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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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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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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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Thank anjatrautner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent know how about whale watching. AND if the meeting with the whales is special, they don't watch the clock. Instead of 3,5 hours, we stayed more than 5,5 hours on the boat. Special moment with three pods together. We cam int the harbor by...More

Thank Meyam2014
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Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed October 14, 2017

A beautiful day out with many sightings in stunning surroundings with organised and well informed crew! Thank you Gary and Tass for a fantastic day!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Having grown up on the west coast and a lot of time spent on the water I had never seen Orcas and it was on my bucket list. Now living in Ontario I knew that I was going to have to search for them on...More

Thank debbiewalker7604
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had a great experience with EcoVEntures. We went on the evening tour beginning of September and were not disappointed. They promised Orcas and we saw many Orcas, over 40! It was a super pod combined of the three resident pods. They were talking and...More

Thank Katrina J
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We were in October in a pretty sunny day; despite of it was a tremendous experience because after leaving the harbour it is absolutely cold and windy. the boat have no indoor, nothing to repair in case of rain; we didn’t know that before getting...More

Thank Gilda S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The promise of whale sightings was accurate. On our particular trip we saw an entire Killer Whale pod. The ship is in good shape and reasonably comfortable.

Thank richarda855
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We all had a really great time with Simon on the water. He is obviously passionate about his work, and is keen for everyone on the boat to gain a greater understanding of the life of the whales. We felt very lucky to see the...More

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Abigail M
July 29, 2017|
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Response from Kate v | Reviewed this property |
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
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Klaus m | Reviewed this property |
try another company.. this one is defintely not recommended..
Kathleen B
May 18, 2017|
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Response from OceanEcoVentures | Property representative |
HI Kathleen, Thanks for your enquiry. We actually have two zodiacs but we also have a fibreglass boat which also hold 12 people. That is the one we typically recommend for older people. We have taken many people before in... More