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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My cousin and I chose this group to go whale watching, my 1st time. Being non intrusive and knowledgeable were two factors of importance to me! They NAILED it. We went on the larger boat which is non intrusive, like a more comfortable Zodiac which I suggest! Our Captain knew about whales/wildlife and was respectful of them. So Awesome the... More

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Wellington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Last month I was in Duncan, BC, visiting my family and the highlight of that visit was going on this excursion in Cowichan Bay! (other than having time with my children and grandchildren of course!) Wow - our guide and Captain, Lance, was very knowledgeable and we followed a pod all afternoon. He made this an experience we won't forget.... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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