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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Whale and marine life watching tour on a 12-passenger open-aired zodiac boat
Expert Guide/Skipper
All-weather exposure flotation suits
Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
$5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
812 Wharf St , 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

Lower causeway

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for participants with back or neck problems, pregnant women, participants with recent surgeries
  • There is a minimum passenger height restriction of 4ft (120cm)
  • Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check in. Participants must be 19 years of age, or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date/time/vessel or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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 sanitization during Zodiac 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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What is the social distancing policy during Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Reviews

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Special Encounter
Patricia_R
, Jun 2022
The weather kept us from seeing numerous cetaceans, but we did get a very special encounter with two humpbacks.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Patricia_R, Thank you for your five star review! We're happy you had a great experience, despite the weather, and that you had a great encounter with two humpback whales! Our zodiac tours are a fun, fast excursion that's perfect for any adventurous traveler. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you on our tour again soon!
star-5
Whale to the port side!
Stephanie_D
, Jun 2022
This was a great excursion! Terry was our captain and shared a ton of information about Victoria with us. We saw a humpback whale and an orca whale. Dress warmly- but they give you hats and gloves in addition to the floatation suits. I highly recommend this activity.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Stephanie_D, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you had an amazing spectacle of whales on your tour and stayed nice and warm in our suits. We hope to see you out with us again in the future!
star-5
Great to see wild whales in the wild !
Susan_A
, Jun 2022
Great to see the orca dorsal fin for the first time ! Really appreciated the distance we gave to the wildlife as made it seem far more caring and not zoo or theme park like.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Susan_A, thank you so much for the review - we're so glad you enjoyed your tour and had a chance to see orcas in their beautiful natural habitat! We hope to welcome you aboard for another adventure some time.
star-5
Best excursion and most fun!
Sarah_H
, May 2022
We had the best time on the Zodiac. It was small and fast and cut the engine as soon as we saw a whale. The grey whale swam around our boat for almost an hour and in the zodiac you feel so close to them and can hear them! It was amazing. We did this on a cruise excursion and it was by far our favorite! Thank you Prince of Whales and your awesome staff.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Sarah_H, We are thrilled to hear about your experience sailing with us! Thanks so much for leaving a review. Sounds like you had a blast! Those zodiac rides are quite thrilling, fit for anyone up for an adventure. It's pretty wild to be so close to such awe-inspiring creatures. We are so thrilled that you were able to make it on a tour with us for your short stay in Victoria. We hope to see you again one day!
star-5
Wonderful Family Trip!
Jessica_S
, May 2022
We got to see 2 different pods of whales and our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a great experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Jessica_S, It is great to hear that you were able to see two pods! We hope it was a fun, unique adventure for you and that you learned something as well. Our wonderful crew are always excited to share their wealth of knowledge about these mesmerizing creatures, in hopes of inspiring people to protect them. We couldn't do what we do without the whales! Thanks again for sailing with us, we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Excellent company
Janice_P
, May 2022
The knowledge of the skipper, the whale spotting (orca and a grey) and customer service back at the booking desk including weather gear organisation/changing space … all round awesome!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Janice_P, Wow!! Orcas and a grey whale is an amazing sight!! We are so happy you had a fantastic time, and we hope you made memories that will last a lifetime!
star-5
Great experience
Michelle_S
, May 2022
Enjoyed the humpbacks (3). Saw two of them “playing”! Also saw harbour seals. Amazing Captain who had a great knowledge about the habitat and whales 🐋 My family really enjoyed it! Thank you:)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Michelle_S, Thank you for your five star review! We're glad that your family had a great time on your tour, and we're happy that we were able to provide a great experience and memories. Hopefully we'll see you again on another Prince of Whales tour in the future!
star-5
Outstanding sightseeing and whale watching experience
Liane_O
, May 2022
My nieces and I had a fabulous experience on Prince of Whales zodiac. After leaving the inner harbour, we headed offshore and followed a humpback whale to Trial Island, then headed to Becher Bay (near East Sooke Park), Race Rocks, where we saw Steller and California sea lions and seals, then to Discovery Island, where we followed the same humpback and then back to Victoria via the Chain Islets ( more seals) and Enterprise Channel. The zodiac travels at about 32 knots, but we were kept warm in Mustang floater suits, toques and gloves (freshly laundered). A superb experience for anyone who wants to see the Salish Sea up close and view the beauty of southern Vancouver Island from the water. I should add that the boat and equipment were shipshape, the shore operation efficient and clean and friendly, and the skipper very experienced, knowledgeable and safety conscious. He displayed sound etiquette both in the presence of the whale and other boats.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Liane_O, Thank you so much for your rave review! We take pride in our awesome, experienced crew, who are lucky enough to take guests like you out every day! We are so glad that you and your nieces got to see so much wildlife on your tour. Even just cruising on our beautiful waters is mesmerizing. We love to hear that our captains/skippers are keeping everyone safe out there. Thanks again for your review, we hope you'll join us again in the future!
star-5
Fun times
Katherine_S
, May 2022
Our first time whale watching, was amazing. Beautiful weather. Beautiful people. Beautiful tour. Beautiful animals. Blast on the boat.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Katherin Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing time and hope to welcome you back again sometime soon!
star-5
Well Worth It - Calling it an Adventure Definitely Fits!
Amber_M
, May 2022
My son and I went on a Wednesday afternoon, and I have to say this booked adventure was the highlight of the trip! The guide was awesome, full of fun and interesting information, and we had a great time! While seeing orcas and even a few glimpses of humpback whale and bald eagles were magical for me, my 9 year old was a muuuch bigger fan of the journey there and back as well (the zodiac was the fastest boat he'd ever been in, and he loved it). I highly recommend this if you’re considering it. It is time well spent!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Amber_M, Woohoo! Sounds like a blast! Your 9 year old is definitely full of adventure for joining us on our exhilarating Zodiac boat! We are so glad both of you enjoyed our tour, and that you saw so much diverse wildlife. We hope these memories will last a lifetime, and that we will see you onboard again in the near future!
star-5
We’ll run and very organized outfit.
Michael_L
, May 2022
Great knowledgeable passionate guide. We’ll run and very organized outfit. It’s a must do tour in Victoria.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Michael_L, Thank you for giving us five stars! Our zodiac tours are definitely a great activity for anyone in Victoria looking to do something thrilling. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Great whale watching tour!
Ellen_M
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed this whale watching tour, our captain Mark was very experienced, knowledgeable and truly wanted to give us the best experience to see whales and other marine animals. We saw otters, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and best of all a family of orcas. Everyone checking us in were friendly, fast, and helpful. I would highly recommend this whale watching tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Ellen_M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad that you found Mark to be experienced, helpful, and informative! The experience of being able to see so many species of marine wildlife in the Salish Sea is incredible, and we're happy that you're recommending us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you on a Prince of Whales tour again in the future!
star-5
Whale Fun of the Lifetime
Heraclio_F
, Apr 2022
Great experience, we had so much fun, the boat operator knowledge on whale watching is very good and made sure we see and enjoy what we came for.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Heraclio_F, Thank you so much for joining us and for the fantastic review! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and had a great experience. We hope to see you out on the waters again soon!
star-5
Awesome!
Tracy_A
, Apr 2022
One of the best afternoons ever. Followed a pod of 18 Orcas. Surreal experience. Very knowledgeable skipper.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Tracy_A, Wow! We're so happy that you encountered so many orcas and had such a great time. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future!
star-4
Fun times.
Steven_M
, Mar 2022
Spectacular sight viewing! Fun no times. Guide was excellent, safe and very full of great information.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Steven_M, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and for joining us out on the water! We hope that your next excursion will be worthy of a 5 star review and we will do our best to make that happen. 'Til next time! :)
star-5
Orcas
Esther_T
, Jan 2022
A beautiful day with the whales. We saw three generations of orcas family and they was awsome. We enjoy a lot
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Esther_T, Thank you so much for joining us on the water for such a special encounter! What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year :) We hope that you'll forever cherish the memories.
star-5
Wonderful time
Ashley_G
, Dec 2021
My friend and I had such a wonderful time! The workers there were so nice and welcoming. You can definitely tell that the boat driver cares so much about the whales!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Ashley_G, Thank you so much for your review and kind words about our captains -- they truly love what they do and they greatly appreciate the feedback :) We hope that you'll join us again sometime in 2022 for more adventures on the Salish Sea!
star-5
Amazing experience
Leslie_M
, Sep 2021
Our guide Rush was amazing. We saw 3 different groups of transient orcas and lots of seals. It was an incredible trip and worth every penny!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Leslie_M, Thank you so much for your review and kind words -- we're glad to have had you onboard with us. What an adventure! We look forward to the next one and hope that you will join us again very soon.
star-4
Enjoyable tour
Brian_P
, Sep 2021
We got to see 2 killer whales along with a humpback. The water was like a lake and ride was smooth. Good tour guide, very informative
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Brian_P, Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate that you took the time to leave us some feedback and we're glad that you had calm conditions and sightings of two whale species. Here's to hoping that you'll stop by to join us again soon!
star-5
Excellent trip for a family with teenagers who enjoy a little excitement
Julia_M
, Aug 2021
We had such a fun time. The zodiak ride itself was a blast and exciting for my teenage sons. As an added bonus, we witnessed a female humpback and her calf feeding and surfacing. The guide was excellent! Very adept at handling the boat and was knowledgeable and respectful of the animals in their natural habitat.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Julia_M, Thank you so much for your kind words and review - we appreciate the feedback! We hope to have you join us again soon.

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