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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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on a trip with Lance at Ocean EcoVentures in August this year. We were very lucky to see many whales on the trip and on the smaller boats they have you feel so much closer to them as well as being able to keep up with them as they are moving. Seeing the Whales in their natural environment... More

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went with my grandpa on the Whale Watching trip with Captain Lance in charge. Everything from start to finish is awesome- You have an amazing view getting to the whale watching area, and get some spectacular sights once you are there. We saw quite a few Orcas, and surprisingly once of them was being chased by a little dolphin-... More

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We wanted to do something special together on the vacation this year, so we chose to spend an afetrnoon whale watching with the friendly and knowledgable Captain Lance and a boatload of other happy passengers. We travelled quite a while to find some transient whales our captain had been alerted to. While watching them and following, Captain Lance shared some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had THE most enjoyable trip - the whale sightings were unbelievable!! MAGICAL!!! We were so close to those beauties - Our captain Lance was so knowledgeable and informative - went the extra mile - indeed many miles to show us the transient whales - that trip was unforgettable and will be repeated. We travelled in a zodiac and it was... More

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