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Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

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Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Dolphin, Grizzlies, Humpback Whales, and Orcas...It Doesn't Get Much Better Than This!!!

We have been traveling to Vancouver Island for many years, and have been on many excursions. But... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
J H
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Valencia, California
The experience of a life time

We had this incredible and unique experience. We spent all day out on a Zodiac (take the full day... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
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We can be found in "The Floathouse" located on Dock E in the Discovery Harbour Marina in beautiful Campbell River, British Columbia.
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Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have been traveling to Vancouver Island for many years, and have been on many excursions. But, hands-down this was one of the best adventures we have ever done. Our guide Leif was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. The weather was gorgeous, and the wildlife cooperative...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

J H, Thank you very much for your review. What a compliment it is to hear that we provided you with one of your best adventures! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Leif. We'd love for you to pay us...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had this incredible and unique experience. We spent all day out on a Zodiac (take the full day experience) and we had a chance to see Orcas, Humpback, Black Bears, sea lions... The Zodiac gives you the chance to see quite close but in...More

Thank Stefano C
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you very much Stefano for taking the time to write such a kind review. The zodiac is quite fun and we're pleased to hear that you were able to observe some of the wildlife that our area has to offer. We're glad to hear...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had a fantastic trip across to Bute Inlet. Leif pointed out humpback whales and black bears on the way over and back, and we saw 8 grizzly bears while with the First Nation guides. Leif was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the wildlife. The whole...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you very much for letting us be a part of your holiday. We shall pass your kind words along to Leif. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with both the bears and the whales! We hope to see you again. Sincerely, All...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Aaron was our guide the day we went out. He was informative, professional, and entertaining. We saw humpback whales on seven different occasions throughout the day, two sets of Dall's porpoise, sea lions sunning themselves (and two males squaring off), a whole flock of eagles,...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

CanadianGoesAbroad, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We're glad you had a wonderful time, and apologize again for the error regarding your lunch. If you're ever in the area, we hope you'll join us on another adventure! Kind Regards...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had the most amazing tour ! We saw grizzly bears catching and eating salmon in River inlet. Nothing was rushed our guide Laith was awesome , he took time to talk to everyone and give lots of information. On the way to Bute inlet...More

Thank Chris C
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Chris C, Thank you so much for the kind words! It's always rewarding to hear that guests have truly enjoyed their experience with us. We're so glad you booked with us and that we were able to show you a wonderful day out on the...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great great day! A lot of killer whales and humpbacks, great boat, great guide, great food,... (7-8 Hours Zodiac Tour on the 15th of August) Thanks a lot!

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

w0w07, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime. Thank you from all of us at Campbell River Whale Watching

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Jack and Kathy were wonderful hosts. They were very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge. We all enjoyed the tour immensely. They are very good stewards of their environment, and respected the wildlife by staying the legal distance from them, but were still close...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Good Afternoon Renee, Maurine, and Nancy! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us and had a great day of sightings! You can definitely tell how passionate...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

All in all a great day. This company makes it possible to see the grizzly bears in their natural habitat around a salmon river. We saw 8 grizzly bears, and also humpback whales, dolfins and orca's on the way back. Most of the guides were...More

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CRWWAT, Manager at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled that the Grizzlies made your day as they have for many others but I am concerned regarding your negative remark about our guide. One needs to remember that the Grizzlies...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We chose the covered boat option in the case of foul weather but found it to be a perfect escape from the sun on a beautiful day for whale watching. Saw several Humpbacks, a lone brown bear and a large school of dolphins, but at...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Halfman1, Thank you very much for your kind comments about both the tour and Jim. He will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time on the water with him! We look forward to having you out with us again! Kind Regards from all...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Wie did the grizzly tour in Augst 2017. The covered vessel was very comfortable. A small washroom was onboard. Our guide Jim had very interesting informations about the wildlife and the area. We saw Orcas, Humpbacks, Dolphins, a black bear, a seal and some bald...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Bjoern_7750, Thank you very much for your kind review! It's great to hear that you had an eventful tour! Seeing a wide variety of animals is always exciting, and it sounds like you did. Please come back and visit us again! We'd be happy to...More

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Harmony L L
31 March 2017|
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Response from tgwood | Reviewed this property |
Chances are that you will see whales and or Orcas on a whale watching trip. By the same token on a Grizzly Bear trip , your chances of seeing bears are very strong. They do guarantee you to see bears on the Grizzly trip and... More
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queens888
26 October 2016|
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Response from 053weejohnny530 | Reviewed this property |
I use a Nikon D7100 with a 18-300mm telephoto..almost any camera will work actually, the wildlife is not very far away...
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queens888
25 October 2016|
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Response from Moiraine8 | Reviewed this property |
There were only 12 in our group. Once we landed at Orford Pt, Drew and William took us out to the viewing platforms. It pretty well depends on how many bears are around - if lots of bears in close proximity, they will stay... More
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