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Quadra Island Hikes

Have you been looking for a new spot to get outside and explore? Since the COVID pandemic began, many of us have been taking advantage of the many AMAZING trails on Vancouver Island, but have you headed over to Quadra Island yet? Quadra Island is home to some beautiful hikes, ranging from beginner to advanced. Our resident Quadra experts, WildCoast Adventures did a great job… Read more »

Tree covered hillside with fog and mist in the trees

Wild Weather – How we Address Adverse Weather Conditions

You’ve been planning your dream trip for months, eagerly awaiting the day you finally get to head out on the water for a chance to see humpback whales and orca and all the amazing wildlife our area is home to. We know the feeling, we still feel this way every single day! But, there is one big variable that can have a pretty major impact… Read more »

Drawing of a whale tale that says Reading is a Whale of a Time

Whale-y Great Book Recommendations

  I’ve been a big reader for as long as I can remember. While I love a variety of genres, I’ve slowly been incorporating more non-fiction into my life. There’s something special about reading about a topic that’s close to your heart and it’s satisfying to have what you already know be validated! I won’t ever claim to be a whale expert, but these are… Read more »

Grizzly Bear charging through river

Facts About Grizzly Bears

  Grizzly Bears are one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They have distinct behaviors that set them apart from other bears and can be found near or in rivers searching for salmon. September 1st marks the official start of our Grizzly Bear tours for 2020!  This season we have partnered with Klahoose Coastal Adventures to view bears at the Klite River in… Read more »

Red Float House seen through window of whale watching boat

Everyday Wildlife in Campbell River

    Living in Campbell River has a number of different perks – the biggest one is that we don’t have to travel very far to see different types of wildlife!  We’re so lucky to be surrounded by greenery that animals are attracted to!    It’s not uncommon for locals to have a black bear or two in their backyard when their pear and apple… Read more »

Dolphin Leaping right out of the water

10 Facts about Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

  Dolphins bring out a child-like wonder in anyone that is lucky enough to see them out in the wild! In our area, we have Pacific White-Sided Dolphins.  They are playful, acrobatic mammals and can be the highlight of any tour!  Here are some facts that you may not know about them:   1.  There is currently no population estimate for how many Pacific White-Sided Dolphins… Read more »

Covered Whale Watching Vessel with guests on board

Introducing Our New Boat!

  Have you heard our great news? We have a new covered boat!     Check out our 12-passenger Eagle Craft with an outdoor seating area!  It was originally built in 1994 by Daigle Marine as a tour boat for a wealthy private island owner near Victoria. After that, the vessel lived most of its life moving crews in and out of logging camps along… Read more »

Group of sealions lounging on the rocks

10 Facts about Steller Sea Lions

  We have the pleasure of seeing a number of different marine mammals on our tours.  While we live in an area that has an abundance of Humpback Whale and Transient Orca sightings, we also get to see a vast number of sea lions and seals!  One specific species that we encounter often are Steller Sea Lions.   1. Steller sea lions are golden brown… Read more »

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We’re Open! – Business Operations Update

    Our doors are officially open, and we’re thrilled to get back on the water and provide our guests with the experience of a lifetime!   As of July 1st, we are running an assortment of daily tours on our zodiac and covered vessels: 3 hour Whale and Wildlife Evening Tour 4 hour Whale and Wildlife Tour 4 hour Ocean Rapids Tour (tide dependent)… Read more »

Dalls Porpoise splashing through the water

Types of Porpoise

  Porpoise are small-toothed whales that are closely related to dolphins.  They can be differentiated by their teeth, which are spade-shaped opposed to cone-shaped, their dorsal fins, which are triangular, and their beaks, which are less elongated.  While there are said to be 32 different dolphin species in the world, there are only 6 different types of porpoises!  In the Campbell River area, we are… Read more »