About Discovery Marine Safaris

Welcome to Discovery Marine Safaris. Choosing a tour company that is right for you, is very important. We encourage you to find out a little more about Discovery Marine Safaris by clicking on your specific areas of interest below.

Co owners, Heike and Wayne Garton have 40 + years of combined experience in the marine wildlife viewing industry on Northern Vancouver Island. They genuinely care and are passionate about our our guest’s experience and the environment in which we work.

Founded in 2007, we are one of the original eco-tour companies to offer Campbell River whale watching tours. We have built an envied global reputation for being “whale wise”. We have achieved this by offering ethical, eco-conscious whale watching and wildlife tours that count towards education, research and conservation. The core values of the company centre around sustainable tourism. We strive to protect and build awareness of our marine eco-system and natural environment. And we work as a team to make sure guests of all ages enjoy the unforgettable experience of seeing whales and grizzlies in the wild.

Your adventure is our passion!

The goal on all our tours is to ignite a passion and greater understanding of the ways of the wild. We explain the importance of respectful and responsible wildlife viewing to our guests. And encourage them to not only watch but to listen to the magical sounds of the wild. This is the best way to observe the natural behaviour of the whales and other wildlife as it unfolds before you – completely oblivious to your presence.

Our onboard naturalist’s and Captain’s are focussed on keeping you informed, comfortable and safe. They will share their knowledge and answer questions about the bio-diversity of BC’s coastal waters and individual whales. As you cruise past the hidden bays and inlets with mountain backdrops you will be dazzled by the scenic beauty of our coastal environment. Feeling good perhaps, in the knowledge that you are doing your part to help protect the environment and our marine mammals by joining us on a tour.

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Discovery Marine Safaris Our Wildlife
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Discovery Marine Safaris Our Gift Store
Discovery Marine Safaris Our Boats
Discovery Marine Safaris Our Sightings
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CREWS TIP . . . we recommend you read the founder story. It will give you a true understanding of how the company came about and our deep ethical roots. Visit our FAQ’s for more info.