Whale Watching Areas and Points of Departure
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BC Travel Regions
British Columbia is well known for for its whale watching tours and excursions. Find a guides that will take you on a fun filled adventure where you can experience the amazing sight of Orcas or the Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and other marine animals. You will find the whale watching guides listed under the the mainland, the Victoria area and Vancouver Island areas.
Steveston Seabreeze Whale Watching tours transit the lower Fraser River, the Gulf of Georgia and the Canadian and American Gulf Islands in search of Southern Resident Orca whales, transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Stellar Sea Lions, Dalls Porpoise and a large variety of other marine wildlife. Our three- to five-hour tours cruise some of the most scenic areas of the British Columbia coast line. We can accommodate 69 passengers per trip with a maximum of 23 passengers per vessel. All boats are semi-enclosed for comfort and all have washroom facilities.
Ocean Adventures Charter Co. Ltd. PO Box 3835, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0. Phone: 604-898-5996; Fax: 604-898-5996; Cell: 604-815-8382.
Vancouver Island - South (Victoria Area)
BC Whale Tours. 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC. Phone: 250-590-5030.
Clipper Vacations. Phone: 250-382-8100; Toll-free: 1-800-888-2535.
Naturally Salty Excursions. PO Box 5595, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4. Phone/Fax: 250-382-9599.
Eagle Eye Adventures. Discovery Harbor, Dock K, Campbell River, BC. Phone: 250-286 0809; Toll-free: 1-877-286-0809.
Pacific Northwest Expeditions. 1819 Morden Road, Nanaimo, BC V9x 1T9. Phone: 250-754-6300; Toll-free: 1-866-529-2522.
Stubbs Island Whale Watching. 24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove; Mail: PO Box 2-2, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Phone: 250-928-3185; Toll-free: 1-800-665-3066; Fax: 250-928-3102. E-mail GPS: 50.5465° N; 126.8338°W
Jamie's Whale Watching. 606 Campbell, PO Box 129, Tofino, BC VOR 2ZO. Phone: 250-725-3919; Toll-free: 1-800-667-9913.
Archipelago Wildlife Cruises. PO Box 218, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0. Phone: 250-726 8289.
Canadian Princess Resort. Phone: 250-598-3366; Toll-free: 1-800-663-7090.
CERF is a Canadian non-profit organization that funds research on whales, dolphins, and their environment through an eco-tourism program. Here you will find information on the whale research trips we offer, as well as on our research programs. You will also find some general whale & dolphin information.
Pacific Whale Watch Association (formerly Whale Watch Operator's Association Northwest)
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
The Complete Whale-Watching Handbook: A Guide to Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the World by Ben Wilson and Angus Wilson. This book covers the biology of each creature listed and has a species guide. Sections explain the study of whales, dolphins, and porpoises, examine the impact of whale-watching and offer practical advice on how to view, photograph and enjoy these creatures in the wild. Order now...
The Grandest of Lives: Eye to Eye with Whales by Douglas H. Chadwick. Wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick takes readers inside the world of modern-day scientific whale observation, from gathering data to weathering storms to spirited scientific debate. Detailed portraits of the humpback, northern bottlenose, blue whale, minke whale, and orca representing a cross-section of the forms and behaviors of cetaceans worldwide. Order now...
Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast: Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (California Natural History Guides) by Sarah G. Allen, Joe Mortenson, and Sophie Webb. This field guide describes the whales, dolphins, seals and otters from Mexico to British Columbia including Washington. Featuring many color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and maps. Order now...
Operation Orca: Springer, Luna and the Struggle to Save West Coast Killer Whales by Daniel Francis and Gill Hewlett. Through the amazing story of these two "orphan" whales, Operation Orca tells the larger story of orcas in the Pacific Northwest, the people who have studied them and the transformation of the whale's image from killer to icon. Order now...
Volume 2: British Columbia's West Vancouver Island by John Kimantas. An essential tool for kayaking British Columbia's coast. This two volume Atlas has splashproof and manageably sized collections of detailed maps of BC's shorelines. Numerous land-based features are identified including campsites and launch locations. Order now...
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Lonely Planet British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies, 5th Edition (Regional Travel Guide) by John Lee. This book is a planning tool featuring easy-to-use maps, pull-out city map, photographs, information on national and regional parks, mountainous road trips plus wineries and breweries. Order now...
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