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We are more than a whale watching and marine wildlife adventure organization. We are mariners, educators, entertainers, scientists, and conservationists. We have been family-owned and operated since day one.

From our downtown departure locations, we offer industry-leading whale watching tours in Vancouver, Victoria, Telegraph Cove, and Seattle. Prince of Whales is focused on sharing the beautiful and breathtaking coastal waters of British Columbia, its vibrant wildlife, and its rich history.

Half-Day Whale Watching

Departing from Granville Island in downtown Vancouver our high-speed, custom-built, luxury catamaran will take you on a 3- to 5-hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife ...more

Half-Day Whale Watching

Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 74-person semi-covered, custom-built express cruiser, this adventure will take you on a 3-hour fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing ...more

Zodiac Whale Watching

Departing from downtown Victoria aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing ...more

Zodiac Whale Watching

Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing ...more

Fly-Whales-Fly (Catamaran)

This customizable round-trip adventure will take you from downtown Vancouver to Victoria on a 35-minute one-way seaplane flight (Part 1). From here, you’ll board a custom-built 95-passenger, catamaran, embarking on a 3+ hour, fully-guided whale watching and ...more
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    Recent whale watching tour This was the most incredible day of my life! We were told at the beginning of our tour that we might not see more than one type of whale but the whale gods shined down on us that day because we got to see both humpbacks and a pod of orcas. I’ve dreamed of that day my entire life and it brought tears to my eyes when we first came upon the humpbacks. The staff was absolutely amazing. Wilma was the best, she was very informative and answered all our questions. It was great to see her excitement at our being able to find both species of whales. I would definitely return to Vancouver and go on another tour with this group...if only I could be on Wilma’s boat. Thanks to the staff for the best day of my life, I will never forget this experience.

    Posted on 9/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watching adventure Incredible experience, Roya was particularly knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Posted on 7/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Ms This was an incredible experience. We were able to see 2 whales the humpback and the orca. We also saw a porpoise and seals plus many bald eagles. Was a day I will never experience again. The staff were constantly explaining every thing we saw and the captain excelled at finding creatures in the sea

    Posted on 8/13/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing whale watching experince with a fantastic crew! I did have a great whale watching expericence with Prince of Whales and their crew memebers.
    Thanks to a bit of luck and especially the patience of the capitans we had an amazing day surrounding by many humpback whales, sea lions, harbour porpoises and we also spotted a male orca :)
    We recived an exhaustive and clear briefing about the security on board and the caracheristics of the catamaran we travelled with, which respects the animals and the enviroment, very comfortable, also the crew provided blankets.
    Valerie and Seanie, naturalists on board during the trip, gave us interesting information about the marine mammals we had spotted, including their biologic characteristics and information about the wildlife and history of tareas we were cruising in.
    We approached carefully to the large pod of humpback whales, letting them get closer to the boat, respecting their space and not interfering with their natural behaviour, as we did when we spotted the transient orca.
    At the end of the trip they showed us which individuals were reconised in the photo ID catalague, and where possible we got explications about their past history life, making the experience even more interesting.

    I definetly reccomend this company for whale watching experience, the thing I liked most was their respect for the animals and their enviroment and the dedication of the crew memebers about the education and preservation of the marine life.

    Posted on 11/10/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    So amazing! this trip was my absolute favorite, in fact I went twice. Both times I had the same captain, Chris Bann and the same naturalist, Lili. They were excellent and the second time around I also had Bill Moore as another captain and Valerie and Laura. Very well versed in their job. The first time out, we saw a pod of orca whales, some seals, a bald eagle and a humpback whale named Divit. The second time I saw the same humpback whale. The trip itself was so amazing, I loved the speed of the boat and the waves and all of it. On my second trip I was allowed to see the captain's cabin after they docked and Mr. Bill Moore showed me how they steered the boat into the dock. Thank you all guys. And because I so wanted a souvenir to take home with me, a Prince of Whales hat, the office ordered one for me from the Vancouver office and it was brought over in a boat! How amazing is that!

    Posted on 7/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing trip This half a day whale watching trip with Prince of Whales was amazing! The crew were so friendly and helpful and super knowledgable! The crew was

    Sandy
    Ian
    Mar
    Hannah
    Amy

    And the tour I did was on 29th September 2019! We saw humpback whales soon after leaving the harbour from Vancouver which was so amazing and then we took a slight detour as the Captain had reports of Orca sightings and we got to see a mother and baby Orca! Such a dream to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and another ticked off the bucket list!

    The boat was lovely and unlimited tea was a good touch!
    Definitely recommend this trip as a must do when in Vancouver!

    Thanks again to a fabulous crew!

    Posted on 10/02/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whale watching Small friendly knowledgeable crew, we were lucky and saw 2 types of whales, never felt rushed and the crew were attentive. Amazing experience

    Posted on 9/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    As a local, I’m thrilled! Captain Ian and Wilma gave us the whale watch trip of a lifetime. Orcas, humpbacks, seals and eagles! I’m a local and would recommend this trip and these people to any tourist!

    Posted on 9/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales & Fly - Amazing day ! An amazing day with the Prince of Whales team, we traveled with 2 adults and two children (10 & 12) from Vancouver to Victoria, then back to Vancouver by seaplane.
    We were only in Vancouver two days and this trip enabled us to see more than we thought given it starts from Granville Island in the morning, the Public Market is a must! and we arrived back in Vancouver harbor which is also a must-see.
    The staff where fantastic from start to finish and Yes, we did see two types of whale within 250 meters of our boat.
    The team then dropped us in Victoria another little gem and must-see location before our amazing flight back to Vancouver harbor.
    All in all, this trip made our family holiday, the team where great, we received a call the day before to confirm everything which was a nice unexpected touch!

    Advise - Take a coat, sunscreen and some snacks for the kids as it’s windy out at sea and you're on the boat from 8 am till 12:30 pm. Amazing well-organised trip would recommend A+

    Posted on 8/20/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Lucky day with whales Dear Wilma, thank you for your information in English and German👍thank you team - it was a pleasure!

    Posted on 8/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
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