Water activity

Campbell River: Discovery Passage Wildlife Boat Tour

Water activity

Campbell River: Discovery Passage Wildlife Boat Tour

From US$ 121.70 per person

Take a boat trip up the Discovery Passage, between its islands and mainland Canada. Encounter bears or whales as you search for wildlife and learn about the local history from your guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Feel and taste the ocean air as you cruise through the Discovery Islands
  • Encounter orcas, minke whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and sea lions
  • Learn about the local wildlife and history of the Northern Gulf Islands
  • Search for whales and listen to them with the help of a hydrophone on board
  • Have an exciting experience navigating ocean rapids, including Devils Hole
Full description

Journey through the islands of the Discovery Passage, making your way between Vancouver Island and the mainland, on this wildlife boat tour. See different sea and land animals like bears, whales, dolphins, or seals while hearing about the region's history and nature from your guide.

Board your boat at the marina and set off into the Strait of Georgia, towards the Northern Gulf Islands, going between the islands of Quadra and Vancouver. Continue north until the passage widens into the Johnstone Strait. Enjoy live commentary on the wildlife and history of the region. On your way have the chance to encounter, orcas, minke whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, black bears, cinnamon bears, and grizzly bears. Use the hydrophone to listen to the whales as you float along the water.

Cap off your boat tour with a thrilling ocean rapids experience, including “Devils Hole” and the “Aaron Rapids,” also known as “The Drain,” before returning to Campbell River.

  • Boat tour
  • Naturalist/biologist guide
  • Live educational commentary
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hydrophone
  • Gloves, hats, and survival suits
  • On-board washrooms
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Whale conservation fee (to be paid locally)
  • Fuel surcharge (to be paid locally)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Walk down the ramp at Discovery Marina and meet at the Eagle Eye Adventures office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • All guests must complete a tour waiver prior to departure

Product ID: 434709