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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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Go with this company if you are anywhere near Cowichan bay. They are professional and passionate about their job and the wild life. We saw all of J,K and L pod - about 79 whales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Go with this company if you are anywhere near Cowichan bay. They are professional and passionate about their job and the wild life. We saw all of J,K and L pod - about 79 whales and 2 humpbacks. The trip lasted 4 hours and was worth every penny. Bucket list ticked. Thank you Captain Simon

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was nervous about taking my two small (ages 3 & 7) on the tour - but it was SENSATIONAL! Simon was brilliant and incredibly knowledgeable (I've been quoting tid-bits about what I learned all summer!). I can't praise this group enough - responsible, safe, kid-friendly, experienced and passionate!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went out with Ocean EcoVentures on our recent Canadian adventure, Simon was or captain for the trip, We where all extremely impressed with the professionalism of the trip and Simon's knowledge of the whales. We saw a large pod of Orcas and several small groups and Simon was very aware of a separate Male orca away from the main... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We chose this outing for our daughter's 10th birthday--a beautiful day and Captain Thyren made it extra special for her by letting her 'drive' the boat with him. We saw a lot of whales and Captain Thyren was really great a getting us to a pod that was active. My husband and I have gone whale watching in New Brunswick,... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was the best trip of our 3-week holiday in Canada! Really professional guiding with a lot of enthousiasm. Small groups on fast boats, de crew did everything to make this day worth while, and it absolutely was.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We recently went on the sunset whale watching tour with Ocean Ecoadventures. Our Captain Thyren was so informative and helpful and genuinely thrilled that we got to see so many whales. We saw both transient and resident whales in record numbers. We were very comfortable and the scenery was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone visiting Victoria or Cowichan Bay. Great... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a fantastic experience. One of the most professional teams I have encountered. Our boat was loaded with people ranging from teenagers to seniors, and everyone had a great time. Before the tour, our questions were: will we say whales? Will the high speed boat be OK? What if someone needs a toilet stop (we are seniors after all).... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great day out with Ocean EcoVentures to the coast of Vancouver to see 10 Orcas or Killder Whales swimming in the wild. Staff were very helpful and informative. Captain Gary took us right out to open weather where we viewed at least 10 Orcas moving through the water like syncronised swimmers, he cut the engines and the whales moved close... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went on a tour and Thyren was a great captain. We saw resident and transient killer whales and the boat was a perfect size so everyone could see easily! The tour is a nice length and is definitely worth your time!

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Whale watching along the coast of Vancouver Island and San Juan Islands Washington, Was specular. Simon was informative, and answered all question. We saw many whales along with this years new calf. Resident and transit whales. Seals, and eagles. It was a wonderful day. All the staff of Ecoventures Whale watching are most professional and helpful. I would highly recommend... More 

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