Victoria

Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Victoria, Canada
Sunset Whale Watching Victoria BC
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover a new perspective on Victoria’s striking coastal scenery—and have the rare chance to spot giants of the deep, as well as other marine animals—with this sunset whale-watching tour. Make your own way to the dock in Downtown Victoria, and hop aboard your catamaran, equipped with three separate viewing decks. You can look out for whales, sea lions, and more—and see the sunset from the water’s edge.
  • See a perspective on Victoria that most people miss on a sunset boat tour
  • This tour makes it easy to spot whales, sea lions, and other marine animals
  • Learn all about local wildlife from your guide’s commentary
  • Have the best chance to spot whales from the boat’s three viewing decks

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lifetime Whale Sighting Guarantee - new free tour from any of our locations until you see whales!
  • Free photo package of your trip & wildlife, with personal photos of you and your loved ones
  • Captain and expert crew of 3-4 guides/naturalists
  • Downloadable tour guides in: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
  • Kids coloring books and educational guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Excludes taxes and fees for Lifetime Whale Sighting Guarantee

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 812 Wharf St
    812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

    Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at Prince of Whales Whale Watching located below the Visitor Information Centre in the Inner Harbour (812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3). The boat will not be held for late passengers.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • service animals allowed with proper documentation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Dolan_J
Amazing, I recommend this tour! The crew was very friendly and what impressed me the most was they way they informed us they were passionate about the animals and gave great insights. I would go again

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Fantastic Trip
JEANETE_U, Sep 2023
What a wonderful trip. We saw four orcas as well as numerous seals. The crew were fantastic This was definitely a holiday highlight
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We're thrilled to hear that your trip with us was a highlight of your holiday! Our crew works hard to provide memorable moments, and it's wonderful to know they made a positive impact on your journey. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you on board again soon.
Don’t book with Viator - use Prince of Whales website
Justin_B, Sep 2023
Don’t use Viator for booking. Go directly to the Prince of Whales website for significantly less cost. I contacted Viator customer service about their lowest price guarantee and they offered nothing but excuses. There’s a difference of almost $80CAD for two tickets! The tour with Prince of Whales was absolutely top notch though! Excellent crew and vessel and we got to see a pod of orcas and sea lions.
Absolutely incredible!!!
Jamie_W, Sep 2023
The naturalists bring the experience alive. The trip is fun and comfortable. A treasured lifetime memory.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for the great review! I am thrilled your experience with us will live on as a treasured memory! We hope to see you again soon!
Whale Watchers
Barbara_R, Sep 2023
When whales were spotted, the captain took us closer and killed his engine. The whales (Humobacks) came right to the boat and stared at us for a really long time. It appeared they were just curious. Such an awesome experience. I will always remember this!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're thrilled to hear you had such a memorable experience with the humpback whales! It's always fascinating when the whales show curiosity as well. Thank you for choosing us for your adventure; we hope you'll join us again in the future to create more unforgettable memories.
Having both humpback...
Douglas_M, Sep 2023
Having both humpback whales and orcas. We were told this rarely happens. Was truly a memorable experience
Response from Host, Oct 2023
It's indeed a special occurrence to see both humpback whales and orcas during one tour. We're thrilled that you had such a memorable experience with us. Thank you for sharing your excitement, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you aboard again in the future.
Alot of fun
Eddie_W, Sep 2023
I don't know if there was most memorable part, but I enjoyed seeing the humpbacks the most. I would have liked spending more tike with them than the orcas. We kept our distance with the orcas because they were hunting.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! It sounds like the humpbacks left a lasting impression, and your caution around the orcas was understandable given the circumstances. Nature's wonders can be truly captivating!
One in a life time experience
Javad_V, Sep 2023
It was an exciting 4 hour trip , more than 2 hour , we were uncertain whether we’r going to see whales or not , till suddenly one appeared , then a group of whales appeared One that assumed to be baby whale jumped out of water and splashed , like she knew a group of people are there to watch them It was one life experience for us
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your thrilling whale-watching adventure! The anticipation and then the magical moment of spotting the whales, including the playful baby whale, must have been truly unforgettable. It's moments like these that make nature's wonders all the more special.
Sunset Whale Watching Adventure
Roxanne_B, Sep 2023
We had an amazing time with the crew and our naturalist named Algebra was the most outstanding hostess. She was incredibly knowledgeable and a fantastic sense of humour. We recommend this tour. It exceeded our expectations and the whales were amazing to watch.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with our crew and that Algebra, your naturalist, made your experience exceptional with her knowledge and sense of humor. It's fantastic to know that our tour exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed watching the whales. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable adventure soon!
Must do if visiting Victoria
Sandra_L, Aug 2023
The crew was very knowledgeble and friendly. Made the experience so much better. They took pictures for us so we could just relax and enjoy!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're delighted to hear that your experience with our crew was so positive! It's wonderful that their knowledge and friendliness added to your enjoyment. We're glad you had the chance to relax and fully immerse yourself in the experience while they took care of capturing memories for you. Thank you for sharing your feedback, and if you ever decide to join us for more adventures, we'll be here to ensure you have another fantastic and stress-free time!
Great experience!
Terri_R, Aug 2023
Very good tour. Wear lots of layers as it is. Old out on the water once the sun goes down. Guides are very good. They take lots of pix so you can be in the moment.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're glad to hear that you had a very good tour! It's great advice to wear lots of layers to stay warm as the sun goes down on the water. The fact that the guides are very good and take lots of photos to capture the moments perfectly sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy the experience fully. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback – we hope you had a memorable time!
Must do in Victoria! Great!
Yarissa_M, Aug 2023
Lindsay and Algebra were outstanding! Lindsay’s safety instructions were fun and I deeply enjoyed Algebra’s passion for the wildlife. Algebra’s storytelling was great! We truly enjoyed the trip and saw some orcas, humpbacks and sea lions!! The sunset was magnificent as well. Truly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Lindsay and Algebra's exceptional service made the trip outstanding! Lindsay's enjoyable safety instructions and Algebra's passionate wildlife insights added to the experience. The sightings of orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, and the breathtaking sunset made the tour truly unforgettable. Thank you for the recommendation – it sounds like an incredible adventure!
Surrounded by Whales!
DeKeely_A, Aug 2023
Phenomenal whale watching experience! Thankfully, the captain’s instincts were spot on and we were practically surrounded by whales! On both the right and the left you could see them coming up for breath! We saw 4-5k whales and well as seals and throughout the tour the naturalists shared incredibly information about the sittings and other sea life. This trek was really a treat!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had a phenomenal whale watching experience! The captain's instincts led to an incredible sighting of numerous whales all around you. It must have been an amazing sight to see them coming up for breath on both sides. Spotting 4-5 killer whales and other sea life, along with the insightful commentary from the naturalists, sounds like a truly educational and exciting journey. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we're glad we could provide you with a memorable and treat-filled adventure. We look forward to welcoming you back for more wonderful tours in the future.
Friendly humpback whales
Peggy_M, Aug 2023
Special views of a friendly humpback whale that gave us several waves with their fun. Great views of fun living sea lions.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review! We're glad you had the opportunity to witness special views of a friendly humpback whale engaging in playful behavior with waves. The great views of lively sea lions must have added to the experience. We hope to welcome you back for more special moments and wonderful wildlife sightings in the future!
Beautiful Sunset
Melissa_C, Aug 2023
The sunset alone was worth the trip, but we did see multiple humpback whales breech the water, sea lions & a light house. The staff were knowledgeable & friendly.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review! We're delighted that the sunset added to the beauty of the trip, and you had the opportunity to witness multiple humpback whales breaching, along with sea lions and a lighthouse. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff take pride in creating memorable experiences for our guests. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more wonderful adventures in the future!
Awesome!
Riccardo_S, Jul 2023
Awesome! Fun! Careful if you are prone to motion sickness. Crew was helpful, knowledgeable, super friendly.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hello Riccard, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an awesome and fun experience with our crew. We appreciate the feedback about motion sickness, and we'll continue to strive for a great and comfortable journey for all our passengers. Looking forward to serving you again soon!
Came for the whales, stayed for the sunset!
Kathleen_L, Jul 2023
Absolutely beautiful evening on the Salish Sea Eclipse! Saw sea lions and several whales! Algebra (yes, that’s her real name) was fantastic and very knowledgeable! Enjoyed a stunning sunset as Francois and Gord led us back to Victoria. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hello Kathleen! Thank you for leaving a positive review of your Prince of Whales Whale Watching experience. It's our goal to create unforgettable memories, and we're delighted to have achieved that for you. We appreciate your kind words and can't wait to welcome you back for another incredible adventure on the water!
Nice boat ride, but not the best place for whale watching.
Cheryl_P, Jul 2023
The naturalists were very friendly and informative. I hoped to see more whales but we only saw the tail and back of a couple of them. The boat was very nice and safe and comfortable. It was quite a distance to get to this dock from our cruise ship dock and we had to take a taxi both ways. The free photo package was a nice touch.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We're delighted to hear that you found the naturalists to be friendly and informative during your whale watching experience. While the whale sightings were limited to tails and backs, we're glad you enjoyed the comfort and safety of our boat. We understand that the distance to the dock from your cruise ship dock was a bit inconvenient, but we're pleased that you appreciated the complimentary photo package as a thoughtful gesture. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we hope to provide you with a more comprehensive encounter with these majestic creatures on your next visit.
You’ll miss something special if you don’t go
Dolan_J, Jul 2023
Amazing, I recommend this tour! The crew was very friendly and what impressed me the most was they way they informed us they were passionate about the animals and gave great insights. I would go again
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi there! Thank you for leaving us a review! We appreciate the recommendation and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and we can't wait to welcome you back on board some time soon. Cheers!
Great experience!...
SungEun_C, Jul 2023
Great experience! Would want to recommend to friends Though it was really cold, you should bring winter clothes on boat for better condition
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hello! Thank you so much for you 5 star review. We are so glad that you had a great experience! It does get chilly out there at sea and we appreciate your feedback!
Lovely evening.
Anu_R, Jul 2023
Lovely evening. Great crew, informative discussion on whales seen and area we went through. Thank you.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hello Anu, Thank you for your lovely words and 5 star review! We are glad you had a lovely time with our passionate and knowledgable staff and hope that you will enjoy the free photo package for a whaley long time ;)

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