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Big Animal Encounters

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Campbell River, Canada
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About Big Animal Encounters
Now open in Campbell River, Big Animal Encounters by Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures offers the most exciting tours including half and full day Whale Watching trips, snorkelling with the seals adventures and scuba charters. Visit our gift shop and dive centre on the water in the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre. Covered, heated boats with onboard washrooms as well as thrilling high speed zodiacs.
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

Wow! What an amazing day! We saw so much wildlife all day long! Bears up close and personal, bald eagles, elks and some marine life! Our guide, Jim, was a wealth of great information and he was always on point! Our River guides Cheyenne and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francis B
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

This was an amazing experience seeing humpbacks on are way there and back. The multiple bear encounters upclose and to watch it run up against the tree was priceless. Calvin was an awesome naturalist and homalco representative. Bill and Eiko were great. Bill was do...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Viphotoexcursions
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Right from the start to the finish this trip was excellent. The staff at Big Animal Encounters were friendly and welcoming as were the Guides who safety took us to see the Bears. They were entertaining and knowledgeable. I would definitely do this trip again...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank barken99
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Our boat skipper Elvis and river guides Calvin and Cheyenne were informative , entertaining and truly knew the territory ,their creatures both land and water,,,plus the dramatic geography of the Orford River watershed,,

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BobofVictoria
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Seeing over 15 grizzly bears in their natural habitat, hunting for salmon in the incredible surroundings of British Columbia was a real highlight of the year. The boat ride through the Discvery Islands up to the Orford River was beautiful, the lunch was great, the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Uthell
Reviewed October 5, 2019

This is a joint venture between Big Animal Encounters and the Homalco First Nations Wildlife Tours. Between the two they have created an outstanding wildlife and cultural experience. A Homalco cultural guide accompanies the group from beginning to end and provides solid information on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

A great day out on the Pacific Seeker with Captain Chris and our guides at @Homalco Wildlife, Destin and Ian. Chris kept us informed and entertained as captain/ tour guide and lunch crew aboard the boat. We all appreciated his time and talent in showing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank drn457
Reviewed October 4, 2019

What an amazing ‘bucket list’ experience to see these animals in their natural habitat. We were fortunate to see 14 bears including cubs. The way the viewing experience was organised was serene and in the interest of conservation and preserving the environment for the bears....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vic605
Reviewed October 3, 2019

Our boat driver/guide guide, Shay was fabulous, offering his personal insight and experience. His knowledge, patience and willingness to help us get the most from our day was outstanding. Saw orcas, humpbacks, dolphins and sea lions on the boat ride alone. Arriving at the Homalco...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 400jjpj
Reviewed September 29, 2019

Professional and knowledgeable staff, absolutely excellent tour, would recommend it to all animal lovers. Would go again in a minute.

Date of experience: September 2019
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