Create Your Own private whale watching Adventure in campbell river
If you're looking for something a bit more unique and more personalized, our Private Whale Watching and Wildlife Tour is for you! Be the captain of your own adventure! Tour through the beautiful Discovery Passage, around Quadra Island, and through the infamous Seymour Narrows. Witness the history and beauty the coast has to offer. Your Private Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours begin from Brown’s Bay Marina, Campbell River. From there we’ll go where ever the wind takes us! We’re fortunate enough to be a part of a fantastic whale watching community in Campbell River, so often we know where everything is before we even get out on the water. This increases our chances greatly of seeing humpbacks, whales, dolphins, and various other marine and wildlife. With our private tours, you have the luxury of tailoring your trip to however you want to spend your time. We are at your complete disposal for the day, and will do whatever we can do to make it a memorable day! Whether you want to sit and watch humpbacks all day, or stop on a remote beach and go for a swim, it is completely up to you!
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We would happy to try and coordinate something for you!
- Family Gatherings/Outings
- Spreading Ashes
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Our Campbell River Whale Watching Tours are unlike no other! The beauty of mother nature is that you never know what she has in store for you! We’ve had tours where we’ve spent the entire trip watching humpbacks launch themselves out of the water, or had pods of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins play in our wake. Orca often make appearances as well 🙂
We focus not just on whales, but on all of the beautiful wildlife and scenery our coast has to offer. We often have guests join us, who have been whale watching and wildlife tours in other parts of the world, and have said hands down, this was the best!
We are fortunate enough to have whales year round, but certain times of the year are better for certain species.
We see Orca year round, but they seem to be more regular in the spring/late summer. Orca are always on the move and can disappear for days, which makes them a bit more unpredictable.
We have a huge population of Humpbacks that come here to feed every summer. They start to arrive in May, but we see the highest population mid-June through to early September.
It depends what you really want to see, and how much time you’d like to spend on the water. We have wildlife and beautiful scenery on all of our tours, but our most popular tours are our 6 Hour Whale Watching Tour and our 4 Hour Coastal Adventure.
During our 6 Hour trip, we have the opportunity to travel a bit further and spend more time with the whales. We also take a nice break for a homemade lunch, where guests will have a chance to get off the boat and stretch their legs, and use the bathroom if necessary.
If you’re looking for something a bit shorter, the 4 Hour Coastal Adventure, is essentially is just a shorter version of the above, lunch is not included in this one. We often see whales during our 4 hour tours, but we are a bit more limited with the time spent with them.
- A warm jacket or sweater to wear while the boat is underway
- Weather appropriate footwear & clothing
- Hat & Sunglasses
- Please keep in mind we are on a boat and things might get wet!
- Your Sense Of Adventure!
No two tours are the same! At the beginning of the tour, we always ask what our guests would like to see! Depending on what has been spotted already, weather conditions and general vibe of the group, we will make a game plan of where to go.
Typically our longer trips will involve going into Desolation Sound, or further north (depending on weather). Our shorter trips will explore around Quadra Island and Discovery Passage.
Your journey takes place on our 30′ custom built aluminum vessel. The boat features bench style seating down each side of the boat, along with two rows of forward facing seats at the front (the forward facing seats are under cover and protected from rain and sun). While underway, all guests must remain seated but when we are stopped, there is ample deck space for guests to get up and move around/take pictures.
We do not have a washroom on board, so we encourage our guests to use the washroom at the marina before departing. For our longer tours, we will make a land based stop for lunch where guests can use the washroom facilities. Rest assured, that in an emergency, we will always find a way to accommodate you!
Though sometimes we encounter rougher water heading out/coming in, most of our routes are fairly well protected and quite calm!
If you know you are prone to seasickness, we recommend taking some anti-nausea medication as a precaution before we leave the dock.
For the enjoyment of everyone on the trip, the minimum age for our trips is 3 years old. Please keep in mind that kids need to be able to keep their life jackets on at all times while on the boat. If you are doing a private tour, we have no minimum age limit.
We do not have a bathroom on board the boat. However we do make a stop halfway through our longer trips for a land-based lunch and bathroom break. We are usually relatively close to a bathroom so if it’s an emergency we will find one for you! There is also a bathroom at the dock, so we recommend everyone going before boarding the boat.
We understand things happen and we try to be as flexible as possible. All tours have a 48-hour cancellation policy, and a full refund will be provided. Groups of 4 or more are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Unfortunately late cancellations, or no-shows will not be refunded.
We require a minimum of 4 guests for each trip, and reserve the right to cancel tours if we are below our minimum. We also reserve the right to cancel the trip if the captain deems the weather or conditions are unsafe. A full refund will be provided to all guests if a trip is cancelled.
There are plenty of ways to have fun during our tours! But we have a zero-tolerance alcohol and substance policy. This means no smoking of any kind, alcohol or drugs while on board. We take the safety of our guests extremely seriously and anyone found violating this policy will be returned to the dock, and refunds will not be given.