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$109.86 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Vancouver Island Whale and Wildlife Tour

Make your way to the historic seaside village of Cowichan Bay, 45 minutes north of Victoria and 45 minutes south of Nanaimo. Meet up with passionate guides who love sharing Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem, then get fitted with a warm flotation suit, gloves, a hat, goggles, and sunglasses. It's also a good idea to wear a warm sweater or jacket and comfortable pants, and to bring sunscreen and a camera.There's rich and abundant marine wildlife found along the shores of southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and you'll watch for orca whales, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, Dall's porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles, and a variety of bird species.The landscape of southern Vancouver Island is just as remarkable, and the route passes rock bluffs, tidal pools, and sandy beaches before returning to the original departure point.

$211.59 Outdoor Activities

Vancouver Island's Ultimate Full-Day Whale and Wildlife Tour

Make your way to the historic seaside village of Cowichan Bay, 45 minutes north of Victoria and 45 minutes south of Nanaimo. Meet up with passionate guides who love sharing Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem, then get fitted with a warm flotation suit, gloves, a hat, goggles, and sunglasses. It's also a good idea to wear a warm sweater or jacket and comfortable pants, and to bring sunscreen and a camera. There's rich and abundant marine wildlife found along the shores of southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and you'll watch for orca whales, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, Dall's porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles, and a variety of bird species. The landscape of southern Vancouver Island is just as remarkable, and the route passes rock bluffs, tidal pools, and sandy beaches before returning to the original departure point. These 8 hour expedition style day tours were planned and developed by our lead Captains who continually strive to produce world class whale and wildlife images and share whale and wildlife encounters with our guests from around the world. On these tours our passion for education and the conservation of the Salish Sea ecosystem and all it’s inhabitants shines. We feel very fortunate to be ambassadors and to give the Salish Sea a voice. Unlike other companies that are in a rush to get back to the dock, we will spend all day on the water with you, giving the most unique whale and wildlife tour in this area. You will have a full 8 hours to explore the Salish Sea with us. The route for the day will be based on the most recent wildlife sighting reports and the best weather conditions. We will be searching for whale and wildlife encounters in areas where few other boats visit.

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