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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: 250-748-3800
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan...
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Owner description: 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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Barton under Needwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were visiting our daughter who lives in Cowichan Bay and saw an advertisement for the whale watching trip. We decided to book some seats. It was an inflatable boat and we were provided with warm wet weather gear. It was a lovely sunny day in early October and we saw and followed pods of Orcas and saw a Minkie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This summer we did a road trip to Vancouver Island. One spot we really loved was Cowichan Bay. Found this whale watching tour. Very reasonably priced (there were four of us). The tours lasts a few hours and it's amazing how far out you go. We saw many whales, but what made it really special was the knowledge shared by... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was top-notch whale watching for certain. It was a long ride out, but Simon knew exactly where the whales were, and we watched two groups of transient orcas meeting, hunting (seals, and a big sea lion that got away), also relaxing and playing about. Admittedly some of the action is under water, but Simon explained what was happening very... More 

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Mill Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was really impressed! I took my friends on this trip, and we went in an open boat, with 9 people on board. The trip took us 4 hrs, It was a beautiful sunny day, and we went searching for Orca's. We saw many Orca's playing and jumping. I took my Go Pro camera, and put it underwater to hear... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a fantastic trip! If you can only do one trip on Vancouver Island it must be this one. Simon certainly knows where to find the whales - we saw humpback and minke. We watched for an hour as the minke whales played - fascinating. We also saw sea lions, seals and a variety of sea birds. I was... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I need to start by saying this trip involves going to sea in an open boat. It is noisy, windy, bumpy and you will get wet. I can also say that, if are as lucky as us, it will be utterly magical. My wife, kids of 12 and 14 and I set off in a party of about 20 split... More 

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Hoeilaart, Brabant, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This trip was amazing!!! four 4- hours we were on the boat looking for killer whale en saw several family's of killer whale's!!! We also had a very nice sunset!! Really enjoyed it!!!

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a beautyful day and we saw lots of whales. Simon knows everything about the whales and the bay. We will come back to do this tour aganin.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the fifth time I have been whale watching with Simon and Ocean Ecoventures and it just keeps getting better and better! We had a beautiful day taking in all the scenery and observing the whales. Simon is passionate about what he does and knows so much about the wildlife in the area. He is quick to answer any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took the mid-day trip on 1 August 2014 and it surpassed all our expectations (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152397892283043.1073742096.257040858042&type=3). Of course, we were lucky to see this many Orca's and to see them breach, tail slap, feed, etc. But also captain Simon made perfect judgements as to where to go, where to position the boat, and how long to wait. For most of... More 

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