The MV Tenacious III, launched in June 2009 is our primary marine adventure vessel here in Campbell River. The T3 as we like to call her, is a 30 passenger vessel with seating inside (heated) as well as outside, walk-around decks and onboard washroom. The type of whale watching vessels is an important consideration and one of the first questions we are asked when guests enquire about a a tour, so we here listed a few key features:
She was purpose designed as a marine adventure boat for wildlife viewing and to offer guests the opportunity to move around and quietly observe wildlife from any one of the 3 viewing decks. The Tenacious III is also fully equipped with a hydrophone (underwater microphone) to listen to the whales!
Larger than the other 12 seater vessels in the Campbell River Whale watching fleet, her size allows us to have just one vessel out on the water for most of the season. The Tenacious III will accommodate up to 30 guests versus the option of requiring three 12 passenger vessels to accommodate a similar number of guests. By reducing the number of boats we have out on the water we minimizes our impact on the whales and maintain our sustainability and environmental goals.
We might be a little biased, but we think our marine adventure boat is one of the most comfortable passenger vessels around!
It was super! We did see killer whales and humpbacks. Very nice captain, who also interacted with the group.
We did have good views from the covered boat inside and outside on the deck.
Reviewed by Travelling Suzanne September 2019 see full review on TripAdvisor