4 Hour Whale & Wildlife Tour - Campbell River 

Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include:

  • Orcas,
  • Sea lions,
  • Humpback whales,
  • Dolphins,
  • Harbour seals,
  • Colourful seabirds,
  • Spectacular ocean tidal rapids

See why Campbell River is quickly becoming known as a whale watching hotspot on Vancouver Island. This is our most popular family-friendly tour, and takes place on our fun and stable zodiac vessels. We cruise throughout the Salish Sea and Desolation sound in search of the biggest and most exciting marine mammals that call this region home. During our four-hour tours we provide light snacks and refreshments. 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 and our Painters Lodge location.


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

We supply full survival suits for our zodiacs trips, but consider bringing:

  • Dry Bag / Backpack
  • Resuable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat / Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Money for Souveniers.
  • Snacks and Drinks
  • Full survival suits for tours aboard our zodiac vessels
  • All safety equipment as required by Transport Canada
  • 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. 


Our 4 hour tours operate on a minimum passenger load of 4. If we do not meet the minimum passenger load we will take the following steps;

  • You may choose to rebook on another date
  • We will do our best to schedule you with 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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