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Mackay Whale Watching is family owned and operated, let us show you the rugged coast of Northern Vancouver Island

Join the Mackay family, pioneers in killer whale watching in BC with over 40 years of experience for a cruise aboard the most innovative certified passenger vessel on the British Columbia coast. The Naiad Explorer will whisk you from Port McNeill to a whale watching experience like no other. Our 3 hour tours are complete with information, history and wildlife.

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Choose your own Adventure

Our tours may be on hold temporarily, but we look forward to helping with your future adventures.

the owners

We love what we do from meeting people from around the world, helping those closer to home and aiding in conservation to protect our little corner of the world we call home.

Transport Canada Covid-19 Regulations

"As of April 6, 2020, the following new measures are being implemented:

• All commercial passenger vessels with a capacity of more than 12 passengers are prohibited from operating for non-essential purposes, such as tourism or recreational activities (e.g. day tours, whale watching, or sightseeing). These measures remain in place until June 30 at the earliest. We are permitted to transport essential workers (as defined by the Province of BC) and supplies."
Transport Canada

Nature in all it's glory

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Trip Advisor Reviews

      We had a fantastic day out whale watching with our kids. The check in process was easy and the tour ran to time, very punctual. We saw humpback whales,… read more


      All around excellent! We were out for five hours total since we had to head way east to find the orcas, after spending more than an hour with the… read more


      We had the best time with Mackay whale watching. The family who runs it were all so friendly and captain Bill is a hoot!

    They knew exactly where… read more


Choose your adventure

From day trips to exclusive vessel rental we've got you covered


Our famous

Day Trip

3 hour tour departs Wednesday's and Saturday's until BC Health Authority deems it safe to run at full capacity.


Group Rates

Group Rate Day Trip

Currently unavailable, when we return to full capacity we will offer group rates.



Exclusive use of vessel

Optimal for tour groups, water taxi needs or after hour cruises. Message for details

Mackay Whale Watching

1514 Broughton Boulevard
Port McNeill, British Columbia

Phone Lines Open 7 Days a Week
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific Time