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Reviewed July 6, 2019

We did the tour on a Sunday then went back on the Thursday again.
Brilliant company running new specific designed ships crewed by experienced crew, Capt Bill was outstanding. First day Humpback whales and a special close up with Orca. Second day an eight Humpback whale pod with breaching and tail slapping, these crew know exactly where to go to guarantee sightings.
If your in Victoria BC you must do it, highly recommended.
Top tip, take an upper seat just behind the bridge under the covered top, gives great views and keeps you out of the the wind.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mike L
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Wow - thank you so much for your glowing review! We are beyond happy that you chose to take a second tour with us :)

How fantastic that you got to see Humpbacks including an eight Humpback whale pod - truly breathtaking! So great that you got to see the Orcas too!

We would love to see you again for your third whale watching tour in future :)

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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

We were treated to see Orcas and Humpbacks!
What a trip
The boat was equipped with blankets, scarfs, hats if needed.
The presentation by the Naturist were both informative and amusing.
The safety procedures were presented pretty well before we left the dock.

Date of experience: June 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hello Annie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate this and are so happy that you got to see Orcas and Humpbacks on your tour with us!

It can get quite cold out on the water so we do provide blankets, hats and gloves so our guests can stay warm and comfortable!

We are so glad that you thought our presentation was informative and entertaining :) We can't wait for you to join us on another tour in future :)

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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

This tour has the perfect combination for a perfect day out in Victoria. Starting with the whale and wildlife tour on the boat with knowledgeable and friendly staff and ending with the glamour of the Butchard gardens. They take care of you from beginning to end and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I think I will have to come back and do this every year! Thank you very much.

Date of experience: July 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hello,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your adventure with us!

Thank you also for your great feedback about our staff. They are very passionate about sharing their knowledge with our guests and certainly have a wealth of information when it comes to whale and marine wildlife!

We would love for you to join us on another our in future :)

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Reviewed July 3, 2019

The fact that Big Mama the Humpback gave us such an amazing show, was made all the better by the brilliant crew, Bill, Joe, Rory, Laura and Seanie. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and attention was first class.
We felt included, and welcomed on board and we genuinely felt that they all wanted us to see everything we could and thoroughly enjoy our trip.
We 100% recommend Prince of Whales as great value for money and would sail with them again in a heartbeat.

Date of experience: June 2019
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hello Amanda,

Thank you so much for leaving us a great recommendation. We really appreciate this and are delighted that you enjoyed your adventure observing whales and marine wildlife with us and of course Big Mama!

Thank you also for your great comments about our staff. They work very hard to ensure that our guests receive a comfortable, enjoyable and educational adventure :)

We hope you will join us on another tour again the next time you are in Vancouver.

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Reviewed July 2, 2019

My family [daughter, son-in-law, and 13 y/o granddaughter] and I booked a few days ahead of time [good idea] for the half-day tour. We had the big catamaran which was very comfortable especially for someone who was not about to get into a zodiac!
Be warned, dress warmly! Even though it was a beautiful warm day in the Inner Harbour, it is COLD when you get moving on the open water. I sat up top at the front for about two hours but during a lull in the activity, I came in to warm up a bit. [even tho I was dressed warmly]
We weren't out for very long when 2 Humpback whales appeared on the scene. One, it was soon ascertained, was known as "Big Mama". Instead of spouting-off a couple of times and then diving, these 2 were having quite a lovely time and seemed to be seeking out the boat. They swam and cavorted and carried on for at least 30 mins. before we headed off in search of others.
We went to Race Rocks and saw harbour seals, sea lions, a Stellar sea lion, a sea otter and an interesting bird with orange legs [see photo].
It was a beautiful day for a boat ride and we all loved this completely exhilarating experience. The staff are professional and friendly and I want to do this tour on a monthly basis, as I live in Victoria. Cannot recommend this enough!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Diane A
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MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Hello Diane,

Thank you so much for leaving us a great recommendation and for your six out of five stars review ;) We really appreciate this and are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your adventure observing whales and marine wildlife with us!

How amazing that you got to see Big Mama too. She is certainly awe inspiring and very special to us all!

Thank you also for your great comments about our staff. They work very hard to ensure that our guests receive a comfortable, enjoyable and educational adventure!

We hope you will join us on another tour again :)

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