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Telegraph Cove: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

1. Telegraph Cove: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

After gathering at the Telegraph Cove Resort, you will embark on your 3-hour, fully-guided whale watching and wildlife viewing adventure. In true comfort and style, your crew will be excited to take you to Johnstone Strait, in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. You can take advantage of the opportunity to view killer whales and humpback whales in the wild, as well as an assortment of seabirds and other species of marine wildlife. The Ocean Magic II is a custom designed marine marvel, which combines the practicality of a semi-covered vessel with the speed and maneuverability of a Zodiac. With three naturalists on board and two different viewing elevations, this is the only purpose-built whale watching vessel of its size in the industry. Sip your coffee, feel the wind in your hair or keep cozy under cover while you explore the pacific northwest.

Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

2. Telegraph Cove: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat

After meeting your skipper at the dock, get suited up in a cozy cruiser suit, ensuring your comfort and safety for the duration of the trip. This 3-hour whale-watching tour boasts sightings of just about everything there is to see, from wolves roaming nearby islands to groups of predatory transient orcas and breaching humpback calves. Your ride on one of the zipping Zodiac-style boats will be nearly as exciting as seeing the whales.  Each of the boats seats 12, and there are great views from every seat. Once out of the former fishing village of Telegraph Cove, you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of species of sea life, including orcas, humpback whales, grey whales, minke whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, elephant seals, otters, and bald eagles. Every tour is guided by a Transport Canada-approved skipper, who will provide information and commentary on all of the wildlife you see. If you don’t see a whale on your trip, you’ll be entitled to a free tour until you have a successful sighting.

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What people are saying about Telegraph Cove

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Unfortunately no orcas, but we saw a lot of whales, we really didn't know where to focus because at one point they were really on all sides! The water was very calm which made it very cool on the zodiac, in the front of the boat you catch a lot of wind. Punctual organization and nice guide.

Well organized, you get a lot of information about the animals and they also let you hear the sounds of the whales underwater. We saw 2 humpback whales and a group of 16 orcas. Afterwards we were sent photos of the tour. Very nice gift!

An unforgettable experience! The guide knew exactly where to look for the Waals. A rescue suit was provided for the zodiac tour, which also helped against the wind. Scotty our guide explained a lot during the drive. Just great.

Wonderful! We saw sea otters, killer whales, humpback whales and seals. Beautiful little village! Do not miss

Although it rained heavily, we saw many humpback whales and orcas. The guide was great.