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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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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The highlight of our trip to Canada. A fun boat trip, small group (12 inc captain Thyren) and got to see transient orcas, a humpback, seals and a stellar sealion. Thyren was really knowledgable and informative and made the excursion so much more interesting. The whole experience was fantastic, from booking to arrival and checking in, to going on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

though we noticed that on other trips they see a lot more killer whales, the crew (captains Lance and Simon) did all they could to find a transient group of orca's which was a wonderful experience. their explanations and insights on these magnificient creatures were excellent and not just the commercial talk. they truly are specialised and will take the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have gone whale watching a handful of times, and this was definitely the best time yet. Not only is the crew very experienced, passionate and respectful, but also being farther North is a great advantage. The waters weren't as busy or congested as times I have gone out of Victoria, it is great to be able to stay within... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went out with Captain Lance yesterday. Had an amazing day. Saw and followed a big group of Orca, and then later were treated to the spectacle of a breaching Humpback whale in the distance. Went out to see the Humpback and had a close-up of it breaching again!!! The operation itself is very professional and Lance had a lot... More

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Haarlo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The friendly and enthusiast people of Ocean EcoVentures gave us a day to remember. The boat trip with the kodiak is quite spectacular, much better then the big crowded boats in my opinion. The only disadvantage, it's a bit wobbly when floating arround, which makes it more difficult to film or make photo's. Unfortunately the orca's were in US waters... More

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A wonderful 4-hour whalewatching trip! Maximum 12 people on a boat, just above the surface... We were lucky and saw lots of Orcas and even some white sided dolphins. Capt'n Lance was in charge, and not only brought us to the best spots for viewing, he also had a lot to tell about Orcas, their habits, their habitat, and much... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went on the 5pm tour with Simon. He is the owner and is a wealth of information about the resident pods in the area. The boat is an old coast guard vessel which provided a fairly smooth ride and I believe there were 14 folks on board. This small group made the trip more personal. They provide you with... More

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Mill Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We live in the Cowichan Valley, and one of our favourite local attractions to share with visiting friends and family is Ocean EcoVentures Whale watching with Simon. He is so passionate and knowledgable about what he does, and truly enjoys sharing it with you. Our latest trip out with simon was truly magical. We saw and learned even more about... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great 'forever' experience! Our guide Teiran was absolutely excellent! Was so exciting to have the priviledge of quietly watching a pod of Orkas gracefully moving and feeding on salmon thru the area. We were also able to view a number of seals (aka 'rock sausages') and also a harbour porpoise as well. On our way back we stopped... More

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Boebingen an der Rems, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a more then four hours trip and every second worth. With a great guide (Lance) and lots of orkas and seals.

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