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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Exciting new tour!

  Spring is in the air and we are excited to announce our brand-new tour! Two things that we love about spring are that we spot Bears that have just come out of torpor which is a lighter form of hibernation, and we get to see beautiful flowing waterfalls from the winters melting ice! Our Spring Bear and Waterfall tour will be the perfect tour… Read more »

Favourite Winter Activities on Vancouver Island

  Have you found yourself on Vancouver Island after all of the whale watching tours have closed up for the season?  Or are you just looking for new things to do? Have no fear! There are a ton of activities to do on Vancouver Island that will make your adventurous heart happy! Charter a boat We are able to run tours year round!  If you’re… Read more »

A Greener Christmas

  Christmas is a time of happiness and joy for most people – spending time with family, enjoying beautiful decorations, and giving gifts.  We love the holidays but the holiday season seems to wreak havoc on the environment! To give you an idea, in Canada alone, over 500,000 tons of Christmas wrapping paper goes to the landfill.  Don’t let this get you down! There are… Read more »

October may be the best time for Grizzly viewing!

Grizzlies are magnificent animals and if you have the opportunity to see them in the wild, you should definitely take it. You’ll be talking about it for years to come! The most common question we get regarding the Grizzly Bear Tour is, “when is the best time to go?”.  Typically, we are able to see Grizzlies along the river systems from the middle of August until the… Read more »

Unique Outdoor Activities to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

  Hiking is a great way to explore your surroundings, but what if you’re looking to do something different? There’s a lot of breathtaking and lush wildlife all around us, and the best way to discover it is to go out on an adventure. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of sights for you to explore — whether you prefer the energy of the ocean, or the… Read more »

Humpback Whale Breaching seen on Whale Watching Tour

10 Facts about Humpback Whales

  Humpback whales are baleen whales that have been making a strong comeback to our area since 2004. These gentle giants are frequently sighted on our tours, but many people don’t know anything about them!   1. Humpback whale’s pectoral fins are the longest appendages in the entire animal kingdom at up to 16 feet (1/3 length of their entire bodies).   2. Female humpback whales… Read more »