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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria - with unbiased reviews

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Overview
Experience the adventure of a lifetime aboard Victoria’s whale-watching flagship, the famous 'Salish Sea Eclipse' This custom-designed catamaran was built right here in beautiful British Columbia. With indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as a heated cabin, enjoy the flexibility and freedom to navigate the vessel as you please.
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, British Columbia Canada

Stop At: Prince of Whales Whale Watching, 812 Wharf St (Lower Causeway Level), Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3 Canada
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Important Information
Departure Point
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and open air decks
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Live commentary
  • Educational materials on board
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
  • Two washrooms
  • 93% Whale Sighting Success Rate
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
244Reviews
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Michael H wrote a review 5 Dec.
4 contributions
Stunning weather, whales galore( over 20 sightings), a truly memorable adventure, extremely knowledgeable staff, comfortable boat ride and free hot chocolate. Totally exceeded our expectations.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded yesterday
Hello C2063SLmichaelh, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your adventure and got to see so many whales! We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Victoria and join us again the next time you are in the area :)
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Valeria wrote a review Nov. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I did have a great whale watching expericence with Prince of Whales and their crew memebers. Thanks to a bit of luck and especially the patience of the capitans we had an amazing day surrounding by many humpback whales, sea lions, harbour porpoises and we also spotted a male
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 4 weeks ago
Whale Hello Valtraveller90, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you got to encounter humpbacks, sea lions, harbour porpoise and even a lone male orca! Our top priorities are the safety of our passengers and wildlife, so it is key that we hit all the important points in the briefing. The Salish Sea Eclipse is the newest addition to our fleet and specially designed for whale watching - including jet propulsion to ensure there can be no damage done to wildlife. So it's great to hear that you got to enjoy the comfort and amenities of the vessel. A special thank you for a shout out to our rock star naturalists, I will definitely share your kind words :) The next time you find yourself in Victoria please come out with us again!
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MerielClare wrote a review Nov. 2019
9 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a wonderful time on the half day excursion. I opted for the catamaran since I have neck problems and didn't want to risk injuring myself on the zodiac. Great choice. The catamaran is spacious, and has floor to ceiling windows making it easy to see from inside. It was nice
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 1 Nov. 2019
Whale Hello MerielClare, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review, we really appreciate the feedback! Great choice choosing our brand new catamaran, the Salish Sea Eclipse - it offers so many amenities and is definitely better for your neck than a zodaic! So happy to hear that you got the opportunity to see humpbacks, seals, sea lions and even a gray whale!! It is so rare to see a gray whale this time of year so that sounds like such a unique experience! Lili and Val are very passionate and love to educate others, so we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with them. Great tips!! People often under estimate how cold it gets, also binoculars and snacks are always great to bring on board. We hope to see you again in the future :)
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Dennis P wrote a review Oct. 2019
387 contributions183 helpful votes
This was one of the highlights of our holiday. We were on one of the large catamarans the Sea Eclipse. The boat had 5 crew including 3 naturalists, Jennifer, Valerie and Lili. They were very keen and had lots of interesting information. It took a while for them to locate
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 1 Nov. 2019
Whale Hello Dennis P, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we appreciate your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your tour and got to see humpbacks, seals and sea lions! Some days required more effort to find whales than others, and I'm glad that it paid off. A special thank you for the crew shout outs! I will definitely pass your kind words along. We hope to see you again in the future!!
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Anne G wrote a review Oct. 2019
71 contributions17 helpful votes
I don’t know if we were just lucky or this is common but we saw 6 different whale pods, 3 killer whale pods and 3 humpback whale pods. They were about 200 meters from the boat. One of the killer whale pods had a 12 month old whale. The guides were informative and kept up an
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
Responded 31 Oct. 2019
Hello W4420CVanneg, Thank you for your review! Wow sounds like you had a wonderful trip - although it is common to see multiple whale species in the fall, that is a lot of individual whales! Of course we do our best to show you as much as we can, but everyday is different - and you clearly came on the right day. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time on the Salish Sea with us, please come again in the future :)
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  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Prince of Whales Whale Watching
  • Duration: 3h
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