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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

By PRINCE OF WHALES Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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RM 641.03
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 74 per group
Duration: 3h
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English
Features animals


  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Free photo package, with high resolution photos of yourself and wildlife
  • Educational materials on board
  • Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour if you do not see whales!
  • Downloadable tour guides in: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
  • Kids coloring books and educational guide
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Telegraph Cove Resort, 1610 Telegraph Cove Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Adventure Center located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Telegraph Cove Whale Interpretive Center (24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5882P21

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 74 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove
  • For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to our webpage.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove?
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove price starts from RM 637.82. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove on Tripadvisor
What is the Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove cancellation policy?
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove?
Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove is hosted by PRINCE OF WHALES Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact PRINCE OF WHALES Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5882P21

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Telegraph Cove Resort
    1610 Telegraph Cove Rd, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada
    Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Adventure Center located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Telegraph Cove Whale Interpretive Center (24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0). The boat will not be held for late passengers.
    See address & details
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    Telegraph Cove
    Stop: 3 hours
    Whale Watching in Johnstone Strait and nearby area
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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CJ M
CJ M
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A whake at sunset..what's better
We had a fantastic experience on the zodiac sunset whale 3 hour whale watching with our guide James. We had 3 hours
R8244VOellieb
R8244VOellieb
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Telegraph Cove: Must do activity!
Unreal experience! James was a fantastic tour guide and used his local knowledge so we saw 3 humpback whales, a pod
Rom2a3
Rom2a3
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Professionalism and careful of clients
We supposed to do a tour to telegraph cove the 22th of may but they canceled the reservation one day before becaus
G4792WTtomb
G4792WTtomb
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Great
James the best captain on the water,very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw otters dolphins, seal lions, and a hump
Tistouuu
Tistouuu
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10/10 would do it again!
We had an amazing experience, James is nice, fun and professional and really made sure we got the most of our time
23lizr
23lizr
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Awesome!!!
We had an awesome Mother’s Day on the whale watching tour out of Telegraph Cove this past weekend. James, our guide
LoveourHolidays_10
LoveourHolidays_10
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Great day watching whales and dolphins
Took a whale watching trip while staying in Telegraph Cove. We were lucky to see lots of whale and dolphins during
Stacy G
Stacy G
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Whales, sea lions, seals, dolphins!!
Amazing tour with Alex as our guide! We were on our honeymoon and had the best adventure. Although the orcas had m
U1847HZemmab
U1847HZemmab
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Best Trip!!
We had the best time with our guide Alex! We saw humpbacks, orcas, Dalls porpoise and sea lions! He was super knowl
Sarah H
Sarah H
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Best wildlife viewing around
This was a fantastic trip with Scotty who was an extremely passionate and knowledgeable guide. We saw whales, dolp
500corinnal
500corinnal
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Bucket list experience
Amazing trip. Alex was the best guide showing us all the animals through the fog today. The trip had all the highli
Teresa G
Teresa G
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Bucket List…check!
We arrived to the Cove at 4:30 pm after two full days of driving from Calgary Alberta. Most people would have call
raeann8935
raeann8935
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Best whale watching ever!
Had an experience of a lifetime on this tour! Scotty was fabulous and so knowledgeable. I would highly highly rec
emmalF9054GU
emmalF9054GU
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Alex the hero of the evening
We were booked to go out on the bigger boat at 5:30 and the trip was cancelled at very short notice as there were n
Descoteauxe
Descoteauxe
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Best whale watching ever
Our experience was absolutely UNREAL!! We seen so much wildlife, all kinds of whales, dolphins, seals, otters, bird
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Sharon M
Nanaimo, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2022
The crew were very organized and made the boarding process so simple and streamlined just asking for your name and then asking if you wanted a personal photo taken holding their lifesaving ring before getting on board the boat. The Captain knew exactly where to go to see the whales and at times shut down the engine and let us listen to the dolphins on the special underwater microphone . She kept the respectful distance away from the whales and never tried to get too close. We were out on the water for over 3 hours and saw loads of humpback whales, schools of playful dolphins, seals resting on some rocks, and some bald eagles. The crew members were very keen on imparting their wealth of marine knowledge and also pleasant and cheerful making us feel welcome. Coffee and hot chocolate were provided if you wanted any. Our favourite thing was that they emailed us an album of photos they took themselves enabling us to just relax and enjoy the trip and not worry about snapping photos on our cell phones as we don't have an advanced camera. The photos were great and we can share them with our friends and family. I love dolphins so seeing them in large numbers like this was the highlight of the boat trip itself for me. We were in the Ocean Majestic boat (not the Zodiac) which was comfortable and dry.
Written 26 September 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
E9557VOsharonm, Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review! We truly appreciate your feedback. It is great to hear that you found the check-in process smooth and simple. It sounds like you had some incredible, varied marine wildlife sightings! It's awesome that you got to see your favourite, the playful pacific dolphins! Our crew are just as passionate as you for these creatures, which goes along with respect and a sense of protection. We care deeply about ensuring all these species are here to stay. Lovely of you to share your photo package with your friends and family. Once again, thanks so much for joining us, we hope to sail away with you again someday!
Written 27 September 2022
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Lacey O
12 contributions
Sep 2022
We were on the larger Ocean Magestic (not the Zodiac) and it was a good call. The ship was crewed entirely by friendly, competent, knowledgeable women (the captain actually parallel parked the ship when we came back in. I alone gave her a standing ovation). We saw California sealions basking and swimming, several humpback whales spewing, arching and displaying their tails (and our crew knew their names and how to identify them) but overall, my favorite part was the synchronized swimming of acrobatic and friendly dolphins alongside the boat. Several came close to the boat, curious and playful. The weather was beautiful, hot beverages were complimentary (and delicious) and the amount of people onboard was perfect. I wish I could give more stars.
Written 10 September 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Hi Lacey O, Thanks for this kind review! We are so glad to hear that our crew were able to provide such a wonderful trip for you! It sounds like you had a great trip with lots to see! We can't wait for you to join us again soon on another trip!
Written 11 September 2022
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elsa22154992
Victoria, Canada121 contributions
Sep 2020
A bit late in writing this review but wanted to take the time to give props to Prince of Whales for an amazing half day Zodiac Tour we did with them out of Telegraph Cove in September. We had an afternoon tour with Captain Chris and it simply exceeded all of our expectations. We found our first Humpback almost immediately after leaving the harbour, and from then on it just flowed as we sailed from one whale to another working our way all the way across Queen Charlotte Strait over to the mainland, where we were greeted by a superpod of over 100 dolphins that joined our zodiac and frolicked alongside the RHIB for almost 20 mins. The grand finale was coming across a humpback surge feeding in a bay on the way back to the Cove. No Orcas this time out, but mother nature but on a great show nonetheless, and we felt safe and comfortable throughout on our trip, well spaced out due to COVID 19 sporting our mask bandanas throughout. A great day, grateful to the team at Prince of Whales for making it happen.
Written 21 December 2020
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Hello elsa22154992, Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your tours and got to encounter so much wildlife, including a superpod of dolphins - that is so special! Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you onboard again in the future!!
Written 11 January 2021
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Marina W
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We didn’t have high expectations as we had originally wanted to book a zodiac tour. Our expectations were blown out of the water.

Every minute was filled with whales (especially orcas) which we loved!! The captain was very good at making sure both sides of the boat saw the whales. This is the perfect trip for the whole family and not a bumpy ride at all.

Would highly recommend to anyone who loves whales… we will definitely be back!
Written 3 September 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
Hello, Thank you for this review! We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing trip! We love to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 3 September 2022
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Haydn M
Whitecourt5 contributions
Jul 2020
We were surprised and delighted to see two Humpback whales as well as Orca, Dall's porpoise, Dolphin and Stella's Sea lions. The whole crew of the boat worked together to make the experience truly magical. I had not expected to see some many different animals so close to the Cove. Sharon and her colleagues worked very hard to make sure we had a good time and learnt about the history of the area and the animals that inhabit it. I would recommend bringing warm clothing as once the boat gets going it get quite chilly even on a warm day.
Written 25 July 2020
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Hello HaydnM2013, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so glad that you got to encounter humpbacks, orcas, porpoise, and sea lions!! Great recommendation about dressing warm, it does get about 10 degrees Celsius colder on the water - which can be misleading on a really hot day. Thank you for coming out and your kind words about the crew! We hope you see you again in the future!
Written 11 August 2020
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bioniccoulpe
Vancouver, BC Canada71 contributions
Sep 2020
It was a nice sunny calm day, while at Telegraph Cove, we decided at the last minute to do this whale watching trip.
Health & safety were addressed first; both Covid-19 precautions & safety on the water. The boat was at half capacity, we were outside & everyone wore masks at all times.
Our naturalist, Sharon, explained how & where they look for whales.
Captain Chris, did a great job getting us to the whales & respecting a safe distance.
We saw lots of whales; both resident & transient orcas, more humpbacks than we could count, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, and lots of different birds.
Sharon explained the difference between the 2 groups of orcas.
With the catalogue of whales, she was able to identify the orcas we were watching. and tell us about their family units.
She answered our questions & was as excited as we were at seeing all the wildlife.
It was both educational and wildly entertaining!
A wonderful experience.
Written 8 October 2020
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Hello bioniccoulpe, Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review! We are so happy that youhad a wonderful experience on-board Ocean Magic II with our awesome crew, and got to see SO MUCH wildlife!! Thank you for coming out with us and we hope to have you on-board again in the future :)
Written 13 October 2020
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Ivan K
Nanaimo, Canada8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We had an amazing breathtaking whale watching trip this Saturday at Telegraph Cove. We went on the Cruiser because we are traveling with the 2-year old. I thought the experience won’t be as great as with the Zodiac,but I Was wrong - It was wonderful! We saw two packs of orcas who were meeting each other for the first time. We were blessed to see them socializing and playing. They were so close and were showing us all their beauty. The captain stopped just right in time so that everyone can have a good view of them. Our guides were very professional and answered all the questions. Later on we saw two humpback whales that showed us their tails and gave us a farewell sound. We also saw a sea lion hunting salmon and beating off hungry seagulls, bald eagles and their nests, seals, and some dolphins. This whale watching tour is a paradise for someone who likes the wildlife.
I’ve been told by many people that the Prince of Whales is the best company to go with for the best whale watching experience. Now I can confirm it with 100% confidence.
Written 17 August 2020
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Hello Q236NNivank, Thank you for your awesome review! We are thrilled that you had a breathtaking tour and you were pleasantly surprised about the experience on board Ocean Magic :) Sounds like you had some great sightings and we are so glad that we met your expectations. Thank you for coming onboard and we hope to have you out again in the future.
Written 3 September 2020
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secretsstr2010
Coquitlam, Canada3 contributions
Aug 2022
Had the most amazing day on the water today! The ocean was so calm! We started off with a showing of humpbacks, then found a cute little pod of orcas. They were having a blast playing! One was even doing something funny by popping straight up in the water and smacking his dorsal fin sideways on the water. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and gave very detailed information when they recognized one of the whales. I highly recommend taking this tour!
Written 18 August 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
secretsstr2010, Wow! Humpbacks, and orcas?! This sounds like such an incredible time! Telegraph cove is such a special spot, with so much diversity in it’s wildlife. Our crew will be so grateful for these 5 stars! We hope you enjoyed the complimentary photos, and that you will remember this trip for a lifetime!
Written 19 August 2022
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travelbugs01
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We’d never really been interested in taking a whale watching excursion before and since we’ve been back we haven’t stopped raving about the experience! Friends recommended if we were to whale watch that we MUST do it in Telegraph Cove, and they weren’t wrong!

We had hoped to get out on one of the zodiacs however as the weather was pretty rainy and windy we ended up on the larger boat- which was just perfect for the conditions. We saw porpoises, stellar sealions, humpback whales and so many orcas. Every direction you looked there were whales. The captain Chris did an excellent job maneuvering the boat to ensure everyone had equal viewing opportunities.

Sharon was our top deck marine naturalist and was absolutely fantastic! Her knowledge and passion for what she does made it all that much more worthwhile! The boats lower capacity and company’s COVID policies made it feel very safe.

We’ll be sure to come back and take another tour. Sharon, wishing you and your crew bountiful days filled with all kinds of wonderful marine creatures. Thanks for such an awesome adventure!
Written 23 August 2020
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Hello HollyJeffWiman, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are thrilled that you decided to try out whale watching and had such a great time!! It's great that you felt safe so you could focus on the plethora of wildlife and enjoy your experience. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the crew :) Thank you for coming aboard and we look forward to seeing again!
Written 4 September 2020
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Randy S
2 contributions
Sep 2022
We were fortunate to see many humpback whales surfacing at a distance. Also saw a large school of white sided dolphins that swam very close to the boat. Unfortunately, we did not see any Orcas on this trip. We were planning to take the larger vessel but when we and a group of thirty, or so, individuals were ready to board, they said the vessel was inoperative because of battery, or alternator problems. The other large vessel, used as a backup, was also inoperable per the captain. Very disappointed group of individuals as Telegraph Cove is a fairly remote location and many individuals were under time constraints or not interested in waiting for the zodiac opportunity. To the staff's credit, and after a lengthy wait, we were able to suit up and take out a zodiac for the event. Would have given the excursion four stars but believe a company should be better prepared for unknown contingencies .
Written 9 October 2022
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PrinceOfWhalesTeam
SharkDiver123, Thanks for sailing with us, and for your review. We truly appreciate any feedback. It sounds like on your scheduled trip there was a sudden mechanical issue with the designated boat. In Telegraph Cove, that is our only operational larger vessel at this time of year, as you joined shortly before closing for the season. We understand that sudden obstacles causing changes to plans can cause stress, especially while travelling. We did everything in our power to get you out on a tour that day, which was successful in sighting whales. For those who were unable to reschedule we provided a full refund. By definition, it is quite difficult to prepare for "unknown contingencies". Emergencies do arise and we prioritize the safety of our guests and crew over anything else. It sounds like you had some great sightings- the pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins riding the waves with you sounds super awesome. Should you consider sailing with us again, we hope we can provide a five-star experience next time.
Written 11 October 2022
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