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Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

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Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Simply amazing!

We have lived on Vancouver Island for four years and never gone on a boat tour... until now. And... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
fred_cameron
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Comox, Canada
A magical moment on the ocean

We booked the 4 hours wildlife tour. The boat by itself worths the trip. We boated around the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Noemie H
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We can be found in "The Floathouse" located on Dock E in the Discovery Harbour Marina in beautiful Campbell River, British Columbia.
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Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have lived on Vancouver Island for four years and never gone on a boat tour... until now. And what a tour we got! We saw a humpback and her calf feeding. Great! That was about it for whales... I guess it was a slow...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Morning Fred, Thank you so, so much for taking time out of your day to write such a thoughtful review!! It's so lovely to hear that you had a great time with us! It's common that locals of Vancouver Island don't get the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked the 4 hours wildlife tour. The boat by itself worths the trip. We boated around the discovery island, it’s very nice to see them from the ocean. We have seen and heard 2 humpback whales, it’s very impressive. But the highlight of the...More

Thank Noemie H
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good Morning Noemie, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review! We're so pleased to hear that your experience with us was the perfect last day of your trip! The dolphins never fail to bring happiness and excitement to our guests and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most brilliant day - our guide was very knowledgeable, we did the 6hr whale watching tour which was more like 7hrs as we took extra time to find about 30-40 eagles feeding! We also saw a grizzly bear, brown bear, sea lions, whales...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you so much for taking time to leave us such a fantastic review! If you have any photos from your trip, we would love to see them! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with the guide and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience was this. We went with Campbell's river whale watching adventure tours to the open sea. We spent 4,5 hours on the water and spotted a group of orka's. It was amazing!! The guide gave us plenty of time to shoot pictures...More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave us such a wonderful review! We're so glad to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us! We would love to see your photos if you would like...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon with super guide and driver Shay, manoeuvering through the waters, telling us about the history and wildlife, showing us some wonderful whales, orca’s, seals, eagles and sealions feasting on fish in the rapids.Thanks voor this fascinating experience!More

Thank Tien C
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Tien, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this lovely review! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great trip with Shea! We do our best to make sure our tours are filled with history, information,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were treated to an excellent experience. The boats are very good, with dual engines so, with an excellent guide, we were driven through some very rough water in a comfortable and safe way. Their outfits were excellent for staying dry, warm and safe. We...More

Thank R2Regina
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Reg, Thank you so much for coming out with us and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! The water south of Quadra Island can certainly get choppy but we pride ourselves with talented staff members that are able to make...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing day! Our guide, Andrew did a fantastic job of allowing us to experience a variety of truly great things. We saw two hump backs in different areas. One surfaced right in front of us. We also experienced the tidal rapids and waterfalls...More

Thank Jeff G
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Jeff, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write us such a wonderful review! It sounds like you had an exciting trip full of wonderful sightings! The "Eagle Show", as we call it, is always incredible to experience!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 12 are in Campbell River for the week volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and we took the opportunity to book a morning run to view wildlife. Despite the mixed rain and windy weather, and resulting rough water conditions, we saw lots of...More

Thank Allen L
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Allen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us! We really appreciate it and we are so glad to hear your trip with us was so great! We do our best to ensure that our trips are...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Today we had a fantastic day with David, we saw about 15 orca's. Yesterday we did the same tour on very, very rough water so that we didn't see much. today the conpany gave us a second chance to watch orca's. How cool is that....More

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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning Vivian, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We always do our best to make sure that our guests get the best experience possible! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your trips with us! We hope to have...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the afternoon tour on Monday. It was our second time and we will go again next year. We thoroughly enjoyed our outing. Unfortunately we didn't see whales or bears this time but did see eagles and sea lions. The...More

Thank Connie T
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CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Connie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate that you've joined us in the past and will again in the future! Sometimes the whales and bears evade us, but the eagles and sea lions are always a...More

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31 March 2017|
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Response from tgwood | Reviewed this property |
Chances are that you will see whales and or Orcas on a whale watching trip. By the same token on a Grizzly Bear trip , your chances of seeing bears are very strong. They do guarantee you to see bears on the Grizzly trip and... More
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queens888
26 October 2016|
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Response from 053weejohnny530 | Reviewed this property |
I use a Nikon D7100 with a 18-300mm telephoto..almost any camera will work actually, the wildlife is not very far away...
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queens888
25 October 2016|
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Response from Moiraine8 | Reviewed this property |
There were only 12 in our group. Once we landed at Orford Pt, Drew and William took us out to the viewing platforms. It pretty well depends on how many bears are around - if lots of bears in close proximity, they will stay... More
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