RIB Whale Watching Tours & Charter in Cowichan Bay
We offer spectacular whale watching and marine eco-tours departing daily from Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. We are located on the southeast shores of Vancouver Island, approximately one hour north of Victoria and 45 minutes south of Nanaimo. 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 Whales, 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. RATES & SCHEDULE ✔ January 1st - May 14th Daily Departures at 1 PM Adults - $118 Children (12 & under) - $89 ✔ May 15th - June 26th Daily Departures at 1 PM Adults - $118 Children (12 & under) - $89 ✔ June 27th - Sept. 14th Daily Departures at 12 PM & 5 PM Adults - $118 Children (12 & under) - $89 ✔ Sept. 15th - Dec 31st Daily Departures at 1 PM Adults - $118 Children (12 & under) - $89 ✔ Year Round Private Charters - Daily Departures Contact us for pricing Please Note *** All of our tours are subject the G.S.T Tax *** If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Simon is Head Captain and Owner of the company. Simon has spent his whole life on and around the ocean. He had his first boat at the age of four and grew up in a west coast wooden boat repair yard.br Simon spent his younger years sailing, fishing and exploring the waters around Vancouver Island. Simon has guided over 1200 whale watching adventures and is considered one of the best captains in the whale watching industry. His passion for the ocean and everything that inhabits it shows from the minute you meet him, he truly loves what he does. He has been the vice president(Vancouver Island) of the Pacific Whale Watch Association(PWWA) for the last 2 years and has just been nominates for the next term of two years. The Pacific Whale Watch Association (formerly Whale Watch Operatorrsquos Association Northwest) consists of hard-working, dedicated whale watching companies committed to research, education, and responsible wildlife viewing. Member companies depart from 13 different ports in Washington State and British Columbia, Canada surrounding the San Juan Islands. He is also an avid wildlife photographer and all the images you see on this website were taken by Simon on our whale watching adventures. He has the uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time to capture those unbelievable moments. On his tours he always make a point to set the boat up for those wanting to try their hand at capturing images on their tour.p pWhen Simon is not spending time off with his children and wife you will find him in his boat doing what he loves. Photo documenting whales and other wildlife all around Vancouver Island. He is known to go on epic whale searching expeditions offshore of the west coast of Vancouver Island looking for exotic transient orca whales and other cetaceans. His photographs are shared with local and international whale researchers.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Wheel steering
- Cuddy Cabin
- Outboard Engine
- Dual Comm-forward seating
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.