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Ocean EcoVentures specializes in private charters

In addition to our popular Whale Watching Tours, we offer a variety of Private Charters, Photography Excursions, Corporate Team Building and Custom Multiday Tours. You and your family and friends can enjoy a totally private marine adventure of a lifetime. Whether you want to explore British Columbia’s world-renowned Gulf Islands, explore the wilds of Vancouver Islands’ west coast, or visit Vancouver Island’s famous Butchart Gardens or Gulf Island wineries. We have a private charter for everyone!

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Private Whale Watching Charter

Would you like to experience the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea with your friends and family? Our 4 hour private whale watching charters are perfect for those wanting to have the boat to themselves for that intimate whale watching experience.

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Photography Safaris

Our lead captain and owner Simon Pidcock is an avid wildlife photographer. He leads all of our private photography charters. All of the photographs on this website and in our gallery were taken on our tours by Simon. He has the uncanny ability to place the boat in the perfect spot to capture those "once and a lifetime shots."

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WestCoast Wilds

This private charter takes you into area on the west coast of Vancouver Island few have seen. The diversity of marine life on Vancouver Island south western side is unbelievable. Here you are truly one with nature... witness up to 50 Humpback whales feeding off Swiftsure Bank. The pelagic bird life is more than abundant. It leaves you with the feeling of traveling back a hundred years to really witness the true biodiversity of Vancouver Island.

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Wine & Whales - Pender Island

A full day tour combining our two most popular tours, Whale Watching, and the Pender Island Winery Tour. This tour is ideal for corporate retreats, couples' vacations, and honeymooners. Come and experience the best that Vancouver Island has to offer.

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Wine and Whales - Cowichan

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching and Cheers Cowichan have teamed up to offer Wine and Whales packages that combine the best that Cowichan Valley has to offer. Start your day with a wonderful wine tour and tasting followed by a spectacular Whale Watching Eco Tour.

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Butchart Gardens

This unique marine journey is specially designed to blend an exhilarating boating adventure with the opportunity to experience the brilliant and world-renown Butchart Gardens. This splendid 55 acre floral display has captivated thousands of people for over 80 years. (Over a million people visit each year). Transforming an old worked-out quarry site into an elaborate landscape of colour and grandeur in 1904, Jennie Butchart has created a dazzling living entity that has earned an international reputation for it's year-round display of flowering plants.

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Two Humpback Whales sighted this morning!! Tours heading out at 1pm and 5pm today. Call or book online.

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