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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

#1 of 15 things to do in Cowichan Bay Features Animals
1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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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 also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise.A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.
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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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Reviewed yesterday

Right from our arrival at their premises, getting us geared up then to the boat and out on the ocean Captain Gary and his crew were professional, confident, helpful and informative. We went out at 5 PM on July 12 and I can say with...More

Thank BradMoester
Reviewed 2 days ago

These guys are very concerned that you see whales yet are respectful of these beautiful creatures that give them their business. Captain Tiern (spelling?) was knowledgeable and so gracious with our small children. He made a special note about what a great time our two...More

Thank Tiger T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We (my dad and I) had a wonderful evening out on the water! Before we went off we were expecting to see maybe one whale, two or three if we were lucky, never did we expect to see the amount of killer whales we actually...More

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can't go wrong with this small town owner run company! I had emailed ahead of time with some questions for them regarding coming with 2 teenagers with special needs, and my 80 year old mom. Their response was quick and helpful. When I booked...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing experience on our evening whale watching tour. Loads of Orcas (including babies) at play and hunting. Also saw seals (including a seal pup born that day) eagles and falcons. Captain Simon was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the whales and...More

Thank oxfordlawyer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great day on the ocean with our tour guide, Matt who gave a family from Ontario the whale-watching experience we were seeking: no gimmicks, open boat, small group, lots of BC!

Thank thetherington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on several whale watching tours in and around Vancouver and Vancouver Island and this is by far the BEST!! The crew and staff are very knowledgeable and fun to be around! Safety is primary! We boarded our tour right on time and went...More

Thank imaginethatjb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been travelling in Vancouver Island for 10 days without seeing the orcas and didn't want to leave the island without having seen them. We called Ocean EcoVentures Whalewatching the day before and they were great adding another boat so we could join the...More

1  Thank marjukkaanthony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All we can say as a family is AMAZING! 4 hours out on the calmest water with the most breathtaking views! Bucket list worthy! The orcas were unbelievable, a once in a lifetime viewing of Orcas "preparing" their meal. Our guide Thyren was fabulous. He...More

Thank Jordanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really great experience following whales for over an hour. The boats are small fast and bumpy, so be prepared. You get well equipped with a safety suit which also protects you from the elements and the staff give you sunscreen in the...More

Thank Fyrish
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20 June 2017|
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Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
They basically measure you up for a suit when you arrive. there were people of all shapes and sizes on my trip. the trip was excellent, great fun, very informative and with a really nice group of people. ignore what Klaus... More
Kathleen B
19 May 2017|
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Response from OceanEcoVentures | Property representative |
HI Kathleen, Thanks for your enquiry. We actually have two zodiacs but we also have a fibreglass boat which also hold 12 people. That is the one we typically recommend for older people. We have taken many people before in... More
Sarah R
11 February 2017|
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Response from OceanEcoVentures | Property representative |
We take children from 2 years old and up. We love having children in the boat. They often have the best questions of the day!