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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
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US$108.22*
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Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour
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US$210.80*
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Vancouver Island's Ultimate Full Day Whale and Wildlife Tour
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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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“killer whales” (60 reviews)
“whale watching” (141 reviews)
“captain simon” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
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"whale watching"
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"transient whales"
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"knew exactly where"
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"these guys"
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"super pod"
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"amazing experience"
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"sea lions"
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"great trip"
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"his passion"
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"four hours"
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"his knowledge"
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"see whales"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon spent with the knowledgeable ocean ecoventures staff, who are passionate about the whales seen at Cowichan Bay. Our guide Tasli answered all our questions and made sure we saw whales.

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OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm glad you enjoyed the day out on the water with Captain Tasli and the whales. Cheers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an AMAZING time with Captain Gary and Taz! They were very informative and knowledgeable about everything we saw. Between the killer whales, bald eagles, rock sausages and the amazing humpbacks we were not disappointed. I HIGHLY recommend this small family owned business for...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day on the water with the whales, wildlife, Captain Gary, and Tasli! Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Shaun was our Captain and he did a great job! Very personable, informative and I felt completely at ease with him and the boat. We saw Killer whales, seals, eagles and some goats who were hanging out by the water. The...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day on the water with the whales, wildlife, and Captain Shaun. It sounds like you saw a great variety of some of the wildlife that lives in the area. I hope you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone from the team I got a chance to talk to was very friendly and helpful, starting with EJ and ending with captain Greg. I went on a 4-hour wildlife and whale watching trip with captain Greg and it was by far my best whale...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed your day out on the water with Captain Greg! Greg certainly loves what he does, and we are very lucky to have him. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and that you saw a great group...More

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February 1, 2018|
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The Victoria Airport code is YYJ ; you can fly non-stop from San Francisco (SFO) on United or Air Canada or save some dough by stopping over in Seattle (SEA) with Delta. Then, as others said, no Lyft or Uber, but you can... More
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Response from Kate v | Reviewed this property |
Hey Abigail-- so it's not too difficult, it's more of the timing and having the time. My husband and I initially thought this was a day trip but we turned it into an overnight excursion to Vancouver island-- which was well... More
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Response from Klaus m | Reviewed this property |
try another company.. this one is defintely not recommended..
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