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Prince of Whales Whale Watching

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Closes in 18 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 4 days ago

Everithing perfect and very professional The crew was very helpful, the boat was ok, the reservation was very nice and the comandant did everithing better after his "hunting" to find the Orcas.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thirdstar
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went out on the first day, and didn't see any whales. However, they allow you to come back anytime for no charge. We ended up going the next day, and within 10 minutes, saw a pod of orca whales! The guides are very knowledgable,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackiehH6055ZL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have long wanted to go whale watching, so whilst visiting Vancouver, my wife and I booked a trip with Prince of Whales. Booking the trip was easy as the website was easy to navigate on my phone. The instructions on where to meet and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We looked at a number of companies online but were so happy we made the right choice in the end to go with Prince of Whales. Special mention to Ocean, Mac, Pascale and Anthony. Ocean was just awesome with her stories of deep sea fishing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We participated in the whale watching tour at the end of the season and had a great opportunity to observe humpback whales, bald eagles, dolphins, seals and sea lions. We were concerned about difficulty finding the whales this time of year, but they were there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Retrorebe
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This was a very good experience and I can highly recommend this company! Booking was easy and checking in was a breeze too. Once we got on board, we were well briefed by the crew - in our case, our guide was Wilma. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Almost the last day of the season's trips saw us out on the water with nearly 50 others on a glorious early November afternoon. The trip was brilliantly conducted for us (on the open top deck) by Wilma, whose knowledge of all things 'whales' and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter W
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Wow! Thank you for your five-star review Peter! How great to know you had a fantastic experience seeing 3 humpback whales, bald eagles and many sea lions. Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad Wilma made your trip so memorable! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The whale watching experience was definitly one to remember. We saw humpback whale, killer whales, sea lions and two kinds of porpoises. The crew was super nice. They shared their knowledge about different sea mammals and providing us with lots of hot chocolate:)More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Petra P
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your five-star review Petra P! How great to know you had an amazing experience seeing a humpback whales, killer whales sea lions and porpoises! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable and we are glad it showed! We appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve booked a tour to watch the whales with them. I came all way from Brazil and I was in a high expectation for that tour. I have received my confirmation by email. The day of the tour, I run to the point, to not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yamna D
Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Dear Yamna, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. As you can imagine, we would have prefer not to cancel the tour due to weather conditions. The wind was quite strong on that day. We tried to reached out with all guests booked on...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

We went out on the half day trip from Vancouver on 03-Nov-18. We knew that this would be late in the season and moderated our expectations. Anyway - long story cut short - the crew managed to find a pod of Orcas for us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Matilda T, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Thank you for your five-star review mkt181822! How great to know you had an amazing whale watching experience with us. And you had the chance to see Orcas, that is amazing! Our crew is passionate and very knowledgeable, we are glad that they made your...More

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GMShep
12 September 2018|
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Response from 596edw | 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 planetheather | 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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Response from shirleym57 | Reviewed this property |
You can see them and the crew try really hard to find them.
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