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Address: 24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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+1 250-928-3185
08:00 - 17:00
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British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980....

British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You’ll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people you’ll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dall’s or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).

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Best whale watching company ever!

I did 2 whale watch trips with Stubbs island whale watching in July 2016 and LOVED both of them. As quite an experienced whale watcher I went there trying to manage my own... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I did 2 whale watch trips with Stubbs island whale watching in July 2016 and LOVED both of them. As quite an experienced whale watcher I went there trying to manage my own expectations of what i might see but it was amazing. We saw loads of orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, seals and bald eagles. The crew which was different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Australia for several years, I went on this tour hoping to see more orcas than humpbacks (as we see them in oz) and this tour did not disappoint! Very soon after we left the port we saw a group of three, then further out we saw a much larger group and they swam all around the boat.... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Whale watching is, well, whale watching. What makes the difference is the attitude and the knowledge of the crew. "Captain Wayne" has been doing this for 20 years (after a career in the RCMP) and he knows every bay and inlet in the area. And that's the key. If the whales aren't obliging and aren't in the obvious location, he... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was no doubt the highlight of our Canadian trip. I am disabled and dependent on a wheelchair to get places. We had contacted Stubbs, they confirmed I could get on the boat, so we booked. The staff were very helpful getting me on and off, and very attentive during the trip. And what a trip it was. We all... More 

1 Thank chris t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We left Telegraph Cove around 9:00 a.m. in the boat called Lukwa, with approximately 30 tourists and headed south down the Strait. The weather was sunny and warm, and the seas were very calm. Captain Wayne and the crew were very friendly and made the trip very enjoyable, due to their professionalism, enthusiasm, experience and detailed knowledgeable. Captain Wayne provided... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

All my life i had this one wish, to go whale-watching. And then i came to Telegraphe Cove, and my dream came true. This was beyond amazing. I had tears in my eyes when we spotted the fisheating Orca-family and the Humpbackwhale swimming through the foggy ocean. Thank you guys for this amazing memory in my life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This trip was just brilliant from start to finish. We saw a pod of orcas swim by before we had even got on the boat! We saw a huge amount of wildlife, from different orcas (fish and mammal eating ones), porpoises, dolphins, to humpbacked whales, seals and sealions. The staff were so respectful of the animals, staying back and letting... More 

1 Thank MariaRuns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had a whale-watching trip with Stubbs in September 2016. It was one of their last trips tracking the resident pod of Orcas, which appeared to be heading out the area at the end of the summer season. Lovely boat and good interaction with the guides/crew. Saw a humpback whale on the return journey.

1 Thank David M
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Amazing whale watching trip seeing bald eagles, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, and dolphins. My brother and I had a wonderful time on this excursion. Our captain Wayne, with his great enthusiasm, and our marine biologist Jackie, with her vast knowledge, made it most memorable. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking forward to having a... More 

1 Thank StephanieK65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Gob-smackingingly great tour. Captain and crew were great. We saw orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, and seals. Learned a lot. Boat is comfortable. Captain's PA was great - very clear - gave us head's up about where to look. Highlight of our trip!

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