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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with...more
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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great whale watching tour this time - the kind of tour that we have come to expect from this company year after year. we have done bear watching and whale watching tours with this company for years and with one exception which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deb P
Reviewed October 25, 2018

During our 3 night stay in Campbell River we did 2 trips with Discovery Marine, on our first day was the full day grizzly bear trip. We took a 2h boat ride towards Bute Inlet, and on the way we saw 2 pods of orca...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We where out on Sep. 24th and had a amazing time. We saw the Humpbacks play ing around, some eagles and I don’t know how many bears. Everything was good organized. The team was perfect; helpful, friendly and very informative. I also liked the idea...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kyra L
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi Kyra, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much and had some great sightings! We strive to make our guest experience as good as possible, and have a great team who works hard to make that a reality. Thank you for...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, eagles, sea lions and seals, all in a 4 hour boat trip. Add to that the stunning backdrops and scenary also. The boat was spacious, confortable, not overcrowded and easily accessible even for myself with limited mobility. The crew were very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank iancQ7443ZZ
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hi Ian, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us on your whale watching trip, and got to see so much as well! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, hopefully we will see...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Captain Ted and Rueben were very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great afternoon. They made the trip fun and a great learning experience. We saw Orcas and Humpbacks, turtles, sea lions, seals, and Bald eagles. A humpback whale came up right next to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bev4441
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Bev, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us, sounds like you had a great trip. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it so much and you felt it was an educational experience. We strive to always have our guests leave feeling...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018

I'm not a huge fan of boats or deep water but I have always wanted to see whales up close. This was my birthday weekend and we did the tour with Captain Ted and Reuben. I lost count of how many whale sightings we had....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Venture555105
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

I am so glad to hear you took a chance and pushed yourself to join us on board! Sounds like you had fantastic sighting, it is always a bonus to see both humpbacks and killer whales. Captain Ted and Ruben are such fantastic members of...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We went on our safari on October 6, 2018. The weather was perfect as we set out with Captain John and his mate Kaitlin. Captain John was an excellent, well spoken and knowledgeable leader of our group. His mate Kaitlin took great care of us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael F
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Michael, Thanks so much for sharing and for the kind words! We are very fortunate to have an amazing team here with people like John and Kaitlin and everyone else is well. In addition to our in house team we have a great partnership...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

We booked this Tour about 12 months in advance, so were looking forward to it and were not disappointed. When we reached the island where the bears were, we spent about 3 hours observing Grizzlies and even saw some elk. At this stage we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

I am so glad to hear that the trip lived up to your expectations and you had such great viewings! It really is remarkable isn't it?! Seeing the Grizzly's go about their business, almost feels surreal. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, and...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked this tour and were not disappointed. The tour was excellent in every respect. The service personnel were friendly and professional. The first Nations tribal members were also fantastic. We saw lots of bears. Thank you. Simply a first-class operation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Don H
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hi Don, Thank you for joining us on a Grizzly Expedition and taking the time to share you review with us. I am so glad to hear you had such a great trip!

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Were fortunate enough to be on this extremely well organised trip to the Bute Inlet on 12th September. Friendly and helpful Captain and crew and excellent guides at the Homalco Reserve. We were lucky enough to see 14 grizzlies - a totally awesome experience -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Sounds like you had a great trip out there! It is hard to describe just how special the trip is until you are actually there witnessing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. We are fortunate to have a fantastic team of Captains, Crew and...More

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rgrnch
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Response from geord31 | Property representative |
The amount of people is controlled so as not to impact the bears and to provide the best viewing opportunities for our guests. We tend to take in 30 people on one boat, but the maximum is 36 in the bear area at a time. All... More
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