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6 Hour Whale Watching provided by Discovery West Adventures

6 Hour Whale Watching
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Our 6-Hour trips give us the opportunity to venture out further and explore some of the more pristine and remote areas of the coast. Increase your chances of seeing some of the larger marine life, like whales and dolphins! In the spring and fall we have a very good chance of spotting black bears and Grizzly's scavenging on the beach! We frequently encounter resident Orca's, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and more! Tour Length: 6 Hours Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Prepare yourself for a day of fun and adventure as we show you our world! Discover the picturesque views of Discovery Passage and Vancouver Island as we cruise through inlets and channels, taking in mother nature at it's best. Your knowledgeable and friendly captain will give you the history of the area, while stopping for humpbacks, orcas, dolphins, and any other marine/wild life we can find for you! Enjoy a yummy lunch, along with refreshments and snacks, and sit back and enjoy the ride!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88839P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Brown's Bay Marina, 15021 Brown's Bay Rd, Campbell River, BC V9H 1N9, Canada Please meet us at Brown's Bay Marina 10-15 minutes prior to departure. Our boat is located between the restaurant and the marina, on the right hand side of the dock.
Inclusions
Lunch • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Brown's Bay Marina, 15021 Brown's Bay Rd, Campbell River, BC V9H 1N9, Canada Please meet us at Brown's Bay Marina 10-15 minutes prior to departure. Our boat is located between the restaurant and the marina, on the right hand side of the dock.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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Kim H
Comox, Canada15 contributions
Can't do any better than Josh and Discovery West
Jul. 2021
16 whales, countless humpback breaches, orcas, sea lions, eagles, bears, great lunch and a superbly knowledgeable guide and boat captain. If that isn't all you need to book a tour with Josh, then I'm not sure what you're looking for!!

It's the 5th of July and we've already taken 3 separate tours with Josh and each one never fails to disappoint - with more on the horizon. Josh is exceptionally accommodating, polite and a wealth of knowledge of the area and its natural inhabitants. And he can be pretty funny...at times ;)!

Logistically, it's easy to find Brown's Bay and there is lots of parking at the marina. Josh's boat is meticulously clean and he'll make sure you have everything you want or need for a great trip.

You can tell that we're fans of Discovery West and can't recommend them highly enough. All you need for this trip is sunscreen, a hat, your camera and an adventurous attitude. Thanks Josh! (and his hardworking partner Chelsea!)
Written July 6, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review Kim. We've really enjoyed spending time and getting to know you and your family and friends, and we love that you keep coming back for more! We hope you'll come out and join us again soon :)
Written July 14, 2021
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Jackee G
1 contribution
We were “wowed”
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Be prepared to be “wowed”! Josh & Chelsea were extremely knowledgeable, professional and fun to be with on the boat. Mr. Hank was an added bonus. The orcas did not disappoint (all 15 to 18 of them). We would recommend Discovery West Adventures to anyone and everyone.
Written April 22, 2021
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Thanks so much for your five star review :) We're so happy to hear you had a great trip with us, and Mr.Hank (boat dog in training) of course :) Clearly the orca knew we were coming! We hope you'll come back and join us again one day :)
Written July 14, 2021
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Ed Preece
1 contribution
Discovery West Adventures Browns Bay Marina
Sep. 2020
On September 02 2020 what a spectacular day we had with Captain Josh (AKA tour guide, lunch provider and of course captain of the boat ) at discovery West Adventures. He is an exceptional guide and skipper. Josh explained everything to us in detail and answered all our questions pertaining to the wild life, whales and even the ocean as it is so different from lakes and rivers. He kept in constant contact with other whale watching companies and knows where the different whales are and spent less time trying to find them. He supplied an awesome lunch in a quaint cove for a mid day break and the buildings etc were all original from many years back. We saw plenty of wild life such as seals, killer whales and humpback whales. The mountain views and scenery were just out of this world. Thank you skipper Josh for a day out we will never forget and it far exceeded all our expectations. Hope to see you next year.
Written September 4, 2020
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Meg
1 contribution
Whale Watching Tour
Jul. 2020
Such an amazing experience from start to finish! I've never seen whales before so I was so excited for this tour, and let me tell you it did not disappoint...we saw so many whales!

Not only was the trip amazing but Chelsea and Josh were too. Chelsea answered all of my questions in detail and in a timely manor during the booking process and Josh, the skipper, was a pleasure to be around on the tour! He was so knowledgable about the area and had great stories to keep us entertained in between the whale sightings! We even were lucky enough to spot a few dolphins.

I would recommend their tour to everyone!
Written July 14, 2020
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EdinburghMar
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
Amazing Experience
We had an absolutely amazing trip with Josh on 5 October. We were extra lucky as it was only the two of us that had booked for that day. Josh explained the format of the day and what wildlife we hope hopefully see and we set off on our trip. Bearing in mind this is very late in the season we were realistic about what we might see. He told that us all the boats that go out communicate with each other to share information about sightings.

We were enjoying the boat trip as it was a lovely sunny day and the scenery spectacular when we met up with a pod of approximately 60 dolphins. It was absolutely magical! They were in a playful mood and came right up to the boat and played in the wash. We spent about 30 minutes with them and then moved on.

Next we met an even larger pod of dolphins, they were not so playful but an amazing sight nonetheless.

We then saw the first of the 6 humpback whales we were lucky enough to meet up with. He was sleeping but was fascinating to watch nonetheless. We then saw a group of 3 followed by another 2. We were lucky enough to see them being fairly active, an incredible sight.

We also saw Steller Sea Lions and Dall Porpoises.

Josh is an excellent skipper and his knowledge and passion for what he does is evident. We learnt so much about all the wildlife we encountered and it was very interesting to hear about the research and tracking that all the local companies undertake.

Lunch was delicious! Really tasty brioche rolls with an assortment of fillings and salad, cake and a choice of hot drinks. Josh supports other small local businesses by buying all their supplies from them.

On the way back to the marina Josh pointed out bald eagles sitting on a cliff top and then another one sitting in a tree.

We really can not recommend Josh highly enough. We had an amazing time in beautiful surroundings with a friendly, knowledge guy.
Written October 16, 2019
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Thanks for such a great review. Even though it was the end of the season, mother nature definitely didn't disappoint! We love hearing about our guests' positive experiences, and Josh never gets tired of hearing how good his sandwiches are :) We hope you'll come back and join us again soon!
Written October 21, 2019
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Caroline von Unen
Bruinisse, The Netherlands3 contributions
Best day ever!!
Sep. 2019
We did the 6 hours whale watching tour last week and enjoyed one of the best days of our holiday. What a great experience! We had encounters with the orca's, bears and whale's! Josh was the best skipper ever and gave us so much information about everything we saw on the way. He and Chelsea also made us a great lunch which was served on board during a very nice stop at one of the remote islands along the way. Thanks for an unforgettable day! It was the icing on the cake.
We stayed at the Ripple Rock RV Park at Brown's Bay! What a perfect place and a perfect day to end your holiday at.
Thanks again Josh and Chelsea and we hope to maybe visit again one day!
Written October 6, 2019
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Thanks for your great review and kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed yourself, and Josh especially loves hearing what a hit his lunches are :) We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!
Written October 21, 2019
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Croatia4me
Zagreb, Croatia18 contributions
Wildlife experience highlight of our vacation!
Sep. 2019
We took a 6 hour boat trip with Josh the skipper, and from beginning to end all was perfect. Very experienced, skill-full, friendly and knowledgable skipper.
I usually get seasick quickly but I had no problems at all. The boat is very sturdy, and you have room to move around, can take photo's and is I think much more preferable and comfortable to the rubber boats where you have to sit still in water protective clothing.
The wildlife we have seen and the explanations by Josh were perfect, really in depth info just enough at the right time. We saw a bear, had a great long and exciting encounter with a pod of Orka. Furthermore, we saw porpoises, sea lions and several bird species.
On this trip we have seen more wildlife in 6 hours than we have seen in 6 days!
All in all worth every penny, and you have beautiful memories and great photo's!
Written October 5, 2019
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Thanks so much for your fantastic review We're so happy to have been the highlight of your trip. We love viewing the marine life, but we love the reaction of our guests and hearing about the impact we have on their trips even more. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written October 21, 2019
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Jurranouk
1 contribution
Whale watching
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Today we took the 6our whale watching.
We see 3 bears, 2 orca, 3 whales and a group of dolphins. It was a unforgettable day.
Good service, very nice and gently.
All the credits to josh the skipper. Thanks for the experience
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for the great review, and we're happy to have been a part of your vacation. Come back and see us again soon!
Written October 21, 2019
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GrahamYorkshire
Yorkshire, England10 contributions
Campbell river whale watching
Aug. 2019
An excellent day out on the water, worth the cost for just the boat trip alone. As a bonus we saw Humpback whales, a black bear, deer and numerous types of bird.
The skipper was very amiable and very knowledgeable.
Included was a packed lunch,and the boat was covered, although we went out on deck during the frequent stops
We were impressed with the skipper's efforts not to stress the whales and give them space when needed.
Written August 29, 2019
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discoverywest
Thanks for the review Graham, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. We hope you'll join us again soon!
Written September 2, 2019
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WH Zhang
6 contributions
Amazing discover.
Aug. 2019
Excellent trip.

The weather is very good, the explanation is very professional, and the lunch is very rich.

Thanks!
Written August 23, 2019
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discoverywest
Thanks for the great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! (and the lunch ;) ) We hope to see you back again soon!
Written September 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Howval2010
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Highly recommend this tour. Josh is very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Looking forward to enjoying more tours this su
Enjoying a trip down the Narrows, watching several Humpback whales. Having a grest lunch made by our captain Josh
Hank T
Hank T
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Best Whale watching yet
We spent the day whale watching with our niece and her family. It was by far the best trip we have had in over twe
NanL51
NanL51
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Excellent Coastal Adventure
We had an amazing morning with Josh out on the water today. We were the only two on board and Josh was extremely kn
2019arrivals
2019arrivals
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Dancing in the ocean
We really had a great afternoon on the ocean. We saw two humpback whales, they didn’t want to stop dancing in the w
Roach57
Roach57
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Humpack madness
A very pleasant day with spectacular show with two humpbacks who couldn't stop entertaining us. We had to let go an
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Orcas!
My partner and I are so glad we contacted Discovery West Adventures on our last-minute trip to Vancouver Island. We
FellowTraveler171517
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Better information on availability
We looked at this and thought it would be an ideal way to cap off our last day in Campbell River so we booked to go
Helen Z
Helen Z
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A successful last minute booking!
We booked this trip at the end of an amazing time in West Canada and were certainly not disappointed! We booked t
Kardog111
Kardog111
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Best rainy day adventure in years.
We went out on the three hour tour, on a rainy September day with Captain Josh. It was amazing! We only saw one gre
Maureen B
Maureen B
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Wonderful experience.
The boat was very comfortable, staff were excellent and knowledgeable and we saw whales. Very exciting afternoon,
449norbertv
449norbertv
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WoW WoW WoW
Patience rewarded by two humpback whales doing an amazing 30-40 humpy-jumpies for more than half an hour. Wonderful
Nadja F
Nadja F
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Amazing time
We just want to say thank you again. We had an amazing trip. Everything was perfect. You guys made this for us a to
dorvalcanada
dorvalcanada
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Followed a pod of whales, along side our boat for what seemed like forever.
It was my first time going on a coastal tour. I wasn't sure wha to expect What a surprise.... an emotional surpri
Brianna K
Brianna K
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Pre-Wedding Orcas
This was our second tour with discovery west adventures - we enjoyed our first tour so much and we asked if they wo
AnitraV1
AnitraV1
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Jumpy humpy's
End of June we went on a morning tour to spot (killer) whales. We saw 2 orca's chasing a group of dolphins and betw
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