Private Boat Tour 

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Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include:

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

We offer personalized and private tours aboard our covered vessels as well as our thrilling zodiac boats. You're the admiral, book us for a 3-8 hour custom trip deep into Desolation Sound, with your group of up to 12 people. We offer special itineraries including girls wine evening crusies, thrilling family tidal rapid runs, photography groups, family reunions or just about any other adventure you care to dream up.  Our boats are available a minumum of 3 hours per booking and you are welcome to have 10 people on our zodiacs or 12 people on our covered vessels. 


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!!!

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. 

For the 2020 season we are relaxing our refund and cancellation policies to reflect the following;
  • 50% deposit due at booking
  • Full payment must be received 24 hours before scheduled departure
  • Deposit payments are fully refundable if tour is cancelled more than 24 hours prior to scheduled departure.

    Please contact us directly:

    Campbell River Phone: 250-914-3483