Marine Tours are an excellent way to meet Vancouver Island North’s most celebrated residents, its marine mammals. Members of a population of some 260 fish-eating orcas known as the “northern residents” are often in the area in pursuit of salmon. The more stealthy mammal-eating population of orca known as “Transients” or “Bigg’s killer whales” are also often hunting in the area.

Vancouver Island North operators with marine tours view all of these magnificent creatures with respect. The small community of operators here is dedicated to ensuring safe, sustainable encounters that serve marine mammals and sightseers in equal measure. Captains closely adhere to “Be Whale Wise” guidelines that dictate that boats stay at least 100 meters away from any whales. That’s not to say these remarkable mammals won’t make a memorable encounter on their own terms.

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Kayak tours viewing humpback whales
Spirit of the West Adventures

'At times, the silence will only break by the noisy breathing of the whales.' Glamping and expedition style kayaking Enjoy one of our eco-friendl ... Read More

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Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Gu ... Read More

800-837-4354

Broughton Archipelago Paddler’s Inn

BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO PADDLER'S INN Awaken in Nature, in the comfort of a ocean-front wilderness cabin, one step from spectacular kayaking and fore ... Read More

250-230-0088

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Canada Sea Kayak

Kayak with orcas in the BEST spot on the planet! Over 220 fish-eating killer whales congregate in this part of Vancouver Island’s Inside Passage eac ... Read More

Vancouver Island Photo Tours

Rolf Hicker's Vancouver Island Photo Tours offer private, adventure photo tours, but they are not only for photographers. All individual tours are tai ... Read More

250-956-2449

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures

Imagine waking one morning to the sound of a humpback whale's blow as it swims past your ocean side tent. Later that same day watch in awe as a pod of ... Read More

250-956-4617

Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island North
Tides and Tales Sport Fishing Adventures

Tides and Tales sport fishing wants to show you the fishing trip of a lifetime on Vancouver Island! If catching “size large” Salmon and Bottom fis ... Read More

250-949-0641

k’awat’si Tours

Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First N ... Read More

God's Pocket Resort - Diving Vancouver Island North
God’s Pocket Resort

GOD'S POCKET RESORT operating for over 25 years, is a land-based diving location for cold water divers of all levels. Accessible only by boat, it i ... Read More

Jim’s Castle Point Charters

Land your trophy catch today! Castle Point Charters in Port Hardy specialize in world class salmon and bottom fishing trips on the beautiful and calm ... Read More

250-949-9294

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Maple Leaf Adventures

Join us to experience the amazing natural world of the B.C. and Alaska coast. Relax, rejuvenate and learn as you cruise by classic schooner, with expe ... Read More

250-386-7245

Alert Bay Cabins

Welcome to Alert Bay Cabins, located off the north east coast of Vancouver Island. All 14 cabins are built for privacy, include a kitchen and provi ... Read More

250-974-7900

North Island Kayak

We are North Island Kayak. For the best in wilderness kayaking - from 2 hours to 8 days - Specializing in North Vancouver Island Killer whales or Orca ... Read More

250-928-3114

Seasmoke Whale Watching

Since 1986 we have operated ecologically friendly tours in the pristine waterways of Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait (Robson Bight), and Blac ... Read More

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Mackay Whale Watching

Whale Watching in BC Join the Mackay family, pioneers in killer whale watching in BC, for a cruise aboard the newest and most innovative certified ... Read More

Sea Wolf Adventures

Sea Wolf Adventures connects travellers to destinations in the Great Bear Rain Forest and Broughton Archipelago for grizzly bear viewing day tours, wh ... Read More

250-902-9653

Diving with Sun Fun Divers - Vancouver Island North
Sun Fun Divers

Sun Fun Divers would like to invite you to the world's greatest temperate diving. We specialize in day trips from a shore based operation. If your vac ... Read More

Ecosummer Expeditions – Marine

ECOSUMMER EXPEDITIONS Feed your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Have a whale of a time! Kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales in thei ... Read More

250-674-0102

Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores’ small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities for being immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildli ... Read More

250-220-2311