This is Canada land of the wild & free. Welcome to Campbell River, Vancouver island’s gateway to the Discovery Islands and one of the most accessible and spectacular marine environments. An environment with fast moving tidal zones and interlaced, protected channels between scattered Islands steeped in British Columbia’s coastal history. The traditional territory of the Liqwilda’xw people, the We Wei Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations. A region where the natural resources of land and sea have supported communities for hundreds of years. It is the perfect location to join us on our whale watching & grizzly bear tours.


Whale Watching & Wildlife Safaris

We observe killer whales (orca) and majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat, follow playful dolphins and swift porpoises as we travel through the stunning scenery of the Discovery and Inside Passage.

You will learn about our marine ecosystem as you watch and listen to the different sounds of barking Californian sea lions and growling Steller sea lions with bald eagles soaring above. This tour is fun and suitable for all ages!

Join us on this virtual experience for an insight into what you can expect on one of our Whale Watching tours. But please remember, when it comes to wildlife sightings we don’t guarantee what you’ll see – we operate in the wild!

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Grizzly Bear Expedition

We travel by boat to the traditional territory of the Homalco people. Watch wild grizzlies fishing for salmon from secure towers strategically placed along the banks of the river.

You hear about the eco-system, the Bears of Bute and the salmon runs that our wildlife depends on from your Homalco Guide as you watch in awe.
This bear tour is now open to youth aged 10 and above.

We invite you to join us on this exciting virtual Grizzly Expedition for an insight into what you can expect on one of our full day Grizzly Bear tours.

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Our Whale Watching & BC Wildlife Experiences

Seasonal Whale Watching & Grizzly Bear Tours depart daily mid May through to mid October.

Our friendly team are here to help you plan your BC wildlife experience. They can tell you all about our marine adventures and wildlife tours, private charters and school group tours.

They can also help you book your History on the Water tours or Whale Watching & Heli tours and other fun local adventures.

Just give the team a call! 1 250 287 2667


At Discovery Marine Safaris we respect the whales & grizzlies

We conduct, advocate and support responsible whale & wildlife viewing.

We observe without disturbing.

We go above and beyond Industry Guidelines

And, our onboard naturalists ensures every tour counts towards education, research and conservation.

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YOUR safety backed by OUR VALUES

See what our Guests have had to say . . .

Great trip out to see the whales
We had a great whale watching trip seeing both humpbacks and orcas. Our captain was very friendly and knowledgable. The boat was comfortable and spacious.
Reviewed by: paz752451 Sep. 2019

Amazing experience
We did the Grizzly Bear watching trip which was absolutely fantastic. Its about a 2 hour boat journey to get there but the water is calm through the inlets so was a really pleasant journey. The Bear watching was just incredible, we saw 6 bears including a mother and cub, we also had the pleasure of watching 2 bears play fighting and then feeding on the salmon for about 20-30 mins. Also the scenery around the Orford river is spectacular, spending time in the Bear’s natural and peaceful habitat was a truly memorable experience. Discovery Marine Safaris provided an excellent service could not fault anything about them during the trip.
Reviewed by: TEK_London Sep. 2017

Our Adventure Tours Check-in Office and Gift Shop is easy to find

We are conveniently located within easy
walking distance of local hotels,
shops, restaurants, cafe’s, parking
and downtown Campbell River
attractions. And our gift shop has a wide selection of gifts for all ages. If you’re looking for Campbell River T-shirts be sure to check us out.

Your adventure is our passion.
And we are here to help you enjoy
and make the most of your stay
in Campbell River. Come and see us!
CREWS TIP . . . the diversity of wildlife and awe inspiring scenery that exists so close is unparalleled. Be prepared for an authentic friendly welcome to our community enriched by land and sea. We pride ourselves in offering Campbell River Whale Watching at its best! Visit our FAQ’s for more info.