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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

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.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria.
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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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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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!!
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!

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