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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to...more
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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All reviews captain wayne stellar sea lions humpback whales marine biologist pacific white sided dolphins great trip knowledgeable crew morning trip individual whales lunge feeding campbell river answer any questions mother nature bird life sea life early in the season an amazing experience
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first, I wasn't that enthusiast to go for whale watching on a big boat. But, the skipper got talent (thanks again), there were two marine biologists on board, we got plenty of intel! The boat has as submarine mic, so we were able to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 4 hour whale watching tour. It is a large comfortable boat and there were quite a few of us but there is plenty of room. We had a fantastic time. The captain was great as were the guides. We thoroughly enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did it again - we did it in 2002 and it was slightly better 16 years ago. the place hasn't changed at all - it was a good tour but for my liking to many people on board. I think I would have enjoyed...More

Thank Isabel S
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for returning, It was our pleasure welcoming you back Isabel S. We always appreciate knowing who our returning guests are and receiving their feedback as to how their most recent experience compared with their memories and expectations. We are disappointed that you felt...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A magic experience with a wonderful crew. They love what they do. It was a day for all senses ... did you know that you can smell whales? 🤣More

Thank Judith W
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our crew certainly love what they do Judith W but what they enjoy even more is knowing that they were successful in giving our guests a magic experience - thank you! Isn't it incredible being able to smell the whales, taste the salt in the...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome. Great Tour! We saw many animals. perfect weather! Crew was very nice. Learned alot about the whales and Dolphins.More

Thank maren366
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

It was our pleasure having you onboard the Lukwa maren366. Your Captain and crew appreciate knowing that they were able to share their knowledge about the whales and other marine mammals you saw and that you enjoyed the interpretive element of the tour. As a...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

The boat was comfortable and convenient and we were given lots of updates about what we were seeing Unfortunately on our day we saw only one small orca from a distance and several humpbacks. But it's understood that it's a matter of luck and sometimes...More

Thank 29carfrae
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for booking your whale watching tour with us 29carfrae and for sharing your experience. Your'e absolutely correct in your acknowledgement that it's a matter of luck regarding what you see on any one trip. Operating in the wild it is impossible to guarantee...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

An excellent tour!we saw Dolphins,orcas,whales,eagles and seals. We had a lot of information during the cruise. The crew was cool and welcoming. We phone to change the reservation without any problem!very kind and professional!More

Thank ophelie31840
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Great to hear you had an amazing tour ophelie31840 and that our front office team were able to help you with the requested changes to your reservation. It certainly sounds as if you had some great sightings with Orcas, Humpback whales, dolphins and seals. All...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

If you love the idea of being surrounded by nature, watching whales feeding a few meters from you, tons of bald eagles, see lions, seals and orcas... this is the tour for you 😉 Captain Wayne rocks and Carmen is extremely knowledgeable. The boat is...More

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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

On behalf of Captain Wayne, Carmen and the rest of our crew it was a pleasure having you onboard the M.V. Lukwa Fgiamma. It certainly sounds as if you had a great experience and were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales feeding which is fascinating...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had a great experience on our tour with Stubbs. First let me say that the Captain and Crew were a delight, interacting with the guests they were friendly and informative. Second, the scenery was absolutely stunning. And third, we were fortunate enough to see...More

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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you Jeanniee1958 for sharing your experience while out whale watching with us onboard the M.V. Lukwa. It is a very comfortable spacious boat, even with her maximum capacity of 46 guests onboard there is plenty of space on any one of the 3 viewing...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I have been on several Whale Watching Tours, Stubbs, by far, offers the most professional one, highly educational and with a vessel that appears to be very safe and is spaceous. The staff on the ship was great, highly approachable and clearly know their marine...More

Thank EvieZ
Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for booking with us. It was our pleasure having you onboard the M.V.Lukwa it's a great wildlife viewing boat isn't it. Your Captain and crew will be thrilled to know that you had a great time and that they were successful in giving...More

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24 May 2018|
Response from Sarah N | Property representative |
Hello GeoffG1967, Thank you for reaching out regarding our tours. Late July is a great time of year to come whale watching and while we cannot guarantee what we will see at that time of year there is a high probability... More
Lynne K
20 February 2017|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
You can get an idea by reading the Stubbs Island website Sightings Log from last June to get an idea as to what can be seen. For sure humpback whales arriving from Hawaii and Mexico are showing up early in June and there are... More
Etta D
24 August 2016|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Hi Etta D, My apologies for taking so long to respond to your question. The summer months from June through September are the best months to see whales in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound areas. For orcas... More