Prince of Whales Whale Watching is at 812 Wharf St. Three-hour tours narrated by a marine biologist provide information about marine life. Passengers have a choice of sitting either outside on an open-air deck or inside in a heated cabin aboard either the 19-metre (62-ft.) Ocean Magic or Ocean Magic II cruiser. High-speed open-boat whale-watching tours in a Zodiac also are available. Hydrophones allow passengers to hear the whales vocalize. Sightseeing tours also are available.
Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
Whale-watching $120; $95 (ages 13-17); $85 (ages 7-12). Combination ticket with Butchart Gardens $150; $125 (ages 13-17); $100 (ages 5-12). Phone ahead to confirm tour prices and schedule. Reservations are required.
Hours: Ocean Magic or Ocean Magic II tours depart daily at 9, 12:15 and 3:30, May-Oct.; schedule varies, rest of year. Zodiac tours depart daily every half hour 9-5, year-round. Passengers should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.