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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

#1 of 11 things to do in Telegraph Cove Features Animals
24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 250-928-3185
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Fantastic trip.

Loved our tour with Stubbs Island. Took awhile to find Orcas, but when we did it was spectacular... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Edmonton, Canada
Best whale watching company ever!

I did 2 whale watch trips with Stubbs island whale watching in July 2016 and LOVED both of them. As... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Derby, United Kingdom
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Loved our tour with Stubbs Island. Took awhile to find Orcas, but when we did it was spectacular. We also saw humpbacks, eagles and Stellar sea lions. Very informative and spectacular scenery. A highlight to our trip. Dress warm if you are going in September.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I did 2 whale watch trips with Stubbs island whale watching in July 2016 and LOVED both of them. As quite an experienced whale watcher I went there trying to manage my own expectations of what i might see but it was amazing. We saw...More

3  Thank alisoncox3
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Australia for several years, I went on this tour hoping to see more orcas than humpbacks (as we see them in oz) and this tour did not disappoint! Very soon after we left the port we saw a group of three, then...More

1  Thank hootwink
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Whale watching is, well, whale watching. What makes the difference is the attitude and the knowledge of the crew. "Captain Wayne" has been doing this for 20 years (after a career in the RCMP) and he knows every bay and inlet in the area. And...More

1  Thank stevejoey
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was no doubt the highlight of our Canadian trip. I am disabled and dependent on a wheelchair to get places. We had contacted Stubbs, they confirmed I could get on the boat, so we booked. The staff were very helpful getting me on and...More

1  Thank chris t
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We left Telegraph Cove around 9:00 a.m. in the boat called Lukwa, with approximately 30 tourists and headed south down the Strait. The weather was sunny and warm, and the seas were very calm. Captain Wayne and the crew were very friendly and made the...More

2  Thank Kitwe50
Reviewed 25 October 2016

All my life i had this one wish, to go whale-watching. And then i came to Telegraphe Cove, and my dream came true. This was beyond amazing. I had tears in my eyes when we spotted the fisheating Orca-family and the Humpbackwhale swimming through the...More

1  Thank Chansonnier13
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This trip was just brilliant from start to finish. We saw a pod of orcas swim by before we had even got on the boat! We saw a huge amount of wildlife, from different orcas (fish and mammal eating ones), porpoises, dolphins, to humpbacked whales,...More

1  Thank MariaRuns
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had a whale-watching trip with Stubbs in September 2016. It was one of their last trips tracking the resident pod of Orcas, which appeared to be heading out the area at the end of the summer season. Lovely boat and good interaction with the guides/crew....More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Amazing whale watching trip seeing bald eagles, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, and dolphins. My brother and I had a wonderful time on this excursion. Our captain Wayne, with his great enthusiasm, and our marine biologist Jackie, with her vast knowledge, made it most memorable....More

1  Thank StephanieK65
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Lynne K
What are you likely to see in early June
20 February 2017|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
You can get an idea by reading the Stubbs Island website Sightings Log from last June to get an idea as to what can be seen. For sure humpback whales arriving from Hawaii and Mexico are showing up early in June and there are... More
Etta D
When is the best time to see Orcas? Are they still around in September? Also, is there a time of year when they are more likely to breach?
24 August 2016|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Hi Etta D, My apologies for taking so long to respond to your question. The summer months from June through September are the best months to see whales in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound areas. For orcas... More
Are humpback sightings likely in early September? Hoping for a breach like I suspect everyone does.
9 August 2015|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Humpback sightings increase through September as the whales are busy feeding before starting their migration to Hawaii, Mexico or Japan. As to breaching, that can happen anytime. :)