Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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From $134.05

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

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
  • service animals allowed with proper documentation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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245 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Wow! Wonderful Whale Watching
Susan_W, Sep 2022
The cruise was awesome and the staff kept us updated when whales and sea lions were near! The pictures they gave us were wonderful!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Susan_W, Thanks for the rave review! So glad you had fun. We hope those photos help to make those memories last! We would love to sail away with you again whale soon!
Crew and tour guides...
Nicolai_P, Sep 2022
Crew and tour guides unbelievably nice and we had a great time with friends!! Would recommend to everybody, worth every single cent
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Nicolai_P, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy we could be apart of the wonderful memories you and your friends made. We hope the included photo package helped you all be in the moment enjoying the amazing scenery and wildlife of Victoria. We hope to see you all again sometime!
Worth the price
Evelyn_M, Sep 2022
Great and informative crew. Saw whales, orcas and seals. Staff efficient and friendly. Fun experience—bring jacket
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Evelyn_M, Thank you so much for your review! Absolutely a good idea to bring a jacket! We're so happy we could share some incredible wildlife with you and lots of information on them. We hope to see you in the future!
Just do it!
Patrick_C, Sep 2022
Down to earth experts sharing their love of these amazing critters! Skilled navigation and free-flowing hot chocolate. What's not to love?
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Patrick_C, Thank you very much for this kind review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great trip with our crew and that the hot chocolate was a tasteful addition. We hope that you'll join us again someday!
An experience of a lifetime.
Marie_C, Sep 2022
This was an incredible experience, far exceeded my expectations. I'm terrible with names but I think our guides name was Scott? He was awesome, very knowledgeable, a lot of fun, he made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. And of course , the whales, what a phenomenal site to see not one but two separate pods of killer whales. If I'm ever in Victoria again I will definitely do this again.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Marie_C, Thank you very much for your review! We're thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you had a pleasant experience with Scott and all of our crew! It's pretty lucky you got to see two separate pods of orcas on your tour! We hope you decide to come back to Victoria soon to go again!
Incredible Tour, and Knowledgeable Guides!
Danielle_M, Aug 2022
We had an incredible time on this tour! The guides (Scott, Reid, and Jamie) were so knowledgeable, engaging, and kind. Captain Richard and Pat were also great. We followed an orca pod for about 1.5 hours, and pictures were taken and provided for us so we could just enjoy the whales. Free coffee and tea were much needed as the wind on the water is cold, even in August. Bring warm laters but be prepared to have a fantastic time!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Danielle_M, Thank you so much for your kind words, and 5 stars! We're so glad to hear you had an incredible tour and enjoyed all the included amenities. We are all incredibly passionate about our jobs here and are thrilled to share that with you. We hope to see you on another sailing in the future!
It was a very great experience.
Dillan_K, Aug 2022
Seeing the whales feeling the spray, seeing the gorgeous sunset the Lord painted, and the light house. It was a experience we will never forget and will share with all of our friends.Thanks a lot.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Dillan_K, Thank you for this review! We are so happy to hear that our trip was fantastic for you. We hope that you will join us again soon!
We loved this trip! The...
Niki_C, Aug 2022
We loved this trip! The crew worked hard to ensure we saw multiple whales throughout and countless seals and sea lions. The sunset tour was well worth the wait. The boat was great too- good views from everywhere, and ability to warm up inside as needed. Complimemtary pictures were incredible too! Will never forget it.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Niki_C, Thank you for this kind review! We are happy to hear that you had such a great trip with us. We are so glad that our crew could provide such a fantastic trip for you! We hope that you will join us again!
patk604, Aug 2022
Fabulous!! Whales galore, crew made this trip great. We saw 6 whales and followed them as they played and searched for food.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
patk604, Thank you so much for your review! Wow! Seeing so many whales is always incredible and we were so happy to share that with you. We hope to see you again in the future!
An absolutely fantastic...
Roshane_S, Aug 2022
An absolutely fantastic whale watching trip! The crew was top notch, informative and very entertaining. We saw an Orca, humpback, Harbour porpoise and sea lions! Thank you to Scott Nick and Joely! Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Roshane_S, Thank you for your 5 star review of our sunset tour! It sounds like a truly amazing time with the amount of wildlife spotted! Scott, Nick, and Jollie will be so happy to read this. We hope you enjoyed the complimentary photos, and that you can hold onto these memories for a lifetime!
Love birds in love with the sea
Trish_M, Aug 2022
The crew that we had was Amazing. Friendly, informative, you could just see how in love they were with their jobs! Mike husband loved this experience and I loved being able to watch him so happy! Thank you for the great experience, while we were in Victoria BC!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Trish_M, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so grateful you and your husband were able to enjoy your trip with us so much! We all definitely love our jobs, and we are so glad it shows when on board! Thank you for being a 5 star guest!
Truly magical
Tony_S, Aug 2022
The crew were almost as entertaining as seeing the whales . They were great at explaining where we were , what we were seeing and sharing amazing whale facts. The trip I was on had several children who asked a ton of questions , the crew went above and beyond answering every one . Those children could now grow up to be our next marine biologist because of how interesting the trip was. We found a family of 4 killer whales within 20 minutes of heading out. We spent an hour watching them . No words to describe how magical that was !!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Tony_S, Thanks so much for the rave review! We are so glad that you had such a great time and learned a lot! We aim to inspire to protect these magnificent creatures and their natural habitat. Hopefully those children hold onto that memory and learn more about marine wildlife in the future. It sounds like you had some amazing sightings! 'Magical' is a great word to describe the feeling of being so close to these immense creatures. Thanks again for sailing with us, we hope to see you again some day soon!
Lovely boat ride. No...
Sherri_S, Jul 2022
Lovely boat ride. No whales but still very enjoyable . Staff was great very informative . Hope to get back for another try at seeing whales
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Sherri_S, Thank you so much for the kind review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour - even when the whales decide not to make an appearance, sailing through the Salish Sea at sunset is a spectacular experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for a complimentary tour and finding some whales soon!
It was just amazing !...
Shikha_P, Jul 2022
It was just amazing ! Words can’t do the justice to this experience. We pretty much saw about a dozen whales including their babies. I went with my family and everybody had so much fun. The staff was very proactive , informative and super helpful. I would recommend whale watching with prince of whales in Victoria for sure.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Shikha_P, Thank you so much for your five star review! It sounds like you had an amazing viewing and we're so happy to hear our Transport Canada certified marine naturalists made the experience even more magical. We hope to see you again in the future!
Was awesome trip. Except...
chantelle_a, Jul 2022
Was awesome trip. Except the ending. Other then that was nice and sunny. Ended it getting seasick but
Response from Host, Jul 2022
chantelle_a, Thank you for your five star review! We're happy to hear that you had an awesome experience despite being seasick. For any future passengers, we recommend taking some non-drowsy Gravol before coming on your tour. Thank you again for your review, and we hope you decide to return for another tour!
Awesome experience!
Joseph_S, Jul 2022
It was an awesome experience! The whole crew was fantastic and very informative. Scott and Coco enjoyed what they do and their enthusiasm was contiguous! We saw several humpback whales, sea lions and seals. We saw a whale slap his fluke (tail) multiple times! Coco toke pictures the whole time and the pictures are available to us for no extra cost! No need to take pictures yourself, you could just enjoy the experience! Would highly recommend this trip to anybody!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Joseph_S, Wow!! Thank you so much for the 5 stars!! Scott and coco will love to hear how great of a time you had! We are so grateful you were able to see so much of the incredible wildlife the Salish sea has to offer. We hope you enjoyed the photos, and they will allow those memories to last a lifetime!
Unbelievable great...
Shixing_L, Jun 2022
Unbelievable great experience!!! While, warm cloth and motion sick relief pill is highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Shixing_L Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience, despite the cold, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Unforgettable sunset 😊
Myroslava_G, Aug 2021
It was interesting and fun. We learned so much about whales and we saw them!!! A bit far, but it was so exciting, when we were noticing two brothers whales come out of water and be playful. Sea lions are so fun to watch. Some of them are lazy and just lay on rocks and some are pushing each other into water 😊 Sunset was unforgettable!!! Crew was so friendly and knowledgeable about sea mammals. Thank you for this wonderful experience!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Myroslava_G, Thank you so much for your kind review -- and for detailing your amazing sightings! We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience and we hope that we'll see you again soon :)
Excellent tour
Rachid_A, Jul 2021
Watching the Whales jumping out of the water making a big splashing seen. The bird island is beautiful to see all these types of bird and amount of nests. Plus the sunset view is a breathtaking! The crew where fantastic
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Rachid_A, Huge splashes!! It's always impressive to see the result of those massive breaches. Thank you so much for joining us & for leaving us such a great review. We're happy you enjoyed the experience! Join us again soon :)
Was a beautiful experience
Darryl_J, Jul 2021
The beautiful ride on the the water and wildlife.shawnyvwas very sweet and kind as a guide.I will recommend to familyband friends
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Darryl_J, Thank you for your review & recommendation! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our awesome crew members :) We hope to have you join us - alongside family and friends - in the near future!