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Mackay Whale Watching

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Ticked all the cetacean and bird boxes!

We had booked this trip well in advance, as well as a grizzly bear trip with another outfit. Went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guisborough, United Kingdom
Highlight of our visit to Vancouver Island

We have had the very good fortune to experience this unique trip with the Mackay family for some 12... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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1514 Broughton Blvd, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0, Canada, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked this trip well in advance, as well as a grizzly bear trip with another outfit. Went on 12 Sept, flat calm sea after a few choppier days. Entertaining before we even set off, and as birders we were just as interested in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had the very good fortune to experience this unique trip with the Mackay family for some 12 years now and never tire of the thrill of getting that close to nature in it’s wildest form we have never been disappointed as Captain Bill...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite simply, you will spend a very memorable day. Everything went smoothly. The office is super easy to find, there is free parking around ( not in the back of the building, though, be careful, and ask the Mackays for the free parking spots) The...More

1  Thank Gilles B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first whale watching adventure and it will be tough to beat! The charming and witty crew led by Boss Bill exercised knowledge and humor throughout the adventure. We came upon multiple pods of Orca, hundreds of Pacific White Sided dolphins, Porpoise, a...More

1  Thank Brookes L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very entertaining captain of the boat, and crew also full of life. We saw lots of orca throughout the trip. Also humpback wales and a very friendly pod of dolphins. Orca also got closer than the rules permitted - but what exactly is captain to...More

1  Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

So lucky. We saw maybe six humpback whales and came across possibly as many as 40 Orcas! Captain Bill was super patient and stayed with the Humpbacks and Orcas for a very long time. Nice touch was lunch served on board and dessert on the...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The MacKay team delivered an incredible whale watching experience over a 5 hour period. We saw a pod (A pod) of orcas (killer whales), a hump backed whale, minke whales, along with dophins and porpoises, and sea lions. We even heard the killer whales chatting...More

1  Thank Carole N
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had SUCH a great time out on the water with Bill and crew. Everyone was so knowledgeabe and friendly- we'd recommend Mackay Whale Watching to anyone. Bill is the perfect captain - friendly, funny, out going and a deep source of information. He was...More

1  Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A very memorable day out - we saw plenty of orcad, plus humpbacks, seals, a sea otter, bald Eagles and juveniles in the nest. Beautiful scenic area and captain Bill and daughter Nicole were very informative. Probably had over 20 people on board but there...More

1  Thank KB0007
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Superb! Can’t tell you how great the whole experience was. Captain Bob is Mr Orca! He has almost single handedly educated the World on these magnificent creatures. There’s only 1 whale watching trip you should ever go on...this is it

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