Had the most spectacular whale watching adventure. The scenery was just gorgeous, the crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw amazing birds, bald eagles and a truly spectacular orca sighting seeing 4 or 5 orcas and being able to observe them for probably 20 minutes. I know they can’t guarantee that every time but they do their best to locate them if able. Loved it!!!
Okay. I thought this was going to be an expensive, cheesy tour. I only did it because I was with a friend who thought it would be a fun thing to do. The professionalism, knowledge, and generosity of the crew was quite remarkable. We saw countless whales-then birds including a huge bald eagle. Seals and sea otters-then the gardens, which alone could have been an entire day. One crew member actually shared her professional quality photos of the trip. I assumed they were for sale and would have gladly paid $50+ for those photos-whales, otters, and that eagle-FREE!!! (I hope she isn't in trouble for that, but I do wish I could give her credit for all of the compliments I have received on her photos). Great experience. Great value.
Our trip was on Mon. 7/24 on The Prince of Whales. Boarding was very organized. although a bit behind schedule. They took us out of the way to see 3 pods of Orcas. They didn't have to do this. They were extremely informative and interacted with the passengers the entire time. They used humor and facts to educate us. The marine biologist the only one on any of the whale watching tours had so much knowledge and she shared it. All of the crew obviously loved the whales knew so much about them and loved their job. It was fantastic.
The most amazing cruise ....saw killer whales, seals, and had excellent explanations while on board. Butchart Gardens was absolutely amazing as well. We wanted to have dinner in the dinning room but a bit pricey. Next time for a birthday or anniversary. My husband and I fell in love with vancouver Island and plan to move there. This would enable us to do so many more cruises etc..... Something you must do!