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Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with...more
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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well what can I say? My wife and were visiting BC for a holiday. Wanted to see the wildlife and after research picked Discovery to give us our fix. We booked the Grizzly tour for Saturday 15th Sept. This tour exceeded our wildest expectations. We...More

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TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Jim and Sue, Thank you so much for sharing your time with us on holidays and choosing us for your whale watching and Grizzly Bear trips. Sounds like you had two fantastic trips! The whale watching trip you were on was probably one of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked at the last minute because of trying to get a good weather day. The trip left on time and the boat was good & fast to get you out to the viewing area quickly. We spent a long time observing humpbacks feeding and playing,...More

Thank Nicolette46
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Nicolette, Thank you for the review and choosing us for you whale watching trip. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and got to experience the humpbacks feeding and playing -- they are pretty spectacular aren't they?! I agree the Stellar sea...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are a few companies to choose from, others generally have smaller boats usually ribs, which is why we chose Discovery marine safaris as the boat is a good size, comfortable and if bad weather you have an inside with seating. John the captain of...More

1  Thank Gavlar14
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Gavin, wow thank you for the review. I am so glad to hear you had such a great experience on board. We are lucky to have such an amazing crew with captains like John that share their years of experience and expertise with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Never expected such an experience when visiting relatives on Vancouver Island from UK. Amazing afternoon with a comfortable boat in which we all felt safe. Captain John and his knowledgeable wild life expert were so skilled and respectful of the whales and other sea creatures....More

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TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing us for your whale watching trip while visiting Vancouver Island! I am so glad to hear you had a great time. Captain John has years of experience in our area -- between him and the rest of the on board crew,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Around 9 o‘clock our whale watching tour started after a short instruction from captain Ted and Ruben. Shortly after we left the harbour we saw about 6 killer whales. Ted always looked that the boat is far enough for the whales but close enough for...More

Thank Beat S
TayaM32, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Beat, sounds like you had really great sightings on your trip. Always lucky to see both Killer Whales and Humpbacks! Captain Ted and Ruben are such great crew members -- so enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. Glad to hear you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have waited until we had a bear trip at another location before writing review, so that I can compare experiences. Well, Discovery Marine win with their atttention to detail in making the trip a pleasure. Captain Ted and Rueben were very knowledgeable and interacted well...More

Thank AlfaMaleYorkshire
Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, sounds like you had some great sightings. I agree, Captain Ted and Ruben are great! We are very fortunate to have both of them as part of our crew, and always do a great job to share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 and we live in Campbell River. My husband always has bad luck when it comes to whale/dolphin sightings - the kids and I always seem to see whales or dolphins when he's not around! The 4 hour tour was...More

Thank Jacks1010
Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad to hear you had such a great trip, it sounds like the bad luck curse has been broken! Thank you for much for sharing your feedback with us, it sounds like a truly remarkable day for wildlife. I have to agree -- we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a whale watching trip at 9AM, during 4 hours, and what we experienced was amazing… Not so long after leaving the harbor of Campbell River, we found already a family of the Northern orca group. The captain and his boatsmate Ruben followed...More

Thank kvtricht
Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Sounds like you had great sightings. We have been really lucky that the Northern Resident Killer Whales have been choosing to spend so much time in our area recently, as we are generally not in their normal range. I am so glad to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I went to the Whale Watching Safari for our anniversary. The boat was fantastic and well equipped with all you need to be comfortable on the ocean for 4 hours; indoor and outdoor space, a clean washroom, refreshments. We saw Humpback Whales...More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Faye, Thank you for the feedback, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip, and had great sightings as well. I think Humpbacks are my favorite animal to see out there -- no matter how often I see them I am in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Al and Kaitlin took us on an amazing whale watching boat tour where we were lucky enough to see 14 humpback whales, and of course loads of other marine wildlife. It was a great experience all round!!

Thank vannus2018
Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad to hear you had such a great trip, 14 humpbacks, WOW! We are so fortunate to have so many whales returning to our area. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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rgrnch
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The amount of people is controlled so as not to impact the bears and to provide the best viewing opportunities for our guests. We tend to take in 30 people on one boat, but the maximum is 36 in the bear area at a time. All... More
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