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Whale Watching is Only Half the Adventure

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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  • Reviews

    Awesome experience! I had to go twice in the boat to get to see the whales but it was worth it because the animals I wasn't able to see in one of the trips I did see them in the other one. I had the pleasure to be with the same crew members and they were absolutely amazing, and also really kind! Truly one of the best experiences I've had in my life and whenever I return I would like to try it again for sure!

    Posted on 7/08/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    We got lucky and saw everything! We had amazing luck today and saw a pod of T-37 orcas, including a calf, not even 15 mins into our trip! They breached and tale-slapped, and we got to stay by them for about 45 mins or so. Also saw sea lions, a porpoise, bald eagles and other birds. Sea was calm and weather was nice! My four-year-old loved it, and it was just the right length. Boat was nice and new with great views and good amenities. Then we stopped at Butchart Gardens and wandered around a while. Then took the shuttle back to the Empress. A perfect day with no hitches!

    Posted on 6/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Brilliant afternoon with knowledgable crew We took the boat from Granville Island, we sat upstairs and although it was a fast and sometime bumpy ride it was great. We were lucky with the weather, sunny although a bit cold at time. We travelled for over an hour and a half before we saw any sign of a whale but then they appeared and we spent the next hour watching them. Particularly special was the mum and her calf who surfaced close to us. on the way back we passed close to some small islands and saw a variety of wildlife, bald eagles, a variety of seals and sea otters. The crew were brilliant, showing us maps of where we were going and photos of the various types of whales we may see

    Posted on 6/14/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing experience Went with my 17 y. o. Daughter for half day watching. The weather was great, very knowledgeable crew and guides. We got tons of new information about whales, seals and other ocean creatures. Met four humpback whales near the islands, enjoyed Spectacular views and chilled with seals. money well spent and no regrets.

    Posted on 9/01/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Orca! We went with our captain Rush on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was so knowledgable and we were excited and awestruck when we encountered pod T-69 of the transient killer whales. What a site! We saw a humpback whale and also spotted a sea otter near Race Rocks where we also viewed the California and Steller sea lions. The weather was great and we got some terrific photos.

    An extremely well run business and we would recommend Prince of Whales Whale Watching in Victoria.

    Thank You Rush, Dave and Ben for the great experience. Well done.

    Posted on 9/29/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    A great experience Whale watching is a once in a lifetime experience! But you know what, they made it a one day in a lifetime memory! We saw a whale family right after leaving Vancoure and another one on our way back! James and Amy are so nice and knowledgeable! They explained all the info quite well and our captain has eyes sharper than an eagle! For sure this is a guaranteed whale watch and we can always expect more bonus! The Victoria city is great and the garden is also beautiful! Normally I will give a five star recommended just for the city&garden trip. But the cruise trip itself worth 10 stars! Definitely will recommend this tour to everyone!

    Posted on 8/27/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Awesome Humpbacks 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 !

    Posted on 7/25/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wonderful day out! Prince of Whales is BRILLIANT! I enjoyed the half day tour on Monday 30th September, from the start when James introduced himself and the crew you knew you were in for an educational and fun day out with the team. All of the crew were extremely professional and passionate about what they do. Inclusions like the free hot drinks, informative commentary and facts regarding the whales all combine to make a memorable experience. James, Camille and Amy are super knowledgeable and great at their jobs. We saw two Humpback whales (mum & calf) not far out of Vancouver Habour and conveniently positioned with Howe Sound in the background!
    Captain Anthony had reports of Orca sightings and safely guided the vessel to ensure we all had the opportunity to enjoy viewing these amazing creatures of the ocean in the wild. This was a long held dream for me to experience,my day out with Prince of Whales was made memorable for so many reasons and will cherish. I can highly recommend Prince of Whales to anyone visiting Vancouver for their whale experience.

    Posted on 10/03/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Day Had a great day with my wife and son, saw Orcas and Humpbacks and was in total awe of them....staff great and great boat would defo do again and recommend

    Posted on 10/22/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Experience! We really enjoyed our trip. The crew was personable and informative and we had some spectacular whale sightings.

    Posted on 8/13/2019 via TripAdvisor