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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

#1 of 15 things to do in Cowichan Bay Features Animals
1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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Vancouver Island 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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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Greg and Megan on the sunset whale watching boat trip this evening! Their sensitivity and respect in the way they lead the trip was really brilliant-we we're guests in the whales environment and it sure was a privilege...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with Gregory today. The welcoming by Megan was already super warm and friendly. The trip itself lastet about 4 hours. We saw seals and - most important - a lot of Orcas. Gregory was a fantastic guide. He knows perfectly...More

Thank 28_Patricia_28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day of watching a large pod of Biggs Killer Whales playing and chillaxing. The staff are very knowledgeable and out of season some work in whale conservation so they really know their stuff and have the animals welfare at heart. Also when you book...More

Thank Ems-Seaweed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a tailored whale watching experience (10-14 people per boat) this is a great choice. We were lucky enough to have Ashley captain our Zodiac and she had a wealth of marine life knowledge telling us lots of interesting facts about everything from...More

Thank KVtravels2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience and family memories to last a lifetime. Loved the personal attention from Captain Gary, who's knowledge and passion for killer whales was infectious! We spent over 2 hours with a group of Biggs killer whales and were awestruck by these beautiful creatures. Far...More

Thank wkristy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private charter for a family of 10. The staff were super helpful on the phone, and we received regular email reminders of our booking and helpful information on what to bring.The boats are great fun for families, speeding across the water in...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome experience! Lifetime memories for all of us! Orcas everywhere! Breeching, tale slapping, rolling and fin slapping. Large male with six foot dorsal fin to little calves. Truly amazing to watch. It was also great to see all of the whale watching charters being so...More

Thank BHemstalk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Gary took us out into the Georgia Strait where we saw literally dozens of killer whales. I can't count how many times we saw them breach, once we even saw two breaching in unison. Amazing.

Thank Frankie_Hummus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this tour (30th June 2017 sunset tour) after being disappointed by whale watching in Tofino. This tour was fantastic. We saw about 20 orcas. One swam directly under the boat. We witnessed breeches, spy hops and tail slaps. The captain...More

2  Thank TammyS1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two families took a private charter, kids ranged from 10 to 17. We took the sunset trip and had an amazing encounter watching Killer whales hunting a porpoise. Thyren was our captain, his passion and enthusiasm for all the wildlife captivated us from start to...More

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Abigail M
29 July 2017|
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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
20 June 2017|
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Response from Steve T | Reviewed this property |
They basically measure you up for a suit when you arrive. there were people of all shapes and sizes on my trip. the trip was excellent, great fun, very informative and with a really nice group of people. ignore what Klaus... More
Kathleen B
19 May 2017|
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Response from OceanEcoVentures | Property representative |
HI Kathleen, Thanks for your enquiry. We actually have two zodiacs but we also have a fibreglass boat which also hold 12 people. That is the one we typically recommend for older people. We have taken many people before in... More