Whale Watching Vancouver Island
Embark on an extraordinary oceanic adventure with Adventure Quest Tours Canada, located in the Orca Realm of Johnstone Strait. As pioneers in ecotourism, we invite you to witness nature’s most majestic giants in their natural habitat. Cruise in privacy and comfort aboard our covered vessels with onboard washrooms and immerse yourself in the breathtaking world of Whale Watching.
campbell river offers the best place for whale watching on vancouver island
We depart from Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, one of the best regions in world to see Humpback Whales and Orca Whales (Killer Whales). Both Northern Resident Orca (Killer Whales) and Transient (Biggs) Orca can be found hunting in the waters of the Orca Realm of Johnstone Strait, Discovery Passage and the Salish Sea of Eastern Vancouver Island. But our tours offer more than just whale watching. Keep an eye out for these other animals of interest including Dall’s and Harbour Porpoise, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Black Bears, Seals, Stellar Sea Lions, and Bald Eagles.
Whale watching tours are from July 1st – September 30th
Set sail on our state-of-the-art vessels, expertly crafted to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey across the vast seas. Our experienced and passionate crew will be your companions throughout, sharing their extensive knowledge and passion for marine life.
The anticipation builds as we venture into the pristine waters known for their abundant whale populations. Feel the rush of excitement as these gentle giants breach the surface, their immense tails crashing against the waves, and water spouts rising high into the air. Get up close and personal with humpback whales, orcas, and an array of other marine species, as they gracefully glide through the ocean.
Embark on either a thrilling 2-hour or a more immersive 3-hour Whale Watching Tour, with unforgettable encounters with whales and other captivating marine wildlife along the scenic shores of Campbell River, Vancouver Island.
3 hour Whale Tours – depart at 10:00 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.
2 hour Evening Mini-Whale Tours – depart at 6:00 p.m.
Whale Watching Adventure Tours run every day from July 1st to September 30th** from the Discovery Harbor Marina, Main Walkway at “G” Dock, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
3 Hour Tour: $149.00/per adult; $129.00/per child (12 and under). Bottled water provided. 2 Hour Tour: Mini Whale Tours $109.00/per adult; $99.00/per child (12 and under). Bottled water provided. *Taxes not included. Fuel surcharge may apply. Tours may be cancelled unless we have a minimum of four guests.
Complimentary bottled water is provided on our Whale Watching Tours, ensuring you stay refreshed and hydrated while witnessing the wonders of marine life off the stunning coast of Vancouver Island.
Prepare for an unforgettable whale watching experience on Vancouver Island with this essential packing guide! As you embark on a thrilling journey to witness majestic marine life, be sure to pack the following items:
Layered Clothing: Coastal weather can be unpredictable, so dress in layers to stay comfortable throughout the tour. A waterproof jacket or windbreaker is a must to protect against sea spray and potential rain.
Sunglasses and Sunscreen: The sun’s reflection on the water can be intense, so don’t forget to pack sunglasses with UV protection and a reef-safe sunscreen to safeguard your skin and eyes.
Hat or Cap: Shield yourself from the sun and wind with a wide-brimmed hat or a baseball cap – both practical and stylish!
Comfortable Footwear: Wear closed-toe, non-slip shoes or sneakers to ensure stability while on the boat.
Camera or Binoculars: Capture those breathtaking moments and get a closer look at the whales and other marine life with binoculars.
Motion Sickness Remedies: If you’re prone to motion sickness, consider bringing motion sickness bands or medication recommended by your healthcare provider.
Snacks: Although bottled water is included it’s a good idea to bring some of your favorite snacks to keep your energy up during the excursion.
A Sense of Adventure: Most importantly, bring an open mind and a sense of wonder as you embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the waters of Vancouver Island, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the majesty of whales.
Our Whale Watching Tours offer the perfect adventure for groups of up to 20 guests, with the option to split into two boats for a more personalized and immersive experience.
Discount rates are available, call or email for details.
Vancouver Island whale watching season
Our Whale Watching Tours run every day from July 1st to September 30th** from the Discovery Harbor Marina, Main Walkway at “G” Dock, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Adventure Quest Tours takes pride in responsible tourism, ensuring that our excursions are eco-friendly and promote the preservation of these magnificent creatures and their habitats.