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5Star Whale Watching Charters of Victoria, B.C.
5 Star Charters 706 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 3M6. Whale watching in Victoria has reached a new level of excellence. Experience the luxurious Five Star SuperCat or the excitement of racing through the seas in our high speed Blackfin cruiser. Contact us for our departure schedule and the best prices in town. Creating memories to last a lifetime. Phone: (250)388-7223 or 1-800-634-9617 Fax: (250)388-5474 Email: orcas@5starwhales.com

Oceania Research Sailing Charters
"Oceania" is a ship safety certified 34' pilot cutter based in Tofino, BC. We welcome up to 10 passengers for sailing tours in Clayoquot Sound. Join us for a 3-4 hour daytrip or a 3-day trip to Hot Springs Cove, meals and accomodations included. We almost always see Grey whales on our Hot Springs trips, and we may also see sea lions, seals, seabirds, and orcas. We make the most of the winds, tides, and scenery as we explore the beautiful islands and inlets of Clayoquot Sound. Captain Derek Shaw provides a geographical, cultural, and ecological orientation to the area as well as magnificent lattes.
Season: March through October. Passenger Capacity: 10 passengers maximum Costs: daytrips: $75/person, Hot Springs 3-day: $400/person
Species: Grey Whales, sometimes Orcas and Humpbacks. Contact: Derek Shaw, Oceania Research Sailing Charters, 1326 Pacific Rim Hwy, Box 579 Tofino, British Columbia, V0R 2Z0 Telephone: 726-8604 FAX: 725-2551 www.sailtofino.com

Chinook Charters

We offer tours to see the Gray Whales in Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, British Columbia, in either a 25 foot Zodiac or a 32 foot aluminum boat.
Call: 1-800-665-3646 or 250-725-3431

Sea Kayak Adventures
WHALES, EAGLES & DOLPHINS! Explore remote areas by sea kayak. Five- to twelve-days, small groups & great food. From $940 USD. No prior experience needed. BAJA - Get close to Gray Whales Jan-March and Blue Whales in the Sea of Cortez March-April CANADA'S INSIDE PASSAGE - Orcas, humpbacks & eagles. Breathtaking scenery June-Sept. Ask about our new lodge-based trips. SEA KAYAK ADVENTURES Inc. Telephone: 800-616-1943 or 208-765-3116 FAX: 208-765-5254 Website: www.seakayakadventures.com Terry Prichard & Nancy Mertz, Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. 1315 Indiana Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 USA

Whale Watching, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Ocean Explorations

Victoria’s whale watching professionals. Join an exciting expedition in search of killer whales and other marine wildlife. Explore breathtaking coastal waters and an astonishing animal ecosystem onboard large*safe Zodiacs. Expeditions led by expert guide/naturalists. Stay-warm flotation suits provided. Reservations/Information: phone (250) 383-ORCA(6722)  


Dolphin Chareres
Dolphin Charers has been offering whale watching and wilderness and wildlife weeklong cruises in Southeast Alaska, Baja California, Galapagos, and elsewhere for over twenty years. All trips are lead by professional naturalists and professional cetologists. Wilderness and wildlife up-close and personal and wilderness cruises are our specialty. Location of boat or tour office: Southeast Alaska, San Francisco Ca., Galapagos, Baja California Friendly Gray Whales and Sea of Cortez. Season: May through September in Alaska and British Columbia. Rest of Year elsewhere - Year Long Whalewatching. Columbia. Passenger Capacity: Eight guests in Alaska, 12 in Galapagos, 28 in Baja, 30 in Northern California. Costs: From $69 for day trip in San Francisco to $2695 for 8 day trip in Alaska. Species: Varies by region. Over 13 species seen on a single trip to Baja including humpbacks, blue whales, sperm whales, gray whales, minke, fin, Bryde's, common dolphin, bottlenosed dolpins and many more. Alaska trips specialize in humpbacks, orcas, Dall's porpoise. Contact: Captain Ronn or Sissela, Dolphin Chareres, 1007 Leneve Place, El Cerrito, California 94530. Telephone: 800-472-9942 or 800 GRAY WHAle
FAX: 510-525-0720 Check out our web site at: www.dolphincharers.com

Orca Watch
We offer three to six day kayaking expeditions in Johnstone Strait, BC, Home of the Orca. Customized trips are also available. No experience necessary. Guides are 1-6 participants. Check our web site to learn more.Whale watching and kayaking expeditions in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia.  If you like whale watching and kayaks you've come to the right place! Browse our site and discover more about the opportunities available to view these magnificent creatures in beautiful Johnstone Strait, British Columbia .  See and experience Orca, Dolphins, Eagles, Porpoises and an incredible variety of other sea and land animals.  Season: June to September Passenger Capacity: 15 Costs: please inquire (depends on trip length) Species: Orca, dolphins, porpoise, Minke.Contact: Sheldon Bilsker, 1255 Bidwell St. #1202 Vancouver BC V6G 2K8 Telephone: 1-800-665-6722 Mobile Telephone: 604-762-6902 WWW Address: www.orcawatch.net

Stubbs Island Whale Watching:
STUBBS ISLAND WHALE WATCHING   TELEGRAPH COVE, British Columbia  #24 Boardwalk, P.O. Box 2-2
Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0   Up to 5 killer whale watching cruises depart daily from June through the middle of October from Telegraph Cove on northern Vancouver Island.  Once the killer whales have arrived back in the area (usually mid- to late June) we have an over 90% success rate in sightings.  Cost is $65.00 per adult and $58.50 for children (1-12), seniors (65+) or groups of 4 or more.  Rates are in Canadian funds and do not include 7% Goods & Services Tax.  Website  www.stubbs-island.com  email:  stubbs@island.net   Phone:  (250) 928-3185 Toll Free:  1-800-665-3066 Fax:  (250) 928-3102

Jamies Whaling Station - Whale watching at Tofino, B.C. Canada
Jamie's Whaling Station Box 129, Tofino, B.C. Canada,  V0R 2Z0  Tofino's Original Whale Watch, started in 1982.  We offer Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours for Gray Whales (98% sightings), Orca (Killer), Humpback (July-Sept.) and occasionally Minke Whales.  Choose from our zippy 29 foot Zodiacs or our large comfortable 65 foot 'Glass-Bottom' Cruisers.  We also offer Hot Springs/Whale combo tour, Bear Watching, Sea Kayaking and Canoeing.  Open Mid-February through October. 1800 667 9913, 250 725 3919, fax 250 725 2138, email- info@jamies.com 

Beachcomber Charters Tofino

Explore the wilderness and mystique of Clayoquot Sound with Beachcomber Charters, a family operated marine adventure company providing quality nature cruises in a comfortable setting. Box 584 Tofino, B.C. V0R 2Z0 Canada. Phone/ fax 1 250 725-3955 cell 1 250 726-8921 www.tofino-bc.com\beachcomber

The Whale Centre
Experience the Thrill of seeing whales in their natural habitat, and the beauty of Clayoquot Sound. We take great pride in our local drivers whose experience and knowledge is unsurpassed in the industry. Killer Whales visit our area as often as seventy times a year, particularly often during July and August. Our tours are regularly rewarded with seeing both Killer and Gray Whales. Join the spring northern migration of the Gray Whales and pay a visit to their summer feeding grounds. We guarantee sightings from March though October. We offer Whale watching, Hot Springs, and other specialized tours. Season: All Year Passenger Capacity: Twelve. Costs: Special rates for Students, Seniors, Children and Groups. Species: Gray Whales, Humpbacks, orcas, Sea Lions. Contact: John Forde The Whale Centre Customer 411 Campbell St. Box 111 Tofino British Columbia V0R 2Z0 Canada. Telephone: (250)725-2132 FAX: (250)725-2136 Mobile Telephone: (250)726-8210 1-888-474-2288
WWW Address: tofinowhalecentre.com

Seacoast Expeditions Ltd.

Seacoast Expeditions stands out from the other whale-watching companies in Victoria for a number of reasons; Q. Who began the whale-watching industry in Victoria? We did...14 years ago. That means we know how to make sure you enjoy this experience of a lifetime. Q. Who runs the whale-spotting network? We do. That means that our passengers have the best chance of seeing whales. Q. Which company is the only one that consistently provides a naturalist pilot AND biologist on your marine adventure? We are... taking a trip with Seacoast means 2 crew, one of whom has a university degree to help you get the most out of your tour. Season: March through October Passenger Capacity: 12 on each of the zodiacs and 40 on the Orca Spirit Costs: $79.00 adults, $39.00 (5-12 years), $59.00 (13-17years), seniors discounts, group discounts, etc. Species: Killer whales (orcas), Gray whales, Seals, Porpoises. Contact: Michelle McNicol, Seacoast Expeditions, Boardwalk Level - Ocean Pointe Resort, 45 Songhess Rd. Victoria, BCV3R 6W5 Canada Telephone: 250-383-2254 FAX: 250-383-4383 Mobile Telephone: 1-800-386-1525 www.seacoastexpeditions.com


Pacific Northwest Expeditions
Pacific Northwest Expeditions is a Vancouver Island based tour operator offering multi-day sea kayaking tours to the Island's best paddling and marine mammal viewing locations. Join naturalist/guides Brian Collen and Gillian Butler in Johnstone Strait, to view and learn about B.C.'s fascinating northern resident Killer Whale Pods. This area is North America's best location to view wild killer whales, and to encounter a pod of Orca while in a kayak is an experience that will last a lifetime! Tours depart starting the beginning of July through to mid-September. Passenger Capacity: 10 Species: Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Dalls Porpoise, Minke Whale. Contact: Brian Collen, Pacific Northwest Expeditions, P.O. Box 97, Stn., Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5K4 Telephone: (250) 245-3706 FAX: (250) 245-3702 WWW Address: www.seakayakbc.com


SPRINGTIDE is a full service marine tourism company offering whale watching on zodiacs and covered vessels, salmon and halibut sport fishing trips, scenic Marine Wildlife Tours to Race Rock Ecological Reserve and custom charters on a wide range of vessels. Whale and Wildlife-Watching expeditions have become one of Victoria's most popular activities. The waters around Southern Vancouver Island are home to three resident pods of Orca (or Killer Whales). You can also see gray and humpback whales (in season) dozens of species of seabirds, playful Porpoises, Seals, Sea Lions and the majestic Bald Eagle. Our sophisticated international spotting network consistently ensures the highest whale sighting percentage, about 97% last season, the best in Victoria! Contact: VICTORIA WHALE WATCHING, SPORT FISHING & HARBOUR CRUISES At the Victoria Marine Adventure Centre, 950 Wharf Street 1 - 800 - 470 - 3474 Tel: (250) 386-6016 Fax: (250) 658-0779 www.springtidecharters.com

Seashore Charters Ltd

Our four-hour trips are aboard 30’ or 40’ aluminium-hulled cruisers and are Coast Guard approved. The vessels have large aft decks for viewing and every seat inside cabin has a great view with coach seating. They come equipped with washroom, heaters, radar, GPS, sonar, VHF radio, hydrophones and underwater cameras on some vessels, so that we can listen and watch the whales as they communicate among themselves. While whales are our main objective, our tours are aimed to be a complete nature experience, with a plethora of other species of wildlife close at hand. View and photograph majestic Bald Eagles that dive within 50 feet of the boat as your skipper throws them a rockfish. See Seals and Sea Lions on the rocky beaches and myriads of islands. In some areas we travel to we are sometimes lucky enough to see a Bear as they come down to the shoreline to feed on shellfish and crab.Season: May to October Passenger Capacity: 55 Costs: $ 75.00 Can/per person Species: Orca, Humpback, Grays, Porpoise. Contact :Debbie Dudley Seashore Charters Ltd. P.O. Box 21052, Prince Rupert British Columbia V8J VP2 Telephone: 1-250-624-5645 FAX: 1-250-627-4393 Mobile Telephone: 1-800-667-4393 www.seashorecharter.com

Wayward Wind Charters

We offer sailing with the orcas(Killer Whales) from July to the middle of Oct. Our trips are full day trips and may take in seals, Bald eagle viewing, Minke whales, Dalls porpoises, and Dolphins. We have a rustic log cabin accomodation on the water that you may view eagles from. In the course of your trip we will provide a seafood lunch and offer you the opportunity to listen to the whales with our hydrophone. Our trips are tailored specifically to your interests and we try to offer a holistic, environmentally friendly, personal trip. If you are in a rush we recommend other tours. It will be our pleasure to serve you. Season: July- mid Oct. Passenger Capacity: 8 Costs: $ 75.A. $45 K. Species: Orca whales (Killer whales), Minke Whales, Dalls Porposes. Contact: John Gamble, Wayward Wind Charters, 355 Kaleva Rd,. B.C. VON3EO Telephone: 250-973-6307
FAX: 250-973-6307 WWW Address: www.travel.to/wayward-wind



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