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Whale Watching/Marine Wildlife Tours

Nearly all Northern Vancouver Island communities have tour operators who provide Whale and Wildlife Watching Boat Tours. If you want to be sure to see Whales during your visit to our region I highly suggest going on a tour. High Season is Mid July to September.
When Orca are not in the area there are many other types of wildlife to see on these boat tours.

Here are some of your options:

Campbell River Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife Tours
by Boat May to October

Come experience wildlife viewing in Discovery Passage on Johnstone Strait. Enlosed boat or open zodiac options.

6 hour Whale journey*: $189+ tax CND Adult; $149+ tax CND Child (up to age 12)

*Guaranteed Whale sighting July 15 to September 1 or your next trip free

6 hour Marine Wildlife journey: $169+ tax CND Adult; $129+ tax CND Child (May - September)

Lunch is included in the 6 hour tours

4 hour journeyrate: $139+ tax CND Adult; $109+ tax CND Child (May - September)

E-mail Aboriginal Journeys

This company offers eco-friendly tours and food.

You will have your choice of a sailing vessel (14 passenger) or a open motor cruiser.

Fresh baked organic muffins and “Devonshire Tea” – scones, whipped cream, jam, organic Earl Grey tea. Baked goods are freshly prepared during the voyage. I would go just for the food! The tranquil experience with nature and wildlife is offered in a 5 hour or an 8 hour tour, departing from Alert Bay or the Port McNeill area. Please note: the boat motors to the area where the whales are and only sails if the weather conditions are appropriate. This company also has an open 40' vessel that is ideal for larger group booking.

4 Hour tour in motor cruiser

5 Hour cruise aboard the Sail boat
8 Hour Sail or combo (Sail and motor cruise)

"Devonshire Tea' and a luncheon is during the 8 hours tours

FIRST WHALE WATCHING COMPANY www.stubbs-island.com
Departing from Telegraph Cove – a “Must Do” during your visit to the North Island.

This company has been offering tours to the public since 1980.The staff know where to find wildlife for your viewing pleasure. A naturalist is always on board to answer your questions.

These 3.5 hour tours begin late May and run to early October. Group tours are welcome!
Be sure visit the Killer Whale Interpretive Centre while at the cove.

Contact us at 250-928-3135 or toll free at 1-800-665-3066 E-mail: stubbs@island.net


9:00 a.m. departure July 15 to August 20

1:00 p.m. departure May to October

5:30 p.m. departure July 15 - August 20


Wildlife you may see on a tour include:

Orca, Minke Whale, Humpback Whale, Dall's Porpoise, Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Rhinoceros Auklets, Sooty Shearwaters, Common Murres, Harlequin Ducks, Bald Eagles, Belted Kingfishers, Pelagic Cormorants, Northern Phalaropes, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Western Grebes, Casins Auklets...

This is just a selection of Whale Watching Companies who provide tours in the Northern Vancouver Island area. Be sure to E-mail Us for a complete list of available tour companies.

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