Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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.
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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MBain
South Queensferry11 contributions
We had an excellent trip with Ocean Ecoventures. We had Tax as our captain, who was brilliant. The information she was able to give us really enhanced our trip and her ability to identify each whale activity was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see 8 humpbacks on our trip and being able to spend time watching them, listening to them and even smelling their breath is a memory that will last. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.
Written September 29, 2022
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lisambrandt1
Port Stanley, Canada65 contributions
Aug. 2022
We had a great time and were overjoyed to be surrounded by humpback whales! Captain Shaun obviously loves the whales because his excitement was as great as our own. We weren't able to find a pod of orcas from earlier in the day but speaking for my friend and me, we weren't disappointed. That's nature for you!
Written September 4, 2022
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Aidan B
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Aug. 2022 • Friends
My sister and I took this tour at the end of August and had a great time! We were lucky and got to see the whales hunting, so they came out of the water a ton! Taz was our captain and she knew a lot about the whales and was just as excited to see them as the group, which made it more enjoyable! I would recommend anyone going to bring binoculars for a better view.
Written September 1, 2022
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Lise P
Gibbons, Canada30 contributions
Captain Simon took us out quite a distance to see a family of killer whales! We stayed and enjoyed these magical creatures until the last moment and arrived back at the bay right at dark. I can’t explain how much I loved this tour and how knowledgeable the captain was, he is passionate about his work, and marine life
Written August 19, 2022
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Johan Oostlander
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Highly recommended. We had a great time with our guide and captain of the Zodiac boat Taz. She shared a lot of information on the whales that we saw and their habitat.
Written August 17, 2022
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Patricia
Red Deer, Canada536 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We did the whalewatching tour from French Creek in Parksville! It was so awesome! Would highly recommend it if you are even considering a whale tour! We saw humpbacks and a pod of killer whales. Stayed with both groups for at least an hour each. Saw a hunt and kill really close to shore! Water was like glass today! Beautiful trip! The first group of whales was 10 minutes away!
Written August 16, 2022
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Simon B
Cambridge, UK12 contributions
A really professional outfit ,our skipper Taz was a bona fide whale nut and a very good helm. Went on an evening cruise and saw a family of orca in very calm sea conditions . Added bonuses were harbour seals and a rhinoceros auklet with its mouth stuffed full of fish . Don’t expect to get too close because this outfit are very respectful of the whales’ space . Take binoculars and a long lens for photos . The RIB ( called Sonic) was super fast and covets great distances quickly but is surprisingly unbumpy
We were also lucky enough to get the most stupendous sunset
Written August 6, 2022
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Saskia N
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Friends
First time seeing orcas and it was amazing; we were able to watch a family of four orcas demonstrate hunting behaviours which was very cool as well as see bald Eagles and harbour seals. Captain Jane was very kind and knowledgeable and even though I was white knuckling it a bit in the speedy zodiac she made us feel very safe. Overall, definitely recommend!
Written August 2, 2022
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Melanie O
Woodstock, Canada31 contributions
Friendly and helpful staff. Captain was knowledgeable and confident. We saw 2 orcas and 3 humpbacks. Wish we could have gotten closer, but they are respectful of the wildlife, and we loved that about them. Stopped to see some birds and seals as well. Beautiful day on the water.
Written July 24, 2022
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tanon513
Durham, UK11 contributions
Captain Shaun took us out for a brilliant trip to see the Orcas around Cowichan Bay.

All the staff and our captain were extremely personable, friendly, and incredibly informative the whole time - and riding in the Zodiac is pretty fun.

We got the chance to see a pod of Killer Whales, some humpbacks, and our captain showed us around the local islands including some of the other wildlife - including a great sight of some seals.

Would really recommend to anyone.
Written July 20, 2022
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