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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

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Prince of Whales is the largest and most environmentally sustainable whale watching and eco-adventure company operating out of both Vancouver and Victoria. Want to see whale watch off the coast of Vancouver Island AND see the beautiful Butchart...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1601 Bayshore Dr | (inside the Westin Bayshore Hotel), Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just have seen one humpback whale, a lot of sea lions and a bald eagle at first i havr been a little bit disappointed. But the crew (it was Wilma in my section) did their best to keep us entertained and warm. because there...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour, staff were polite and really knowledgable. Only saw one whale but captain followed him for as long as possible and stopped to see seals and eagles on the way back. Boat had extra hats, gloves and blankets to make everyone as comfortable as...More

Thank BethanP33
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review BethanP33! We take pride in our crews excellence and professionalism, giving guests a truly memorable experience. It is always colder on the water, so we make sure we prep guests with how to dress and what to expect...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour with lots to see and expert information throughout. Very well run, you will be very happy. Thank you so much Prince of Whales.More

Thank paulshepherd007
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review paulshepherd007, It looks like you had a perfect time with us, we love what we do and we are glad it showed! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and invite you to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only saw one whale but the full day tour to Vancouver Island including the Butchart Gardens was just a lovely day out. Staff on board were really pleasant and knowledgable.More

Thank BGS2013
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great review BGS2013, How nice to read you had a lovely day on our Ultimate Day tour to Victoria. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and invite you to join us again the next time...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful half day trip. Well organised. Boat not too crowded. Snacks and drinks were available. Noticed that the staff checked the toilets often and they were kept in a clean condition. Knowledgeable staff. It does get very cold on the boat so really wrap up...More

Thank Tony H
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tony, Thank you very much for your five-star review! We are so happy to read you had a wonderful trip on our Half-Day Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventures! How nice to know our passionate crew made your trip so memorable. Thank you again for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Even tough it was a rainy day, this tour exceeded my expectations by far. Our naturalist, Wilma was outstanding with all the information and knowledge she provided. Her delivery was informative and funny. On top of that, we felt very well taken care of, with...More

Thank wilmafuchs
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crew was both extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We did see one of the pods of local orcas and a dolphin. Even though a slow time it was a fun trip with good spirited guides.More

Thank 74jeffz
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review 74jeffz, We take pride in our crews excellence and professionalism, giving guests a truly memorable experience. How great to read you saw the residents killer whales and a dolphin, that is amazing! We appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the half day whale watching with the prince of whales team. We turned up at 12.00 ready for the afternoon tour. In the first hour we say sea lions and seals and after a while we spotted lots of orcas (killer whales) for...More

Thank jamieturner72
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review jamieturner72 How great to know you got the chance to see so many orcas for over an hour! We take pride in our crews excellence and professionalism, giving guests a truly memorable experience. It is always colder on...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were really fortunate and saw sooo many orcas, and different kinds of sea lions. We were able to stay with the whales for more than an hour. Our crew with Erin and Wilma was beyond awesome, the tour was well organized and worth every...More

Thank Katharina V
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your five star review Katharina V! How nice to know you got the chance to see so many orcas and sea lions for more than an hour. Our team is passionate and we are happy to know Wilma and Aaron made your...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip out to the islands to see Orcas. Lucky enough to see Pacific White bellied Dolphins as well (1st time this year). Knowledgeable guides on board to explain details. Respected distance to whales although they came closer to us!More

Thank Tim B
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tim, Thank you for your five-star review :) We are happy to read you had great time with us and the tour was a great way to finish your holiday! How nice to know you saw orcas AND Pacific White bellied Dolphins. That is...More

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GMShep
12 September 2018|
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Response from Ed W | Reviewed this property |
I had a wind jacket which was a good choice that day. They do have blankets, hats and gloves that you can use if needed. Only snacks and drinks offered on the boat. Sit up high near the cabin to help block the wind.
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GMShep
12 September 2018|
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Response from Heather T | Reviewed this property |
Hi It was a really warm day when we went and it still got chilly so i would definitely recommend taking something warm and probably layers I think they sold hot drinks and some snacks but not sure exactly what, certainly... More
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chelotrip
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Response from shirleym57 | Reviewed this property |
You can see them and the crew try really hard to find them.
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