Marine Tours are an excellent way to meet Vancouver Island North’s most celebrated residents, its marine mammals. Members of a population of some 260 fish-eating orcas known as the “northern residents” are often in the area in pursuit of salmon. The more stealthy mammal-eating population of orca known as “Transients” or “Bigg’s killer whales” are also often hunting in the area.

Vancouver Island North operators with marine tours view all of these magnificent creatures with respect. The small community of operators here is dedicated to ensuring safe, sustainable encounters that serve marine mammals and sightseers in equal measure. Captains closely adhere to “Be Whale Wise” guidelines that dictate that boats stay at least 100 meters away from any whales. That’s not to say these remarkable mammals won’t make a memorable encounter on their own terms.

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Port Hardy
Duval Point Lodge
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters
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Wilderness Destinations
Spirit of the West Adventures
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Winter Harbour
Qualicum Rivers Winter Harbour Fishing Lodge & Resort
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Port Hardy
k’awat’si Tours
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Leisure Suit Charters
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Quatsino
Quatsino Lodge
Port McNeill
Outer Shores Expeditions
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
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Port McNeill
Alder Bay Kayak
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Port Hardy
Bear Cove Cottages
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Alert Bay
Midnight Sun Adventure Travel
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Port Hardy
Tides and Tales Sport Fishing Adventures
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
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Wilderness Destinations
Orca Dreams
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Knight Inlet, Wilderness Destinations
Coastal Springs Lodge
Wilderness Destinations
Farewell Harbour Lodge
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Maple Leaf Adventures
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Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Telegraph Cove, Wilderness Destinations
North Island Kayak
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Port Alice
Rumble Beach Fishing Charters
Sointula
Sund's Lodge
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Port Hardy
Codfather Charters
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Winter Harbour
Winter Harbour Lodge
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Port McNeill
Pete's Salmon Charters
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Port McNeill
Vancouver Island Photo Tours
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Port McNeill, Telegraph Cove
Prince of Whales Whale Watching
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Port McNeill
Mackay Whale Watching
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Alert Bay
Seasmoke Whale Watching
Wilderness Destinations
Ecosummer Expeditions
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Port McNeill
Sun Fun Divers
Wilderness Destinations
Sailcone Grizzly Bear Lodge
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Wilderness Destinations
God's Pocket Resort
Knight Inlet, Wilderness Destinations
Knight Inlet Lodge
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Port Hardy
NoBull Charters
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Port Hardy
Coastal Rainforest Safaris
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Port McNeill
Sea Wolf Adventures
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Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Broughton Archipelago Paddler's Inn
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Telegraph Cove
Tide Rip Grizzly Tours
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Port Hardy
Jim's Castle Point Charters