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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Not much else to say - thoroughly enjoyable trip with Jasper on a morning Zodiac adventure for the family.

Highlight was Humpback sightings including one very large whale that was launch feeding the krill soup that was served up by nature's west coast kitchen this morning !

Jasper shared a lot of information to the passengers and always observed a respectful distance from the undersea visitors.

The weather was very warm and calm which made for excellent viewing and hardly a drop of spray to worry any of the expensive cameras on the boat - even at speed. The zodiac ribs seem to be super stable and agile - I want one !

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank PaulN_NI
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 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 to see Humpbacks on your tour with us!

Thank you also for your wonderful comments about our staff member Jasper. It is really important to us that we keep a respectful distance from the marine wildlife. We respect that they are wild mammals and we will always remain impartial observers :)

So great to hear that they weather was great for you too and that you enjoyed the Zodiac boat! This Zodiac tour is one of our most adrenaline pumping adventures!

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Reviewed July 23, 2019

went 4 times in a week trying to see the Orcas; saw whales on the first 3 trips but no Orcas; on the 4th trip they specifically went out to find the Orcas and found them and it was amazing; Captain Bill, Captain Chris and Captain Joe did an outstanding job and naturalist Laura was exceptional; would highly recommend the catamaran boat

Date of experience: July 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 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 finally got to see the Orcas!

Thank you also for your wonderful comments about our staff members. They work very hard to ensure our guest receive an enjoyable and educational tour with us. We would love to have to have you join us on another tour in future!

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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Although at first I was sceptical whether the catamaran of Prince of Whales would be such a fantastic experience as the Zodiacs, I was told better: We were able to follow four orcas over long distances for more than half an hour, got very close to the rocks with sea lions, seals and a sea otter and on the way back our captain actually managed to find a grey whale. The three guides provided us again and again with comprehensive information.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for your feedback. It is truly appreciated! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour with us and that you got to see Orcas, Sea Lions, Seals and a Sea Otter - what an amazing experience!

We are so happy you also had the opportunity to learn a lot from our staff members. We place great importance on sharing our knowledge with our guests so that we can ''inspire passionate stewards of the sea''.

We would love to have you join us on another tour in future :)

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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Had a wonderful morning with Laura and Lilli as our naturalists looking for whales. Saw humpbacks, orcas and at one time both species interacting which apparently is very unusual. Also saw sea lions, sea otters and bald eagles. Very informative tour on a very comfortable boat. The sea was a little rough due to winds but the boat was very stable. Would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hello Gloria,

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 got to see Humpbacks, Orcas, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and Bald Eagles on your adventure with us. How exciting :)

Thank you also for your great feedback about our staff members Laura and Lilli. 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 to have you join us on another trip again as each adventure is unique to the next.

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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Absolutely wonderful experience with family and two young grandchildren. The youngest was allowed on the bridge to look for whales which made his day. Saw everything you could possibly see including humpback, killer whales and a rare grey whale and a rare white baby orca. Special shout out to Maia who was extremely informative and a pleasure to listen to.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David B
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Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hello David,

Thank you so much for leaving us a great recommendation. We really appreciate this and are delighted that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your adventure observing whales and marine wildlife with us! So great to hear that your youngest grandchild had a whale of a time too :)

Thank you also for your great comments about our staff. We are proud to have a team of passionate, dedicated professionals. We hope you will join us on another tour again in future!

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