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Big Animal Encounters

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
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“whale watching”(14 reviews)
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Now open in Campbell River, Big Animal Encounters by Pacific Pro Dive & Marine Adventures offers the most exciting tours including half and full day Whale Watching trips, snorkelling with the seals adventures and scuba charters. Visit our gift shop...more
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1340 Island Hwy | #129, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 8C9, Canada
+1 250-914-3483
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We booked it from the UK and got a triptime for 12.30 in the afternoon - when we arrived in Canada we had allready prebooked all our accommodations on Vancouver Island (because of our itinarys) - we were just relaxing in Victoria when I got...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Isabel S
Bill C, Manager at Big Animal Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hello Isabel, Thanks for taking the time to write with your concerns about the booking process for your Grizzly bear tour. As I explained via email access to the First Nations territory is strictly controlled so that the number of guests and time spent with...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We had a wonderful experience with Big Animal Encounter and saw so many bears and whales on our Grizzly Bear Expedition! We initially got our tour reservations mixed up and they took care of it immediately and gracefully - and so it quickly got resolved....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mabel V
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I booked this half day whale watching trip, knowing that the weather would be good the next day. When they use the zodiac boats, fair weather is a must! We saw some humpbacks and orcas. On our return we saw stellar sea lions lounging around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SHamilton7789
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Loved it. Saw lots of bears (both Black and Grizzly) and Bald and Golden Eagles at Bute Inlet. Very professional and friendly. Would recommend to others.

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ACSchipper
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Never a disappointing time on Pacific ATA-A-TUDE. The diving is always spot on, the service is great and we always see a humpback whale.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robynf990
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A full day of fun and excitement!! Professional, knowledgeable, very polite staff...! A must do with this great outfit.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank letellierlucie
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to do the Grizzly Tour. It was incredible. Not only did we see the bears catching salmon, we were also spoilt with orcas on the way home. Skipper Bill was amazing, as too were all the staff, particularly Krystle, that made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing day we had with Captain Chris and the Homalco First Nations community. Bute Inlet is a wild, wild place, but as a result, it’s bursting with wildlife. Chris stayed with us for the duration of the tour and along with his...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bean66
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We have seen humpback whales jumping out of the water and 50+ dolphins during our tour. Meant to be 6h, it was extended to 7h so that we could see the dolphin a bit further.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DianeG1629
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We had such a enjoyable experience with Big Animal Encounters! I booked this tour as a surprise for my brother and his girlfriend and we all had a wonderful time. We saw Orca’s, sea lions and overall it left us smiling ear to ear. Bill...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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