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Stubbs Island Whale Watching
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Owner description: 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 join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You’ll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people you’ll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dall’s or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).
Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great tour company”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

These guys told us they'd had a poor tourist season, but they went out of their way to tell us how appreciative they were that we had chosen them for this tour.

The guides had many years of experience in this area and it wasn't long before they lead us to the Whales. On this day it was really misty which was a little disappointing, however we were privileged to see (and hear) a pod of Orcas.

Very informative and friendly tour, we'll definitely go again when back in this area, with any wildlife viewing it's unpredictable and rewarding.

Visited September 2013
Thank sellersalian
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Whale Watching in the Fog”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Unfortunately the day we had booked was very foggy. We managed to locate an individual orca and later a family group came through the fog quite close to the boat so were got a good view in spite of the fog. We also saw Stella sealions, dolphins and porpoise + eggyolk jellyfish. The information given on the orcas during the trip was also very interesting.

Visited September 2013
Thank MartyWolverhampton
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“Lots of hump back whales”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had a great afternoon, blue skies and calm waters. Saw an eagle and a kingfisher even before we left cove. We were surrounded by hump back whales and even saw one breach. Lots of photos of whale tales. The crew was great and identified some of the whales for us. We even saw a pod of dolphins before returning. I can,t fault the organisation and knowledge of everyone involved and this made an enjoyable trip for the both of us.

Visited October 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful trip, great people, well worth the drive up there!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We went on an afternoon whale watching trip on Sept 16 2013 and drove about 3 1/2 hours to get there from where we stayed. It was a rainy morning, and the forecast wasn't great for the rest of the day, but we took a chance on the weather and made the drive from Parksville. It was a fabulous trip from beginning to end, and the weather was outstanding. We saw so many orcas and humpacks, and they even had fancy acoustic equipment to hear their sounds underwater. The people on the trip were all so quiet and respectful, it was like traveling with a group of naturalists....so fantastic! I think the best part by far was when we turned the corner from the marina and saw thousands of dolphins everywhere we looked, and they ended up frolicking and playing in the surf that our boat kicked up. It was simply incredible to see hundres, maybe even thousands of dolphins at one time! And we got such great videos of all of these things. A very well run expedition that I would recommend without hesitation.

Visited September 2013
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Parry Sound, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Whales, whales and more whales”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

A great morning out on the water. A well run company, very informative, we enjoyed every aspect of this trip and we saw so many humpbacks it was hard to know were to look!! As well as all the other marine life. A special thanks to Captain Wayne and Kyle for making the day so wonderful.

Visited September 2013
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