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Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour

From USD 109.89
  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Small group ensures personal service
Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour
From USD 109.89
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Summer Whale Watch AdventureMost Popular
Departs at 12pm. Whale Watching & Wildlife tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and Bald Eagles. Guaranteed Whales!
USD 109.89
Sunset Whale Watching Eco Tour
Departs at 5pm: Our 3-4 hour Sunset Whale Watching Eco Tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and Bald Eagles.
USD 109.89
Fall Whale Watch Adventure
Departs at 2 pm. Whale Watching & Wildlife tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and Bald Eagles. Guaranteed Whales!
USD 109.89
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Gain a new perspective on Vancouver with a whale-watching tour through the Gulf Islands. Going with a guide ensures you see wildlife difficult to spot if on your own, including orca and humpback whales, porpoises, and bald eagles. A small group size ensures the full attention of your guide and a personal experience.
What to Expect

Meet your guide in the village of Cowichan Bay, just 45 minutes north of Victoria. After being outfitted in a warm flotation suit, set sail and begin your tour. From the boat, take advantage of the rare opportunity to snap photos of the Vancouver coast.

Going with a guide is essential, as some animals are difficult to spot without a trained eye. As you cruise through the water, listen to an overview of the area’s marine life, including orcas, humpback whales, porpoises, sea lions, and bald eagles.

On your way back to Cowichan Bay, pass bluffs, tidal pools, and secluded beaches that most visitors never see. Say goodbye to your guide on arrival back at the dock.

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Lovely zodiac trip on the ocean

Boat of 8 -10 people. Fun zipping across the ocean! Saw one humpback and some seals, but the trip itself was fun. Jeffrey was a great fun captain and knowledgeable too. Suggestions: We enjoyed the evening outing - not so hot, beautiful sunset. At the...More

Thank AlbertaTravelBug2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Much more than whale watching

What a great tour. It included a fast boat trip out to and back from the sighting areas, wonderful views of transient and resident orcas, a very knowledgeable and passionate captain (Simon) and a feel good feeling that we made a (very) small contribution towards...More

2  Thank lesmarsdens
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Had fun

Went out the for some adventure and yes the trip is long but what you see along the way isn't bad at all. What I mean is the cabins, mountains and the bumps are awesome! Captain Matt did slow down if there were risky ones...More

Thank YouTube U
Reviewed 4 days ago
Brilliant Trip

We booked this whale watching tour based on trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Fantastic trip with knowledgable and passionate guide. Boat fantastic fun to be so close to the water and expertly guided. We saw three pods of Orcas, seals otters and Eagles....More

Thank PaulineManchesterUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic evening on the water

Had a great experience on our family's first whale-watching adventure. We took the evening tour and although the initial ride out to the bay was a little longer than expected, it proved to be more than worth it. Captain's Gary and Taz had every bit...More

3  Thank Bob S
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your thoughful review. I'm glad you had a great day on the water with Captain Gary and Tasli! Those two hold a huge wealth of knowledge about our local area and the wildlife that live here. I'd be surprised if there's...More

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