Day Cruise Whale Watching Tour

Day Trip

See Nature in a New Way

Join the Mackay family, pioneers in killer whale watching in BC, for a cruise aboard the most innovative certified passenger vessel on the British Columbia coast. Our 55 ft. vessel, the "Naiad Explorer", offers comfort, heat and washroom facilities for our whale watching passengers. Launched in April of 1999, it has been designed to minimize underwater sound generated by props and engines, thus decreasing any impact we may have upon whales or other marine mammals. These educational and entertaining whale watching tours are approximately four hours in duration. You will learn the latest information about the killer whales (Orcinus orca) and be able to listen in on the whales' vocalizations with our on-board hydrophone (underwater microphone). The chances of observing killer whales and other whales are extremely good, however, we cannot guarantee sightings. Remember to dress warmly; it's cool out on the water, even in the middle of summer! Other species that frequent the area are Minke whales, Pacific White-sided dolphins, Dall's porpoises, harbour seals, Steller sea lions, humpback whales and a wide variety of sea birds. During this global Covid 19 pandemic, we are doing our utmost to ensure the safety of our guests and crew, employing thorough cleaning protocols, poly barriers and physical distancing.

Amazing Views

From sea to mountain top, the 360 degree views will take your breath away.

Family Friendly

Spacious comfortable boat provides quick and smooth travel to the most common whale watching areas of the region.

Professional Guide

Our staff have years of experience watching and learning about the various pods that frequent this area.

Lunch Not Included

Currently we are unable to provide lunch service due to ministry of health restrictions.

Trip Itinerary

12:00 PM - Ready for departure
Please arrive early and ready to depart. The sooner we have the boat loaded, the sooner we see the local wildlife
4:00 PM - Return to Dock

Tour Pricing

All Ages
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Comfortable Boat


Wow what can we say! We 100% recommend this trip! We saw everything we could hope for, Orcas, humpbacks, dolphins, sea lions.... and the captain and crew were the most amazing. So so so knowledgeable about all things on the water and about the first nation's. They were real champions for preserving all the animals environment and what was best for their welfare. They observed the strict rules of not getting too close and leaving the animal alone, however they made sure we could all see everything perfectly. It really was a wonderful day out..
JLZ on Trip Advisor
August 2019
Due to weather conditions I didn't expect to see anything but we had the best crew! Captain Bill and his girls gave us tons of information about the Whale and other wildlife. Eventually we saw Humbbacks and Killer Whales! Super trip and great entertainment. And super spots to see the whales!
Ronald M
Aug 2019


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