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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
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Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour
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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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“captain simon” (62 reviews)
“killer whales” (71 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
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"whale watching"
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"captain simon"
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"vancouver island"
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"transient orcas"
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"sea lions"
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"super pod"
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"his passion"
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"these guys"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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oceaneco, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I review the tour itself, I just want to say our guide/researcher is what made this tour exceptional. I've been on lots of whale watching tours and I have never met a more passionate guide when it comes to whales. He is extremely knowledgeable...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much! That it so kind of you to say. We truly believe our captains passion and knowledge for what they do is one of the qualities that sets us apart from many other companies. It's so good to read that one was of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day starting with a close encounter! Couple of family units! Never disappointed with this company!!!

Thank Carol J
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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks!! Really appreciate the review. Glad you had a great day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took two of our grand daughters out yesterday for a very special occassion to hopefully see a whale. Coming from Calgary they were excited, but after nearly an hour of motoring they were ready to return. They were expecting whales from the moment we...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I'm really glad they had a good time. I was on the other boat that day and it was really cool to watch those two bulls eating for our whole encounter! I hope that experience stays with them and they continue...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Lots of respect for the animals and tour guides with lots of knowledge. Time of the tour really depends on the time it takes to see the whales (if they are far away the tour will just take some longer). The atmosphere was also perfect...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We really feel like we offer a different tour and different vibe up here in Cowichan compared to going whale watching out of the city. I'm glad you felt the same way. We have very passionate staff who live and breath...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Outstanding experience in a beautiful part of the world. Even if we had not seen much it would still have been a lovely trip but we were lucky to have glorious weather. The guides were informative and passionate and are involved in encouraging part of...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We aim to make memories! Thank you for mentioning that and for taking the time to write such a great review. We are very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful place.

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The Victoria Airport code is YYJ ; you can fly non-stop from San Francisco (SFO) on United or Air Canada or save some dough by stopping over in Seattle (SEA) with Delta. Then, as others said, no Lyft or Uber, but you can... More
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Hey Abigail-- so it's not too difficult, it's more of the timing and having the time. My husband and I initially thought this was a day trip but we turned it into an overnight excursion to Vancouver island-- which was well... More
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try another company.. this one is defintely not recommended..
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