Whale watching in Victoria is a must on your to do list while you are here! With our temperate climate you can whale watch year round. From orcas to humpbacks to seals to all sorts of amazing marine life, there isn’t a whole lot you don’t see out on a tour. Choose the time you want to take a whale watching excursion and we will set you up with one of our fantastic partners! Read more about each of our amazing partners below!
Prince of Whales Whale Watching
With their large number of vessels, locations in both Victoria and Vancouver, and almost 100 staff in peak season, Prince of Whales Whale Watching is now the largest whale watching company in British Columbia.
Their two locations, local partnerships, and exclusive relationship with The Butchart Gardens allows you to create unique packages and opportunities for one of a kind travel experiences, or customize your itineraries with time saving alternatives for transportation between Vancouver and Victoria.
With humble beginnings, they started delivering mail to the surrounding Gulf Islands with one boat. Today, they are still family owned and operated and proud to be seen by the industry as both an innovator and as a leader. As a founding member of the Pacific Whale Watching Association, they serve as an educational platform for sharing local whale research. They promote and uphold sustainable whale watching practices and participate in numerous conservation initiatives. With a commitment to education through their ‘floating classrooms’ initiative the crew at Prince of Whales Whale Watching look forward to introducing you to the beauty that is British Columbia.
Five Star Whale Watching
“Turning Heads since 1985” is much more than just their catchy tag line. It is also a description of what Five Star Whale Watching has consistently done with innovative vessel design and attention to the passenger experience. It also explains why they are Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching Company! What began as operating fishing charters in 1985, Eric & Kathy Johnson soon realized the growing attraction of watching Orcas (killer whales) in their natural environment. So began Five Star Whale Watching, now Victoria’s longest running family-owned Whale Watching company.
Over the years Five Star has been a solid presence in the local whale watching community and at the forefront of establishing Victoria as a world renowned whale watching destination.
They are a proud member of the Pacific Whale Watching Association and a strong supporter of the Center For Whale Research. We live in one of the best places in the world to enjoy whale watching – let their expert staff and crew educate and inspire you with the wonders of the Salish Sea. Join them for one of the most comprehensive educational and exciting trips you will ever experience!