7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter 

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Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include;

  • Killer Whales,
  • Humpbacks,
  • Dolphins,
  • Sealions,
  • Harbour Seals,
  • Bald Eagles,
  • Colourful Seabirds
  • Black and Grizzly Bears



 We guarantee Whale sightings on our 7 Hour Big Animal Encounters between July 1 - September 30 (see details below)

Cruise deep into Desolation Sound in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals and towering mountain scenery. We provide a full lunch and refreshments along the way. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

7 Hour tours take place on our covered vessels between May 15 - August 14 and on our Zodiac vessels between August 15 - October 11.

Big Animal Encounters - 1340 Island Hwy #129, Campbell River, BC V9W 8C9, Canada

Our large covered and heated vessels and high speed zodiacs are well equipped however some items you may want to bring with you include;

    • Dry Bag / Backpack
    • Resuable water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Hat / Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Money for Souveniers.


  • Lunch and Refreshments
  • Compliemtary Big Animal Encounters refillable water container
  • Survival suits provided for tours on our high speed zodiacs
  • All safety equipment as per Transport Canada requirements
  • The Fun!!!!


We reserve the right to alter itineraries and vessels based on weather, availability, animal locations, mechanical breakdowns or other factors which our skipper / crew consider imperative. 

Our crew work very hard to make your trip and exciting and comfortable as possible and are always greatly appreciative of gratuities received for good service. 


Our whale guarantee: In the extremely unlikely event you are not able to see whales on this tour between July 1 - September 30, we will take you along as a standby passenger for no charge at another time. Complimentary ticket valid for 24 months and does not apply to passengers who took part with discounted or special ticket pricing.  

Our 7 Hour tours operate on a minimum passenger load of 6. If we do not meet the minimums we will take the following steps;

  • You may choose to rebook on another date,
  • We will do our best to schedule you onto another tour provider,
  • You may request a full refund without penalty.

Thank you for your understanding. 




For the 2020 season we are relaxing our refund and cancellation policies to reflect the following;
  • No deposits will be required upon booking
  • Full payment must be received 24 hours before scheduled departure
  • No refund for tours cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure. 

    Please contact us directly:

    Campbell River Phone: 250-914-3483
    Email: explore@biganimalencounters.com