Whales, Wildlife and Culture 

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  • Indoor seating
  • Outdoor open seating
  • A toilet is available onboard the vessels
  • Commentary by guide and/or skipper
  • Well-trained guides/skippers
  • CSI - Transport Canada Certified Vessels
  • Adult ages 16+
  • Youth ages 4 - 15 years 
  • Please arrive at the start time to allow for check-in
  • A safety briefing will take place on the vessel before tour begins
  • The tour is not recommended for those with neck or back injuries
  • Snacks & beverages are included for the 4 hour tour
  • Face masks and hand sanitizers are available for guests at their own discretion
  •  Please Note:

  •  We reserve the right to modify or cancel tours due weather, safety issues, or low tour numbers

    Bear witness to BC’s magnificent coastal mountain range while you explore Homalco traditional territory learning about Homalco people and the animals that share their home.  Join us on Whales, Wildlife and Culture – a captivating excursion focused on large marine mammals combined with a fascinating view into the world of local First Nations.

    Campbell River, BC ranks among the most sought-after destinations for viewing some of the world’s most magnificent marine mammals. We depart from the Coast Marina aboard a custom-designed tour vessel to search for various species of whales, birds and other marine mammals. Lucky groups may even spot black bears, sea otters or rarer species of whale!

    Your journey with us as a First Nations tour operator is complimented with a unique Indigenous perspective on your marine wildlife experience. Campbell River and the Discovery Islands contain rich First Nation history with millennia of occupation by the people of Homalco, Klahoose, Tla’amin, K’ómoks, Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai and more. Our guides and skippers will share their knowledge of history, legends, stories and culturally significant sites. 



    Disclaimer: Routes will vary depending on whale sightings and weather.

    Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - 1003B Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C7, Canada

    Restrictions: Minimum age of 4 years old (all passengers 4 to 18 yrs. of age must be accompanied by an adult 19+).

    All times and tour components subject to change based on safety considerations.

    The Homalco Adventure Centre is located at 1003B Island Highway, Campbell River, BC at the Coast Marina near downtown. Free parking is available across the street near the Campbell River Visitor Centre in the Tyee Plaza Shopping Centre.


    Same as Pick Up location

  • Water bottle to help us in our efforts to reduce single use plastics
  • Warm layered clothing and rain gear
  • Hat (Touque or Beanie) or Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen (recommended but not essential)
  • Durable shoes
  • Camera (Tripod & Monopod restricted)
  • Binoculars
  • Curiosity
  • Snacks and beverages 
  • Our tours operate on a minimum number of 5 guests. While we want everyone to enjoy this amazing experience, sometimes minimum numbers are not reached or unforeseen circumstances occur. If that happens, we will offer to:

    - Rebook you on another date, or
    - Book you onto another tour or with a different tour provider, or
    - Provide you with a full refund.

    Thank you for understanding.

    Please check-in with our office staff at 1003B Island Highway, Campbell River, BC at the Coast Marina.

    Parking: Free all-day parking is located across the street in the Tyee Plaza. See parking and marina access map.




  • 2022 tours – Full amount is due upon booking; cancel with full refund up to 48 hours before tour start
  • 2023 tours – A small $50/person deposit is taken with full payment due in 2023; cancel with full refund up to 48 hours prior to tour start
  • Be sure to check your junk folder for tour confirmation just in case! 

    You can cancel at any time up to 48 hours before your scheduled tour for a FULL refund. Less than 48 hours’ notice is non-refundable. Please see our Covid-19 Updates for questions about Covid-19.

    Contributions will be applied for each guest during the booking process. Salmon conservation supports the Homalco Salmon Hatchery in Orford Bay. Marine mammal conservation supports the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association (NIMMSA), aimed at benefiting marine mammals, the economy and the marine environment off northern Vancouver Island.

  • Cancel up to 48 hours prior to tour date for full refund
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours is non-refundable
  • In the event where we cannot operate tours due to poor weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, guests will receive a full refund or credit
  • Without notice and guests don't show up for their scheduled tour, guests will be charged full price. All trips are subject to fees and taxes
  • Please contact us directly at 250.923.0602 to cancel or inquire about the cancellation policy 
    Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
    1003B Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C7, Canada