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Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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A fantastic day on the water

I'd recommend this day tour to everyone. We travelled on Tenacious 111, the boat in the photo, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salty2010
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Gold Coast, Australia
Whale Watching

Fine day in a comfortable boat. I'm slow in entering this review as we travelled in Sept., but we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glidr
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Nanaimo, Canada
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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell River’s premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!
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760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'd recommend this day tour to everyone. We travelled on Tenacious 111, the boat in the photo, and it's very comfortable to be on, with both outdoor and indoor seating. It hold about 30 I believe, but there were only 13 in our tour so...More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad to hear you had such a great trip. We are so fortune with the wildlife and scenery we have right in our backyard, and we love that we have the Tenacious 3 and our amazing staff to show it off! Thank...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fine day in a comfortable boat. I'm slow in entering this review as we travelled in Sept., but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and are now enjoying the pictures. The crew was knowledgeable and helpful. We saw humpback whales and orcas as well as some...More

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Taya M, Front Office Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us and had such luck with sightings!

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We wanted to see Brown Bears (Grizzlies) in the wild and we decided the best way was through a guided trip. Wildlife watching can always be unpredictable so we went with the knowledge that sightings were not guaranteed. This turned out to be far from...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We took a Grizzly Tour end of September 2017. On the way Captain John always looked out for something interesting to see - and we did! We saw Orcas and Humpbacks, and John stopped so that we had enough time for looking and making photos....More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent day. Worth the money . Johanna & Captain Ted were great. Saw 13 bears and as a bonus on the way back saw killer whales and a humpback whale.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We took the tour on a cloudy/drizzly day so it was great to have an indoors area that would accommodate all of us. Parts of the day were dry so we could enjoy the outside seating as well. We saw a total of 12 grizzlies,...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Discovery Marine and Stubbs operate a first class service - their captains are long time seamen who have an interesting and welcoming personality - this coupled with young well trained naturalists who still have that job excitement make for a wonderful experience. The boats are...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

There are several of these tours available out of CR and decided on this one because of the reviews, although others also have positive reviews. This one has a bigger boat and a more reasonable cancellation policy. Lucky on weather as it cleared during the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was on my bucket list - view grizzlies in the wild enjoying spawning salmon - CHECK! Kudos to Cap'n Tim, Naturalist Sue and the First Nations hosts. They ensured an A+ trip for a diverse group of varying ages and fitness levels. The trip...More

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We booked the combined package of a 4 hour whale watching tour and full day grizzly bear tour leaving Campbell River. Firstly, we went out for the whale watching tour, not long into the journey the weather turned from sun to rain and although it...More

Thank Sandra R
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rgrnch
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The amount of people is controlled so as not to impact the bears and to provide the best viewing opportunities for our guests. We tend to take in 30 people on one boat, but the maximum is 36 in the bear area at a time. All... More
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