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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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Cowichan Bay, Canada
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About Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching
Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise.A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.
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Janet G wrote a review Sep. 2021
Mississauga, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing experience! Five family members went out on the Salish Sea with Captain Gregory on September 8, 2021 to celebrate two birthdays. Our adventure began with a welcoming greeting from EJ in the tour office. She is personable, professional, very helpful with all our questions and got us outfitted in our survival suits. (Which by the way ARE very necessary for warmth and flotation.) Then we met our jocular Captain Gregory; a great guy who must have been a pirate in a former life. He is very knowledgeable and well-spoken about the whales and sea lions, and many other Secrets of the Salish Sea. We got quite close to a total of 5 humpbacks, watching them shallow dive and deep dive, all the while respecting their environment. On the trip back Gregory took us by a small island to view the sea lions lounging in the sun. The Zodiac boat was very safe and comfortable. A whale watching tour with Ocean EcoVentures is an awesome adventure which I would recommend very highly and look forward to experiencing again!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Darlenebee wrote a review Sep. 2021
Red Deer, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went on a whale watching tour with Gregory. Very skilled badass man of the ocean. Well-spoken tour guide with a wealth of knowledge to share. Upbeat and made it fun. The boat was safe and very comfortable. We got to see whales up close, while still respecting their environment. If I am ever back in the area I will gladly go on this tour again.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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djz_bucket_list wrote a review Sep. 2021
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We had a great and successful day out with Jane and Lawren! Both shared information about the whales in the area, their habits and history. We saw four humpback whales and scouted for orcas but they had moved on. Well worth your time and investment if you are also a whale nerd!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Info K wrote a review Aug. 2021
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My wife, son, his girlfriend and I took a fabulous trip on Saturday August 14, 2021 on this whale-watching tour. Despite us being late (completely our fault), the staff were gracious and helpful. Our tour guide was a well-seasoned pro. We had a remarkable boat ride (amazing boat) through the inlets and around the islands. We saw Humpback whales as well as the rugged beauty of this coastline. This experience was a highlight of our trip out here. I recommend this tour company to anyone looking for a better view and a more exciting adventure.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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AJ wrote a review Aug. 2021
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Fantastic tour! Tour operators took us straight to where the action was. They were very knowledgeable, informative and had a passion for the whole experience. We were able to experience a collective group of active killer whales, humpback, sea lions, eagles and so much more in an amazing setting. Such a great trip!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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