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Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd.

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Address: 760 Island Hwy, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 2C3, Canada
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YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness...

YOUR ADVENTURE IS OUR PASSION! Join us on an educational wilderness adventure. View the iconic Killer Whale and the giant Humpback on our Whale Watching Safaris or see come along on an awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Excursion! Discover in Comfort with Campbell River’s premier tour operator! Our onboard Marine Naturalists deliver an unparalleled experience that showcases our connection to wildlife and the world in which we all depend. WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH!

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BRILLIANT TIME

This was our third time out with Discovery Marine, as on the previous occasions it was a fantastic time. We were lucky enough to see Humpback and Orcas as well as all the bird... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2015
Hilary W
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

This was our third time out with Discovery Marine, as on the previous occasions it was a fantastic time. We were lucky enough to see Humpback and Orcas as well as all the bird life and seals. Also saw the rapids and whirlpools. The staff are so passionate about their work that it makes it a very enjoyable and informative... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed another trip with us. We're very proud of the level of professionalism and expertise of all our crew and of course of this area that we are fortunate enough to call home. Look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Cochrane, Canada
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We were so lucky to be a part of this amazing trip ! Right from the point of booking, to the follow up emails, this is a top-drawer operation! Well done everyone, you were a pleasure to deal with. Our trip was to be a 4 hours adventure, which due to a last minute sighting of 5 killer whales, it... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad to hear how you enjoyed the total experience. We're very proud of the level of expertise of all our crew and of course this amazing area! Hope to see you again. More 

Campbell River, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

It was an excellent trip it is one off my bucket list. We saw a pod of Orcas, whale by Stuart Island and Eagles and whirlpools and rapids. The staff was excellent and informative and I would highly recommend it. My family and friends are going to try it this summer. It was relaxing eating our lunch on the water... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip. It sounds like quite a day! Thank you for the referral and we do hope to see you again! More 

Campbell River, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Took the family on a four hour excursion, everything was fantastic! Their online booking system was simple personalized and user friendly and made everything seem that much more exciting as the big day approached! ( a big deal for my girls 8, 10 years old) our day was perfect, well organized, informative, and most importantly safe! Captain John and his... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We're proud of the level of comfort and safety our vessels provide. There is so much diversity here and I'm so glad that you and the girls enjoyed the experience. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Akaroa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The boat trip and staff - Geord and Amber were excellent with information and making us feel comfortable and aware of the nature of the area. The sea itself is amazing making whirlpools and rapids that I have never witnessed before - a great boat. Then we got to see KC the humpback for well over 30 minutes - plenty... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

They are great crew and I'm so glad you enjoyed the experience. More 

Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Great time- out for nearly 5 hours! Saw humpback (whale) off Stuart Island, then ran back to Discovery Passage to meet with a pod of transient Orcas! Good captain and crew. Well worth the trip.

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We very proud of our Captains, Naturalists, and this amazing place we live. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Signed up for the 4 hour safari out of Campbell River. Everything was great, staff was friendly and accommodating, naturalist that accompanied the group was great. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, dolphins, bears whatsoever. Had to laugh when a call went up there was a bear on the shore, after turning around to check it out it was a... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're very proud of all our crew and it's great to hear you enjoyed the experience even though the wildlife wasn't quite so cooperative on this particular trip. We have had great sightings so far this year with many of the mammal-eating Killer Whales spending time near Campbell River. We do post all our sightings... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I had the pleasure of going on the inaugural Holamco Indian Band Cultural Experience at Orford Bay in Bute Inlet. Discovery Marine Safaris has partnered with the Campbell River Museum and the Homalco Band to put on a once in a lifetime day-trip experience. I cannot believe I had the chance to take part in this trip. Our whole day... More 

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Geord D, Owner at Discovery Marine Safaris Ltd., responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're proud to work with the Campbell River Museum and the Homalco First Nation and greatly appreciate your kind words and feedback. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

These boats depart daily and we were lucky to arrive as a boat was preparing to leave. There was a heated cabin and spacious viewing decks. The Captain was so knowledgeable and we followed dolohins and porpoises, saw eagles, learnt so much about River Campbell. Lunch was included which was fresh. The whole trip was incredible.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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151 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

While the Orca tours were great, there is nothing to beat going up the Campbell River ( true wilderness) and watching the grizzlies. People talk about taking time to smell the roses, well, taking time to unintrusively watch these magnificent animals feed and swim in their habitat makes this tour and this company a must for bucket lists.

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