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Mackay Whale Watching

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#1 of 17 things to do in Port McNeill Features Animals
Box 66, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
+1 877-663-6722
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Incredible experience

We visited in September 2016 and this was one of, if not the highlight of our time in BC. The trip... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
DWatsonbirder
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Southwell, null, United Kingdom
Excellent experience

We had two trips out with Bill and his boat. We did think one day would be enough, especially as... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Sea_Vixen
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Box 66, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited in September 2016 and this was one of, if not the highlight of our time in BC. The trip was absolutely fantastic; Orca, Humpback, dolphin, Dall's porpoise, Californian and Stella's sea lion, Auks, Divers, Sooty shearwaters, Phalaropes... the list goes on. The crew...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had two trips out with Bill and his boat. We did think one day would be enough, especially as I'm not a good sailor, but we were hooked. We were concerned at the outset when so many people (38) arrived for the same trip....More

1  Thank Sea_Vixen
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Even picked us up from our hotel at Hidden Cove. Started off as a misty morning but soon found Orcas and had great close views, lots of very informative details from skipper and first mate. Soup for lunch good Mulligatawny and then off for humpbacks,...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was a great experience and worth the 350+ km drive from Victoria. Captain Mackay is quite a character. He is very knowledgeable. His whales 101 primer is very interesting and give an excellent idea of conservation effort in the area. We saw both Orcas...More

1  Thank baigi
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had 3 great trips out with Bill & Marieka ! Each day we saw plenty of Orca, Humpbacks, Dolphin, Porpoise, seals and Sea lions. Bills informative chatter and humour is an added bonus to the day. Thanks for a great time ! See you next...More

1  Thank Julian G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Mackay Whale Watching. We traveled quite a distance from our resort in another part of B.C. to join this tour. We were fortunate enough to have a former marine life researcher (who had studied orca "percussions") on our tour...More

1  Thank wendy S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had an awesome day with the mackay family. We saw Orcas, Dolphins, humpback and sealions. Personally I really liked that the focus was on the orcas first and we were able to travel with them for a while. Even so the tour was fully...More

1  Thank Anna W
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have gone on numerous whale watching excursions but this was by far the best. The skipper and first mates were incredibly knowledgeable, and very understanding of what made a great day for the guests. We really enjoyed the whales 101 course :) Of course...More

1  Thank RickIF13
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

So much more than just whale watching. Incredible day, never a dull moment. We saw dolphins (a pod of 50+) porpoises, sea lions, resident and transient orcas (some swam directly under the boat), plus several hump backs. Bill's stories about the history of the area,...More

1  Thank alpvs
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great speedy boat to get you from one sighting to another. Didn't get seasick either. Captain Bill and First Mate were humorous, friendly, and awesome hosts with vast experience and knowledge of the area and the ocean life alike. The hot lunch aboard was tasty...More

1  Thank michelle f
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