for the various species. With this in mind, we still enjoyed every second of being out there on the deck of the comfortable catamaran, learning about the native marine and bird species from the very informative naturalists as we sailed around the beautiful waters North of Victoria.

The second outing was more fruitful. We located a pod of Orcas after about half an hour of cruising, staying with the them for a number of breathe cycles (about 30mins) before backing off and allowing other boats to approach. There were other boats there and the crew were very mindful of not encroaching too closely on the orcas, but we still had a good encounter nonetheless.

On the way back we were lucky enough to also spot a humpback whale, which we loved just as much as seeing the orcas.

During the journey, Lili, Maya and Rory (the on-board naturalists) were positioned on each deck and were sharing all their knowledge about the various species of whale, the larger ecosystem and some of the challenges that they face. They also kindly shared some of their photos afterwards, as their camera equipment was more professional than most passengers.

We would heartily recommend using this company for whale watching tours. They are very professional, friendly and care deeply about the native species. Previous experience has taught us that less reputable operators are not inclined to treat the whales or their habitat with such respect so we felt like we had made the right choice with Prince of Whales.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Matthew P
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Hello Matthew,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We really appreciate it and are so happy that you finally got to see the Orcas and a Humpback Whale :)

Thank you very much for your feedback in relation to our staff. They work very hard and we are proud to have such a dedicated and passionate team.

We would love to have you join us on another tour the next time you are in Victoria!

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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We enjoyed the Whale Watching Tour. Their new boat was comfortable. The staff were extremely knowledgeable, especially Lili. While out, we saw eight Orcas; amazing. On the way back to shore we were treated to hot chocolate. Wonderful day!!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Nancy C
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Hello Nancy,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We truly appreciate it and are so happy that you got the opportunity to see a pod of eight Orcas - how magical!

Thank you also for your kind feedback about Lili. She is very knowledgeable on all topics concerning whale and marine wildlife and is very passionate about what she does.

We would love to have you join us on another tour in future the next time you are in Victoria!

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