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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel

  • 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$108.66
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12:15pm - Noon AdventureMost Popular
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3:30pm - Afternoon Adventure
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9:00am - Morning Adventure
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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.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Tour

This was the second time I've taken this tour and it was great. The crew were fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fantastic tour

Valerie (the marine biologist) was wonderful and provided a great commentary and explanation of what we were seeing. Highly recommended.

Thank Barnaby J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome whale watching experience

My wife and I both agree that this was definitely the highlight of our trip to Victoria. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up going twice. The Zodiac looked fun, but with a 1-year-old child we decided to go with the semi-covered Ocean...More

Thank Jeremy H
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Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Whale watching!

A first class experience! Knowledgeable friendly crew on a very comfortable boat, we saw too many humpback whales to count then headed out to Race Rocks. Cloaked in fog, the lighthouse was gorgeous. So many stellar and California sea lions, harbour seals, and the lone...More

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Taira P, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on board our Ocean Magic II vessel and were able to witness such an diverse array of our marine life. Race Rocks ecological reserve is stunning, and as you mentioned cloaked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great but Bring a Jacket

We saw several Orcas and a Humpback during the trip, as well as a host of marine mammals at a nearby island with lighthouse. When they tell you to bring a jacket, make sure you abide. It got very cold outside the harbor! It's great...More

Thank CLPicker
Taira P, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review CLPicker and for your recommendation! Families do really enjoy their experience on our Ocean Magic II vessel - it is a wonderful education platform. We often refer to our tours as "floating classrooms" as our guides spend their time teaching...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