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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip far exceeded our expectations. My 19 year-old daughter and I went on two full day tours with Ocean Ecoventures when visiting Vancouver Island last summer. It had always been her dream to see Orcas in the wild. She was not disappointed. On Friday,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JillR0514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with my family and my brother's family. We had an awesome time and learned so much. In fact my daughter keeps saying she does not need a straw when we go out to eat due to will end up in the ocean!. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kdhuhn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You’ll understand my choice for the title in a moment. Let me begin by saying we couldn’t possibly have enjoyed our whale watching tour with Captain Gary any more than we did. It was fun, exciting, informational and we saw lots of whales — both...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charmieso
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The persons involved in our trip were very processional and really nice. However i won't go on a whale adventure again as i really feel we are harming their eco system with out loud boats. We invade their personal space in order to get a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank maryann10have
oceaneco, Owner at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Maryann, It doesn't seem like you were actually on one of Ocean EcoVentures tours as we have had only two no whale days from April 16th 2018 to October 15th 2018 and we have checked our passenger manifest for both those days and there...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the half day whale watching tour on a sunny, warm day. The zodiac was super confortable (we were seated at the front seats) and our guide, Sean, explained to us every security information in advance. Thanks to his knowledge and experience, we found...More

1  Thank jofego12
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful excursion enjoying the wildlife in the Salish Sea. We were treated with a long presence with the orcas. We were able to see a new calf. We were able to see a hunt right in front of us. There was no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skldhnz
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The whole trip was awesome. It started with the boat ride and then of course the whale. They were stunning and we could watch them for about an hour and they were very close. After we coul enjoy some more wildlife and an amazing sunset....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vinare
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Thank you so much for your very complimentary review! It sounds like you had a wonderful sunset tour. Our sunset tours are our favourite part of the summer! Thank you for complimenting our staff as well. I hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had an amazing day with Ocean Ecoadventures out on the water in the zodiac. The zodiac makes the experience even more special because you get close to the animals. We were lucky the spot a pod of killer whales, which was a bucket list...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank rvermeijden
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out on the water in one of our Zodiacs. We definitely love the experience of cruising the Salish Sea in our Zodiacs to view marine wildlife, I'm glad you did too! Our...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Despite the fact it was 11 degrees and raining when we left Cowichan Bay, we had an awesome adventure, seeing Stella sea lions, Harbour seals, Bald Eagles and 2 pods of Biggs whales, who entertained us for over an hour. Our captain and first mate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Josephine B
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks so much for choosing to join us on a more adventurous day and for posting such a great review! The whales don't mind cooler temperatures or a little bit of rain, and I'm glad you enjoyed your trip despite the cooler temperatures. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I took this trip in September. This was something that I have always wanted to do and maybe my expectations were a bit too high. Ocean Ecoventures pretty much guarantee sightings, and, true to their word, we did see quite a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Follies
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, and sharing your positive and constructive feedback. I'm glad you joined us in September. September is most of our staff's favourite month to be out on the water for whale and wildlife sightings....More

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9 July 2018|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of year and weekends always get booked up quicker. We went in May and booked about a week before. There were three full boats on our trip. I would book as soon as you can if you want a particular... More
2 February 2018|
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Response from Tellurian | Reviewed this property |
The Victoria Airport code is YYJ ; you can fly non-stop from San Francisco (SFO) on United or Air Canada or save some dough by stopping over in Seattle (SEA) with Delta. Then, as others said, no Lyft or Uber, but you can... More
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Response from Kate v | Reviewed this property |
Hey Abigail-- so it's not too difficult, it's more of the timing and having the time. My husband and I initially thought this was a day trip but we turned it into an overnight excursion to Vancouver island-- which was well... More