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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
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a wonderful excursion with our two teenagers on this whale tour.Captain Lance (who is wonderful!) kept everyone entertained with a steady stream of both humourous and factual patter that related to the whales, other wildlife and the environment. He answered every question and took the time to show us other wildlife along the way. We say bald eagles (and... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Incredible day on the water. Orcas, sea lions, seals and more. Encounter with a pod of Orcas hunting sea lions. Better than a National Geographic special! Captain Thyren was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very professional and well organized. Thank you for an exceptional day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I went out last month with Captain Lance. He was very informative and made the trip a lot of fun! We saw humpback whales and orcas. Couldn't ask for a better anniversary. Thank you!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My sister and her friend were here visiting from the UK and we went on the whale watching trip with Captain Lance, he was very knowledgeable and professional. It was a 4 hour trip and it was amazing to see the whales so close and to see the sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks. Captain Lance was very informative... More

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We left Cowichan Bay around noon and motored north to where there was a family of 4 orcas. We followed and watched them for 2 hours before heading back. The boat was smaller than the big ones from the mainland and more comfortable. Captain Lance is extremely knowledgable and very entertaining. We each had a survival suit so felt very... More

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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From the first minute we walked into the place we felt welcomed and comfortable! Awesome and Friendly staff. The tour was amazing.. not too many people and was alot of fun. Seeing the Orcas do their thing was amazing there were a ton out this day and they were very active. Lance was awesome! Friendly funny and knowledgeable. We will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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

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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