From the capital of vancouver island victoria, the best whale watching tours of. Allinclusive tours for whale watching and wildlife viewing. Whale watching vancouver island photo tours british. Vancouver island whale watch vancouver island tripadvisor. Campbell river whale watching and adventure tours tourism. Hop aboard and experience orcas, killer whales, gray, humpback, and minke whales up close and personal. Wild whales vancouver is located 5 to 10 minutes from most hotels in the downtown area with easy access to granville island. Become more familiar with whales and other marine life on this whale watching tour from granville island in vancouver. For victoria tours, please select either covered vessel tours or zodiac tours. Victoria zodiac boat whale watching tour provided by. Whale watching, grizzly bears, wildlife and ocean rapids. Whale watching vancouver island news, events, travel. The ride can get a little bumpy if we encounter waves or the wakes from large boats.
Many tours leave from victoria on vancouver island, but if you want to see whales from vancouver, you have options. Big orca whale cuts in front of charlotte on a tour with kaikoura kayaks nz duration. All week wed been hearing that theres a good chance we wouldnt see killer whales whilst on the island. Were going to be traveling around the island for two weeks so were not dependent on any specific location. Small personal tour groups, never more than 12 passengers on our boats.
See whales and other marine wildlife on a whale watching tour in vancouver. The whale centre offers safe and educational tofino hot springs tours, whale watching tours, tofino bear watching tours, bird watching tours and private tours in tofino on vancouver island. Killer whale watching in vancouver orca whales in canada. Additional highlights on this tour include seals, sea lions, seabirds, and the spectacular vistas of southern vancouver island and the olympic mountains. Toprated british columbia whale watching tours 2020 dolphin. Exploring the bay near victoria, on a zodiac boat and. We are the most centrally located whale watching company on vancouver island with the highest sighting of orcas and humpback whales every year. These are all typical maneuvers you may expect to see while whale watching off the west coast of vancouver island. The natural beauty of vancouver island in british columbia must be seen to be believed. Orca whale watching close encounters vancouver island. Vancouver island whale watching october 2010 book tour ocean ecoventures offers whale watching, wildlife encounters and multiday expedition style zodiac marine eco tours exploring the remote waters and wildlife of vancouver island. This is your chance to sea kayak with killer orca whales or watch them from our boat, the.
Whale watching tours are available from the inner harbour of victoria, sidney, tofino, campbell river, and port hardy, as well as most of the communities on the island. Weather conditions in this area can be extremely variable. Spot dolphins at play, pods of whales, eagles soaring overhead, and all the marine life, birds, and land animals of british columbias coastal waters under the experienced guidance of serengeti charters. They swim among bcs gulf islands and the san juan islands of washington state. At jamies whaling station, our team of local experts has been professionally guiding adventure seekers from around the world to explore the nooks and crannies of clayoquot sound and barkley sound since 1982. Were planning a visit to victoria and see there are numerous companies there. Four days in vancouver island whale watching paradise. Well take you through the salish sea ecosystem to see whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. Vancouver whale watching tour from granville island 2020. We view transient orca pods, migrating humpback whales, grey whales and other marine animals that reside in our coastal waters. Whale watching campbell river, vancouver island, canada.
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We guarantee youll see a whale, or your next trip is on us. Whale island tours whakatane 2020 all you need to know. Victoria whale watching adventure harbour air seaplanes. Vancouvers most experienced whale watching company offers 3 to 5hour tours and is the only company from vancouver with zodiacs. Eagle eye adventures is the most reliable whale watching tours company in canada. Book 2 experiences from vancouver island whale watch in vancouver island. Winter and whale watching dont seem like theyd go together, but they do in ucluelet, b. Come celebrate the over 20,000 gray whales that pass by the coast during their winter migration north, and enjoy some fantastic winter whale watching adventures. Sep 03, 2018 whale watching near vancouver island, canada september 3, 2018 yup, i have affiliate links on this blog and there may be some in this amazing and completely free content below. We also saw a few harbour seals on the way back in. Embark on a responsible marine tour with prince of whales.
Itinerary what to expect on your whale watching tour experience some the best whale watching vancouver island has to offer as you step outside ucluelets front door and explore one of the most beautiful places on canadas pacific coast. We provide whale and grizzly bear tours, and great bear rainforest tours. Longer tours to ensure maximum viewing time with the whales and wildlife. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, well cruise by the lighthouse at. We regularly see humpback whales, orca, pacific whitesided dolphins, steller sea lions, bald eagles and much much more. The following chart is provided as a guide to help you schedule your whale watching tour to coincide with the marine wildlife you would most like to see. To find out more about the whale watching tours we offer on vancouver island, click here. The whales are found in the salish sea, the body of water that separates vancouver island from the mainland. Or travel with us to the orford river to see some of the best grizzly bear viewing the west coast has to offer. Come for the afternoon, or stay a few nights at one of our partner hotels. Three pods of about 80 resident orca whales live around the southern tip of vancouver island and in the gulf islands.
Within a mile or 2 of victoria harbour we stumbled across a pod of orca. At orca dreams you have only to peek outside your tent for something to catch your eye a soaring blue heron, a breaching whale, the fluke of a humpback. Upcoming events calendar check out some cool upcoming events and trips planned by downloading orcas events calendar. Vancouver is an amazing city with so much to see and do both within the city itself and in the surrounding area. Bc whale tours victoria 2020 all you need to know before. Northern vancouver island and the surrounding smaller islands are home to a wide variety of sea and shore. On vancouver island, youll find reputable whale watching providers to bring you close to the action while respecting the boundaries of these magnificent animals. Our morning will be spent travelling to the west coast of vancouver island. Vancouver island british columbia canada tour dates.
Visit our marine adventure centre in campbell river. Sightseeing tours, guided tours, circle tours, scenic drives, b. We encourage you to learn more about what we do on our website, or you can always contact us tollfree at 18007089488. The tour includes boat trip to the island, circumnavigation, walking on island to saddle lookout. For some of the best whale watching in bc, head on the whale watch plus tour. Toprated victoria, british columbia whale watching tours 2020. Tolles whale watching adventure tofino wildlife tours.
The salish sea waterways surrounding southern vancouver island are home to nearly 200 species of marine mammals and birds. Well pick you up at your downtown victoria hoteland when your whale watching adventure is over, well drop you back at the hotel, or if you prefer, anywhere in the victoria city core. Were in the planning stage of our trip so we can adjust our itinerary. Full day whale watching and wildlife tours vancouver island. The 5 best whale watching tours from vancouver 2020. Jessicas love of wildlife, and breathtaking vancouver island, brought her to the bc whale tours team in 2017. Whale watching on vancouver island eagle wing tours. Vancouver has some creepy stories, so if you are brave enough, check them out with ghostly vancouver tours. We will take a ferry from vancouver and then drive to the town of tofino, bc, where guests can choose to take a whale watching tour or simply spend the rest of the day relaxing. If you could recommend the best whale watching tour company located on vancouver island, what would it be. Look for killer whales in their natural habitat on this whale watching adventure near vancouver, british columbia. Visitors with the right plans and a dash of luck can see several whale species, including orca, humpback, grey, and minke whales. Plus, you will have plenty of photos and a great new experience to share with others back home. Hop aboard one of our adventurous open boston whalers or a comfortable, heated cabin cruiser.
Thank you so much for choosing bc whale tours and for taking the time to share your experience. Eagle wing tours offers the most environmentally responsible, professional, thrilling, comfortable and safe whale watching on vancouver island. Jamies operates our waterfront adventure stations in the hearts of both seaside communities of tofino and ucluelet. Should we just plan to do it there or head up to sidney or some other spot. Guided walking tours of whale moutohora island sanctuary, a pristine wildlife reserve 9kms from whakatane. We work with remote passages marine excursions to offer our guests the chance to experience the ultimate whale watching adventure in british columbia. Enjoy a scenic 35 minute float plane ride from vancouver s coal harbour to downtown victoria, then start your southern resident killer whale watching adventure with us. Nic slocum phd frgs whales worldwide have designed the ultimate whale watching holiday and orca viewing adventure to vancouver island, british columbia to view and photograph. For the adventure of a lifetime, travel through the spectacular gulf islands and san juan islands to watch the magnificent orcas. Experience some of the best whale watching on vancouver island. The whale centre, tofino, bc tofino whale watching, bear. Go sea kayaking, salmon fish for dinner, amazing wildlife. Though you may be able to spot whales from the ferry, youll have the best chance of seeing them during an organized whalewatching tour. Whale watching in july and august vancouver island, british.
Board our 30 rigid hull inflatable zodiacs, or one of our high speed covered family cruisers to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Killer whales orcas, gray whales, humpback whales and minke whales ply the waves and perform their watery rituals. Tofino whale watching tours ocean outfitters, tofino bc. Our 34 hour whale watching tours depart daily from downtown nanaimo bc, apriloctober. Plus, youll benefit from knowledgeable guides who have. We saw orcas, humpback whales, seals, eagles and magnificent views. We are vancouver island s most diverse marine adventure company offering a wide range of adventures including. Gray whale estrichtius robustus gray whales are usually found in shallow, coastal waters of the north pacific. Humpback and killer whale watching off vancouver island, british columbia in august 2015. And, every vessel in our fleet is equipped with a hydrophone to help bring the underwater experience alive. Our crew bc whale tours victoria whale watching tours.
Campbell river whale watching, grizzly bear, wildlife and ocean rapids adventures tours go wild. Killer whales are best observed from mid july through the first week of september. Our 34 hour whale watching tours depart daily from downtown nanaimo bc, april through october. An alternative is the west of vancouver island with tofino and ucluelet. Sidney whale watching is a family owned and operated company that has been serving sidney and the saanich peninsula for over 20 years. Orca spirit adventures offers a courtesy shuttle service for all guests. Eagle wing tours whale watching vancouver island news. Explore the water of the salish sea and strait of georgia with an experienced guide who tells you interesting facts about sea life as you search for killer whales, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, and sea birds. Summer sunset whales and wildlife tour in vancouver island. British columbia whale watching in british columbia whaletrips. Whale watching tours from vancouver island tourism victoria. Enjoy a 3to5hour, smallgroup adventure, departing from the beautiful town of steveston, located just outside the city of vancouver. Embark on a responsible marine tour with prince of whales vancouver island plays host to many exhilarating experiences, but few compare to the thrill of seeing whales in the wild.
Guided expeditions take you through the san juan and bc gulf islands in search of killer whales and additional marine wildlife, offering an exclusive, educational, and ecofriendly experience. Each and every one of our team members loves what we do, and therefore, we strive to make our tours as memorable as possible. Tripadvisor vancouver island, british columbia tripadvisor. Highest killer whale sightings in british columbia. In 2010 she came back to vancouver island to complete high school. May 16, 2014 we decided to go with prince of wales tours in victoria and the tour was very good. Our coastal wilderness is home to killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, eagles, and more. Or, if youre up for something spooky, try one of the ghost tours. The easiest place to find whale watching tours, whale photos, learn about the whale species and the best time to view whales. Wherever the best experience is, we can head there. I had an amazing day with my buddy at bc whale tours. See more of orca camp tours vancouver island bc on facebook. Eagle wing tours specializes in whale watching, marine wildlife viewing, and custom ecoadventure tours on southern vancouver island.
We respect the investment our guests make to join us and we are dedicated to making your trip the experience of a lifetime. Victoria, tofino, salt spring island, the gulf islands, and the sunshine coast of bc. Eagle wing tours gives you more than just a look at whales, they give you the longest and most comprehensive whale watching tours in the industry. They undergo one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal, travelling up to 8000km per year from breeding lagoons in baja, mexico to feeding grounds in the bering and chukchi seas. Departing from downtown victoria aboard a 12passenger openair zodiacstyle boat, this adventure will take you on a 33. The northern area of vancouver island has a very rich marine ecosystem with killer whales, humpback whales, dalls porpoise, pacific whitesided dolphins, steller sea lions and more. A lot of tours start from here and long beach and wickaninnish beach are just beautiful.1355 1567 583 1116 1479 1429 1274 963 477 764 676 1202 718 61 14 1082 772 1243 1281 382 570 1022 1514 1222 584 495 1118 1127 985 207 668 57 444 1167 1001 734 782