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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

#1 of 14 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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I've always been fascinated with Orcas and their way of life but have never before had the opportunity to see them in the wild. Gary, our guide and captain, was knowledgeable, friendly and informative....More

Thank Jody W
Reviewed 5 days ago

this tour was awesome we had an excellent time and saw lots of Orcas, Gary was our tour guide he had a true passion and love for the whales and knew them all which was awesome. would definitely tour with them again and highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The whole experience with Ecoventures was amazing - they got us in on a trip the day we called and the whole experience was fantastic! We saw multiple families of whales because our guide Simon was savvy enough to know if we waited long enough...More

Thank Cori M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magical experience of watching these magnificent creatures in their environment was wonderful! I have not stopped talking about it. If you get the opportunity book with Eco Adventures. Just do it! I can't wait to do this again.

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much! The title of your review is a great compliment and glad you chose to spend your birthday with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to review our company and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a well organized venture- everything running on time and safety concerns well met. Everyone is set up with a survival suit and safety measure explained before you get into the boat. I was surprised that there was so much other "traffic" around the...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time to give other potential passengers tips for our trip. We often have multiple groups of whales and that splits up the boats but sometimes there is only one group in the area, which can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Gary was awesome!! The knowledge and the intimacy in the ocean wildlife all the staff have is amazing. I have gone twice and have sent anyone visiting to them for the time of there life on the water looking at wildlife. I have not...More

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much!! I'm glad you have had multiple trips with us. Every day is so different and it's great when people can experience that. I love when people ask tons of questions and we always try to encourage that. It's great when people...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island BC. We watched and followed a small pod of transient orcas for about 2 hours in the Strait of Georgia. It took us an hour on the Zodiac boat to find the whales. The first plan...More

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Thank Sue H
OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you saw so much wildlife and enjoyed the trip. We really appreciate the five star review and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we could adequately put into words what an amazing experience my husband and I had on our tour with ocean ecoventures! It was easily the highlight of our trip to the Vancouver area. Actually, we formatted our trip to Victoria around their availability...More

Thank Kate v
OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great compliment! Thank you so much Kate for the kind words and great review. It was my pleasure to have you and your husband and I appreciated your questions and receptiveness to the conservation message. As someone who researched before hand and decided...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience to see the whales so close by the boat! The crew was fantastic and we hold this day in our best memory! Thank you so much! Good luck and best wishes for the company!

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review and well wishes! We hope to see again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic afternoon out on the water watching the orcas with Captains Tas & Thyren. They are both passionate guides who made sure that not only did we get to experience the joy of watching these magnificent animals close up, but that we...More

Thank Yollyvan
OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much! It's such a compliment when people tell us the trip was the highlight of their trip. Thyren and Tas new both excellent guides and both extremely passionate. Thanks for mentioning them. We really appreciate the review and hope to see you again!

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Sian39
What size do the survival suits go up to in British female size . ?
20 June 2017|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
The suit sizes are unisex. There are children sizes and adult sizes small on up. Best to contact the company for the exact information. The tour was the highlight of our vacation. We saw Transient Orcas, Sea Lions and... More
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Kathleen B
We will be traveling with my 84 year old mother (who is spry for her age). Is there a level of physical agility or exertion that might be difficult for somebody her age? And is there some seatbelt-type mechanism to help her feel secure in the boat?
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
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Sarah R
What age can children do this activity?
10 February 2017|
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Response from OceanEcoVentures | Property representative |
We take children from 2 years old and up. We love having children in the boat. They often have the best questions of the day!
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