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Campbell River 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!

Bear Tour Operators (Bute Inlet)

Bear Tour Operators (Toba Inlet)

Marine & Wildlife Tours

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    49 North Helicopters

    49 North Helicopters

    Campbell River
    COME 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…
    Knight Inlet Lodge

    Knight Inlet Lodge

    Knight Inlet
    Welcome to Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours at Knight Inlet Lodge in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy one of the premier grizzly bear viewing…
    Corilair Charters

    Corilair Charters

    Corilair, located at the beautiful Tyee Spit in Campbell River, is home of the Historic Mail Flight. For past decades, Corilair has been flying to…
    Adventure Quest Tours Canada

    Adventure Quest Tours Canada

    Campbell River
    Adventure Quest Canada offers spectacular Whale, Grizzly and Marine Wildlife encounters! Whether on a boat based Whale Watching Tour or a land based Grizzly Adventure,…
    Spirit of the West Adventures

    Spirit of the West Adventures

    Award-winning Whales & Wilderness Glamping camps & expedition-style kayaking tours Responsible and respectful kayaking in the realm of orcas and humpback whales All-inclusive tours with excellent guides…
    West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours

    West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours

    Experience Grizzly Bears up close and personal with our tours to Toba Inlet! Join us aboard our covered vessels where we will embark along the…
    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,…
    Eagle Eye Adventures

    Eagle Eye Adventures

    Campbell River
    Welcome to Eagle Eye Adventures, the world’s first certified responsible whale watching company! The Eagle Eye Adventures team is proud to show you around the beautiful…
    Discovery Stand Up

    Discovery Stand Up

    Discovery StandUp calls Campbell River home, and provides guided tours throughout Discovery Passage, Desolation Sound and the Strathcona area. Whether you are a beginner or…
    Coastal Wilderness Adventures

    Coastal Wilderness Adventures

    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…
    Big Animal Encounters

    Big Animal Encounters

    Nestled between the snow-capped mountain ranges and rugged coastline is the friendly community of Campbell River. That’s where you will find Big Animal Encounters, one…
    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…
    West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours

    West Coast Grizzly Bear Tours

    Experience Grizzly Bears up close and personal with our tours to Toba Inlet! Join us aboard our covered vessels, where we will embark along the…
    B.C. Fishing Charters

    B.C. Fishing Charters

    Campbell River
    ABOUT BRYAN… Born and raised on the Island, Bryan has been fishing these waters since for over 35 years. Bryan runs a 24 foot Grady White…
    Outsider Charters Inc.

    Outsider Charters Inc.

    Join us for an extraordinary salmon sport fishing adventure. Whether you’re an experienced angler or it’s your first time out, you’re going to feel at ease…
    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…
    Discovery Marine Safaris

    Discovery Marine Safaris

    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…
    Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

    Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours

    Campbell River
    Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours invites you to experience some of the most spectacular whale watching, grizzly bear, and wildlife viewing in the…
    Discovery Marine Safaris

    Discovery Marine Safaris

    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…
    Discovery West Aventures

    Discovery West Aventures

    Campbell River
    We are proud to operate out of the beautiful Brown’s Bay Resort. We offer daily Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Sunset Tours, and our latest venture…
    WildCoast Kayak Tours & Vacations

    WildCoast Kayak Tours & Vacations

    Quadra Island
    What should you expect on a Wildcoast Adventure sea kayaking tour? Operating from our shop on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada our team of professional guides…
    50North Adventures

    50North Adventures

    Campbell River
    50North Adventures is your access into a unique and diverse ecosystem that is only accessible to boat owners, holidaying cruisers and sailing yachts. Great Fun & Explore…
    Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

    Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

    Campbell River
    Homalco Tours is an award-winning indigenous tour company on Vancouver Island. Our immersive experiences include bear and marine wildlife viewing combined with First Nation culture…
    Tall Tale Charters

    Tall Tale Charters

    We have been in the charter business for over 25 years, and pride ourselves with providing you with a memorable fishing experience! Campbell River is unique…
    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.…
    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…
    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…
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