Whale Watching Safaris

The diversity of wildlife and awe inspiring scenery that exists so close to Campbell River is unparalleled. We are ideally located near the south end of Discovery Passage. The perfect place from which to run our whale watching safaris and marine wildlife tours. The marine environment is nutrient rich offering an ideal environment for marine mammals and an important habitat for Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and so much more!

Join us and explore Coastal BC in search of marine mammals & whales

Our goal on all our whale watching safaris and marine wildlife tours is to offer memorable wildlife experiences for all ages. You will have the opportunity to learn about, observe and listen to the marine wildlife you see without interrupting their natural behaviour.

Reconnect with Nature
There is nothing like reconnecting with nature and spending time outside, away from the crowds. So we’ve held 2020 rates for all Discovery Marine Safaris 2021 whale watching safaris and marine wildlife tours departing from Campbell River in 2021.




Whale Watching & Wildlife Safari

Rack Rates: Adult: $149.00 Child (0 – 11 yrs): $132.00 (excludes fees & taxes)

Applicable taxes: 5% GST Applicable fees: 6% Fuel Surcharge fee + Conservation fees of $2.00 per person. A $1.00 fee for the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association Conservation Fund. This fund supports organizations who conduct marine conservation activities in the region. And a $1.00 fee for Wilderness International. We are proud to be joining the Wilderness International program and will be protecting 1 square metre of rainforest for every guest that joins us on a tour.

Total Payable including fees & taxes: $167.84 
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sealion haulout with cormorants and BC coastal mountain range in the background
Operating in the Wild of BC
We can never guarantee what you will see on one of our whale watching safaris and marine wildlife tours. But we can guarantee experienced, fun, knowledgeable Captains and onboard naturalists. They are driven by the enthusiasm and anticipation of our guests as well as their own genuine passion for our marine environment. And the commitment to make every tour count towards education, research and conservation.

Coastal British Columbia is rich in history and spectacular scenery

The rich and diverse wildlife and the scenery is genuinely spectacular. The Discovery Island region is steeped in history and home to 6 sets of ocean rapids! From the notorious Seymour Narrows (which can reach speeds of nearly 30km/hr) just north of Campbell River to the Arran Rapids at the entrance to Bute Inlet. The opportunity to see the mighty torrent of white water, whirlpools and abundance of wildlife supported by these incredibly rich currents is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Your Adventure is our Passion!

The team at Discovery Marine Safaris are committed to sharing our knowledge and passion with everyone that visits this remarkable north central region of Vancouver Island, that we call home. Our on board Marine Naturalists are some of the finest on the coast, continuously interacting with our guests and interpreting all that this diverse ecosystem has to behold. Our Captains have all spent most of their lives sailing the waters off BC’s coast. It will be hard to find a more experienced, engaging or passionate crew. Discover why we respect the whales and how we protect them as an extension of the Campbell River community. We hope you will join us on a whale watching safaris and marine wildlife tours.

You don’t just have to take our word for it . . .

Highlight of my Canada trip!

We went Whale Watching with Captain John and had such an amazing time! The weather was great and the scenery of the Coastal Mountains and Vancouver Island was just stunning! We saw three Orca families, the calves playing and jumping in the water. Definitely the highlight of the 4h trip! Captain John also took us to Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park where we saw different birds, eagles and sea lions. All in all a great experience with lots of information regarding the animals and the whole ecosystem. I can highly recommend doing this trip at least once in your lifetime!

Reviewed by Bente May 20, 2019 see full review on TripAdvisor

CREWS TIP . . . Don’t forget this is the west coast of Canada, even on a hot summer day it can be very cool on the water. And the spacious, enclosed and heated cabins of our state of the art vessels ensure that you are always comfortable. But it’s best to dress in layers and come prepared for all weather because you will want to spend time outside on our whale watching adventure and marine wildiife tours. Visit our FAQ’s for more info.