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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Zodiac Vessel

Highlights
  • 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
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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.
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 (50)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing whales, incredible trip, passionate guides

We chose a tour in a zodiac because we wanted to feel closer to the environment. Mark and Allie, our guides, provided a marvelous tour with their knowledge of the whales. The zodiac ride was worth the trip with the added bonus of the many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mucky-MichelleA
Reviewed 5 days ago
Awesome December Zodiac trip!

I had booked onto a different tour with a different group who didn't make their number for a December weekday excursion, so they transferred me and a couple of others to this trip. I didn't have high hopes, but it turned out to be completely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank periplous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unforgettable experience

I have been on other whale watching trips but have never been so close. We saw humpbacks, orcas and sea lions in their natural environment. I know we were lucky as there are no guarantees of sightings... and rightly so! Gary our guide was brilliant....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank karen c
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review karen c! You definitely made the journey in order to get to us for your whale watching adventure! And it sounds like a fantastic adventure it was with such amazing sightings. We really appreciate you taking the time to share...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing

Myself and my friend went on this tour, The skipper was great at sharing his knowledge, we were lucky to see humpbacks, killer whales, seals, sea lions. We were totally hiped returning from this trip, and still is now 3 days later. What an AMAZING...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigate113654
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Navigate113654! It sounds like you had the quintessential winter whale watching experience! We are so glad you had such an amazing time out on the water with Prince of Whales Whale Watching. We really appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
What an experience!

Myself and my partner went on this tour yesterday & were super keen to see whales but we were trying to keep our expectations low just in case!! The skipper on the boat Mark was awesome, he shared his depth of knowledge with us about...More

Thank nancyrosecrees
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review nancyrosecrees! We have had incredible winter whale watching and we are so glad you were able to join us and show you how awesome it is out there (in spite of being quite cold!). The great thing about whale watching...More

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