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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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+1 250-928-3185
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All reviews captain wayne stellar sea lions humpback whales marine biologist knowledgeable crew pacific white sided dolphins great trip morning tour individual whales lunge feeding campbell river answer any questions mother nature bird life sea life an amazing experience early in the season
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did it again - we did it in 2002 and it was slightly better 16 years ago. the place hasn't changed at all - it was a good tour but for my liking to many people on board. I think I would have enjoyed...More

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magic experience with a wonderful crew. They love what they do. It was a day for all senses ... did you know that you can smell whales? 🤣

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. Great Tour! We saw many animals. perfect weather! Crew was very nice. Learned alot about the whales and Dolphins.More

Thank maren366
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure having you onboard the Lukwa maren366. Your Captain and crew appreciate knowing that they were able to share their knowledge about the whales and other marine mammals you saw and that you enjoyed the interpretive element of the tour. As a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat was comfortable and convenient and we were given lots of updates about what we were seeing Unfortunately on our day we saw only one small orca from a distance and several humpbacks. But it's understood that it's a matter of luck and sometimes...More

Thank 29carfrae
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for booking your whale watching tour with us 29carfrae and for sharing your experience. Your'e absolutely correct in your acknowledgement that it's a matter of luck regarding what you see on any one trip. Operating in the wild it is impossible to guarantee...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent tour!we saw Dolphins,orcas,whales,eagles and seals. We had a lot of information during the cruise. The crew was cool and welcoming. We phone to change the reservation without any problem!very kind and professional!More

Thank ophelie31840
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear you had an amazing tour ophelie31840 and that our front office team were able to help you with the requested changes to your reservation. It certainly sounds as if you had some great sightings with Orcas, Humpback whales, dolphins and seals. All...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the idea of being surrounded by nature, watching whales feeding a few meters from you, tons of bald eagles, see lions, seals and orcas... this is the tour for you 😉 Captain Wayne rocks and Carmen is extremely knowledgeable. The boat is...More

Thank Fgiamma
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of Captain Wayne, Carmen and the rest of our crew it was a pleasure having you onboard the M.V. Lukwa Fgiamma. It certainly sounds as if you had a great experience and were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales feeding which is fascinating...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience on our tour with Stubbs. First let me say that the Captain and Crew were a delight, interacting with the guests they were friendly and informative. Second, the scenery was absolutely stunning. And third, we were fortunate enough to see...More

Thank jeanniee1958
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jeanniee1958 for sharing your experience while out whale watching with us onboard the M.V. Lukwa. It is a very comfortable spacious boat, even with her maximum capacity of 46 guests onboard there is plenty of space on any one of the 3 viewing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on several Whale Watching Tours, Stubbs, by far, offers the most professional one, highly educational and with a vessel that appears to be very safe and is spaceous. The staff on the ship was great, highly approachable and clearly know their marine...More

Thank EvieZ
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for booking with us. It was our pleasure having you onboard the M.V.Lukwa it's a great wildlife viewing boat isn't it. Your Captain and crew will be thrilled to know that you had a great time and that they were successful in giving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stubbs Island Whale Watching is a great company to go to when you want to experience wildlife watching at sea. They work with a very nice, comfortable boat that is not filled up completely so that anyone can have a good view on the wildlife....More

Thank Theo V
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for booking with us and for your review Theo V, it is great to know that we delivered a truly great experience! We pride ourselves in our dedication to ethical wildlife viewing, education and conservation so always appreciate it when our guests enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good trip lasting just over 3 hours in which we got unforgettable close up views of Humpback and Orca whales, harbour seals, sea-lions, and elephant seal, dolphins and porpoise in addition to many seabirds and bald eagles. The captain and his two marine...More

Thank JEA253
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow JEA253 you certainly had quite the trip! Seeing an elephant seal is quite something special, they are huge aren't they, in fact I know how excited the naturalists and Captain were when they came in from the trip. Operating in the wild, we never...More

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GeoffG1967
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Sarah N | Property representative |
Hello GeoffG1967, Thank you for reaching out regarding our tours. Late July is a great time of year to come whale watching and while we cannot guarantee what we will see at that time of year there is a high probability... More
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Lynne K
February 20, 2017|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
You can get an idea by reading the Stubbs Island website Sightings Log from last June to get an idea as to what can be seen. For sure humpback whales arriving from Hawaii and Mexico are showing up early in June and there are... More
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Etta D
August 24, 2016|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Hi Etta D, My apologies for taking so long to respond to your question. The summer months from June through September are the best months to see whales in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound areas. For orcas... More
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