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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

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Address: 3 -1371 Island Highway 19A, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-455-8101
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A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British...

A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales, Dolphins, Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Journeys. In late summer and early fall we offer Grizzly Bear Journeys. On our Grizzly Bear Journey in Campbell River, we travel aboard our high-speed, covered vessel to one of our mainland inlets in search of Grizzly Bears. You will see pristine river valleys which are home to these magnificent animals. Upon arrival we will board a tour bus and drive to specially designed bear viewing platform, which is situated along the river and ideal for viewing the mighty grizzlies. Here you’ll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the autumn ritual of bears feasting on spawning salmon in Canada´s true wilderness. Observation platforms offer great views and security so you can have a look into the lives of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Travel through some of the worlds strongest Ocean Rapids and learn a little about the local First Nations history and culture as well. Enjoy breathtaking Nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Straits and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 27 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 35 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear tour company. Established in 2000.

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Great wildlife tour

I can really say This is the one to take if you are looking for killer whales as well as other wildlife. Garry has been doing this a long time and puts a lot of effort into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dan T
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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to see whales & that was the highlight of the trip. Lunch was good also. The whales put on a great show! It was really disappointing to see Garry throw two cigarette butts into the ocean after smoking on the front of the vessel. It was also quite disappointing that the tour guide was not in fact Aboriginal/First... More 

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GarryOrca, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this review

I am happy the whales were the highlight of your trip. As far as the cigarette butt comments you got that wrong. You may not have been listening but when I go out and up to the front of the vessel for a smoke break. I inform my guests that after I finish my cigarette I do not discard the... More 

Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can really say This is the one to take if you are looking for killer whales as well as other wildlife. Garry has been doing this a long time and puts a lot of effort into finding the wildlife. On our tour he put his best efforts into getting to the whales before they got to their protected area... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible experience with Aboriginal Journeys. We took the whale watching tour in late July. Our guide, Gary, was incredibly knowledgable about the area (he grew up there) and really passionate about the wildlife. He took us really far out to ensure we'd see the orcas, and we were so blessed to see a pod of 4 of them! Majestic beyond... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a day ! Garry took us to find humpback, follow a family of orcas, experience the excitement of the ocean currents and provided a fantastic lunch . The best part was Garry's amazing knowledge and clear love of ocean wildlife . He spotted seals, bald eagles and at the last part of the day turned back to track... More 

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windsor ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a second opportunity to take a tour with Garry. The first time we took the Grizzley bear tour and today we took the 6 hour Whale watching tour.. Garry has been conducting these trips for about 17 years and he knows the waters intimately. He took us about 75 miles North because Orcas had been spotted to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain Garry is a local - born & raised. He knows everything about the area and all the history. My mom & I had a great trip. Such a beautiful ride up to where the whales were. Then we followed them back down the coast line. Saw bears & bald eagles as well. I especially liked that he had... More 

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Cole Harbour, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We decided to try and book for our one and last full day in Campbell River. Enquired by way of their website and got a phone call within 5 min or so from Garry the co-owner and guide. He promptly got us booked for the Sunday and said you are the only 2 right now but I will go anyways... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I rarely write a review for anything but am compelled to share what a great time my wife and I had with Captain Gary and his Aboriginal Journeys. Gary met us before the trip began and briefed us on what was to come. He shared some great history of the islands and prepped us for what was to be an... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Absolutely loved this tour! Co-owner/operator Garry was our guide and did a wonderful job of pointing out landmarks and providing background history and information. Most spectacular was the show two humpback whales put on early in our journey....lots of jumps, tail and fin slaps and even an astounding double breach! Went on to see Dolphins, seals and bald eagles. Garry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Wow our first wildlife trip and we are so glad we booked with Gary. Right from the start you could see he was passionate about the local surroundings and the animals that we share this magical place with. We saw Orcas and Hump back whales, seals and Eagles We realise we were lucky, hey it's wildlife and they don't just... More 

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