7 Hour Big Animal Encounter - Campbell River 

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


Eagle Show 2024: witness hundreds of bald eagles feeding in the tidal rapids! Book our 7 Hour Big Animal Encounter Tour on the following dates for your chance to witness this incredible natural phenomenon. 

  • June 3
  • June 7
  • June 19
  • June 22 - 23
  • July 6 - 7
  • July 20 - 21

Learn more about the Eagle Show here.


Cruise deep into the current swept channels and inlets of the Discovery Islands Archipelago.This tour covers a vast area where we often encounter humpback whales, orcas, bears, sea lions, seals, dolphins and a range of colourful sea birds.

This tour takes place aboard our covered vessels which have a comfortable indoor seating area and spacious outdoor viewing deck. We include a delicious lunch and refreshments. 

Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre and our Painters Lodge location.

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

Our large covered and heated vessels 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 Snacks
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Water and Juice
  • All safety equipment as per Transport Canada requirements
  • The Fun!!!!

Due to the extremely high cost and volatile pricing of fuel there is a fuel levy added to all tours. 5% Goods and Services Tax is also not included. 

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 as exciting and comfortable as possible and are always greatly appreciative of gratuities received for good service. 

Whale Guarantee: In the extremely unlikely event you are not able to see whales on this tour we are happy to welcome you aboard as a standby passenger for no charge at another time (Fuel levy and taxes not included). 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. 


We require a 20% deposit at the time of booking, with balance due payable within 7 days of the scheduled departure date. 
Cancellation policy:
- 72 hours or more from scheduled departure: full refund less $10 per passenger adminstration fee
- Less than 72 hours from scheduled departure: no refund. If we are able to fill your seats we will be able to provide a full refund less $10 per passenger administration fee. 
Please feel free to contact us directly:
Telephone: 250-914-3483
Email: explore@biganimalencounters.com
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