With a sightings success rate of over 95%, it is highly unlikely that you won’t see a whale. But, if this is the case, don’t worry. We will get you out on another tour, free of charge, whenever is most convenient for you.
Our guarantee is offered year-round, never expires, and can be redeemed at any of our three departure locations.
Floating Classrooms Focused on Education
Every staff member is dedicated to the education and preservation of our oceans and the abundant life it holds. Our goal is to touch each and every guest through education and engagement, resulting in true stewards of the sea.
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum
Year-Round Departures on Demand
With more than 25 years of experience, an increasing abundance of humpback whales, reliable Bigg’s Orca sightings, and one of the most extensive sightings networks in the world, we are confident in our ability to locate a diverse selection of whales & marine wildlife 365 days of the year.
Whether you are in Vancouver or Victoria, we’ve got you covered. With Prince of Whales, it is always whale watching season.
1% of Sales Donated to Local Conservation Initiatives
As a member of 1% for the Planet, we’re committed to contributing at least 1% of annual sales to local conservation initiatives that align with our values. We’ve increased our conservation fee from $2 to $5 to meet our goal of donating $1 million over the next five years to wild salmon enhancement, marine mammal research, and educational programs.
With your contribution of $5 per person per tour you can feel good about being part of the solution.
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
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
Telegraph Cove is home to numerous marine mammals, fish and sea life! From the moment we leave the dock we could start seeing wildlife. Wildlife we may get the opportunity to see include: Humpback Whales Killer Whales Dall’s Porpoise Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Stellar Sea Lions Harbour Seals Minke Whales Bald Eagles Humpback Whales Humpback... Read more »...
Before Granville Island became what it is today, it once was used as a local fishing area for First Nations tribes. These are the ancestral lands for three nations; the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Today it is a small tourist mecca offering a range of culture, art, food, shops, entertainment and adventure – the... Read more »...
Nestled in a bay along the northern coastline of Vancouver Island, on the traditional land of the Namgis First Nation, lies a small village known as Telegraph Cove. The name was coined by Alfred Maemaduke in 1912 and referred to the telegraph lineman’s station that pioneers, loggers and others of industry would use. Today, Telegraph... Read more »...
Whale watching b Must rate as one of the best trips we have been on the crew were brilliant They could not do enough for us and on the way back to Vancouver the captain spotted some more whales and he turned us around so we could view Even though we were already running late Great dayb
Worth every cent! Orcas on a hunt and a knowledgable crew! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bucket list item ticked off! Thank you so much!
We did a half day tour from Vancouver. We spotted a pod of Orca. A large male, females and a calf that were hunting! Truly amazing. Aaron our driver was very cautious of keep a distance that was safe for the whales (wonderful in my opinion.) He was also reguarly manouvering the boat to give us great different angles and keeping both sides of the boat happy with clear lines of sight of the pod.
Wilma was extremely knowledgeable about the whales and their families, on the way back after the sightings we learnt the history of the individual whales we had seen! Truly amazing!
Selena and Olivia gave wonderful service throughout the voyage. Hot drinks and blankets were avaliable for all, and it did get chilly when we picked up some speed.
"Thar she blows!" Can't resist Whale Watching excursions so the Prince of Whales half day cruise was a must. It was a fabulous day, bright, cloudless and the Straits of Juan de Fuca were calm.
After a brief safety talk and outline of what we may experience - Orca (Killer Whales - really big dolphins), Humpback whales, sea lions, harbour seals and sea otters - we made our way out of the Inner Harbour and into the straits. An immense burst of speed took us deep into the straits and it was magnificent. What a day - clear and spectacular.
It was about an hour in to the trip when we caught our first glimpse of Humpbacks, a mother and calf. The staff were really helpful and informative with explanations of the life of these beautiful giants. We couldn't get too close but all were able to see the mother and calf.
We made for Race Rocks for a possible sighting of sea lions when we were treated to a series of sightings of two pods of Orca. We followed for quite a time and our guides were extremely informative about the two different pods. Again, we were at a distance but the immense dorsal of the males were easy to spot.
It was a great afternoon, windblown, sea sprayed and very satisfied, we eventually made our way back to Victoria. A great way to experience the spectacular scenery and the amazing marine life of this area.
Heaven Although it was raining cats and dogs that afternoon we enjoyed the whalespotting very much. It is not only whales you see but also seelions, seabeavers in their natural habitat. Boats are carefully to not disturb the animals and are keeping enough distance.
Great day out Great day out. We didn’t see any orcas which was disappointing, but it’s wildlife so have to accept you might not always see them. We did see a couple of humpbacks and seals though. The scenery was great and the staff were so knowledgeable. Overall I would recommend
Fantastic views of humpback whales! I would highly recommend this half-day tour. The guides were excellent and the sightings of whales were very up-close and numerous. I’ve been on a few tours of this type and this is the best one by far.
Awesome tour 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.
AMAZING! We had Rush as our Guide and he explained us everything! He was really entertaining and seemed to know the places because we always told the other Boats where we are, because we always had the first look on Orcas and other Animals!!!
Perfect way to spot orcas! My wife and family went to Victoria to stay a night before heading back to Vancouver. I really wanted to do some whale watching before we headed home, and we just happen to walk by this place in town. Could not have been happier! The staff was very knowledge and helpful. They had phone chargers (bring your own cable though) on the boat, as well as hot and cold beverages and some snacks to purchase on the boat. The boat was great and comfy; you could go inside and escape the cold air and get a beverage or had on the top deck to spot the whales! We spotted them very quickly and I got some really awesome photos with my camera I Brought with me. They also had blankets on board if ya got a little too chilly.
Whale watching Right from the office visit everyone was wonderful. Orca sightings are never guaranteed but we had an amazing experience thanks to Skipper Scotty and Prince of Whales, as well as Telegraph Cove itself.
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