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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Zodiac Vessel

  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Zodiac Vessel
From US$109.01
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Check-in 1:00 PM. Returns ~4:30 PM.
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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.
What to Expect
Board an open-air zodiac-style vessel at the Victoria harbor and settle in for your 3-hour whale-watching cruise. These boats are equipped with bright yellow inflatable collars and a stable design that cushions your ride and guarantees maximum buoyancy even if the sea conditions are rough. These specially powered boats can cover over 100 miles in one trip, maximizing the distance you can travel on your tour and the amount of time you are ultimately able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

On your 3-hour cruise, travel along the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, making stops at several points of interest. The boat will be positioned parallel to the animals, so you can enjoy fantastic photo opportunities. All the while, you will be fully entertained and educated by the industry’s best marine adventure guides.

All passengers must wear a Mustang Survival flotation suit for their entire cruise. These suits are designed to protect from cold weather and use closed-cell foam to offer flotation in the event of an emergency. There is a large inventory of flotation suits of varying size and can accommodate all ages. There are also changing facilities and lockable storage on board for your convenience.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Amazing memories

Rush was our guide and his informative way of keeping us interested and informed as we spotted a family or Orcas and a few humpbacks was amazing. He got us close enough to be impressed and in awe whilst respecting the animals and not intruding...More

Thank toomuchlaundry
Reviewed 3 days ago
Eventful whale watching tour with terrific guide

Terrific experience seeing all kinds of wildlife. Our guide was very informative and took us around to multiple spots for whale and sea lion sightings. We saw lots of orcas and a few humpback whales. Sea lions additionally. The trip was on a power boat...More

Thank Helle K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Well-run company with lots of positives!

It's immediately apparent how practiced and experienced this company is. The entire process, from purchase to suiting up to the actual boating is smooth and natural, and we appreciated how simple they made it. Our skipper, Austin, was gregarious and fun, and on the day...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago
an absolute highlight

We booked a zodiac tour and were incredibly lucky: a pack of four Orcas had killed a Minke whale and where constantly staying in the same area to "feast" on their prey. It was amazing to see Orcas from this close range. We also saw...More

Thank André K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Excursion

A really brilliant trip straight out of the central Victoria inner harbour. Very organised and well equipped with insulated full suits that act as life jackets and keep you really comfortable when out on open water. It’s a fantastic mix of a great trip on...More

Thank Excursion588680
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation Excursion588680! Zodiacs are not for everyone, and we go over the advantages and disadvantages of all of our vessels and tours with each passenger to make sure everyone gets the trip that suits them best. But if you...More

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