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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
250-748-3800
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Ranked #1 of 6 Activities in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgeable and a wonderful experience! Not only was Lance an excellent captain for the trip, he was very informative. I would recommend this company any time!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I did this tour at the last minute. It was worth the rush down from Nanaimo to get the tour. It was amazing to see the Orcas so close up. Something we don't have here in Australia. The information given to you by Captain Lance was excellent. The boat was small which made it more personal rather... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Had a great 4-hr.+ outting with Lance as our captain. He was not only knowledgable and professional, but he was considerate, too; caring about how much spray the passengers got (not much), and how bumpy the ride was (pretty bumpy at times, so if you have neck/back problems, not a good idea). He was able to maneuver the boat around... More

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Bigfork, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a great time on our trip with Ocean Ecoventures. Lance was our captain and was full of information. You can tell he has a true passion for the whales in the area. We headed out immediately to a spot where orcas had been spotted earlier in the day. Within an hour we were watching multiple orcas hunting, including... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's always been a dream of mine to go whale watching, and it's finally come true with Ocean EchoVentures. My husband and I went 2 times with Captain Lance and both trips were absolutely amazing. We had to go pretty far to reach the whales, but once we did reach them, it was indescribable :) There were baby orcas and... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took 2 whale watching trips while we were on Vancouver Island. Ocean EcoVentures was by far the best. Lance was an amazing captain and pointed out so many interesting facts about the whales we were seeing. As others commented, Lance is very passionate about the whales and it is evident in his presentation. Thanks Lance for a very memorable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I went out with Lance from Ocean EcoVentures about a month ago. we cannot recommend them highly enough! There was only a small group of us, and we had an incredible life changing experience. our captain, Lance, was so very knowledgable and passionate about the majestic Orca, and really helped add to our experience. He knew all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was a perfect afternoon on the see. We saw many orcas and it was a wonderful trip.Thanks to Captain Lance we came really close. We can only recommend this company for whale watching.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Having grown up on Vancouver Island whale watching was something I´d never done before since I deemed it too touristy and because I´d seen whales before on the ferries. I was visiting Canada with my husband who´s European so this was something he really wanted to see and I am so thankful he wanted to because it was amazing and... More

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Gabriola Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My sister from Toronto has visited us on the west coast many times but had never seen a whale. Our trip on August 20th put that to rest as we saw Orcas almost where ever we looked! We enjoyed the ride through the Gulf Islands to the feeding area off the mainland, hearing the orcas on the underwater mic, learning... More

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