Old House Hotel

Salish Sea Whale Watching

Enjoy an unforgettable small group marine adventure to see whales (Qʷ̓ənɛs) with an experienced marine wildlife guide. Modern and comfortable boats ensure that you can safely enjoy the Salish Sea in search of humpbacks, orcas, dolphins, sea lions, other marine mammals, and a variety of sea birds in their natural habitat. BC’s Coast Mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to the Discovery Islands, which is home to the Homalco, the northern-most Coast Salish people. Enjoy a captivating whale watching experience enhanced by a fascinating glimpse into the world of local First Nations.

Campbell River, British Columbia ranks among the most sought-after whale watching destinations with some of the world’s most iconic ocean mammals. Tours depart from downtown at the Coast Marina aboard a custom-designed tour vessel. Guest search for different species of whales, birds, and other marine mammals. Lucky groups may even spot black bears, sea otters or rare species of whales!

Why Choose Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours?

Your journey with this First Nations tour operator ensures a unique Indigenous perspective on a marine wildlife experience. Campbell River and the Discovery Islands contain rich Indigenous history of the ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Ayajuthem) speaking Coast Salish and the Laich-kwil-tach people. Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is 100% owned by the Xwémalhkwu (Homalco) First Nation and takes you into their traditional territory. They have been providing visitors with world-class tours for over 20 years. Sea Whale Watching includes both a skipper AND an interpretive guide to ensure a truly engaging experience from Campbell River. Tours are very personalized with a maximum of 12 guests.

MINIMUM AGE: 2 years
DURATION: Approximately 4 hours
AVAILABLE: Now– September 24, 2023