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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria provided by Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
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Hop aboard Salish Sea Eclipse – a high-speed, luxury, custom-built catamaran. With a total of 200 seats and a maximum capacity of 50 passengers there is sure to be enough room throughout the vessel to provide safe distancing for our guests. Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea in comfort in search of native marine wildlife and listen to our local experts bring the animals' stories to life! The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Hop aboard Salish Sea Eclipse – a high-speed, luxury, custom-built catamaran. With a total of 200 seats and a maximum capacity of 50 passengers there is sure to be enough room throughout the vessel to provide safe boundaries for our guests. Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea in comfort, as we cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of wildlife, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals stories to life! The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Hop aboard Salish Sea Eclipse – a high-speed, luxury, custom-built catamaran. With a total of 200 seats and a maximum capacity of 50 passengers there is sure to be enough room throughout the vessel to provide safe boundaries for our guests. Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea in comfort, as we cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of wildlife, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals stories to life! The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5882P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Educational materials on board
  • Two washrooms
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
  • Free photo package of your trip & wildlife, with personal photos of you and your loved ones
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Whale Watching located below the Visitor Information Centre in the Inner Harbour (812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Educational materials on board
  • Two washrooms
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
  • Free photo package of your trip & wildlife, with personal photos of you and your loved ones
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Whale Watching located below the Visitor Information Centre in the Inner Harbour (812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3).
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Feb 2021
A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to the webpage.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,268 contributions
Great trip
Oct 2021
We had actually signed up for a whale watching excursion with Orca Spirit and a day later we were called and told that we'd be going with a different company due to a mechanical issue with the boat. We don't know if this is a bait and switch or not as we had watched the same scenario fold out the day before with some other people. Regardless, our excursion with Prince of Whales was superb. It's a fine catamaran and was well run. There were two naturalists on board who provided lots of information and photos for free. We saw three Humpback whales and a lot of seals and sea lions. It was a wonderful trip.
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Bkbak, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review -- we're happy to hear that you ended up joining us and that you had such a marvelous time on the water :) We appreciate your kind words and we hope that you'll book with us next time!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steph
Boise, Idaho3 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2021 • Friends
We saw 2 families of orcas, humpbacks, seals, and sealions. The crew was so knowledgeable and interesting!
They were all very respectful and educated with the wildlife.
Casey was an amazing captain!
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Steph8675309, Wow! What a day! Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to leave a review of your experience on the water. We hope you'll be back soon!
Written 25 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Salina
1 contribution
The highlight of our family vacation.
Oct 2021 • Family
Whale watching with Prince of whales was the highlight of our vacation. We honestly did not expect to see SO many whales. We first went to see several families of transient orcas where one breached right behind our boat and then swam just under the water alongside the boat. Seeing a wild orca right beside the boat was very unexpected as the boats don't take you close to the orcas, they have to come to you. We then came back slowly and encountered 3 pairs of humpback whales, plus more in the distance. Watching the mothers and babies diving and hearing their strong exhale was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I also loved that our trip came with complimentary tickets to the museum where we were able to see the orca exhibit. Whales were truly the highlight of our family trip. We 100% reccomend whale watching. Our only reccomendation would be to bring some light snacks as there is only coffee and water on the boat, and light snacks help with uneasy stomachs at sea.
Written 23 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
sderish, Woohoo! We're so happy to hear that your tour with us was the highlight of your vacation...we're beaming! It sounds like you had an incredible experience on the water with the whales and we're excited to hear that the Royal BC Museum's "Orca Exhibit" added on to your experience :) Thank you for your recommendation to future guests (we have temporarily suspended the sale of snacks onboard due to Covid-19 restrictions, though guests will certainly benefit from bringing their own snacks as you mentioned). We hope that you'll be back to join us someday soon.
Written 25 October 2021
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Muriel K
1 contribution
Great experience!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great Crew, everyone was really friendly and all the specific information about the wildlife helped us understand and enjoy these whales even more!
They even extended the duration of the tour to almost 4.5 hours, just so we could get to a family of orcas further away!
Plus the complementary hot beverages and the professional photos you get at the end are a bonus!
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
M-u-swiss, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your kind feedback and the information you've provided to future guests. We strive to ensure that our guests have the best experience and if that means going the extra mile we most certainly do! We hope that you'll enjoy the photos and memories from your day on the water.
Written 25 October 2021
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OntarioJoey
Ontario, Canada9 contributions
Amazing experience
Oct 2021
We had a wonderful experience from the Prince of Whales tour company. From start to finish is was extremely professional and organized. We were able to see humpbacks, orcas and even made a short stop to view the sea lions lazing in the sun. Brittany was so knowledgeable and helpful with any questions we had on board. Every one of the staff are so kind and willing to help out with anything you might need. Would highly recommend Prince of Whales to anyone who is wanting to enjoy seeing these beautiful creatures in their own habitat.
Written 21 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PrinceOfWhalesTeam
OntarioJoey, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind review -- we truly appreciate your feedback and recommendation and we're happy to hear that your day was so successful! We hope that we'll welcome you onboard again soon.
Written 21 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret W
1 contribution
Great afternoon could not have wished for a better whalewatch
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful trip. The crew are so informative they really know all about the area and the wildlife.( not just whales)we seen humpback and killer. Followed a family of 5plus a huge male. Jighlight was getting to see the whales in a chase to get a sealing. Jumping right out of the water. Amazing. Little tour round the light house to see multiple types of sealions, birds and seals. Boat is very clean and comfortable. Health and safety talk very good.
Views and coastline amazing. Big plus is that they take photos of what you see and email them to you all included in the price...as well as free coffee hot chocolate and water as much as you want.
Written 20 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
K348LBmargaretw, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind and uplifting words! We're so happy that you had such a spectacular day on the water with such a myriad of diverse wildlife. We appreciate your feedback for us and to future guests and we hope that you'll continue to cherish the photos we sent for many years to come. Best fishes and hope to see you again soon :)
Written 21 October 2021
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Robert R
Nanaimo, Canada3 contributions
Great day at sea
Oct 2021
Spectacular views, great whale watching, all from a comfortable boat. A knowledgeable and friendly crew makes this a wonderful experience.
Written 20 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
RobertR4811, Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback and kind words. We're so proud of our team here and we're happy to hear that you had such a great experience learning from them :) We hope that you'll join us again in the future.
Written 20 October 2021
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Christine R
6 contributions
Will do again
Oct 2021 • Friends
The whole thing was perfect! ❤
We saw whales and the guides knew their stuff. Very imressive crew, kind, respectful, handled a few complications (passengers) with grace and precision. Highly recommend this experience...plus the mostly female crew was awesome 👌
Written 20 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Q4101WMchristiner, Amazing -- we're thrilled to hear that the experience was so perfect for you and that the female crew rocked it! We appreciate that you took the time to review your experience on the water and your kind words. Don't be a stranger and join us again someday soon!
Written 20 October 2021
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Beate A
3 contributions
Perfect day
Oct 2021 • Friends
A wonderful day with so many sights: humpbacks, orcas, bold eagle, beaver, seals
A day you will never forget! Thank you so much!
Written 19 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
beatea856, Wow! That's the definition of a successful whale & wildlife trip! Thank you so much for joining us (and for the review). We hope that you'll be back to join us soon.
Written 19 October 2021
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Vistago Travel M
1 contribution
Oct 15 1:30p tour
Sep 2021
Cannot say enough how wonderful the crew was. They were very attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Included in our very reasonable package was unlimited hot drinks.
What was most amazing is that did not need to take pictures as they were doing it for us and sent them by email of everything that we saw and it was complimentary.
Not only that we stayed an extra 30 min as we were having huge success with seseing whales. Highly recommend Prince of Whales tour.
Written 18 October 2021
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
vistagotravelm, Thank you so much for your kind, honest and uplifting review! It was so nice to hear your kind words about the crew and your whale watching experience overall and we're so glad that you joined us. We strive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our guests and allow for as much time as possible with the animals. We hope that you will join us on the water again soon.
Written 19 October 2021
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By: Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures
dylanc550
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Lots of humpbacks!
We went out with Mark, a very seasoned guide and tenured cetatian expert. We saw lots of humpback whales, includin
Freedom51244728750
Freedom51244728750
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Above and Deyond
right from start friendly and helpful staff and crew , throughly enjoyed all the knowledge of crew on our experienc
ksuds86
ksuds86
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Great Experience
Such an amazing experience! Mark was our crew/guide and he was so knowledgeable and just as excited to see the whal
Helen S
Helen S
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A Whaley Great Experience!
Totally recommend. It was brilliant fun! Zipping across the water at speed was much more up our street than a sedat
ErnieG179
ErnieG179
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Ernst and Carole's whale watching trip
The smooth ride of the vessel, and the room inside or out on the open deck. We also saw grey whales on our way out
reyesrobin
reyesrobin
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Bucket List Experience!
We went with Prince of Whales on the recommendation from a friend and we are so glad we did. It was really an amazi
OneStopTravelSCG
OneStopTravelSCG
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The most incredible experience!
Such an incredible day which we’ll remember forever thanks to the crew and their dedication to providing us with th
Daryl K
Daryl K
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Perfect day on the water
What an absolutely perfect day. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Would definitely r
154lizzied
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Incredible experience
The half day cruise with Prince of Whales was incredible. We booked the covered boat. The crew found multiple whale
marky g
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Whale watching off the Sunshine Coast
Beautiful scenery, smooth sailing, warm sunshine, excellent guides and co-operative whales made for a memorable adv
angelamartin100
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Do this when you visit Victoria!
It was so beautiful, I actually wept. Besides Mother Nature giving us the best conditions, Mark was a wonderful bo
97jaimeeg
97jaimeeg
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Too many whales to count!
We so many whales!! Very professional and well organized company. Thanks for the free museum tickets too.
ipf05
ipf05
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Beautiful view and beautiful time
We saw so many whales and it was so beautiful. We loved the free pictures because we wanted all the memories but wa
moiraduley
moiraduley
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5/5
Mark was an amazing guide and so knowledgeable about the ecosystem!! Cannot believe how many whales we saw, amazing
drmariakutuzov
drmariakutuzov
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Amazing adventure in the ocean
It was so much fun, and a real adventure. Me and the kids (10 and 11), we really enjoyed our time onboard. We saw *
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