Water activity

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

From US$ 128.16 per person

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
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • 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

Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead.

Cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals’ stories to life.

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.

Enjoy the heated indoor cabin and 2 open air sundecks that are ideal for photography, or immerse yourself in this experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, the landscape. and your loved ones.

  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver and guides
  • Tour escort/host
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Free photo package
  • Downloadable tour guides in: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
  • Junior naturalist guides (kids guide and educational coloring book)
  • Complimentary hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot cocoa)
  • Snacks available for purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

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Richard, Pat, Scott and Carol looked after us perfectly and gave us a few exciting and fun hours despite the cold, rainy weather. Carol took photos and we were sent the photos to download after the tour. Super photos, great service, so you can enjoy yourself. Oh, and we also saw a few whales and some other animals :-).

November 1, 2022

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

Product ID: 100014