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Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
+1 866-501-6722
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Couldn't have wished for more

We went on the 4 hour sea safari with Capt. Ted and Kaitlin(?). The weather was glorious, which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JerseyPeen
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Jersey
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Experience of a lifetime

I've been on a few whale watching trips and this was amazing! Two humpback whales decided to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lcjohnso
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St. Albert, Canada
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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell River’s premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!
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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the 4 hour sea safari with Capt. Ted and Kaitlin(?). The weather was glorious, which obviously helped, but the enthusiasm of the crew made the trip. We were lucky to see numerous humpbacks and orcas breaching, which was amazing and very rare....More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Sounds like you had a phenomenal day out there. Hard to beat a day on the water, but adding humpbacks, orca, swimming dear... I don't think it gets any better. Hopefully we will see you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on a few whale watching trips and this was amazing! Two humpback whales decided to approach our boat and hang out for 90 minutes (the crew was sure to respect and abide by the regulated distances). The crew (in the shop and on...More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow sounds like you had a pretty amazing experience! I'm so happy to hear the feedback on our crew and your time with us -- we are very proud of the team we have and their dedication to supporting the researchers in our area. While...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unbelievable waited many years for this experience of a life time next grizzlies discovery whale watching tours and grizzly bear tour great company would highly recommend to everyone I know

Thank Stephen J
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stephen, thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day on the water. The humpback whales we saw were few but the sightings were exciting as the whales are so majestic! Didn’t see any Orcas and that was disappointing but that’s just the way it goes. Never is a guarantee to see any...More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Humpbacks really are amazing animals aren't they! No matter how often I see them they never cease to amaze me. Unfortunately the Orca can be a little less predictable here as they are constantly on the move in our area. If you ever find yourself...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A previous attempt at whale watching a few years ago was cancelled due to high seas so we were really looking forward to this adventure. We were delighted to spend the full 4 hours out on the water and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Captain Al...More

Thank kayjasinski
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy to hear you finally made it out, and had such a great trip! We are very proud of the fantastic crew we have and their commitment to safety. Our entire team is very knowledgeable, and passionate about the wildlife in our area and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to book, on time, Comfortable boat with inside and outside viewing areas, excellent knowledge and commentary about the wild life including the humpbacks that we saw. tea coffee and cookies on the boat.More

Thank jazzfizzcat
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we strive to provide all of our guests with a great experience. I am so glad that it was. We have been incredibly lucky with the humpback sightings recently, we are also fortunate to have such knowledgeable passionate staff to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I saw killer whales. That was great experience. I recommend that you should whatch them when you visit Campbell River.

Thank 杉本 泰
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and got to see the Killer Whales while you were with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Al was friendly, knowledgeable and a total pro, he made the trip amazing. We saw 11 whales in our 4 hours and it was more than we could have hoped for. I would go on this tour again and I would recommend it to...More

Thank Judy Q
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your feedback. 11 whales what a day!! We are so lucky to witness the Humpbacks in our area come back with such strong numbers in recent years -- they are such magnificent creatures. I believe that without a doubt...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really thought this would be great, but we saw one whale in 4 hours, even then only just! Very disappointing; nice company, run properly, but ultimately it just wasn’t worth the near $600 I spent.More

Thank RobSnow
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Rob, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Unfortunately we are in the business of wildlife viewing and are not able to guarantee sightings. We do our very best to stay in communication with all of the vessels in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely sunny day for whale watching. We saw hump backs, white sided dolphins, seals and bald eagles. The naturalist was very informative and passionate about wildlife. It's a beautiful area.More

Thank Ghiana8
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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow sounds like you had amazing sightings! Pacific white sided dolphins are one of my favorite things to see -- so playful and exciting in the water. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with the area, wildlife and our team. We...More

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rgrnch
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The amount of people is controlled so as not to impact the bears and to provide the best viewing opportunities for our guests. We tend to take in 30 people on one boat, but the maximum is 36 in the bear area at a time. All... More
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