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Vancouver Island Whale Watch

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70 Church St | 2, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada
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A "MUST DO" outstanding experience whenever in Nanaimo, BC.

A truly memorable day at Sea with Captain Mike and Naturalist Val, aboard an excellent semi-covered... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael B
Amazing experience

I have not been out with these guys yet but I did back when they were in Vancouver and well, I've... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Céline M
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Vancouver Island Whale Watch is the FIRST and ONLY whale watching company based out of Nanaimo, BC! We are a group of experienced professional whale watchers with scientific backgrounds who are passionate about the wildlife in the Pacific Northwest and love to show it off. Our 3-4 hour trips take you through the Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia in search of humpback whales, transient orca, seals, sea lions, eagles, and more!
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6 days ago
“A "MUST DO" outstanding experience whenever in Nanaimo, BC.”
1 week ago
“Amazing experience”
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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70 Church St | 2, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H4, Canada

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A truly memorable day at Sea with Captain Mike and Naturalist Val, aboard an excellent semi-covered vessel. My family and friends much enjoyed 4 hours aboard seeing about 10 orcas (within the 1 first 15 minutes), hundreds of sea lions, an Eagle, and the beautiful...More

Thank Michael B
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Van-Island-WW, Manager at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I'll pass on your praises to Mike and Val, I'm sure they'll be happy to hear it. Sounds like you saw a pretty large group of orcas that were nice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been out with these guys yet but I did back when they were in Vancouver and well, I've been coming back for the past 5 years! This guys are the best, very knowledge of the animals and areas and the Captains aren't...More

Thank Céline M
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Van-Island-WW, Manager at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Céline for your kind review! Safety is the most important thing to us, so I'm happy to hear how safe you always feel with our captains. Sorry the weather was so bad while you were here - April has been so miserable! I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally, Nanaimo has whale watching, conveniently located in downtown. Vancouver Island Whale Watch is a Vancouver company that has opened a branch here. No more need to travel to Cowichan Bay or Victoria to enjoy this wonderful experience. My grandsons were here from Seattle and...More

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Van-Island-WW, Manager at Vancouver Island Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eleanor, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and thorough review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us on our first tour of the season. We couldn't have asked for a...More

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Response from Van-Island-WW | Property representative |
Unfortunately we cannot bring dogs onboard. We are out at sea for 3-4 hours, up to 5, and there would be no place for the dog to relieve itself. Also, the motion of the boats and the noise of the engines would be... More
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