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Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

#3 of 40 Outdoor Activities in Campbell River Features Animals
760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
+1 866-501-6722
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Great trip!

Incredible wildlife- awesome humpback whales put on a show for us. We also saw several harbor... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte C
A whale of a time

We choose the trip because of the positive reviews and the boat, and we were not disappointed. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dobberdad
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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 2 days ago

Incredible wildlife- awesome humpback whales put on a show for us. We also saw several harbor porpoises and interesting sea birds. The captain was friendly and knowledgeable. My only qualm was that you had to sit up near the captain to learn about the wildlife.

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose the trip because of the positive reviews and the boat, and we were not disappointed. The boat was very smoothly driven and you could walk about (better than a zodiac), you sit either inside or out (but limited places on top) The trip...More

Thank dobberdad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was truly a magical experience. We saw 3 orcas within 20 minutes, and then several pods of pacific dolphins (it looked like a hundred of them, racing alongside the boat....so close I could see them smile. This made me so happy I nearly cried)....More

2  Thank deliciousworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome experience. At check in the board indicated that there had been several sightings so we were very hopeful - and not disappointed. It's hard to describe the thrill of seeing these magnificent humpbacks in their natural habitat. And they even have names....More

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4hrs on the ocean and we seen 2 humpback whales ,seals ,sea lions. Staff was great!!! Awesome!!!

Thank Richardgordon65
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. It's important that our knowledge is passed along and it's great to hear how much you appreciated that. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent crew, comfortable boat and lots of wildlife! Humpback whales breaching, side trip to see pacific white-sided dolphins, Humpback up Teakearn Arm as a special bonus. Wow

Thank Rebecca K
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Breaching whales and dolphins sounds like quite a spectacular day! Great to hear you enjoyed the crew and our boat. We very proud of both!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to go on a whale watching tour for years but never did it. Last Friday, July 14th was the day. Discovery Marine Safaris was the right choice. Our Boat Captain, Al, and Kaitlin, the interpreter/expert, were great. We had a beautiful day...More

1  Thank Lori W
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you did indeed pick a great day! Thank you for sharing your experience. I will pass along your comments to Al and Kaitlin. They both have a wealth of expertise and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed them. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing whale watching trip in the beautiful area around Campbell River. We saw 5 humpbacks and a lot of other marine life.

Thank Stijn-ALY
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. We think it's quite a remarkable area as well! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were respectful of the wildlife, kept their distance, and were incredibly knowledgable of the wonderful animals we were seeing. On our trip we saw humpbacks (including mum and baby), seals, sea lions, dolphins and sea birds too. Amazing morning! :)

Thank mei700
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. It's quite an experience to see a mother Humpback Whale and calf! It's important to all our crew that we pass along our knowledge and ethics, so good to hear you appreciated that. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went this week with Capt'n Al and Naturalist Allie. Both were very personable and seemed as excited as the visitors whenever we spotted an orca or humpback. We had a mixed group of kids, seniors and everyone in-between, and the trip was enjoyable for everyone...More

Thank Kay S
geord31, Manager at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I will pass along your comments to the Ali and Al. Those quiet moments are fantastic!! Hope to see you again!

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rgrnch
24 July 2017|
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Response from geord31 | Property representative |
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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