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Biggs Killer Whales and Humpback Whales sighted today! What a beautiful Sunday on the Salish Sea! We have tours heading out daily at 1pm. The wea

Updated 1:45pm Sunday, October 27

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COVID-19 Update March 7th 2020

At Ocean EcoVentures we have made the difficult decision to close our doors until further notice. We will reassess on April 1st and hopeful we will be back up and running tours very soon.

Our crew and guest’s safety is of the utmost importance and at this time we feel social distancing is the best tool we have to flatten the curve on the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel it’s socially the right thing to do.

At this time tours booked for later this spring, summer and fall are still confirmed and we will be contacting all our guests booked before April 1st to reschedule or refund their tours.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and please take care and be well.

In the next few weeks we will try and get out on the water to share some live whale watching via social media. Stay tuned…

Thanks for your understanding,

Captain Simon & Crew
@ Ocean EcoVentures



Ocean EcoVentures is open for Whale Watching and Wildlife Eco Tours. We are also offering heavily discounted Private Whale Watching Tours for small groups to help with social distancing. We have implemented new daily operational protocols in regards to COVID-19. Here are our new operation protocols that are now in place:

First and foremost, our hearts and thoughts go out to those around the world who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). Please rest assured that Ocean EcoVentures is taking every precaution possible to ensure safe and healthy Wahle Watching and Marine Eco Tours for our guests.

Fortunately Cowichan Bay and Ocean EcoVentures do not encounter large groups of visitors at one time. Cowichan Bay and area is a great place to visit to get away from the crowds and have great experience with your friends and families away from the larger population centers.

We have always and will continue to maintain a robust cleaning process in our office, gift shop and on our vessels.

Here are steps Ocean EcoVentures has enacted in response to coronavirus.


  • Our vessels are open air and seat a maximum of 12 guests. We are also offering discounted private charters for your group up to 12 guests.
  • We have onboard hand sanitizer on each vessel for guest use.
  • We are utilizing disinfecting wipes to clean our grab rails, restroom handles and seats.
  • The survival suits our guests wear on our vessels are now disinfected quarantined for 72 hour after each use.
  • We will no longer supply toques (warm hats), gloves or goggles for our guests and suggest that you bring yours along for additional warmth in the early spring season.

AT OUR Office/Giftshop

  • We have increased hand sanitizer in our office/gift shop for our guests and staff.
  • We have increased signage to passengers encouraging mindful personal health and safety.
  • We have increased deployment of sanitation in our bathrooms, office and ticket counter along with increased signage for reminders of hand washing health and safety.
  • We have advised our employees and crew of best practices for maintaining good health and actionable steps to take if sick.
  • Ocean EcoVentures is currently emailing traveling passengers the following as well as asking the following:Within the past 14 days, have you, or any person in your booking party:
    • Had close contact with anyone diagnosed as having Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
    • Provided direct care for COVID-19 patients, working with healthcare workers infected with novel coronavirus?
    • Visited or stayed in a closed environment with any patient having Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
    • Worked together in close proximity, or sharing the same classroom environment, with a COVID-19 patient?
    • Traveled together with COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance?
    • Lived in the same household as a COVID-19 patient?
    • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or any symptoms of the common cold at the time of check in for your tour we will ask you not to participate and refund your booking.
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