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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

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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We felt like we "lucked out". Our captain was Simon, who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Orcas with his 7000+ voyages. I feel like I know the whales with just one... read more

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We felt like we "lucked out". Our captain was Simon, who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Orcas with his 7000+ voyages. I feel like I know the whales with just one hour with them from the stories Simon told us. My kids were a bit disappointed that we didn't have time to also see Humpback whales or the porpoises... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked the wine and whales tour. The whale watching was fantastic, we were on a small rib boat for 11 people which is how I wanted to see them, we saw about 18 whales which were jumping out the water most of the time and swam right under the boat. Captain Teran was great, they definitely take care to... More 

Thank Ailis G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome, awesome, awesome. This was our last night on the island, and wanted a special last night, only booked this morning to go out in the 5pm trip. Staff were helpful and friendly through emails and on site. Great safety instructions before we left. Sun cream, glasses and suit provided, also hats and gloves and goggles once you hit the... More 

Thank Cara S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four hour cruise on a zodiac that seated 12. Guide was wonderfully knowledgeable & enthusiastic. Saw many killer whales, seals, and various birds of prey (including a couple of bald eagles from a distance). Note: we asked for a zodiac with a toilet & got one that had sort of an "emergency toilet" - it would have required climbing over... More 

Thank ClevelandJP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic trip. We saw many orcas and a fin whale. Tiran our captain was very knowledgable and so enthusiastic. The ride was fast and exhilarating . All in all a really fantastic experience.

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Clearwater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The policy is 90% chance of seeing the killer whales, and we did. The company is top of the bill. Small but honest and a great captain Thyren. He told many facts about the animals, had a nose for where they came out of the water. We saw two families joining each other a group of 5 and a group... More 

Thank HermanenSharmila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful trip and saw that they over 15 Orca's, a bald eagle, osprey and seals. What I particularly liked is the organizations care for the animals, taking the time with the animals and not disturbing them. This is different from the greater, more 'commercial' enterprises. It resulted in an excellent trip, with caring crew and good foto... More 

Thank Henry S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful day watching to pods of orcas. Our captain knew the area well and had an incredibly knowledge.

Thank Allan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with family on our trip to Canada on Saturday 16 July . Totally magnificent and incredible experience !Saw 3 pods of Orcas and numerous other killer whale sightings many very close up . Humpbacks in abundance - again many close up and one female who came right up to our boat to investigate . She looked up right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't expect to have as many orca sightings as we did. We even saw a calf breach 5 times in a row! Captain Simon is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and knows where to find the whales. Worth every penny!

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