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“Amazing!!!”

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching
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US$106.85*
and up
Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 4 hour whale watching tour!
Can’t say enuf about the day it was amazing
Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable
Boat were comfortable
Saw 2 pods of whales and had an amazing time on the water!
Saw many other animals seals and birds!
Captain was great!!
Will be doing this again anytime we are on the island!!
Can’t wait for next time!!
Do not hesitate to book!
Amazing day!

Thank Tasha And Barri... H
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oceaneco, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you had a great time viewing two different families of killer whales. Thanks for mentioning how much you enjoyed our staff, your time with the Captain, and the comfortable vessel. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Cheers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff has a ton of knowledge and experience. Very respectful of the environment and Eco conscious. Equipment provided is top notch (including gloves - goggles and toque). Garry and his first mate provided us with an experience beyond expectations. For sure a day we will never forget

Thank Gaelle L
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oceaneco, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! Captain Gary and Tasli are very passionate about the Salish Sea, and they love sharing that with our passengers. I'm glad you have a great trip and that you have memories that you'll enjoy forever.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

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oceaneco, Front Office Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Before I review the tour itself, I just want to say our guide/researcher is what made this tour exceptional. I've been on lots of whale watching tours and I have never met a more passionate guide when it comes to whales. He is extremely knowledgeable and enjoyed his time with the whales as much as the guests.

Simon said we were lucky the whales were swimming under the boat and with us and we got to watch the transient orcas feed on a harbour seal. He was never in a rush to leave and really let us enjoy the experience to the fullest.

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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks very much! That it so kind of you to say. We truly believe our captains passion and knowledge for what they do is one of the qualities that sets us apart from many other companies. It's so good to read that one was of the aspects of the tour that impressed you the most.

Thanks again and glad you had a great trip with us!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great day starting with a close encounter! Couple of family units! Never disappointed with this company!!!

Thank Carol J
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OceanEcoVentures, Manager at Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks!! Really appreciate the review. Glad you had a great day.

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