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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: 250-748-3800
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Description: Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside...
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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We were fortunate to have 3 pods of orca visit during our whale watching tour!. Over 40 whales. Simon knew many of the whales by name and markings. We took hundreds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Topeka, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to have 3 pods of orca visit during our whale watching tour!. Over 40 whales. Simon knew many of the whales by name and markings. We took hundreds of photographs. On the return trip we visited some local sea lions and eagles! A great day.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to experience whale watching through a company that wasn't quite so large and commercial. These guys were excellent, very personable and knowledgable in what they do.They educate you all along the way. They know where to find them, treat them respectfully and allow you the experience of a lifetime. The boats allow you to be closer to the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Just got home from a fantastic amazingly beautiful trip with these guys. Would usually have thought that whale watching is better if you go from Victoria, but decided to go from Cowichan Bay since they're closer to us and they really delivered! We saw over 60 orcas, nearly 3 complete pods, saw really cute babies and 2 breaches and many... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I hope my words can express the most remarkable time we had with our captain Simon on our whale watching tour at sunset.We seen so many behaviors including tail slapping,spy hopping,breaching and more! Captain's Simons knowledge of J,K,L and M pods is remarkable! We witnessed the hunting of chinook salmon by these amazing animals. One whale lunged right out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

On the 29 of June, we spended more than 2 hours on the boat very close to 6 transit whales! Besides, we were the only touristic attraction boat on that location! Our guide Thyren was really awesome: he gave a lot of information and it was great to see that he also really enjoyed the amazing show offered by 6... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was the adventure of a lifetime, reached our goal and saw many whales, adults & babies! They were very active, spy hops, breaches, tail flops, fin waves, awesome. Also a super fun boat ride, amazing scenery and views! The staff were amazing, extremely helpful, I have some mobility issues, they helped me in & out of the suit and... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My team experienced an amazing whale watching trip with Captain Simon. Simon handled the boat with skill and ensured we had a safe and memorable experience. He knew exactly where to locate the whales and shared his knowledge of these amazing creatures. I highly recommend a whale watching trip from Cowichan Bay with Ocean EcoVentures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had the best day ever with Captain Thyren. We got really close to the whales, followed them about two hours and then headed back. The ride on the boat is fun and we got to see a beautiful sunset. Would always recommend the last tour of the day because you don't have any rush to go back - we stayed... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We discovered this tour opportunity practically on the doorstep of our rural vacation rental. We hadn't intended to go whale watching, after a very disappointing tour out of Victoria 3 years ago but couldn't resist - and we wouldn't have missed this for the world. Small boats so everyone has a good view, EVERYthing provided - even sunscreen and sunglasses.... More 

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Drymen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So glad we went on this trip. My husband and I really wanted to see some orcas and were going to go when in Victoria but they were all so busy and commercial looking that it put me off. I went onto trip adviser and found Ocean EcoVenture and they looked like a better option as they had great reviews... More 

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Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: 250-748-3800
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cowichan Bay

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