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Discovery West Adventures

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Campbell River, Canada
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About Discovery West Adventures
We are proud to be based out of the beautiful Brown’s Bay Resort just 19km north of Campbell River. We offer whale watching, eco tours, sunset tours, and private charters. Contact us today to book!
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19arjaykay46 wrote a review Aug. 2021
Courtenay, Canada117 contributions55 helpful votes
Favourite part if the trip?? Hands down the porpoises surfing our wake!!!! Some as close as 10'. Josh told us it was the most porpoises he had had surfing his wake in his 8 years doing this. Our 9 yr old granddaughter & 7 yr old grandson form Toronto were absolutely over the moon. The whole trip was perfect. It was the perfect time span for little ones, they saw a couple of bald eagles (which was all they really wanted to see) perched in trees plus the porpoises. Josh was a great host & skipper. He was actually (not superficially) interested in our little group. Guess what we're doing as a family the next time they come to visit Gramma & Grandpa. With Josh, of course!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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VALERIE porter wrote a review Jul. 2021
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Enjoying a trip down the Narrows, watching several Humpback whales. Having a grest lunch made by our captain Josh whole visiting Refuge Cove.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Hank T wrote a review Jul. 2021
Qualicum Beach, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent the day whale watching with our niece and her family. It was by far the best trip we have had in over twenty years of whale watching on this coast. Our skipper, Josh, was attentive, knowledgeable, courteous, and had a great sense of humor; the lunch he prepared was excellent as well. We highly recommend Discovery West Adventures if you want a great day on the water.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Chelsea C, Owner at Discovery West Adventures
Responded Jul. 13, 2021
Thank you so much for your great review Hank. Josh will be happy to hear you enjoyed his lunch, and his sense of humor (he thinks he is pretty funny too ;) ) We are fortunate enough to have such beautiful wildlife and scenery, and we're so happy we were able to share it with you. We hope you'll come back again! Cheers :)
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Kim H wrote a review Jul. 2021
Comox, Canada15 contributions6 helpful votes
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!)
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Chelsea C, Owner at Discovery West Adventures
Responded Jul. 13, 2021
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 :)
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NanL51 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Salt Spring Island, Canada28 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an amazing morning with Josh out on the water today. We were the only two on board and Josh was extremely knowledgeable, kind, helpful and friendly. We were so impressed with all his efforts to make this a memorable trip for us. He managed to arrange great weather and long, enjoyable, amazing sightings of dolphins, bears (twice) and bald eagles. The scenery throughout the whole trip was spectacular and Josh did a great job of explaining where we were and what we were seeing. I am so glad that I found DiscoveryWest and will definitely recommend it to others. Loved the boat and all Josh’s knowledge. I had mentioned my husband’s birthday, so along with the hot chocolate Josh made us, he produced cupcakes as a treat! Very, very kind - and that was the icing on the cake for a super excursion. Our three hour trip turned into four, as we were enjoying it so much. Thank you Josh and DiscoveryWest for an exceptional adventure!
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Response from Chelsea C, Owner at Discovery West Adventures
Responded Jul. 13, 2021
Thank you for such a great review. We always try our best to order good weather, and lots of wildlife for our tours ;) and we are mostly successful! We're glad you enjoyed yourself, and what a wonderful way to spend your husbands' birthday. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon!
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