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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole trip was awesome. It started with the boat ride and then of course the whale. They were stunning and we could watch them for about an hour and they were very close. After we coul enjoy some more wildlife and an amazing sunset....More

Thank vinare
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your very complimentary review! It sounds like you had a wonderful sunset tour. Our sunset tours are our favourite part of the summer! Thank you for complimenting our staff as well. I hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing day with Ocean Ecoadventures out on the water in the zodiac. The zodiac makes the experience even more special because you get close to the animals. We were lucky the spot a pod of killer whales, which was a bucket list...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out on the water in one of our Zodiacs. We definitely love the experience of cruising the Salish Sea in our Zodiacs to view marine wildlife, I'm glad you did too! Our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fact it was 11 degrees and raining when we left Cowichan Bay, we had an awesome adventure, seeing Stella sea lions, Harbour seals, Bald Eagles and 2 pods of Biggs whales, who entertained us for over an hour. Our captain and first mate...More

Thank Josephine B
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for choosing to join us on a more adventurous day and for posting such a great review! The whales don't mind cooler temperatures or a little bit of rain, and I'm glad you enjoyed your trip despite the cooler temperatures. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took this trip in September. This was something that I have always wanted to do and maybe my expectations were a bit too high. Ocean Ecoventures pretty much guarantee sightings, and, true to their word, we did see quite a few...More

Thank Follies
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review, and sharing your positive and constructive feedback. I'm glad you joined us in September. September is most of our staff's favourite month to be out on the water for whale and wildlife sightings....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about what a fantastic day our group of 6 had. The boat was clean and well equipped, the weather was perfect, the seas were calm, Our captain Sean was very friendly and very knowledgeable about all aspects of our trip. He...More

Thank oldbeast
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your very complimentary review. I'm glad you had a good day on the water with some whales, wildlife, and Captain Shaun! Shaun is certainly very enthusiastic about our Salish Sea ecosystem and he enjoys sharing that with our guests. I'm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out. Our Capt for the day, Simon, was informative and passionate about his job. Learnt so much and loved every minute.

Thank Claire A
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you had a great day on the water with whales, wildlife, and Captain Simon. I hope we'll see you again in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic experience! We enjoyed it. The boat trip was really nice. We sit in the front. The captain was a really nice guy. We saw Orcas, dolphins and seals!

Thank davidhandl
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you had a perfect experience out there. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This whale watching tour was the highlight of our family's trip to Vancouver Island. We were 5 passengers, including a 6, 8 and 10 year old. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. We were able to follow the T99 family of Biggs Killer whales for a while...More

Thank Tory M
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a thorough and wonderful review. I'm glad your group had such a wonderful tour out on the water. The T099s are one of the most captivating families of Bigg's Killer Whales that we see in the area, and it is always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this months in advance of our visit based to be sure to get a spot at a time to fit our schedule. Booked with ecoventures as they had the best reviews and they didn't disappoint! Fast boats, all the gear, knowledgeable guides and yes...More

Thank cdhetheri
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a lovely 5 star review. I'm glad you had a great adventure out on the Salish Sea! It sounds like you had a great time with the whales and enjoyed the adventurous aspect of our trips. Cheers!

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

An absolute must if passing through, has been on my bucket list for years to do but I get seasick so was always very wary. Went out on the zodiac for around 45minutes, very calm with the odd bumpy part, and came across a pod...More

Thank TracyB3216
OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for your kind review. This is such a lovely review for our 1000th TripAdvisor review! I'm glad to hear you didn't suffer any effects of motion sickness on our trip. Given the types of boats we use, and the area...More

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pmcrone
9 July 2018|
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Response from Julia S | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of year and weekends always get booked up quicker. We went in May and booked about a week before. There were three full boats on our trip. I would book as soon as you can if you want a particular... More
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The Victoria Airport code is YYJ ; you can fly non-stop from San Francisco (SFO) on United or Air Canada or save some dough by stopping over in Seattle (SEA) with Delta. Then, as others said, no Lyft or Uber, but you can... More
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Hey Abigail-- so it's not too difficult, it's more of the timing and having the time. My husband and I initially thought this was a day trip but we turned it into an overnight excursion to Vancouver island-- which was well... More
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