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1514 Broughton Blvd, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0, Canada, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to go whale watching for the past 30 years and was excited we were finally going. I selected Mackay based on trip finder reviews. My husband I took the tour together. When Captain Bill asked where people were from he was courteous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Jet464519
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Two wonderful trips with Captain Bill and daughter Nicole. Lots of orca (of course!) but also Humpbacks, Stellar Sea lions and a real treat - Sea Otters. Great soup (Nicole) terrible jokes (Bill) and a vast amount of knowledge about this wonderful place and its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rice200510
Reviewed September 26, 2018

My sister and I went on a whale watching trip with Mackay's in September 2018. The trip exceeded our already high expectations (they were highly recommended by a friend) that we booked a second trip with them which was equally great! The captain Bill and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ClodaghMc
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion with MacKay Whale Watching aboard the Naiad Explorer. We saw our first whale, a minke, after just a few minutes! After that, we were amazed by how many orcas and humpbacks (and porpoises, sea lions, and lots of birds) we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AmethystLP
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Captain Bill and Marieke never disappoint. We had 4 trips out with them this holiday and had lots of sightings of Orca, Humpback Whales, Pacific White Sided dolphins, Dalls Porpoise and Stellar Sea Lions on each trip. If your in Port McNeill or surrounding area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulianG63
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We had booked this trip well in advance, as well as a grizzly bear trip with another outfit. Went on 12 Sept, flat calm sea after a few choppier days. Entertaining before we even set off, and as birders we were just as interested in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marknali_12
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We have had the very good fortune to experience this unique trip with the Mackay family for some 12 years now and never tire of the thrill of getting that close to nature in it’s wildest form we have never been disappointed as Captain Bill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank disappointed088
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Quite simply, you will spend a very memorable day. Everything went smoothly. The office is super easy to find, there is free parking around ( not in the back of the building, though, be careful, and ask the Mackays for the free parking spots) The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gilles B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was my first whale watching adventure and it will be tough to beat! The charming and witty crew led by Boss Bill exercised knowledge and humor throughout the adventure. We came upon multiple pods of Orca, hundreds of Pacific White Sided dolphins, Porpoise, a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Brookes L
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Very entertaining captain of the boat, and crew also full of life. We saw lots of orca throughout the trip. Also humpback wales and a very friendly pod of dolphins. Orca also got closer than the rules permitted - but what exactly is captain to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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