We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

Features Animals
760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beyond expectations - a brilliant day out!

We wanted to see Brown Bears (Grizzlies) in the wild and we decided the best way was through a... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
worldwanderer100
,
Mansfield, England
Grizzly Tour: A great day we never will forget!

We took a Grizzly Tour end of September 2017. On the way Captain John always looked out for... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Ralf M
Read all 307 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“captain john” (32 reviews)
“cookies” (30 reviews)
“whale watching” (30 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION
760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
Write a ReviewReviews (307)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"captain john"
in 32 reviews
"cookies"
in 30 reviews
"whale watching"
in 30 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 28 reviews
"bute inlet"
in 25 reviews
"pacific white sided dolphins"
in 18 reviews
"grizzly bear"
in 19 reviews
"sandwiches"
in 15 reviews
"first nations"
in 22 reviews
"saw orcas"
in 15 reviews
"killer whales"
in 16 reviews
"salmon"
in 24 reviews
"comfortable boat"
in 9 reviews
"sea birds"
in 7 reviews
"calm waters"
in 3 reviews
"top deck"
in 3 reviews
"telegraph cove"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 19 December 2017

We wanted to see Brown Bears (Grizzlies) in the wild and we decided the best way was through a guided trip. Wildlife watching can always be unpredictable so we went with the knowledge that sightings were not guaranteed. This turned out to be far from...More

1  Thank worldwanderer100
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We took a Grizzly Tour end of September 2017. On the way Captain John always looked out for something interesting to see - and we did! We saw Orcas and Humpbacks, and John stopped so that we had enough time for looking and making photos....More

1  Thank Ralf M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent day. Worth the money . Johanna & Captain Ted were great. Saw 13 bears and as a bonus on the way back saw killer whales and a humpback whale.

Thank jodik23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took the tour on a cloudy/drizzly day so it was great to have an indoors area that would accommodate all of us. Parts of the day were dry so we could enjoy the outside seating as well. We saw a total of 12 grizzlies,...More

Thank cgoodr5102
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Discovery Marine and Stubbs operate a first class service - their captains are long time seamen who have an interesting and welcoming personality - this coupled with young well trained naturalists who still have that job excitement make for a wonderful experience. The boats are...More

Thank Ken M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2017

There are several of these tours available out of CR and decided on this one because of the reviews, although others also have positive reviews. This one has a bigger boat and a more reasonable cancellation policy. Lucky on weather as it cleared during the...More

Thank tornillo2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was on my bucket list - view grizzlies in the wild enjoying spawning salmon - CHECK! Kudos to Cap'n Tim, Naturalist Sue and the First Nations hosts. They ensured an A+ trip for a diverse group of varying ages and fitness levels. The trip...More

Thank Sue K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We booked the combined package of a 4 hour whale watching tour and full day grizzly bear tour leaving Campbell River. Firstly, we went out for the whale watching tour, not long into the journey the weather turned from sun to rain and although it...More

Thank Sandra R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Everything about this experience was excellent, from making the online reservation to arriving back at the dock after the eight-hour expedition. "Kuluta," our 40-foot passenger vessel, was comfortable and expertly handled by the engaging Captain Ted. Our first mate (sorry I can't recall her name)...More

Thank LindaWattierRobinson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This tour exceeded our expectations! Sue and Capt Al were just a wealth of information. Just the ride out to Bute Inlet is magnificant, then you see the bears! Once we landed at our destination to travel by shuttle bus, we were met by our...More

Thank SueMac58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 208 hotels in Vancouver Island
Coast Discovery Inn
433 reviews
.53 km away
Passage View Motel
65 reviews
.66 km away
The Harbourside Inn
35 reviews
.85 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites
344 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dicks Fish & Chips
533 reviews
.15 km away
Quay West Kitchen & Catering
446 reviews
.28 km away
Royal Zayka
78 reviews
.49 km away
Crabby Bob's Seafood
58 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Museum at Campbell River
328 reviews
.76 km away
Maritime Heritage Centre
71 reviews
.28 km away
Campbell River Visitor Centre
85 reviews
.70 km away
Discovery Passage Aquarium
41 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
rgrnch
24 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from geord31 | Property representative |
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
0
Votes
;