Water activity

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

4.8 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES
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From US$ 113.46 per person

Likely to sell out

See different species of whales in their natural environment on a cruise from Victoria by covered boat. Marvel at the sea birds and other marine species as you travel at speeds up to 30 knots

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See different species of whales on a fully guided whale watching cruise
  • Avail of the indoor heated cabin, sundecks and snack bar of a purpose-built boat
  • Get great photo opportunities as the captain positions the boat parallel to the animals
  • Marvel at sea birds and other wildlife in their natural environment
Full description
Climb aboard the new Salish Sea catamaran-style boat, custom designed for whale watching. Push through the waves with ease as you search for whales and other marine species. Stop at different points of interest within the protected waters of the Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, where your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals for great photo opportunities. Learn more about the wildlife from up to 3 top marine naturalists. Avail of the heated indoor cabin and 2 open air sundecks that are ideal for photography.
Includes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Photos
  • Jr naturalist guides (kids guide and educational coloring book)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear warm clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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Since weather can be unpredictable, this newer indoor or outdoor boat fits the bill. The crew was very knowledgable and interactive. On the expensive side but good value for the trip. For a more adventurous excursion, the zodiac boats are fun but it is more rough and one will wear a provided dry suit. Saw many orcas, A humpback whale and sea lions up close. Delightful day!

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October 1, 2022

Do this! The wildlife guides are informed and aware. They knock themselves out to spot whales and associated wildlife. And, they take pictures with you too, which they share at the end of the trip. The catamaran is fast and steady. The captain is safely piloting at the helm and very connected with the crew. Everyone is helping spot the wildlife. This is a HIGH value experience worth every dollar. Do it!

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September 20, 2022

Super good and skilled guide. He knew a lot about whales and it was clear to feel the commitment. He was also very good at sailing the boat in difficult waters with floating timber. We were completely comfortable with that. It was a super good experience where we saw orcas and humpback whales

November 21, 2021

Product ID: 100014