What Sets us apart

What Sets us apart

Founded in 2008 Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours continues to be a leader in our industry. Below are just a few of the things that we believe set us apart:


Throughout all our operations we aim to minimize our environmental impact. Not only are our guides expert mariners, they are also certified naturalists. We believe that education and showcasing responsible wildlife viewing behaviours are key components of operating as a sustainable organization. We make continuous efforts to adapt and make ethical business decisions. To learn more check out our sustainability page

Code Of Conduct 

In 2019 we partnered with another Campbell River company to formalize a Whale Watching Code of Conduct. This conduct, signed by everyone of our guides, goes above and beyond federal regulations to demonstrate our commitment to the well being of these magnificent animals.

Carbon Neutral 

We were the first tourism company in Campbell River to be certified Carbon Neutral. Each year, since 2018 we undergo an extensive audit of our carbon usage and off set through the protection of old growth forest in the Toba River Valley. We protect at least 1m2 of forest for each guest who joins us.

NIMMSA North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association

Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours is committed to responsible wildlife viewing practices and is an active member of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Both Zodiacs and Covered Boats 

Check out our fleet page to learn all about our vessels.

Award Winning

In recent years we have been honoured to receive the following awards:

  • Sustainability award - Tourism Vancouver Island (2018)
  • Readers choice Adventure Tour Company -Black Press Media (since 2016)
  • Campbell River Tourism Award Campbell River Chamber of Commerce (2018)
  • Tourism Employee of the Year (Sherry Heggie) Tourism Vancouver Island (2019)
  • Finalist, Maritime Excellence – Eco Star Awards (2019)
  • Finalist, Educational Leadership – Eco Star Awards (2019)
  • Certificate of Excellence – Trip Advisor
  • Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards - Tourism Business of the Year (2020)
  • Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards - Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year (2022)
  • Finalist, Experiential Tourism – Eco Star Awards (2023)
  • Winner, Sustainable Workplace – Eco Star Awards (2023)

Up-to-date electronic communication and navigation equipment, GPS (global positioning system), and electronic charting. New full length thermal survival floater suits that keep you warm, dry, and safe!


We strive to accommodate every person who dreams of joining us on a tour. However, given the nature of our location and functionality of our boats it can sometimes be difficult. Please give us a call in the office to see if we are able to accommodate your needs. We are a proud Access2 venue. Have a card? Let us know at your time of booking.