With local tourism starting up again, Vancouver Islanders have an opportunity to experience the wonders of our eco-tourism industry international tourists find so enticing. Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its amazing wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead, from racing with porpoises, awkward elephant seals, raucous sea lions and a myriad bird species. While staying warm and hydrated (with snack shop and toilet on hand), you will sail through the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of orcas and humpbacks, while listening to experts bringing the animals’ stories to life. The quintessential whale watching experience for every adventurer begins in Victoria with Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures!
When you’re on the water with their experienced and knowledgeable crew, they’ll share their passion of the majesty of our marine life. In the presence of these giants of the deep, there is a primeval awe at the sight and sounds in what can only be defined as an indescribably moving experience.
Prince of Whales is an ardent steward of the sea. In 2015 they joined 1% For the Planetcommitting to donate 1% of annual sales to conservationist organizations. By adding $2 Salish Sea Conservation Fee per person, they leveraged funds for initiatives making a difference to the animal populations with whom we share the land and oceans. They have donated more than $300,000 to Wild Salmon Enhancement, Marine Mammal Research and Educational Programs. This fee has been raised to $5, and they pledge to donate $1 million over the next five years – because there is no Planet B!
Prince of Whales Whale & Marine Wildlife Adventures is a must. Whether you opt for a photographers’ dream sunset tour, or a fully-guided, 3-hour journey, you are guaranteed a 95% chance of spotting orcas and can opt to be on stand-by for a complimentary trip if you do not. You’ll learn why they love the Salish Sea and you will disembark more passionate about protecting our marine life.
Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour only steps away from top-rated hotels and restaurants, Prince of Whales is offering free entrance to the Orca Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum with each ticket sold.
There are also tours in Telegraph Cove , if you are in the North Island.