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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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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
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

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).

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Service animals allowed with proper documentation and life jacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria.
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What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria.

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Great experience
Crystal_H
, Sep 2021
The crew (Shawnee, Jen and Austin) were amazing and very knowledgeable. They made the trip exciting and well worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Crystal_H, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for the crew shoutout! We appreciate it and we're glad to hear that you had such an exciting tour. We hope that you'll stop by to join us again soon.
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Exactly what I expected
Arthur_G
, Sep 2021
We saw about 15 whales. The speakers were very interesting. Possibility to stay inside and take a hot drink when it’s rainy or too cold.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Arthur_G, Thank you for your review and for joining us! We're glad that you were able to encounter so many whales and that you enjoyed the information relayed to you by the crew onboard. We hope that you'll find yourself on the water with us again soon :)
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Great experience
Piro
, Sep 2021
We were satisfied to see the whale.Most Staff were friendly and the ship was almost new and comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Piro, Thank you for leaving us a review and for your kind words. We're glad you had a good time and we hope that you'll just us again in the future.
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Great day on the water.
Angela_D
, Sep 2021
We had a great time on our whale watching tour. We saw 2 humpback whales and several sea lions. Seanie was our naturalist and she was so full of energy and information. I learned more on this one trip then I did on any other whale tour I’ve taken in the past. The boat was big and the ride was smooth and comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Angela_D, We're glad to hear that you left the tour feeling informed and inspired -- we appreciate hearing that! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Great experience!
Monica_P
, Sep 2021
We lucked out and had a beautiful sunny day. We also saw 2 whales blowing numerous times. Our guide Jennifer was so knowledgeable and we learned a lot about humpback whales. They also served hot chocolate, coffee or water. For free! We didn’t have to worry about taking still photos because the other guide did that for us and sent us pictures. For free! Very well worth it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Monica_P, Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We appreciate your feedback and we hope that we surpassed your expectations. The hot chocolate is the real cherry on top! :P We hope to see you again soon.
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Transient Orcas in the Salish Sea.
Marco
, Aug 2021
Seeing family of orcas in the Salish Sea, Seanie was very well informed and a great host. The team was amazing overall, great boat and a perfect setting.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Marco, Thank you so much for your glowing review and kind words about Seanie! Isn't she great? We're happy that you had such a great time and we hope that you'll join us on the water again soon :)
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Terrific
Carey_M
, Aug 2021
Beautiful day, comfortable boat, knowledgeable staff (Brittany was terrific). Would recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Carey_M, Thank you so much for your kind words about Bryttni and for stopping by to leave us this review -- we really value feedback :) Thanks again for joining us and we hope to see you on the water again soon.
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Great day with the whales
Deborah_P
, Aug 2021
The experience was fabulous! Staff were so knowledgeable and sharing lots of information, friendly, accommodating. We saw lots of humpback whales. I would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Deborah_P, Incredible!! We're so happy that you were blessed with so many humpback whales on your tour -- we love them :') We appreciate your kind words regarding our team along with both your review and recommendation. Please join us again soon :)
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Orca families
Sharon2021
, Aug 2021
It was wonderful to actually see Whales on the trip. As well we were provided all of the photo so we didn’t have to worry and could sit back and have fun. Everyone was professional. It was lovely after noon.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Sharon2021, We're so glad that you had a lovely afternoon :) It is always an adventure to be had. We hope that you will enjoy the photos & join us again in the future!
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Great experience
Branislav_Z
, Aug 2021
Great experience. Friendly staff especially Britney. They try to look for whale pretty hard. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Branislav_Z, Thank you so much for your review!! Our captains and crew are always on the lookout for more whales ;) We thank you for your recommendation and hope to have you join us again in the future!
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