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Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

#1 of 33 Tours in Campbell River Features Animals
Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
+1 877-909-2667
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Jaw dropping

Amazing attention to detail. We had waited almost 2 years to make the trip of a lifetime and it... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
roefamilyUk
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York, United Kingdom
Best tour ever! Saw 11 Bears, orcas, sea lions, dolphins and so much more.

We can't recommend this tour highly enough. Aaron was our tour guide and was awesome, so... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Darcyd_brisvegas
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Brisbane, Australia
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We can be found in "The Floathouse" located on Dock E in the Discovery Harbour Marina in beautiful Campbell River, British Columbia.
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Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Amazing attention to detail. We had waited almost 2 years to make the trip of a lifetime and it beat all our expectations. We felt valued and safe. The Homalco people were so kind and attentive. We were taken by boat with Leif(?) and he...More

Thank roefamilyUk
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

We're glad to have been allowed the opportunity to be a part of your trip, and happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed your tour with us. I shall pass your thoughtful messages along to the Homalco guides as well as your driver Leif. Thank...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We can't recommend this tour highly enough. Aaron was our tour guide and was awesome, so knowledgeable and informative, he knew everything we could possibly ask. He was friendly, professional,and exceptional. This is worth every cent. We saw bears in the wild, as natural as...More

Thank Darcyd_brisvegas
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed having Aaron as your guide, he certainly is a wealth of knowledge. I shall pass along your glowing compliments to him. All of us at Campbell River Whale Watching are glad to hear that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great boat and operator motored our small group, detouring to view sea lions and oyster catchers on a rocky island on the way to Bute Inlet. Homalco First Nations people greeted us and safely led us to watch the grizzlies feeding on chum salmon all...More

Thank 236dee
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we're glad to hear that you had such an amazing day. Seeing the grizzlies eating the salmon in the river is an amazing thing to see, and 17 bears would have been absolutely fantastic to...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great trip. Jim, our host/captain was tops, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We saw lots of bears and had a glimpse of some beautiful back country. The native hosts were excellent. You are out in the open very close to grizzlies but you feel that your safety...More

Thank Jan d
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Going out to see the Grizzly Bears is an amazing experience, especially when you get to see them up close. I shall pass your kind messages along to both the Homalco guides as well as Captain Jim. Thank you very much for taking the time...More

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great day, but book in advance book for the bears. Zodiac tour all around the area, saw orca and humpback whales. Excellent lunch provided and real good care of their customers.

Thank John F
CRWWAT, Manager at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Short, sweet and directly to the point John. This is a very accurate description of what are staff is able to do on a daily basis. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Jack

Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had pre-booked a day long trip with ‘Go Wild’ The Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, Discovery Harbour Marina Dock E. This was the end of our trip and expected to be one of the highlights. We had the most amazing day and...More

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CRWWAT, General Manager at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Sounds like a perfect way to finish your holiday on Vancouver Island! It takes a lot of coordination, dedicated people and a little help from mother nature to make a day like this possible Our staff at Campbell River Whale Watching and Grizzly tours and...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Go wild gave us the best experience ever. We enjoyed a comfortable 2 hour boat ride to the Orford River, Bute Inlet, and then had the best ever grizzly watching experience. We were safe in the towers, and saw the bears up really close. On...More

Thank MackerelSkies
CRWWAT, Manager at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We get to relive the day all over again through your description! Every day is different and special in their own way. The Grizzlies are always magnificent and the wildlife on the way...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited in August on 26th. Went on longer whale watching tour in Zodiac. Great experience. Enjoyed seeing pods of orcas and found tour guide Excellant and very informative. Would not hesitate to recommend and would like to repeat the day if returning to Campbell River.

Thank fiona s
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We love receiving feedback about our tours and guides, so thank you for taking the time to write a review on both. We're glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day out with us. We hope to see you again someday soon! Sincerely, Emily

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Got a brochure from the tourism center, really wanted to do the grizzly adventure but only had time for the whale watching. It was the best whale watch we have ever done! We saw a mother and calf humpback and an orca in the wild!...More

Thank Joel M
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated. We're so glad to hear that you were able to go out on a Whale Watching Tour with us and it sounds like you had a wonderful day exploring...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous day of dolphins, humpbacks and orcas. Guide was excellent! Recommend highly! Zodiac was fast - when the call came as to the Orcas being sighted by the lighthouse folks, we were there in no time!More

Thank Deanna C
CRWWAT, Front Desk at Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

We love hearing from our guests after their tour, so thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear that you were able to see such a variety of wildlife and enjoyed the zodiac ride. We hope...More

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Harmony L L
If I am flying to Campbell River from Vancouver and want to join both the Whale Watching and Grizzly Bears, how much days should I stay in Campbell River to guarantee that I would see them both in August?
31 March 2017|
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Response from tgwood | Reviewed this property |
Chances are that you will see whales and or Orcas on a whale watching trip. By the same token on a Grizzly Bear trip , your chances of seeing bears are very strong. They do guarantee you to see bears on the Grizzly trip and... More
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queens888
Awesome photos ! Can anyone tell me what type of camera and lense were used ? How close was the viewing of the bears ?
26 October 2016|
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Response from 053weejohnny530 | Reviewed this property |
I use a Nikon D7100 with a 18-300mm telephoto..almost any camera will work actually, the wildlife is not very far away...
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queens888
How much time is spent on the viewing platform ? How many people were on this tour ?
26 October 2016|
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Response from Moiraine8 | Reviewed this property |
There were only 12 in our group. Once we landed at Orford Pt, Drew and William took us out to the viewing platforms. It pretty well depends on how many bears are around - if lots of bears in close proximity, they will stay... More
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