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“Experience of a lifetime”

Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.
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Owner description: YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell River’s premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 22, 2011

We, my wife and two grandkids, took the 6 hour tour on August 17th, 2011. With our great skipper and his assistant Amanda, describing the journey ahead, excitement grew. We were not disappointed as we saw over 20 Orcas and a seal colony with their offspring basking on the rocky shore.
When we stopped for lunch (which was supplied, Orcas approached the boat we were on as if to check us out or to welcome us to their home.
This company impressed me as they totally respected the Orcas space and didnt try to get too close or chase them down. Occasionally, we would stop and let the whales, approach us if they wanted to....and they did....
Amanda provided narration and very educational details giving us an understanding of the Orcas lifestyle and family values...and much more. She also explained about how to adopt a whale.... Upon our return to our home, we felt ever so grateful in having shared this experience with our fellow passengers and family...not to forget the warm friendly professional way we were treated by all the staff of the company both on and off the water....
If someone is looking for a great experience go with Discovery Marine Safaris....it is totally worth it.
ps: they even have washrooms on their boats...something that we didnt think about when we booked for the 6hr adventure....what a relief.... Jim Howard and Family

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I went on one of Discovery Marine Safaris 4 hour Marine Wildlife Safari rides and loved every minute of it. Within 20 minutes of stepping on the boat we were observing transient orcas up close - so close I was a little nervous at first! (This is when they decided to come hang around our boat for a bit.) We knew they were transients as our excellent naturalist guide, Mark, had given us an Orca education on the boat as we drove out to meet the whales. Warren, the captain of the boat was very skillful at maneuvering the boat so that we could have great views yet be respectful of the animals. A highlight of our summer - we'll definitely be back again.

1  Thank LianneRaymond
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

We were on an afternoon whale watching safari, the staff were excellent friendly knowledgeable and passionate. seeing an orca come out of the water vertically was the highlight. We would recommend anyone who is in the area to seek them out. You'll not be disappointed.

Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Very pleasant triip and the guide is very knowledgible

Thank MariaXyda
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Heike and her crew took us girls on a wonderful two hour journey through the islands and islets this side of Campbell River. It was a beautiful evening and a pod of Pacific White Sided Dolphins decided to come and ride our wake to ring in my 50th! Perfect evening, perfect boat, amazing crew, really amazing friends! Thanks Discovery Marine Safaris! We all decided that this is a must every year from now on!

Thank goforbanjo
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