Whale Watching Tour
CAmpbell River, bc
Whale Watching In Campbell River Is An Experience Of A Lifetime!
Take a breathtaking tour through Discovery Passage on our partially-covered and spacious boat. No crowded zodiacs!
Our tour begins from Brown’s Bay Marina, and 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.
Our 6-Hour trips give us the opportunity to venture out further and explore some of the more pristine and remote areas of the coast. In the spring and fall we have a very good chance of spotting black bears and Grizzly’s scavenging on the beach!
$239 Adult / $219 Child (5-15yrs) + GST
Does not include 5% GST and 8% Fuel Surcharge
Your Tour Includes:
What to Bring
Where to Meet
You can enter Brown’s Bay Marina or Resort into your GPS (15021 Brown’s Bay Road, Campbell River). Once you arrive to the resort, head straight down the marina boardwalk, after you go through the float house (bathrooms are also located here) you will find our boat on right hand side of the dock.
Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure, we want to maximize our water time!
We are following diligent cleaning and sanitization procedures, and are operating at a reduced capacity of 8 people. We want our tours to be a place where our guests can safely escape the constant reminders of the pandemic, and truly enjoy nature and our beautiful coast. For more details on our Covid procedures. Please click here for more information
- 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
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 🙂
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 a double bench up front. This leaves ample deck space to get up and move around/take pictures when the boat is stopped.
The vessel is partially covered which allows guests to get out of the sun/rain if necessary.
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!
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.
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, we suggest a minimum age of 5 for our longer 6 hour trips. Kids under 5 can join us on our 2 hour Sunset Trip, or Coastal Adventure. 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 Practice Ethical Whale Watching
For the safety of our guests and the marine life, we practice ethical whale watching. This means we follow all of the guidelines and distance regulations put in place by Transport Canada.