We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: 250-748-3800
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 459 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 438
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Fantastic Day with Ocean Ecoventures

My wife and I had a fantastic day with Captain Simon on June 14th. We saw J and K pods and a small group of migrating orcas. We had expected to see just one or two whales but, by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Chris B
,
Reading, United Kingdom
Add Photo

459 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a fantastic day with Captain Simon on June 14th. We saw J and K pods and a small group of migrating orcas. We had expected to see just one or two whales but, by the end of the day, managed to see many tens of whales. Captain Simon is a source of quality information on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Yesterday, we saw orcas and humpbacks - about 21 in all - including an orca baby swimming with its mom! The captains knew right where to go and turned the boat to follow when necessary. We stayed out longer than scheduled and saw sea lions and a bald eagle as well. The survival suits are nice and roomy for extra... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Whenever we have people come to visit we end up going whale watching. We normally leave from one of the operations in the inner harbour. This last trip, we decided to try Ocean EcoVentures based on the fact that Simon had been active on some of the Orca sites that my wife visits. We also felt that we would rather... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Schweiz
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Ocean Ecoventures is a fantastic, small, personal, passionate family run Whale watching company! Simon, the owner, is very experienced and knowledgeable about the whales and very respectful towards them! This was one of the very best whale watching tours, we ever went on! In comparison to other tours we were not given the impression that it's just about the money,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There was 8 in our party and to a person we had the most fantastic afternoon with Simon at the helm. While disappointingly we did not see any orcas, the two hump backs other wild life together with the amazing scenery more than made up for this. Would highly recommend this trip. Downside, having emailed Simon he has failed to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are a family from Muich, Germany visting for 6 weeks Canada B.C. and reserving the best for the end of our trip. Purely by chance we got the recommandation of Simons Whale Watching Tour Family Business and it was better tha we ever imagined it would be. It was a dream coming true to watch orcas. We really never... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Ocean EcoVentures with Simon Pidcock and crew are simply THE BEST out there on the water!!! They will go the extra mile to give everyone a great experience with the whales and they don't keep a stopwatch. Simon Pidcock has a lot of knowledge about the amazing orcas and he "reads" their behaviour very accurately, although these amazingly smart animals... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We saw so many of the killer whales and the time was running by so fast and the whales came so close to us and we saw a lot of other wildlife like seals, eagles, several types of whales, ...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Cowichan, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Every local should go whale watching at least once, to better appreciate how amazing and magastic our home actually is. We were rather spoiled with at least an hour travelling along with the J-pod with new adorable babies. They came up very close to the boat many times, it was awe-inspiring. My son has a profound appreciation of whales now... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a perfect day for orca watching. The water was calm, the sun was shining, and there were plenty of orcas for us to watch and photograph. As we were leaving from Cowichan Bay and were between islands, the area was very scenic and very protected. Simon was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! http://oceanecoventures.com

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Ucluelet, Barkley Sound
 
Central Saanich, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Been to Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Address: 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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?