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Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria provided by Prince of Whales Whale Watching

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
For more information on how we have adapted to the new normal check out our COVID-19 service notice by going to the webpage.
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get more out of your time in Vancouver by going on an action-packed day trip to Victoria. Travel with ease on a boat from Vancouver to Victoria, looking out for humpback whales, orcas, seals, and more along the way. No need to worry about going to Victoria sights that don’t interest you, as the tour includes free time to explore alone, with entry to Butchart Gardens included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1516 Duranleau St
    1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
    Please check-in at 7:30 AM at Prince of Whales Adventure Centre on Granville Island in Vancouver (1516 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC). The adventure centre is located opposite The Keg restaurant. The boat will not be held for late passengers.
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    Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures
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    Downtown Victoria
    Stop: 2 hours
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    The Butchart Gardens
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    1516 Duranleau St
    1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
    Please check-in at 7:30 AM at Prince of Whales Adventure Centre on Granville Island in Vancouver (1516 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC). The adventure centre is located opposite The Keg restaurant. The boat will not be held for late passengers.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Save time—combine city sightseeing with a nature excursion
  • Get the chance to spot native marine life, including whales
  • Enjoy free time to take a self-guided tour and explore Victoria alone
  • Learn about local wildlife as you travel from a naturalist guide
Important Information
Departure Point
1516 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada
Duration
11h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Round-trip shuttle transport from Victoria to the Butchart Gardens
  • Sunset cruise from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Naturalist guide
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee * If you come out on one of our tours and do not see a whale, you are invited to join us on another tour free of charge! This offer does not expire
  • Entry/Admission - Prince of Whales - Whale Watching Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
135Reviews
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Worldtraveller21 wrote a review Jan 2020
Keystone, South Dakota122 contributions51 helpful votes
This was a fabulous day out. The staff and crew were amazing, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw humpback whales in the morning and spent as much time as we could watching them, with plenty of time for pictures, before making our way to Victoria. The afternoon was
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Social Media Coordinator at Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hello Worldtraveller21, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria, and got to encounter both humpbacks and orcas! We are so pleased to offer a tour that includes whale watching, Victoria, and the Butchart Gardens in a day. It's a great way for travelers who are on a tight schedule to get a taste of Vancouver Island! Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again in the future!!
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Olivia wrote a review Dec 2019
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We initially booked a "Whales and Fly" tour (roundtrip from Vancouver to Victoria, and back), but due to bad weather conditions, all flights from Victoria to Vancouver were cancelled. The team in Victoria was so helpful and efficient in organising a backup plan to take the
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Social Media Coordinator at Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Hello C9268AMoliviad, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water with us, and although the original plan didn't work out I am glad our team seamlessly found an alternative solution!! Sounds like you had a great encounter with some hunting orcas - super cool!! Our crew do their best to provide an educational and adventurous excursion for everyone and we are so happy when it pays off, I will share your kind words with them. Please come back out with us when you move to Vancouver ;)
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LightPacker579839 wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions13 helpful votes
Had a brilliant day once we found the office in the harbour. Very knowlageble crew, very fast comfortable boat. Saw orcas, seals, bald headed eagles, only 1 humpback a long way away. Altogether a fantastic experience.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Social Media Coordinator at Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Hello LightPacker579839, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and got to see orcas, seals, bald eagles and humpbacks! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to the area and that we see you again in the future :)
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maureend758 wrote a review Oct 2019
St Michaels19 contributions6 helpful votes
Despite rainy weather to start off we had a lovely day. the staff was knowledgeable and very accessible we saw both orca and humpback whales. They really did a great job pointing out the wild life. Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hello maureend758, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time and saw both orcas and humpbacks, despite the bad weather. We do our best to provide an experience that everyone can make the best of :) We hope to see you again in the future!
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Neil D wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Really well organised, brilliant expert advice regarding wildlife matters. Superb customer service to enhance the experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Hello Neil D, Thank you so much for writing a review of your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip, and that our crew provided an informative and wonderful tour!! We hope to see you again in the future :)
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About the operator

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By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
Elena M
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Amazing, once in a lifetime experience!
Being a local, I never thought of doing this "for tourists" adventure, but since Covid hit and they were having spe
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roxanndra
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A whaley great time!
From start to finish, my friends and I had a wonderful day! We saw some incredible humpback whales, multiple times.
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lofindlay
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Amazing experience!
One of the silver linings of covid was that we took time to explore our own backyard in BC more than we ever have b
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germ_nv569
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Best plan in Vancouver
I think this is the best activity to do if you visit Vancouver, crew id very competent and willing to respond any q
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catherine-slemko
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great day on the water
This was an incredible experience. Not even 10 minutes out into the water we found whales. We were able to witness
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Mcquita
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Great experience!
Seeing all the wildlife was amazing, just what I needed! The crew was superb in offering information both on the
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kaeli_sw
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The highlight of our trip
The crew and staff were all super friendly and knowledgeable. This is the highlight of our trip to Vancouver. Highl
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Y1251YZaprilh
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The mugging of a lifetime.
Well let me tell you- I have been terrified, yet fascinated, by whale watching my whole life. I would say it was my
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clrx1990
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Beyond what we expected!
We had the most amazing afternoon with such a fantastic informative crew. We experienced a rare whale "mugging" exp
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178melis_
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Best whale watching tour in Vancouver
The crew was fantastic! Very informative and safe trip. We got to see the humpback whale Nikey, sea lions, seals, b
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jamiej713
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Amazing Whale Watching
During our trip we had Nike the humpback 🐋 played with our boat for almost an hour. Such an amazing experience and
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J4464LFadamm
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Whale watching
James, Wilma, and I think it was Wendy, were absolutely amazing and educational! Made it super comfortable for the
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Kathy M
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Moving and intimate!!
A once in a lifetime encounter! Just totally spectacular. Our humpback whale literally rocked the boat. Sandy, Wilm
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I2631EMkristinak
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Pure Joy
Wilma, James, Sandy and Anthony made this experience truly incredible. It was my birthday wish to see a whale and t
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425maral
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Best Whale Watching Experience
Wilma and James the naturalists on board are so Knowledgeable and friendly. They took the time to engage with every
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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