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Whale Watching from Nanaimo - Open Boat

Animals

Whale Watching from Nanaimo - Open Boat

51 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Whale Watching from Nanaimo - Open Boat

Animals

Whale Watching from Nanaimo - Open Boat

51 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Onboard one of our open-air vessels "Cascadia" or "Keta", we'll introduce you to the Salish Sea ecosystem and wildlife as we cruise through the Gulf Islands archipelago in search of whales and other marine life. We'll share facts about the different types of whales that use the Salish Sea, including their natural history, and their roles in the marine food web. Throughout your adventure, we'll be in touch with a network of boaters over VHF radio and will plan our route to maximize our wildlife viewing opportunities. We'll spend a full hour viewing whales, and we'll provide real-time insights into their behaviours. Onboard catalogues are used to identify individual whales, and this data will be collected throughout the season and sent to the Centre for Whale Research, Keta Coastal Conservation, and the BC Cetacean Sightings Network. After viewing whales, a granola bar snack will be provided. We'll wrap up our whale watching experience with an educational talk on marine conservation which focuses on threats to BC orca, and conservation initiatives will be discussed. We look forward to having you onboard!
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Your host

Learn more about Jilann

Jilann

Jilann, her husband Mike, and team of naturalists and captains all have a passion for whales and marine life on British Columbia's wild coast! We'll take you on a 3-4 hour boat journey to find orcas, humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, bald eagles and more! All naturalists have an academic background in marine biology and conservation, and captains are fully certified by Transport Canada. We'll show you wildlife while sharing facts about their ecology, biology, and history. We guarantee whale sightings, or your next trip is on us!

What's included

Food
Granola Bars
Equipment
Toilets onboard Binoculars onboard

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Where you'll be

We'll cruise the pristine waters of the Gulf Islands archipelago, stopping to check out wildlife along the way, including whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, bald eagles, and any other wildlife we encounter. Each day is different, we never know what we'll find, but we look for it all.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. If you have mobility issues, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

More tips

We have a very high success rate finding whales (over 90%!), but if you're unlucky, your next trip is on us! Your free trip is non-transferable and never expires (it's good for life!).
Jilann
Whale Watching from Nanaimo - Open Boat
51 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ455/person
51 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ455/person