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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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  • Reviews

    Perfect day Our day of whale watching was absolutely fantastic! The boat is nice and big so you can easily move around, we saw orca AND humpback along with a few seals. The crew, Stu, Amy, James, Sandy and Antony, we’re friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We’d both highly recommend the adventure with this crew!!

    Posted on 9/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Fantastic whale watching tour We had a great time out on the water! Our captain, Mark, was super knowledgeable, and we saw lots of whales! Definitely a highlight of my trip, and I hope to come back again to do it some day soon!

    Posted on 7/11/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    Orcas and seals we spotted even on a windy rainy day with hail! The weather was something else --thank goodness we were on a large craft that included a totally enclosed downstairs with large windows and super comfortable seats and tables. We thought for sure we'd likely only see hail stones. Not so! We were delighted to see several different pods of orcas,and our hosts were able to show us pictures of the exact whales that we saw, knowing their age, sex and even how they are related! We enjoyed sea birds, an eagle's nest and seals as well. It was well worth it! Our hosts were kind and friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time inspite of the poor weather!

    Posted on 9/27/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Amazing! Do not miss this trip. We were unusually lucky in that we had a female humpback whale take an interest in our boat, hence these photos that were taken with my iPhone! The long telephoto lense on my “proper” camera was virtually useless 😂 We also saw two pods of Orca meet and play, with youngsters too. It was an unforgettable experience. The crew knew where to find the animals and were so informative (and friendly). The Orca were about 200m away, which is the safe/required distance but when the Humpback came to investigate us the engines were switched off and we waited until she got bored! We saw Bald Eagles and seals too. We covered 92 nautical miles and were out for nearly 5 hours, The boat has simple refreshments and 2 heads, so is fine to be on for so long and absolutely worth it!! I know we were particularly lucky, but talking to locals it seems these guys have a fantastic hit rate, so you are almost certain to see whales. Part of your ticket price and refreshments cost go to support marine conservation. Highly recommended

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Breeching Orcas What a terrific tour. It combined a whale watch tour with a drop off at Butchart Gardens. Both were outstanding. The tour encounter a transient group of at least 6-8 orcas (adults + calves). Our family witnessed the orcas breeching at least 28 (that's twenty eight times). We've gone on several killer whale tours over the past 20 years. On those tours, we were lucky to see one breech. 28 breeches just blows the mind. We followed the group for nearly an hour and saw all sorts of behavior, To end it all, we were dropped off at Butchart Gardens in the late afternoon and avoided the big crowds that are there in the morning and early morning. What a way to start a vacation!

    Posted on 6/11/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Let's do it again! So professional and so caring even in these uncertain times.
    Loved all the information that the staff gave on the Whales.
    They really made sure that even with social distancing everyone knew what was happening at all time and where to look etc. .
    Saw lots of Grey Whales will have to go again and hope for Orcas .

    Posted on 7/13/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    An amazing experience, to the point we couldn't quite get our heads around it It was an amazing experience, to the point we couldn't quite get our heads around it.
    Simply being out on the water in the beautiful setting of the Vancouver area was experience enough: the views of the city, mountains, and nearby islands were stunning. But then to also see a humpback and her calf, to listen to the sound of their breathing, was mind-blowing. To see these creatures up-close, in person, was humbling, joyous. To top it off we then saw orca hunting in Howe Sound. What luck! Many thanks to the entire crew, who were down-to-earth, friendly, enthusiastic, and engaging. It was a perfect, memorable afternoon out.

    Posted on 9/14/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales & so much more First thanks to Aurora who was an excellent tour guide and was excellent with the children. They've remembered so much she said!

    A great trip, well organized. We saw a whale many times then headed towards Vancouver island to see seals, sealions and bald eagles. What a treat!

    We were at the end of the queue getting on so ended up downstairs behind the glass at the front which was disappointing. However this was lucky as we didn't get blown around so much as those outside. The first hour-ish was zooming along getting to the desired location. So outside people were getting sprayed, etc.

    Posted on 8/12/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Satisfied The fact that the crew and captain went out of their way to see some Orcas that was very north. We didn’t get back until it was pitch dark out because they went far out of the way. I give you guys kudos to how much you respected the animals by giving them distance even though it can frustrate some people that come to see them people need to realize that it’s the wild, not a zoo and this is the real way to see such beautiful animals. They were also very safe with COVID-19 and respectful.

    Posted on 7/13/2020 via TripAdvisor
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    Absolutely worth it! This is a great tour. The crew are very knowledgable, attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

    Posted on 7/26/2019 via TripAdvisor
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