Water activity

Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

Activity provider: PRINCE OF WHALES

From US$ 121.46 per person

Depart from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat. Spot wildlife across the bucolic Canadian landscape.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See a huge variety of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, and more
  • Enjoy an exhilarating ride on a Zodiac boat along some of the world's most beautiful coastline
  • Learn about the wildlife you see from your Transport Canada-approved skipper
Full description
After meeting your skipper at the dock, get suited up in a cozy cruiser suit, ensuring your comfort and safety for the duration of the trip. This 3-hour whale-watching tour boasts sightings of just about everything there is to see, from wolves roaming nearby islands to groups of predatory transient orcas and breaching humpback calves. Your ride on one of the zipping Zodiac-style boats will be nearly as exciting as seeing the whales.  Each of the boats seats 12, and there are great views from every seat. Once out of the former fishing village of Telegraph Cove, you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of species of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals, otters, and bald eagles. Every tour is guided by a Transport Canada-approved skipper, who will provide information and commentary on all of the wildlife you see. If you don’t see a whale on your trip, you’ll be entitled to a free tour until you have a successful sighting.
Includes
  • 3-hour whale and marine life watching tour
  • Expert guide/skipper
  • Live commentary
  • All-weather exposure flotation suits, hats and gloves
  • 93% whale sighting success rate
  • Lifetime whale sightings guarantee; new free tour from Telegraph Cove, Vancouver, or Victoria until you see whales
  • Goods and services tax
  • 5 per person Salish Sea Conservation fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Telegraph Cover Adventure Centre. 24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada. The Telegraph Cove Adventure Centre is located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Whale Interpretive Centre. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions  Guests are reminded to dress in warm layers when preparing for this adventurous activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Unfortunately no orcas, but we saw a lot of whales, we really didn't know where to focus because at one point they were really on all sides! The water was very calm which made it very cool on the zodiac, in the front of the boat you catch a lot of wind. Punctual organization and nice guide.

September 18, 2022

An unforgettable experience! The guide knew exactly where to look for the Waals. A rescue suit was provided for the zodiac tour, which also helped against the wind. Scotty our guide explained a lot during the drive. Just great.

August 24, 2022

Although it rained heavily, we saw many humpback whales and orcas. The guide was great.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 270952