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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel

  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Victoria Whale Watching Adventure in a Covered Vessel
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Check-in 11:45 AM. Return ~3:15 PM.
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Check-in 5:30 PM. Return ~9:00 PM.
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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
What to Expect
All aboard Victoria’s whale-watching flagship! The 62-foot, semi-covered Ocean Magic II was custom designed and created right here in British Columbia for the purpose of premier West Coast whale watching. Its streamlined design allows it to push through waves with ease while maintaining speed. This maximizes the distance you can travel and the amount of time you are able to spend viewing whales and other marine wildlife.

Ocean Magic II’s twin engines produce an industry-leading 1,650 horse power! But don’t be fooled by all of that power; it uses less fuel per passenger than any other vessel in the harbor, plus its surface-piercing propellers reroute intermittent engine noise above water to limit the disturbance to nearby marine mammals.

The vessel has a large heated indoor cabin and two open air sun decks ideal for photography. You can also enjoy the added comfort of two washrooms and a snack bar.

Your tour will last a minimum of 3 hours and will include various stops at different points of interest within the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals, which allows for excellent photo opportunities. Throughout your cruise, you'll be fully entertained and educated by up to three of the industry's top marine naturalists.
Reviews (108)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome and unforgettable journey

Before going for whale watching, I was so anxious not to see any whale at all. It turned out to be wonderful and unforgettable journey. I could watch many killing whales and 2 humpback whales. The crews are so professional and friendly, thank you so...More

Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great tour and tour guides

My girlfriend and I went on the excursion, and we had a great time! The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the whales we saw (Orcas and Humpback on this trip). The seas were very choppy from high winds, but the captain did a great...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Tour

The staff were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about the various species of whales we saw. We were fortunate to see a baby orca and humpbacks jumping. Appreciated the talk on ocean pollutions as well. Thank you for the wonderful and honest experience...More

Thank Jailyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great, if rainy day

My family really enjoyed this tour. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. We sailed on a cool and rainy Oct afternoon with a smaller tour group. The crew were as enchanted with the humpbacks, orcas, and sea lions as we were which was really nice...More

Thank Expedition592707
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review Expedition592707! We're so glad you enjoyed your excursion with us! Luckily the weather doesn't really effect the wildlife, so even in less than ideal conditions, we are still able to find lots of amazing stuff to look at. Our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exitin excursion

We went whale watching with this organisation and it was fabulous!, The vessel was a good choice for us, the crew knew a lot about wildlife and we saw orcas, also sea eagle, a whale, it was really exiting! The weather was not good, we...More

Thank LoessieK
TairaP4, Online Reputation Manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review LoessieK! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on board our Ocean Magic II vessel with our crew, and the wildlife! Our naturalists are incredibly knowledgeable, and love to share their knowledge with guests on board our floating classroom....More

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Leigh C
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Response from Michelle L | Reviewed this property |
If you don't see any whales, your guarantee will grant you a voucher for another trip. If you see 1 whale, that counts and you will not be given a voucher for another trip. We saw 2 whales on our trip and we saw them... More