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Campbell River: Whale & Wildlife Discovery Cruise

Campbell River: Whale & Wildlife Discovery Cruise

From US$ 141.41 per person

Explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait on this Campbell River cruise. Catch glimpses of wildlife.

About this activity

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Private group available


  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along Campbell River
  • Visit Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait
  • Catch a glimpse of whales and other wildlife
  • Learn from an on-board naturalist
  • Listen to the sounds of whales through hydrophones
Full description
Spend a day on the water and discover local wildlife on this Campbell River cruise. Visit the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in the area, you are likely to encounter many animals both on land and at sea. Choose from two vessel options for your cruise. A covered vessel with indoor seating offers a good option for families. Alternatively, a zodiac-style vessel offers a good option for those who like being outdoors and want to feel the wind through their hair. Hop aboard your chosen vessel, then sit back and relax. Keep an eye out for humpback whales, killer whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, bears, Steller sea lions, and more. Learn from an on-board naturalist and listen to the sounds of whales through hydrophones. While it might not be possible to guarantee you’ll see all of these animals on your tour, this tour offers a great opportunity to see everything that is possible.
  • Small group cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Sports shoes
  • Binoculars

Know before you go

  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation of up to 4 people (7-day notice is required for groups larger than 4 people)
  • For anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been in contact with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19, a full refund will be available right up until the time of departure
  • Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • No-shows will be charged the full price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Our guide, Nova, was so informative and did a fabulous job of educating the whale watching 'crew'. The experience was absolutely fun, fun, fun! We were able to watch and learn about sea lions and approximately 15 hump-back whales. It was time well spent and our foursome gives it a two thumbs up!

October 4, 2022

The whale watching tour was a really great experience. We particularly liked the respect for all animals. We were far enough away that the animals had a comfort zone. The guide was very attentive and was able to tell a lot about the sea lions and whales. There was even a small snack in between. Unfortunately we didn't see any orca whales, but that's nature, she has her own rules. ☺️ We would definitely recommend Campbell River Whale watching Adventure!

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September 15, 2022

We saw a lot of humpback whales! The suits you get are not an unnecessary luxury. The zodiac was also a very nice experience. We got a lot of info about the humpback whales along the way. After the trip we were shown on a map where we had sailed. Because the title says wildlife we also expected to see other animals, which is not the case. But that didn't make the experience any less enjoyable.

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August 5, 2022

Product ID: 400984