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Eagle Eye Adventures

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Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 0B3, Canada
+1 250-286-0809
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Fantastice Grizzly Tour

After a 1:45 min cruise through amazing scenery we docked at Orford Bay to enjoy a fantastic lunch... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Jerry W
Read all the terrible and poor reviews... our experience echo’s them

The wildlife in their natural habitat was awesome to see... however we strongly suggest you book... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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Come and join us for the most spectacular Whale Watching, Grizzly Bear Expedition and Wildlife Tours in your life! From April 1st until mid-October, Eagle Eye Adventures Tours offers Whale Watching, Ocean rapids/Wildlife tours and of course our magnificent Grizzly Bear Expeditions. Your adventure starts at Campbell River’s Discovery Harbour Marina. Come and explore the beautiful central coast of British Columbia – one of the best places in the world to observe whales, grizzly bears, and other wildlife. Eagle Eye Adventures Tours have been named as one of the top 2 best things to do in Canada by European travel agencies. Our tours are a terrific base for photography and viewing diverse wildlife. With a maximum of 12 guests on each tour, we can personalize your wilderness adventure, and help you put those animals on your life list. From right in Campbell River, you can hop onto one of our boats and head out on the waters of Johnstone Strait, and Desolation Sound, off the Discovery Islands, and sometimes even the Sunshine Coast to watch a pod of Orcas or to witness a Humpback Whale breaching the surface. Porpoises and Dolphins can often be seen playing in the wake of our boats. What we love about the wilderness here is that it is still wild! Our straights and open waterways are what we’re famous for. The unique currents caused by ebbing and flooding tides support a food chain that starts with phytoplankton up through herring, salmon, dolphins, seals, orcas and humpback whales. On land, you can find cinnamon, black, and grizzly bears, deer, elk, cougar, wolves, and of course eagles, watching you as you watch them. Not only can we show you these magnificent creatures, but we can also give you a better understanding of the complex ecosystem which supports these animals. We work closely with other tour companies and scientists to protect our environment and are candidates to be named a World Whale Heritage Site. We are doing everything we can to preserve our whales for the future. The best way to see Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat is to join us on our covered boat and ride in comfort to Bute Inlet and the mouth of the Orford River. This is home to a significant concentration of coastal grizzlies. During the late summer and early autumn, bears are drawn to the many salmon spawning streams feeding into the coastal inlets. While the local bear population reaches its peak in the autumn, during the spring and summer bears feed on sedges, succulents, and grasses that make up the river estuary. These ongoing sources of high-quality food are why coastal grizzlies and brown bears are larger than inland bears. Don’t miss this unforgettable opportunity to witness the wildlife of Vancouver Island along some of the most majestic coastlines in the world!
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 0B3, Canada
+1 250-286-0809
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

After a 1:45 min cruise through amazing scenery we docked at Orford Bay to enjoy a fantastic lunch in one of the most prestine locations I have seen. The tour started when bear basics were explained along with some interesting details about the area and...More

1  Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The wildlife in their natural habitat was awesome to see... however we strongly suggest you book another company if you need a tour. When on a boat trip you at least expect the crew to know about boats... ours appeared not too. The little information...More

1  Thank Bagpuss090
JosKrynen, Owner at Eagle Eye Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear BruceD and Bagpuss090 I would like to thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the wildlife and the bears that you saw on your trip, but would like to apologize for any inconvenience that you have encountered during your tour. We...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

What an adventure! Our tour guide knew all the hiding spots of the humpbacks, and we got to see more than we could have hoped to! The staff made a special effort to bring vegan snacks just for us to enjoy, which shows the level...More

Thank veganlite
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The start of the tour was very promising. We were a group of 12 under the care of Captain Kirk and all equally excited about what we were about to see. Kirk is a great tour-leader and everything would have been fine....until we reached the...More

Thank FlorisS200
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Another successful day on the water for my husband and I with Eagle Eye Adventures! We were treated to a 6 hour tour of sensory overload and mind blowing scenery; orcas hunting, sea lions dining on salmon, white sided dolphins surfing our wake and the...More

4  Thank findlayk59
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We did the Grizzly Tour on Sep.16. It was an unforgettable day. The whole trip was an amazing experience! Grizzlys, Orcas, Humpback Whales. A mother bear with 2 cubs... We couldn't believe our eyes seeing these beautiful creatures in there natural habitat. Jerry & Jessie,...More

1  Thank Christian F
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I went on the 6 hour whale watching tour. It was an amazing time with a great number of wildlife, orcas, sealions, dolphins, porpoises, humpbacks, etc. We even had a breech display by two humpbacks to finish things off. Reuben was our guide and was...More

1  Thank CodyVV
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This company is staffed by passionate, ethical and enthusiastic people. My husband and I would go out with them again in a heartbeat.Our grizzly bear expedition was a delight from start to finish. Captain Jerry was a skilled boatman, as well as very personable and...More

Thank Tellurian
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant grizzly bear experience not only did we see the bears including 3 cubs but saw 2sets of whales - amazing day , definitely recommend

Thank Carol6708
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The staff and boat pilots/tour guides take you throughout Desolation Sound in search of BC's varied wildlife. From Black bears to Orca wales, you won't miss a thing when you are under the capable guidance of Eagle Eye Adventures. Take either a full day tour...More

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Terri C
16 June 2016|
Response from Mary-Lynn M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Terry, From what I know the summer is the best time to go. They even give a guarantee on some tours because they pretty much see them everyday. They run tours everyday all summer. I would give them a call. They are... More
Terri C
16 June 2016|
Response from Shelley W | Reviewed this property |
I think you may have posted your question in the wrong place. I do not work at Eagle Eye Adventures. However, as far as I know, any time is a good time to whale watch!
LeeAnn K
3 March 2016|
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Response from Nadine-Goossens | Reviewed this property |
Normally you can mail them and ask information Sorry there were a few mistakes in my mail Nadine