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Wine and Whales – Cowichan Bay

“Come and Explore the Whales and Wildlife of the Salish Sea and Experience the Wines of Cowichan, the Napa of the North!”

Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching has paired up with Cheers Cowichan to offer a true taste of the Cowichan Valley – Wine, Whales and Wildlife! Whether you are on a couples getaway or having your dream wedding we will share the best that Cowichan has to offer.

Cowichan means “The Warm Land” in the Coast Salish language and is graced with the warmest mean temperature in Canada.  With these mediterranean like temperatures, glacial soil and an ideal amount of of rain Cowichan’s climate is ideal growing conditions for grapes and other fruits and vegetables.  Award winning wineries, craft brew masters, distillers, cider makers, chefs, cheese makers, bakers, foragers, specialty food producers, and organic farmers work together to produce some of the most sumptuous food and drink anywhere.

Cowichan is the best departure point on Vancouver Island to experience the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. On any given day you can witness killer whales, humpback whales, minke whales, steller sea lions, bald eagles and many different species of marine birds.

You will start and finish your day in the quaint seaside village of Cowichan Bay with a choice between three amazing packages.

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Wine and Whales Stay and Play – Year Round

Day One:

  • Perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.
  • Starting at 11am enjoy a full day Cheers Cowichan Wine Tour Experience including lunch. Visit a charming selection of both the oldest/original island vineyards as well as  some more newly established wineries in the Cowichan Valley. Rolling farmland,and a colorful abundance of local food and art make Cowichan an exciting food and wine destination.
  • With an experienced guide, you’ll visit 4 wineries, enjoying 3-6 tastings at each stop and a gourmet lunch. (all tasting and lunch fees included)
  • We visit many Cowichan wineries and the route may change daily. Please ask if you have a preferred winery or lunch stop requests.
  • Stay and Save 10% off your accommodations with a choice from many of our local B&B and Hotel partners.

Day Two:

  • Join Ocean Ecoventures for a 3 -4 hour Whale Watching Eco Tour departing from Cowichan Bay. Check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Experience Stunning Scenery, Resident Orcas, Transient Orcas, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles and a myriad of marine birds.
  • We are Marine Wildlife and Photography Specialists with the highest sighting of Orcas and Humpback Whales on Vancouver Island. Enjoy Small Personal Tour groups, never more than 12 passengers on our boats.
  • Certified Captains and passionate naturalists.

Price – $270.90 Inclusive per person + accommodations

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1/2 Day Wine Tour & 3-4 Hour Sunset Whale Watching Tour

 1pm Wine Tour Start – offered from June 24th – September 15th 2016

  • Join Cheers Cowichan in Cowichan Bay at 1pm and visit a charming selection of both the oldest/original island vineyards as well as  some more newly established wineries in the Cowichan Valley! Rolling farmland,and a colorful abundance of local food and art make Cowichan an exciting food and wine destination.
  • With an experienced guide, you’ll visit 3 wineries, enjoying 3-6 tastings at each stop. (all tasting fees included)
  • We visit many Cowichan wineries and the route may change daily. Please ask if you have a preferred winery requests.

4:30pm Whale Watching Start – offered from June 24th – September 15th 2016

  • Join Ocean Ecoventures for an Epic Sunset Whale Watching tour that same day departing at 5pm from Cowichan Bay.  Check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Experience Stunning Scenery, Resident Orcas, Transient Orcas, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles and a myriad of marine birds.
  • We are Marine Wildlife and Photography Specialists with the highest sighting of Orcas and Humpback Whales on Vancouver Island.
  • Enjoy Small Personal Tour groups, never more than 12 passengers on our boats.
  • Certified Captains and passionate naturalists.
  • The tour finishes around 9pm in time for a late dinner at one of many restaurants or pubs in the charming seaside town of Cowichan Bay.

Price – $218.40 Inclusive per person 

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Full Day Wine Tour with Lunch & 3-4 Hour Sunset Whale Watching Tour

11am Wine Tour Start – offered from June 24th – September 15th 2016

  • Starting at 11am enjoy a full day Cheers Cowichan Wine Tour Experience including lunch .  Visit a charming selection of both the oldest/original island vineyards as well as  some more newly established wineries in the Cowichan Valley. Rolling farmland,and a colorful abundance of local food and art make Cowichan an exciting food and wine destination.
  • With an experienced guide, you’ll visit 4 wineries, enjoying 3-6 tastings at each stop and a gourmet lunch. (all tasting and lunch fees included)
  • We visit many Cowichan wineries and the route may change daily. Please ask if you have a preferred winery or lunch stop requests.
  • Stay and Save 10% off your accommodations with a choice from many of our local B&B and Hotel partners.

4:30pm Whale Watching Start – offered from June 24th – September 15th 2016

  • Join Ocean Ecoventures for an Epic Sunset Whale Watching tour that same day departing at 5pm from Cowichan Bay.  Check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Experience Stunning Scenery, Resident Orcas, Transient Orcas, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles and a myriad of marine birds.
  • We are Marine Wildlife and Photography Specialists with the highest sighting of Orcas and Humpback Whales on Vancouver Island.
  • Enjoy Small Personal Tour groups, never more than 12 passengers on our boats.
  • Certified Captains and passionate naturalists.
  • The tour finishes around 9pm in time for a late dinner at one of many restaurants or pubs in the charming seaside town of Cowichan Bay.

Price – $270.90 Inclusive per person



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