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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.

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