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Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

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1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia V9L 3X3, Canada
+1 250-748-3800
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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
+1 250-748-3800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding experience in a beautiful part of the world. Even if we had not seen much it would still have been a lovely trip but we were lucky to have glorious weather. The guides were informative and passionate and are involved in encouraging part of...More

Thank avrilg520
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Thank rren2017
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Thank anjatrautner
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Excellent know how about whale watching. AND if the meeting with the whales is special, they don't watch the clock. Instead of 3,5 hours, we stayed more than 5,5 hours on the boat. Special moment with three pods together. We cam int the harbor by...More

Thank Meyam2014
Reviewed 20 October 2017


Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A beautiful day out with many sightings in stunning surroundings with organised and well informed crew! Thank you Gary and Tass for a fantastic day!

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Having grown up on the west coast and a lot of time spent on the water I had never seen Orcas and it was on my bucket list. Now living in Ontario I knew that I was going to have to search for them on...More

Thank debbiewalker7604
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a great experience with EcoVEntures. We went on the evening tour beginning of September and were not disappointed. They promised Orcas and we saw many Orcas, over 40! It was a super pod combined of the three resident pods. They were talking and...More

Thank Katrina J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were in October in a pretty sunny day; despite of it was a tremendous experience because after leaving the harbour it is absolutely cold and windy. the boat have no indoor, nothing to repair in case of rain; we didn’t know that before getting...More

Thank Gilda S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The promise of whale sightings was accurate. On our particular trip we saw an entire Killer Whale pod. The ship is in good shape and reasonably comfortable.

Thank richarda855
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Abigail M
29 July 2017|
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Response from Kate v | Reviewed this property |
Hey Abigail-- so it's not too difficult, it's more of the timing and having the time. My husband and I initially thought this was a day trip but we turned it into an overnight excursion to Vancouver island-- which was well... More
20 June 2017|
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Response from Klaus m | Reviewed this property |
try another company.. this one is defintely not recommended..
Kathleen B
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