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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 250-928-3185
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A really great trip! I was concerned that it may not be as good as other trips wed been on as we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Really good Trip

Everything worked well, from the start top the end it was exciting and funny. The Crew was Kind... read more

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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 join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You’ll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people you’ll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dall’s or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A really great trip! I was concerned that it may not be as good as other trips wed been on as we had previously been out on zodiac tours and this was more of a 'real boat' - however there was no need to worry,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything worked well, from the start top the end it was exciting and funny. The Crew was Kind and Professional. We saw a Lot of orcas and humpback whales. We were really satisfied.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip with Stubbs Island Whale Watching so much. The crew was awesome and we saw a lot of different whales and one orca. On the boat you have enough space to enjoy all the views and take pictures since it is not...More

1  Thank Annsootje
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience while whale watching with us out of Telegraph Cove Annsootje, it is great to know that you enjoyed your time out on the water with your Captain and crew and that you saw orca and hunpback whales. Our boats are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour headed out at 5:30 and we had great weather, calm waters and a lovely sunset. We viewed an abundance of sea life Humpbacks, Orcas, porpoises and seals. The crew were friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour, it was the highlight...More

1  Thank Susan R
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our sunset reflection whale watching tours our of Telegraph Cove and for sharing your experience - it is great to hear that you had a fantastic tour and that you found our crew friendly and informative. They...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went out for two trips aboard the Kuluta. Great views of Orcas on both occasions, with humpbacks and other wildlife thrown in. Friendly, informative naturalists on board. The boats are not crowded and everyone gets to see everything that is around. Well worth a trip...More

1  Thank StandonZanzibar
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on not one trip - but two and for sharing your experience while out whale watching with us on the Kuluta, the smaller of our two boats. It is good to hear that you found the Kuluta comfortable and uncrowded,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an absolute must when you come to Telegraph Cove. I have been on a few whale watching tours and this was by far the best. I love how respectful the captain and crew are to the wildlife. It was great and I highly...More

1  Thank 30buddy
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation and for sharing your experience while whale watching with us out of Telegraph Cove. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to your Captain and crew, who will appreciate knowing that you respected their dedication to ethical wildlife viewing....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous trip with Captain Bob and Ashley who were both absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable. We saw several bald eagles, a porpoise, several seals, a sea lion, 2 humpbacks and lots of orca! We were so pleased with the amount of wildlife...More

1  Thank J0anne07
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Joanne for the great review and for sharing your experience out on the water with Captain Bob and naturalist Ashley. We are very proud of our great Captains, naturalists and crew they are a great group of individuals who work hard to make...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had fewer people than the boat could officially take, so there was always room for all on whichever deck we wanted to be on. We saw dolphins, humpbacks and seals. The guide was wonderful . She showed us archival photos of each whale and...More

1  Thank Tessa S
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Tessa for visiting Telegraph Cove and coming Whale Watching with us. It is always great to hear that our guests found our boat comfortable with plenty of room to wander round and watch the wildlife encountered from any one of the 3 viewing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Telegraph Cove and Stubbs Island Whale Watch following a 4 day kayaking trip from Hanson Island. Although we were lucky enough to see Orcas from our kayak trip, through Stubbs Island Whale Watching tour we were able to travel further distances and offered...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our tours to round off your 4 day kayaking adventure and for sharing your experience. It is fantastic isn't it seeing Orca and humpback whales in their natural environment and being able to hear their vocalization over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

From Captain John's warm welcome to everyone to the informative naturalist and marine biologist we enjoyed our cruise. We were too early for the orcas but we did see hump back whales as well as seals and eagles. This is one of the most beautiful...More

2  Thank 587Peter
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Sarah N, Manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was our pleasure to welcome you back and thank you for sharing your most recent experience out on the water with Capt. John and his crew. We are extremely proud of our team and love hearing that their interpretive element of the tour added...More

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GeoffG1967
24 May 2018|
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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
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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
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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
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