Whale Watching/Marine Wildlife
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
Campbell River Aboriginal
Journeys Wildlife Tours
by Boat May to October
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)
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
journeyrate: $139+ tax CND Adult; $109+ tax CND Child (May
This company offers eco-friendly tours and food.
You will have your
choice of a sailing vessel (14 passenger) or a open motor
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
5 Hour cruise aboard
the Sail boat
8 Hour Sail or combo (Sail and motor cruise)
Tea' and a luncheon is during the 8 hours tours
FIRST WHALE WATCHING COMPANY
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
Contact us at 250-928-3135
or toll free at 1-800-665-3066 E-mail:
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
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
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.