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Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead. Cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animal’s stories to life (while you stay warm, dry and hydrated in its heated cabin, of course!) The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.

Ease into the evening aboard our luxury catamaran, Salish Sea Eclipse, as we depart Victoria’s scenic inner harbour. This 3+ hour tour is a photographer’s favourite and a relaxing way to end the day as the sun sets over the Salish Sea.

Starting at$119* CAD/ Boat See Seasonal Rates

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May 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
$119* CAD
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax

*+ Conservation Fee & Tax. Seasonal rates may apply.

About the experience...

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What's
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  • The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
  • Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
  • Fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife tour. Opportunity to observe different species of whales in the wild, sea birds and other marine wildlife. Guided by 3-4 Transport Canada certified marine naturalists.
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
  • 360 degree panoramic views from a 22 ft tall elevated viewing platform means all 95 guests will see further while we maintain a safe viewing distance from our beloved marine mammals.
  • Experience spectacular views through floor to ceiling windows. Only a few feet above the water these 10 ft tall glass windows offer unobstructed views of dramatic Salish Sea scenery.

Cancellation Policy

*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*

This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.

We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).

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It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!

Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only (no credit/debit cards accepted) but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.

The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.

Luggage can be stored safely in our office.

Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre

812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

The Victoria Adventure Centre is located below the Visitor Information Centre, next to Milestones restaurant across the street from Fairmont Empress hotel.

Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.

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FAQS

Do tours run in all types of weather?

Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.

Will we really see whales?

Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.

What happens if we don’t see a whale?

This adventure is covered by our year-round Year-Round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!

Are there bathrooms on the boat?

The boat we use for this tour is equipped with two airline-style washrooms.

Do passengers often feel seasick?

No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.

Are there snacks or beverages on board?

Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.

  • Reviews

    Excellent outfit to go with Showed up spur of the moment, only to be told that the 2:30 tour was completely booked. Took a chance and wandered in at 2:25 to discover that three people had canceled and they could squeeze us in. They held the boat and rushed us down to the dock as we just made it on. The crew at the back of the boat was so nice and helpful especially one young girl who was so full of information and wanting to share it with all of us, and you could tell she absolutely loved what she was doing. We were lucky enough to see four Orcas. None of them ever breached but just seeing them surface and then dive was enough. We also caught a five second glimpse of a Humpback only for it to disappear forever.

    If you're going to go on a whale watching trip, I highly recommend using Prince of Whales.

    Posted on 7/21/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Cherry on the cake.. Hunting Orcas during our trip! This has been great fun! On Thursday 09/20/2019 we've did an excursion with this Whale Watching Tour. And man, did we see them? YES!! After a long journey of over an hour on the beautiful coastline north of Vancouver. we met up with a group of ORCAS.
    The much expierenced crew were enthousiastic and did their best to explane all we wanted to kow and what we were seeing.
    The orcas were hunting for food. Some 8-10 of them were lining up at one direction. And than: One of them swam the other way. At some point one of the big ones rises up from the sea.
    And turned over a piece of food, probably a just killed seal. We even got that on camera and video. It was very rarely shown. So we felt like the liucky ones.
    Great trip. Worth every penny. Great crew, for the love of nature!

    Posted on 10/04/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Ein toller Tag Wir hatten einen tollen Nachmittag auf dem Meer. Unsere Guides James, Stew und Amy haben uns mit allen möglichen Infos versorgt. Schon nach kurzer Zeit sahen wir eine Orca Familie. Wenig später folgten Buckelwale. Wir hatten großes Glück direkt beide Arten zu sehen :-) Es ging noch ein wenig weiter raus, um die schöne Landschaft zu genießen und ein paar Robben zu beobachten. Unser Trip endete nach drei Stunden mit wunderbaren Eindrücken! Tipp: nehmt euch Pullover/Jacken und Mützen mit, der Wind ist ziemlich heftig bei der schnellen Fahrt (die Guides verteilten freundlicherweise aber auch Decken und Mützen).

    Posted on 9/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Whales Galore - August 18, 2019 Our family including my 90 year old dad went out of Victoria for a whale watching tour onboard their new catamaran. The vessel itself is built in such away with thick glass sides that you can see out both sides of the ship with an un obstructive view. We had as crew, Chris the skipper, Bill first mate, Rory and Laura as crew. They were all fantastic and knowledgeable. Chris gave me a tour of the wheelhouse - incredible. The vessel can do over 30 knots using water jets - no chance of hurting a whale with a revolving prop. The vessel is super stable and my dad who has difficulty walking was able to move around the vessel without having to use the hand rails, due to the 2 pontoon design. When reached the humpback feeding grounds around the Sooke area it was incredible. Humpbacks were everywhere. You could look in any direction and see blow, the Humpback's back and their tails high in the air. We saw single animals, groups of animals up to 6 at a time. It was a spectacular event. While this was going on both Rory and Laura were giving us play by plays as to what the whales were doing. They were absolutely excellent!! Everyone on board was amazed. My biggest thrill was to be able to take Dad out an whale watching tour for his birthday. He loved that he could walk around the boat without any problems and see so many whales. I would recommend that seniors use this vessel for its stability and ease people can move around!! In all, the trip and crew were awesome and we will do it again. I am sorry I can only give this 5 starts out of 5. i want to give you 10 stars. If you want to go whale watching, this is the company, vessel and crew you will want to go with. I guarantee you will have an excellent adventure.

    Posted on 8/19/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Excellent trip with very knowledgeable guides We had a great morning on the boat, and saw humpback whales, bald eagles, seals and sea lions. The knowledge and information that the guides had was great.
    The boat was well equipped with toilets and refreshments.
    Layering up with clothing is recommended as the wind on the ocean can be a bit chilly.

    Posted on 8/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great Crew Sandy and Mar were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable which made for such a fun adventure whale watching. Thank y’all so much!

    Posted on 6/30/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Absolutely incredible!! We booked the trip on the morning of the day we went. We could not have dreamed what we would see. We saw Humpbacks, Orcas, Sea Lions, Seals and even Olly the sea otter!!! All the crew were super knowledgable and friendly. Special shout out to Valerie and Shawny (sorry if I have spelt this wrong). I feel so privileged to have seen as many whales as we did, and this is something I will never ever forget. Learnt so much about about whales, that I never even knew! Highly recommend. Thanks guys!!

    Posted on 10/07/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Great adventure What a wonderful adventure. We got to see multiple pods of Orcas...our crew was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in telling us all about the whales and their environment. Our Captain did a great job finding whales and positioning the boat for optimum viewing. Definitely a great trip!!

    Posted on 7/06/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    Wow what a whale watching trip! Whale watching was brilliant. The captain Aron took us to all the right places and Wilma was very informative and a great guide. We saw so many whales including hump backs and orcas we even went to an island where we saw really cute seals. The whales even started breeching. Blankets and free hot chocolate tea and coffee included too! What a trip.

    Posted on 8/23/2019 via TripAdvisor
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    awesome! We had a wonderful day! We saw a pod of orcas, two different humpback whales, seals, and harbor dolphins. The crew were as excited to see them as we were! The crew were attentive, engaging, and charming. It was cold, so be prepared!

    Posted on 7/15/2019 via TripAdvisor
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