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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Awesome trip and guide. A must for everyone visiting the coast! Saw a pod of ball porpoises that were swimming all around our boat, transient orca whales and sea lions

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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hello,

Thank you so much for your awesome feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review and are so happy that you got the opportunity to see the transients as well as porpoises and sea lions!

BC offers some beautiful scenery and we love sharing the experiences we encounter with our guests :)

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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Brilliant tour. Saw a pod of 5 transient Orcas for at least an hour. Then we travelled 7 miles to see a Humpback Whale. Add in a Bald Eagle, Sea Otter, Elephant Seals and Harbour Seals The staff were so informative and seemed genuinely excited by the Orca sighting. Highly recommended. The boat was really comfortable, loads of room to move around and is new this season

Date of experience: June 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We truly appreciate it! How amazing that you got to see a Humpback Whale, a Bald Eagle, Harbour Seals, a Sea Otter and even an Elephant Seal! Elephant Seals aren't a common sight on our tours so it's great that you had the opportunity to see them!

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 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

What a terrific tour. It combined a whale watch tour with a drop off at Butchart Gardens. Both were outstanding. The tour encounter a transient group of at least 6-8 orcas (adults + calves). Our family witnessed the orcas breeching at least 28 (that's twenty eight times). We've gone on several killer whale tours over the past 20 years. On those tours, we were lucky to see one breech. 28 breeches just blows the mind. We followed the group for nearly an hour and saw all sorts of behavior, To end it all, we were dropped off at Butchart Gardens in the late afternoon and avoided the big crowds that are there in the morning and early morning. What a way to start a vacation!

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

Hi Damon,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this!

The Whale Watching and Butchart Gardens tour is a fantastic adventure with a great balance of time between the land and water. We are delighted that you got too see a pod of Orcas and that you got to see plenty of Orca breaching! How amazing!

So great to hear your glowing feedback and we would love to have you join us on another tour the next time you are in Victoria :)

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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Spectacular trip ... and we got to see an Orca pod.
This is a beautiful part of the world and to see whales in their natural setting is a delight.

The large boat is comfortable and well equipped. It is cold on the water and the extra warmth and hat, gloves and blankets made for a pleasant experience.

Lili, Rory, Captain Chris and Bill were fabulous. Lili and Rory are naturalists and gave excellent commentary about the whales.

Strongly recommend a whale watching experience with this group.

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

Hello,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We really appreciate it and are delighted that you got to see a pod of Orcas on your adventure with us!

We definitely agree that it can be quite cold out on the open water so we do encourage our guests to wrap up warm. We also have blankets, hats and gloves on board to ensure that our guests are comfortable with us.

Thank you for your recommendation and we would love to have you join us on another tour in future.

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