Marine & Wildlife tours

For the marine lover, Campbell River and the surrounding Discovery Islands offer a hub of opportunities for whale watching, bear viewing and diving enthusiasts. There is a wide selection of tours available from the sea to the sky.  Experience everything from whales, dolphins and sea lions to bears, elk, and eagles through the safe guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable tour operator. 

Some of the most majestic and awe-inspiring views in the world start with adventures from around Campbell River and our neighbouring communities. Go off the beaten path and experience the diversity and exotic wilderness and wildlife with the many adventure tours available.

Discover the historical connection to the ocean, mountains and wildlife that dates back centuries and defines the culture that exists today. A menu of choices is available that range from structured to free exploration, all with the same goal, to immerse yourself in the diverse and natural surroundings that define the uniqueness of the region.

Marine tours are available year-round, and Grizzly Bear viewing is best between mid-August and Mid-October. Care is taken to manage the number of participants viewing the animals on each tour, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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Marine & Wildlife Tours

Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

Campbell River
We’re the largest adventure tour company in Campbell River with a variety of tours ranging from whale watching to land-based Grizzly Bear watching tours!
49 North Helicopters

49 North Helicopters

Campbell River
FLY WITH US! Campbell River’s premier helicopter tour company, 49 North Helicopters specializes in creating the most unique, fun and flexible air tours across our beautiful…
Way West Coastal Ventures

Way West Coastal Ventures

Campbell River
Offering water taxi service and tours in the North Central Vancouver Island area and Discovery Island’s since 1996. West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours run August…
Eagle Eye Adventures

Eagle Eye Adventures

Campbell River
Eagle Eye Adventures in Campbell River is where to start your Whale Watch or Grizzly Bear Adventure. Come and join us for the most spectacular Whale Watching,…
Adventure Quest Tours Canada

Adventure Quest Tours Canada

Campbell River
Big Animal Encounters

Big Animal Encounters

Campbell River
24 Years of exploring British Columbia’s rugged coastline, the professional and experienced crew at Big Animal Encounters welcome you aboard for an ocean adventure you’ll…
Painter's Lodge

Painter's Lodge

Campbell River
A legendary fishing lodge, a gateway to nature. This is Painter’s Lodge. Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery…
Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions

Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions

Campbell River
Welcome to Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions! Our tours depart from our floating building below the Quadra Island Ferry Terminal in Campbell River. 1003…
Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre

Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre

Campbell River
Overlooking the shores of Upper Campbell Lake and a procession of snow-capped peaks, our 160-acre property consists of an eclectic collection of rooms in log…
Discovery Marine Safaris

Discovery Marine Safaris

Campbell River
Escape into a true Canadian wilderness adventure: Watch awe-inspiring killer whales (orca) in their natural habitat, follow playful dolphins and swift porpoises or observe majestic…
Coastal Wilderness Adventures

Coastal Wilderness Adventures

Campbell River
We are a full time, year round Vancouver Island fishing charter service offering you the flexibility of saltwater and freshwater fishing trips. We strive to make your…
Campbell River Whale Watching

Campbell River Whale Watching

Campbell River
Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours invite you to experience some of the most spectacular orca whale watching, grizzly bear and wildlife viewing in…
50North Adventures

50North Adventures

Campbell River
50North Adventures is your access into a unique ecosystem that is only accessible to boat owners, holidaying cruisers and sailing yachts. Great Fun & Adventure like a…
Stubbs Island Whale Watching

Stubbs Island Whale Watching

British Columbia’s first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight…
AIR NOOTKA LTD

AIR NOOTKA LTD

Gold River
If you are searching for the ultimate West Coast adventure, look no further. Specializing in scenic flights to the most remote regions of Vancouver Island,…
Island Joy Rides Inc.

Island Joy Rides Inc.

Campbell River
Aboriginal Journeys - Whale Watching & Grizzly Bear Tours

Aboriginal Journeys - Whale Watching & Grizzly Bear Tours

Campbell River
Aboriginal Journeys offers awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Watching, Whale Watching, Marine Wildlife Viewing and Adventure Tours from Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.…
Corilair Charters

Corilair Charters

Campbell River
Blind Channel Resort

Blind Channel Resort

Escape to Blind Channel Resort on tranquil West Thurlow Island.  The Cedar Post Restaurant on the waterfront is a spectacular dining experience, serving west coast…
Air Nootka

Air Nootka

Gold River
If you are searching for the ultimate West Coast adventure, look no further. Specializing in scenic flights to the most remote regions of Vancouver Island,…
49 North Helicopters

49 North Helicopters

Campbell River
Campbell River’s premier helicopter tour company, 49 North Helicopters specializes in creating the most unique, fun and flexible air tours across our beautiful island. Come fly…
Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours | Homfray Lodge

Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours | Homfray Lodge

Follow the route first established by Captain George Vancouver through one of the richest coastal marine environments on Earth. View grizzlies, migrating and resident Humpback…

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet
Marine Link Tours

Marine Link Tours

Campbell River
Eiko Jones Salmon Diving

Eiko Jones Salmon Diving