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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel

Highlights
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel
From US$89.53
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Check-in 11:45 AM. Return ~3:15 PM.
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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.
What to Expect
All aboard Victoria’s whale-watching flagship! The 62-foot, semi-covered Ocean Magic II was custom designed and created right here in British Columbia for the purpose of premier West Coast whale watching. Its streamlined design allows it to push through waves with ease while maintaining speed. This maximizes the distance you can travel and the amount of time you are able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

Ocean Magic II’s twin engines produce an industry-leading 1,650 horse power! But don’t be fooled by all of that power; it uses less fuel per passenger than any other vessel in the harbor, plus its surface-piercing propellers reroute intermittent engine noise above water to limit the disturbance to nearby marine mammals.

The vessel has a large heated indoor cabin and two open air sun decks ideal for photography. You can also enjoy the added comfort of two washrooms and a snack bar.

Your tour will last a minimum of 3 hours and will include various stops at different points of interest within the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals, which allows for excellent photo opportunities. Throughout your cruise, you'll be fully entertained and educated by up to three of the industry's top marine naturalists.
Reviews (116)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Thanks for a wonderful time

The crew was absolutely amazing with their knowledge about all the whales, seals, birds that we saw. Had so much fun even though it was grey day and chilly. Thanks for the blankets, mitts and hats to keep us warm

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cat Lee T
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Most incredible experience in my life

At the beginning of our trip, we saw from a distance a humpback whale, but quickly turned around when the captain received word that there were orcas in the vicinity. There were three orca families - up to 11 or 12 - and we watched...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Discover586889
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your awesome review Discover586889! What a great experience with Transient Killer Whales. As I am sure Lili explained to you Transients wait until the hunt is on and their prey has been caught before they start socializing and making noise. Such a...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
There be whales here!

We booked with Prince of Whales at the last minute when our trip was cancelled with another company. We were not disappointed! We were greeted with friendly Captain and Crew, Valerie was our Naturalist and she was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the whales!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sandra S
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your review Sandra S! Wow - it sounds like you had some great whale and wildlife sightings the day of your tour! We are so glad that we were able to accommodate and get you out on the water for an awesome...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
Whale watching fun

First off-- super crew CAPTAIN Bill, Casey and Valarie . They really were good.. never to close,, but just right. Boat was nice.,,it was a very cool day, dressed warm -- was part of the adventure..saw about 10 whales, learned allot. Prince of whales company...More

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TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for your review simples0! We are flattered that you think our customer service is top notch - we like to think so but it is always a huge compliment when it comes from the mouths of our guests. We also think are crew...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile
Great day

The enthusiasm of Lily (first mate) was amazing. She had a lot of great knowledge. Saw several humpback whales.More

Thank Jess8974
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks for the short and sweet review Jess8974! Glad you had a great time on the water with the whales and Lili (and yes her enthusiasm is amazing, I will pass on your kind words to her). We really appreciate you taking the time to...More

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Response from Michelle L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't see any whales, your guarantee will grant you a voucher for another trip. If you see 1 whale, that counts and you will not be given a voucher for another trip. We saw 2 whales on our trip and we saw them... More
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