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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fantastic trip ,on a small boat only 8 passengers beautiful scenery off east coast of Vancouver Island ,great skipper whose expertise found us a pod of four Orca whales,breathtaking! we were so close within 10 metres at one point. Wonderful weather a day etched in our memory bank .As we turned to return to the bay these wonderful creatures saluted... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We can't thank Simon enough for an incredible day. Two hours following a group of whales (including grandma who is 103 years old) was just magical. Simon was hugely knowledgeable about the whales and the area and made the whole experience very special. Went well beyond the call of duty to look after us too - customer service at its... More

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vancouver
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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Friends said we should go to Victoria to whale watch, and WE ARE SO GLAD WE DID NOT DO THIS. We left from beautiful Cowichan Bay, and had the best captain, and most awesome experience going out to the area along the San Juan Islands where the whales were hanging out last week. Turns out all of the captains of... More

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just showing mother in law the pictures we took on our amazing trip in June. We saw a double breach - what a privilege. The day was planned by our friend Emma from Mill Bay and we were thrilled - the crew, the boat, the wild life. A day we will never forget. We are planning to return to Vancouver... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Duncan and decided to go whale watching at short notice as Ecoventures reported seeing a super pod of 70 orcas the day before. We called early in the morning and the one boat was already full. However true to their word, they called back about half an hour later to say they had enough clients to... More

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negril
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you have never been it is a for sure to do. The boat we were in was a 30 foot open concept so you could see everything all away around. Comfortable seats and full survival suits. We were with Captain Lance who has been on the water 29 years. His knowledge was great we learnt alot his personality made... More

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I took my best friend from Texas whale watching. I decided on Ocean EcoVentures after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. I requested the Zodiac, a small fast inflatable boat that seats 11 people. Our captain, Lance, was an experienced fisherman, naturalist, boat captain, historian, and so much more. He explained that extra cold water from the Douglas Current was bringing... More

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Anacortes, Washington
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29 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The tours leave from Cowichan Bay. When we were there the trips were at noon and 5, which our guide said that they were more likely to see whales. The boats are fast (30+ knots). Survival suits are provided so you won't get cold; they also have flotation built in. The boat ride is fast but not too wet (we... More

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Captain Tieran and this company really cares about the customer and the area! We learned so much about the wildlife and their care for the whales was evident in the personal way they talk about them. And best of all, we had an amazing sighting with over 30 whales! Even the boat ride was fun as we hopped along the... More

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New Zealand
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This company in Cowichan was a fabulous choice for whale watching on Vancouver Island. Smaller than some of the others the service was super friendly and personal. We had a great 3 hours out on the water and saw half a dozen Orca's breaching, spy hopping and porpoising. the zodiac transport adds the element of speed and more excitement and... More

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