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Stubbs Island Whale Watching

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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
+1 250-928-3185
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We watched humpback whales feeding, sea lions 'hanging' out on the rocky shoreline and playing in... read more

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mike1630
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Victoria, Canada
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13.09.17 - Afternoon. The best whale watching trip ever. We saw Orca's in a large group and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MartyWolverhampton
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Wolverhampton
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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 area. Telegraph Cove is located on Northern Vancouver Island.We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You’ll love our island, the magnificent mammals, the rare bird species you’ll see, and the friendly people you’ll meet. Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see, Humpback whales, Dall’s or Harbour porpoises, Minke Whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, bears, various birds and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).
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24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, British Columbia V0N 3J0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We watched humpback whales feeding, sea lions 'hanging' out on the rocky shoreline and playing in the surf and then, the highlight: hundreds of Pacific White- sided dolphins 'playing' in the wake of the boat. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous and there is a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

13.09.17 - Afternoon. The best whale watching trip ever. We saw Orca's in a large group and breaching. We saw numerous humpback whales and saw lunge feeding. We saw Stellar sealions and a Dahl's porpoise. And the usual friendly Stubbs Island crew and an informative...More

Thank MartyWolverhampton
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, MartyWolverhampton for sharing details of your whale watching trip with us. It's great to hear that you had the best whale watching trip ever and it certainly sounds as though you were extremely fortunate in seeing not only Orca's breaching but humpback whales...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took part in the Marine Education and Research Society fall fund raiser over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Stubbs supplied the boat and Captain Wayne, M.E.R.S. staff provided an ongoing expert commentary, and the whales cooperated. We saw over 30 Orcas and 17 different Humpbacks...More

Thank Debra W
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Debra W for supporting the Marine Education and Research Society by joining them on their Fall Fund Raiser whale watching tour out of Telegraph Cove. It certainly was a great opportunity for those on board to broaden their knowledge through expert commentary from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As they say in real estate - location location location - the scenery and views from Telegraph Cove are second to none - combine this with just a wonderful tour - thanks Captain Wayne and Allison - and toss in a magical day of humpbacks,...More

Thank Ken M
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Ken-Felicia for sharing your experience whale watching with us - you are so right with regard to our location it is very special! The scenery is second to none and the nutrient rich waters through which we cruise attract a wide range of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a trip on 9/25 and I can't tell you how fabulous it was. The crew - Captain Wayne, Jenny and Allison were all amazing - very friendly and inviting to everyone on the trip. Captain Wayne has a warm and charming personality, but...More

1  Thank Becky R
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Becky R for sharing your experience while out on one of our whale watching tours with Captain Wayne, Alison and Jennie. September 2017 has been an exceptional month for wildlife sightings and surface activity. As a company we are dedicated to ethical wildlife...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last day of the season we took the 1pm whale-watching tour. Beautiful blue skies and crisp October sunshine complemented the blue waters perfectly. Nature did not disappoint. our knowledgable captain led us out into the Strait where we were surrounded by Humpacks in every direction,...More

Thank rojop4
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great season we have had and the last few weeks have been spectacular with sunshine and lots of humpback and orca activity. Hopefully it will continue for the last couple of tours we have scheduled for this season. Operating in the wild we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on whale watching tour with our tour groupin the afternoon of September 13, and saw a great number of Killer whales on a feeding frenzy. We estimated seeing about 20 odd Killer whales and several Humpback as well as 60 or so sea lions...More

Thank Suzanne L
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Suzanne L for sharing the experience you and your tour group enjoyed, while out on the water with us a couple of days ago. You definitely had some outstanding wildlife viewing, observing killer whales on a feeding frenzy is quite something on its...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just superb - in one afternoon we were surrounded by orcas, humpbacks and dolphins - didn't know which way to look. Very well imformed and friendly guides - if you are going to the north of Vancouver island then definitely do this tripMore

Thank Marian S
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation and referral Marian S. The wildlife viewings over the last couple of weeks have indeed been superb! Even our Captain, naturalists and crew have been bubbling with excitement and eager to interpret and share their knowledge regarding the incredible activity...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucked out, and got both a beautiful fall blue sky day, coupled with amazing haumpback sightings! Crew very friendly and knowledgable, fellow passengers friendly and from everywhere, and wildlife so very cooperative. No orcas today, but nobody cared,as we saw so much. The landscapes, seascrapes,...More

Thank Muffin1944
Stubbs_Marketing, manager at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really are spoiled with our Island lifestyle aren't we and so far this fall the weather has really cooperated. The wildlife sightings however can only be described as spectacular! Operating in the wild we can never guarantee what the weather will be, or what...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This September we did an excursion with Stubbs Island Whale Watching and it was a wonder. Instruction on the pontoon before leaving. Despite a large number of participants, the boat is large enough to move easily. after a moment of sailing without any stir, the...More

Thank EVELYNE D
Stubbs_Marketing, Marketing at Stubbs Island Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Evelyn D for including a trip to Telegraph Cove and a whale watching trip with us during your visit to Vancouver Island. Operating in the wild we can never guarantee the weather or what we will see . . . but this September...More

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Lynne K
20 February 2017|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
You can get an idea by reading the Stubbs Island website Sightings Log from last June to get an idea as to what can be seen. For sure humpback whales arriving from Hawaii and Mexico are showing up early in June and there are... More
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Etta D
24 August 2016|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Hi Etta D, My apologies for taking so long to respond to your question. The summer months from June through September are the best months to see whales in the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Sound areas. For orcas... More
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bydamanti
9 August 2015|
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Response from CaptainGizmo | Property representative |
Humpback sightings increase through September as the whales are busy feeding before starting their migration to Hawaii, Mexico or Japan. As to breaching, that can happen anytime. :)
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