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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 18 attractions in Duncan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Thank you Simon for capping off our trip to Victoria with the best day. We saw sea lions, bald eagle, porpoises swimming and jumping alongside the boat and of course the Orcas. It was breathtaking. You were so knowledgeable about the wildlife it made the trip extra special. It was amazing to see the group of transitory whales and follow... More

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We went out with Simon in a small group for a great day out, an exciting boat ride followed by watching the orca whales. He was very friendly and gave us lots of information, plus he takes photos of the whales which he can send you. We also saw masses of sea lions, otters and an eagle too. Would highly... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

What an amazing afternoon out in mid-April. An extremely knowledgeable skipper made this a perfect afternoon. We saw two pods of orca whales which were with the boat for up to two hours. It was by far the best whaling trip we have been on. Beautiful calm seas and a sunny afternoon added to the enjoyment. It was still cold,... More

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Blue Mountains, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our family ranging from 75 yrs to 6 yrs had the most incredible day off the coast of Vancouver Island, watching orca whales, sea lions, bay otters, bald eagles, kingfishers, etc. Our guide, Simon, was extremely friendly and most knowledgable. The size of Simon's boat was perfect for watching the animals and enjoying a oneness with the sea. I heartily... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A well organised trip. Even though we were technically 'out of season' Simon still managed to find a pod of Orca whales for us to watch. Simon was full of useful information and made the trip such fun. Make sure you are well wrapped up and take hats and gloves. You are given a big survival suit, but still need... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I cannot say enough about Ocean EcoVentures! They offer such an amazing adventure, very personal and friendly. Simon went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great tour. The first time we went out we saw dall dolphins, sea lions and seals. Simon tried EXTREMELY hard to find whales but none in area at time. So, he took... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Today Simon took us on an Amazing Adventure. We saw 3 different pods of Killer Whales plus dolphin, sea lions and perfectly navigating the clouds so we had a sun shiny day as it rained everywhere else:). I would say this has by far been the BEST whale watching tour I have ever been on. I was with my Dad... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a small operation with a passion and respect for ocean life. Very organized and friendly. We saw an amazing amount of whales - a couple of different types, dolphins, and other sea creatures. Our captain was very profession and personable. He is very knowledgeable of the background of each whale personally and shared each ones unique story as... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I went on an Ocean EcoVenture with some friends in October. This is my sixth such expedition and this one was the best. Besides we saw a lot of wildlife, our guide was knowledgable and respectful of these majestic animals. His passion for what he did shone through.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Awesome. Didn't even care it was cold. Saw many pods and little ones. My daughter and I went after she played in Softball tournament.

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