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Whales, Wildlife and Culture provided by Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Whales, Wildlife and Culture

Whales, Wildlife and Culture
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
This exclusive, small group marine experience offers a journey of discovery focused on large marine mammals combined with a fascinating view into the world of local First Nations. Taking place aboard our brand-new, custom-designed 12-passenger tour boats, Homalco Tours vessels are unlike any other. Our landing craft design provides the ability to access beaches on our 4-hour tours, while also providing a truly unique experience for guests with TWO seats for every passenger! You have the option to select your Comfort Seat inside the cozy cabin or your open-aired Adventure Seat at the front of the vessel, allowing for a safer COVID-friendly tour. All guests who wish to ride outside have access to warm survival suits and floater jackets commonly used on zodiac-style tours. Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is Indigenous owned and operated and is complimented with a unique Indigenous perspective on your marine wildlife experience. Thank you for choosing us, "ʔiymot" (it is good).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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: 4h
  • 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
We depart from Discovery Harbour Marina aboard a custom-designed tour vessel to search for humpback whales, orcas (killer whales), porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 196439P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Snacks and Beverage
Duration
4h
Departure details
1344 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9, Canada Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is located at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, right next to the Coast Community Credit Union.
Inclusions
Snacks and Beverage
Departure details
1344 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9, Canada Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is located at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, right next to the Coast Community Credit Union.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Most travellers can participate
Age restriction is 4 years and up
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 12 travellers

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Val V
Langley City, Canada5 contributions
Beautiful Scenery, Abundant Wildlife
Jul. 2021
A wonderful day on the water, with access to indoor and outdoor areas of the boat the trip was very comfortable. We stopped to watch the whales in several places on our way with our guide, Holly, who gave us information about the whales. Then we travelled through the channels and islands with drop-dead gorgeous ocean-meets-mountain scenery as a backdrop for the entire trip, into Homalco territory (so beautiful exclusive resorts have been built there). In the traditional territories Cassie gave us language and history lessons about the people and their journey from pre-colonial to current times. We rode through the strong currents, into the bays filled with sea lions and eagles, and back through the stunning landscape, stopping again to watch the whales. The tour takes you to inaccessible and beautiful places filled with wildlife.
Written July 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Val, thank you so much for your review! It's wonderful to hear how profound an impression the traditional Homalco territory had on you. Cassie said that she deeply enjoyed sharing her Homalco culture, history and language. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us! I:mote.
Written July 30, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Blaza E
Regina, Canada6 contributions
Great!
Jun. 2021
Highly recommend this tour provider. The all staff were great from the check-in to the conclusion. We booked a 4hr whale watching and wildlife tour fortunately locating a pod of Orcas in no time and watched as they taught a juvenile how to hunt a seal. Shortly thereafter, the boat captain (Jerry) located 3 humpbacks in another area. Holly was extremely knowledgable and well educated in all of the wildlife and their activities we witnessed during the tour. Kelsey provided the information on the Homalco First Nation's connections to the area.
This was the second whale watching tour we had been on. The previous time was with another provider, and while that was good, we thought this provider's services and teamwork were exceptional. We'll do it again!
Written June 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Blaza, thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience! It's amazing that you were able to see hunting orcas as well as three humpback whales. Sounds like it was a very full and exciting tour. Thank you for your commendation on our guides and Adventure Center staff. We are very proud of our team! We can't wait to have you back again. I:mote.
Written July 27, 2021
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MJ C
1 contribution
Wonderful experience
Jun. 2021
Very enjoyable adventure. We saw 4 humpbacks! Staff provided lots of information about the whales, and they were as excited to see them as we were. I was also impressed with the respect all showed for these magnificent creatures - stayed well away, idled the boat, didn't disturb them.
Reception and admin staff very welcoming and friendly as well. Great day.

I strongly recommend Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours.
Written June 21, 2021
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We are so glad you had a good day with the humpbacks! We make a point of following all regulations and best practices for wildlife viewing to ensure safe and respectful wildlife viewing. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I:mote.
Written July 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian C
Campbell River, Canada1 contribution
A great day on the water
Jun. 2021
We had a fantastic day out on the water with Homalco Tours, with their 'WHALES, WILDLIFE AND CULTURE' tour. The staff were all very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. We were able to see several Humpback Whales (from a safe distance) and learn about the area surrounding Campbell River and Quadra Island. Thanks again for the great day!
Written June 20, 2021
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Thank you for being part of our Whales Wildlife & Culture tour, Ian! We are happy to hear that you had such a great day viewing humpback whales while also learning about the area. I:mote!
Written June 29, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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Taryn R
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Whales, Wildlife, Culture
Took the 4 hour Whales, Wildlife and Culture tour on Saturday and loved it! Our guides were all very knowledgeable
Mike d
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Magical Day
What a terrific experience for me, my wife and 15-year old son. We saw whales, eagles and unsurpassed nature. The s
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Awe inspiring
This was an absolutely incredible experience. I have lived on the coast all my life and always enjoy learning more
Elaine B
Elaine B
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grilly bear, whales, eagles
Loved this trip...the guides Janet and Kelsey were a wealth of info and stories. The boat driver Dave was excellent
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Best of the best!
What can I say? What an absolutely incredible experience. I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for 3 years and I always w
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Grizzly Bear tour to Bute Inlet
We were extremely fortunate to take our tour on a gorgeous fall day, under the expert guiding of Cheyane, Holmanco
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Guaranteed to see Grizzlies and share in a Cultural Experience
We set off on our Wildlife Tour out of Campbell River with our incredible guide Cheyenne of the Homalco First Natio
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Grizzly Bear Tour - October 2019
We rode some wild waves, peaceful whirlpools, light rapids and smoother water to the Homalco territory where we wer
Ann B
Ann B
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Amazin experience
We did this trip with Discovery Marine Safaris, who took us out to Orford Bay and back (during which we saw humpbac
Jacco S
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A very nice grizzly tour
We did the trip in september and it was not very succesful with the grizzly's. We saw only one but they did everyth
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Recommend!
Calvin was our guide and is a gem! He has eyes like a hawk spotting wildlife that without his knowledge we may have
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Incredible viewing of Grizzlies, although too close at times
I did the Homalco Nations bear tour 2 times, in order to support First Nations, learn more about their culture, and
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Bears of Bute Inlet are Buteful!
Our day with Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours was an adventure of a life time. We saw Humpback whales on our way
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Georgia S
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Amazing Grizzlie Bears
We took a boat from Campbell River, Canada to where the Homalco First Nation care for the Bears and provide tours t
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Grizzly Bear Tour
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