Daily Departures 12pm & 5pm
Cowichan Bay Half Day Whale & Wildlife Adventures
Our Daily Half Day Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours focus on Orcas, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. Guaranteed Whale Sighting! Highest Orca Sightings in BC. …
Daily Departures 5pm
Cowichan Bay Sunset Whale & Wildlife Adventure
Spectacular Sunset Whale & Wildlife Adventures. Our 5pm Half Day Whale & Wildlife Adventure has been our captain’s and returning guest’s favourites for over 20 years. Book your 5pm…
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Cowichan Bay Private Whale & Wildlife Adventures
Vancouver Island’s Ultimate Whale Watching and Wildlife Day Tour. Our Full Day Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours are perfect for Photographers and Wildlife Enthusiasts. …
Daily Departures 1pm
Parksville Half Day Whale & Wildlife Adventures
Escape to the secluded waters of the northern Salish Sea and beyond, have intimate encounters with the whales and wildlife. Fewer boats make for better wildlife encounters and the waters that we opera…
Daily Departures 6pm
Parksville Sunset Whale & Wildlife Adventures
SUNSETS, WHALES & WILDLIFE… NEED WE SAY MORE? Our Sunset Whale and Wildlife Adventures are the perfect way to end your day in Parksville. Watching whales swim into the sunset is nothing shor…
Vancouver Island Whale & Wildlife Adventures
Highest Orca Sightings in British Columbia!
Vancouver Island’s Best Whale Watching Tours Departing From Cowichan Bay & Parksville B.C.
Highest Killer Whale Sightings on Vancouver Island! Ocean EcoVentures is the most centrally located Whale Watching Company on Vancouver Island with locations in Cowichan Bay and Parksville. Small intimate whale and wildlife adventures with no more than 12 guests on our vessels. Marine Wildlife Photography Specialists. Longer Tours to ensure Maximum Viewing Time with the whales and wildlife. We focus on the whole Salish Sea ecosystem. Passionate, certified captains and an exemplary safety record.
Ocean EcoVentures is a marine eco tourism company that focuses on marine conservation, public outreach and education since 2003. Ocean Ecoventures also provides scientific and logistical vessel support for marine research operations.Whales are our passion! We love sharing Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem and all that inhabits it. We are dedicated to responsible and ethical whale watching and wildlife viewing.
Sustainability, Conservation, Education & Research
We don’t just claim to be Sustainable, we ensure all of our day to day operations and wildlife viewing is sustainable. Our mantra is “People protect what they love and love what they understand” so we are here to help make that happen. As a proud member of 1% for the Planet Ocean EcoVentures donates annually to local not for profits supporting whale and wildlife conservation efforts. We also support local researchers to help their conservation and research efforts. The vessels we operate have the quietest sound footprint in the industry for the whales and marine mammals we view! Learn More
Parksville Whale and Wildlife Adventures
Ocean EcoVentures is excited to announce that we will be offering Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures departing daily from the picturesque beach town of Parksville BC. Whales, Wildlife, Waterfalls, Tidal Rapids and so much more! Encounter Orcas, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Black Bears, Grizzly Bears, Steller & California Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Stunning Scenery and Seascapes.
Our experienced team is excited to share their passion and intimate knowledge of the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. Whales are our passion! We feel fortunate and grateful to be able to share Vancouver Island’s marine ecosystem and all that inhabits it. We are dedicated to responsible and ethical wildlife viewing. After researching copious amounts of whale and wildlife sightings data we decided that Parkville is the perfect new departure point for Ocean EcoVentures Whale and Wildlife Adventures. We are thrilled to explore a diverse new area of the Salish Sea with our guests and offer some different adventures than our Cowichan Bay location offers. We are currently offering daily tours out of Cowichan Bay and as of July 1st, 2021 we will be offering Whale and Wildlife Marine Adventures from French Creek Marina just 5 minutes from Parksville.
Year-Round Guaranteed Sightings
Ocean EcoVentures Guarantees Whale Sightings Year-Round. If you do not see a whale on one of our whale watching tours we invite you to come again for free. Our sightings record for 2022 was 96%. We extend a free stand-by tour to the few passengers who do not see whales on their tour. Our whale guarantee is a complimentary, non-transferable and on a stand-by basis. Our Whale Guarantee is not species specific.
Our Knowledge & Experience
Ocean Ecoventures’ Captains and Naturalists are in this job for the long haul! We are not part time summer staff like you see with a lot of other companies. This really shines through on our trips in the form of expert interpretation on the wildlife and landscapes encountered. When our passengers see whales, they get to know exactly who that whale is, their siblings, their mothers and their personalities!View Our Team
Commitment to Conservation
Our mantra is “People protect what they love and love what they understand” so we are here to help make that happen. Ocean EcoVentures donates $2 from every passenger’s fare directly into whale and wildlife conservation efforts. We also support local researchers to help their conservation and research efforts. The vessels we operate have the quietest sound footprint in the industry for the whales and marine mammals we view.Conservation Details
We are Vancouver’s Whale and Marine Wildlife Photography Specialists! Our Captains’ photos have been published in magazines such as British Columbia magazine, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic and more. Our guests compliment us on our ability to put the boat in great positions to get perfect photos. Furthermore, we are thrilled to send passengers photos from their trip.View Wildlife Galleries
Our Location – Cowichan Bay
Ocean EcoVentures is the most centrally-located whale watching company on Vancouver Island. This ensures the Highest Sightings of Killer Whales on Vancouver Island every year. Located in the heart of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and Biggs Killer Whales travel areas, Cowichan Bay offers a relaxed experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city.View Location Details