Whale Watching Tours 45 Minutes South of Nanaimo
I just came across this forum today. It seems like other companies are using it for word of mouth and advertising so here goes.....
Ocean Ecoventures offers whale watching tours out of Cowichan bay 45 minutes south of Nanaimo. We have been operating for six years and we have a lot of people come down from Nanaimo to go out with us.
Ocean Ecoventures offers spectacular whale watching and marine eco-tours departing daily from Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. We are located on the southeast shores of Vancouver Island.
On any given day between April and October, you can witness up to 89 Orca Whales frolicking in the southern Vancouver Island waterways. Observe these fascinating marine mammals in their natural habitat as you enjoy the scenic waterways of southern Vancouver Island.
While our high quality, all-inclusive Whale Watching adventure focuses on the Southern Resident Orca Whale, Transient Orca pods, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, Minke Whales, Dall's Porpoises, Harbour Seals, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, and a variety of marine birds are also abundant in the area.
The Southern Resident Orca Whales are split into three separate groups know as “J pod”, “K pod”, and “L pod”. Orca Whales are very social animals. They live in small nuclear and extended families know as pods, clans and communities.
In addition to resident Orca Whales, Transient Orcas are also sighted during the summer months. While the Resident Orcas feed almost exclusively on the abundant salmon runs during the summer months, the Transient Orcas feed on a variety of other marine mammals including Porpoises, Dolphins, Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, and sometimes even Deer. The Resident and Transient Orca Whales do not intermingle, but coexist in the same waters.
Over the past few years, there has been a growing population of Humpback and Grey Whales in local waters.
Ocean Ecoventures is a member of a local whale spotting network, an extensive whale tracking system in B.C.'s southern Gulf Islands. This sighting network ensures excellent sighting success on a daily basis. Both Canadian and U.S. whale watching companies, as well as scientific researchers, employ the use of this valuable service.
Ocean Ecoventures provides its clients with everything needed for a comfortable and safe ocean excursion. We supply Mustang cruiser suits that ensure warmth and safety. We also provide hats, gloves, goggles, and binoculars for each participant. Our Whale Watching tour is 3-4 hours in duration and departs daily from Cowichan Bay.
Ask us about our Guaranteed Sightings and mention this post a receive 10% off the tour cost.
Thanks for you time, Captain Simon
1 866 748 5333
Here are a few pictures from our tours....
Here are a few pictures from our tours.