1. Canada
  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

Product ID: 27632
Traveling at speeds up to 30 knots in an open-style Zodiac boat is almost as much fun as seeing the whales! On this 12-seater boat everyone is guaranteed an unobstructed view of the water and a wide variety of sea life during the 3-hour tour.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • See a huge variety of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more
  • Enjoy an exhilarating ride on a Zodiac boat along some of the world's most beautiful coastline
  • Learn about the wildlife you see from your Transport Canada-approved skipper
Full description
This 3-hour whale-watching tour boasts sighting just about everything there is to see, from wolves roaming nearby islands to groups of predatory transient orcas and breaching humpback calves. Recently, a guest proposed to his girlfriend as a pod of killer whales cavorted in the background!

Get suited up in a cozy cruiser suit, ensuring your comfort and safety for the duration of the trip. The tour departs from Victoria’s beautiful inner harbor.

Your ride on one of the zipping Zodiac-style boats will be nearly as exciting as seeing the whales. Each of the boats seats 12, and there are great views from every seat. On the way out of the harbor, the boat passes the historic Victoria coastline before heading into the waters of the Pacific.

Once out of the harbor you’ll see a variety of different species of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals, otters, and bald eagles.

Every tour is guided by a Transport Canada-approved skipper, who will provide information and commentary on all of the wildlife you see.
  • 3-hour whale and marine life watching tour
  • Expert guide/skipper
  • Live commentary
  • All-weather exposure flotation suits, hats and gloves
  • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate upon return from the tour
  • 93% whale sighting success rate
  • Lifetime whale sightings guarantee - new free tour from Vancouver or Victoria until you see whales!
  • Goods and services tax
  • 2 per person Salish Sea Conservation fee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Prince of Whales Whale Watching - Downtown Victoria, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 (Lower Causeway Level).

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Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Our driver was Dustin. He was very professional, and knowledgable and we felt very safe in the boat. The boat ride itself was tons of fun, but Dustin took us to see sea lions, and had three sightings of humpback mothers and calves! It was truly amazing. I will never forget it!

July 19, 2019

A super nice and worthwhile trip

I can absolutely recommend this trip !!! The staff is very friendly and accommodating, the equipment you get (cold protection suit, cap, gloves) are top and also necessary. The trip is very pleasant and I have never seen so many animals on any tour (2 orca families, bald eagles, otters and many seals). It is also not driven too close to the animals. As soon as an orca is in sight, the engine is switched off and with a little luck (as in our case) the animals come closer to the boat.

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July 9, 2018


Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Mark was so great with all the questions, and made sure we all had smiles on our faces. Jasper got some kelp for us to see, and eat. The lady who signed us in and fitted us with floater suits was so kind and full of smiles... I highly recommend this tour...

January 25, 2018

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Product ID: 27632