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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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Wonderful Time

Great experience whale watch. There was orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions, and dolphins... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tyson G
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What an experience!

Could not have been happier with the whole experience. From booking the trip months ago from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robyn D
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British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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+1 250-928-3185
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience whale watch. There was orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions, and dolphins. Captain Wayne ensured we spent time with each animal and provided direction on where to look. Alex and Carmon where knowledgeable and energetic. Made for a wonderful experienceMore

Thank Tyson G
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Captain Wayne, Carmen and Alex will be pleased to know that you had a wonderful time out on the Lukwa whale watching with them. They make a great crew don't they! It certainly sounds as if you had some fantastic sightings including all four species...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Could not have been happier with the whole experience. From booking the trip months ago from the UK, to receiving the pre trip info to the actual day itself. Skipper Wayne and the crew Chloe and Johanna were fantastic, I loved the introduction talk and...More

Thank Robyn D
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was our pleasure to have you onboard Robyn D and thank you for choosing us to fulfill your dream of seeing orcas in the wild. I will never forget the day I saw my first orca in the wild or the first time I...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked with Stubbs Island and they could not have been more helpful. Booking was easy and when we asked to change the time of the booking there was no problem, it was quick and notification of the change emailed straight away. On the day we...More

Thank Mattman_21
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jane, Thank you for booking with us, I am pleased that you found our booking system easy and that our great front office team were able to help you by accommodating the changes you requested. Hopefully we were able to give you an equally...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with the very knowledgeable guides of Stubbs, Chloe and Johanna. Besides all the wildlife we saw, including orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, bald eagles and seals, their information about the behaviour of the animals really made the trip complete. A nice bonus was the...More

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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for booking with us and for your review. It was our pleasure having you onboard. Chloe and Johanna are great as are all our crew, they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion about the wildlife that is seen and I can only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving late at night in Port Hardy we pre-booked Stubb's Island Whale Watching for the next day. Just over an hour's drive away it was an amazing das. Privileged by the sunny weather we really enjoyed Telegraph Cove and especially the 3 hour tour with...More

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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear that you had an amazing day whale watching with us utajahn. Telegraph Cove is a fun place to visit isn't it and such a convenient gateway for us to take our guests out into the wild in search of whales - and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent afternoon tour and lasted about 3hrs. Captain Bob and his two naturalists (Joanna and Carmen) provide a thoroughly professional service which is very reassuring. Captain Bob is a very experienced sailor and his docking of the boat is a wonder to...More

Thank Max H
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Max H, for sharing your experience whale watching out of Telegraph Cove. We are very proud of our experienced Captain's and naturalists. Our Captains have many years experience navigating the waters around Vancouver Island and our crew are well qualified to keep our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the early morning tour and were really lucky to see all kinds of marine animals! Orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions amd porpoises! The captain (wayne) and his crew (alex and carmen) we very helpful pointing out the wildlife and giving information....More

Thank Nicole v
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nicole v for coming whale watching with us and for giving us the thumbs up with regard to your overall experience. It certainly sounds like you had an action packed morning on board the Lukwa with Captain Wayne, Carmen and Alex and that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was like our captain Wayne said 'gorgeous'. We were very lucky and saw lots of orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sealions. For the exact names ask the crew. So much was going on at some point that it was hard to see...More

Thank PatriciaSchwab
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear that you had some gorgeous weather and that you saw many of the marine mammals to be found in our area including both Orca and Humpback whales. It is always good to know that our teams dedication to ethical wildlife viewing, education...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day. Lots of orcas all around the ship. (20+) Appreciated the fact the shipper knew where to go but didn't "chase" the orcas. Instead he positioned the ship so the whales would come by us. Also saw humbacks, seals , sea lions,...More

Thank Arthur J
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you had a wonderful time whale watching with us out of Telegraph Cove. Our experienced Captains are committed to ethical wildlife viewing. Together with their crew, they work hard to offer our guests the best opportunity to observe and if possible listen to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought friends from Oregon to see Vancouver Island and included a trip with Stubbs. The skipper and naturalists were very professional and knowledgable, and we enjoyed chatting with all of them. We saw many humpbacked whales, as well as seals, sea lions and eagles....More

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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you stephenbYYJ, we are pleased you and your friends enjoyed your time out on the water whale watching with us and that you enjoyed chatting with our naturalists - they are a great group of individuals and love sharing their knowledge and passion with...More

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GeoffG1967
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Sarah N | Property representative |
Hello GeoffG1967, Thank you for reaching out regarding our tours. Late July is a great time of year to come whale watching and while we cannot guarantee what we will see at that time of year there is a high probability... More
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Lynne K
February 20, 2017|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
You can get an idea by reading the Stubbs Island website Sightings Log from last June to get an idea as to what can be seen. For sure humpback whales arriving from Hawaii and Mexico are showing up early in June and there are... More
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Etta D
August 24, 2016|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Hi Etta D, My apologies for taking so long to respond to your question. The summer months from June through September are the best months to see whales in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound areas. For orcas... More
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