Nestled on Vancouver Island’s northern bounds, Telegraph Cove is an intimate haven for whale watchers and conservationists. A former fishing village, today Telegraph Cove plays host to our quintessential whale watching adventure. Cut through Johnstone Strait’s currents and navigate the Broughton archipelago in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal expert bring the animals’ stories to life.
Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3-3.5 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing tour.
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax
To ensure your comfort, all-weather exposure suits, hats, gloves and goggles will be provided.
Year-round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case that we do not see whales, you can join us on another whale watching tour for free.
An exciting ride soaring up to 55 km/h (35 m/h) in a high-speed, open-air, rigid-hull inflatable zodiac.
Guided by 1 expert guide, who will also be your boat driver.
*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*
This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.
We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).
What To Bring
It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. We will also provide you with warm all-weather exposure suits to wear on top of your clothes. Gloves & hats will also be available upon request.
It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!
Telegraph Cove Adventure Centre
24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0, Canada
The Telegraph Cove Adventure Centre is located at the north end of Telegraph Cove Resort next to the Whale Interpretive Centre.
Please remember to check-in 30 minutes before your adventure.
Know Before You Book
Each passenger is required to sign a Release of Liability at check-in. Participants must be 19 years of age or require a parent or guardian to sign on their behalf.
The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.
Yes! There is a high chance of seeing orcas, humpbacks, and other types of whale on your tour. Our year-round whale sighting success rate is ~95% (averaged across all of our adventures) with chances being even higher during summer months.
This adventure is covered by our year-round Year-Round Whale Sighting Guarantee. In the unlikely case, we do not see whales on this adventure, you can join us on another whale watching tour. This guarantee is valid for a lifetime!
No, the RHIBs are open-air boats, and therefore do not have washrooms on board. We recommend that you use the public washrooms (located next to our office) before your departure.
Yes! Bring your camera and/or video camera to capture the experience. We also recommend that you bring a plastic bag or other waterproof case to keep your camera safe and dry during transit. The boat will come to a complete stop for photo opportunities.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.