Whale Watching in BC with Mackay Whale Watching
Whale Watching in BC with Mackay Whale Watching
Whale Watching in BC

Whale Watching in BC

Join the Mackay family, pioneers in killer whale watching in BC, for a cruise aboard the newest and 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 4 hour tours are complete with information, history, future and more of the killer whale pods found in Johnstone Strait.

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28/Aug/14

Trip Highlights: (where we went, what we saw, etc.) We saw humpback whales, Dalls porpoises, orcas, Steller sea lions, harbour seals, Pacific white-sided dolphins, bald eagles, fork-tailed storm petrels, common murres, (guillemots!), rhinoceros auklets, surf scoter, pigeon guillemots, marbled murrelets northern phalaropes, lots of gull species, black bear on the beach and Bonapartes gull. Additional Comments: Thank you so much for a fantastic trip! Lunch was delicious, as were the cakes! Great to hear the orcas on the hydrophone. Hopefully well visit again in the future!

Rosie Rickards, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

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Whale Watching Tours in BC aboard the Naiad Explorer

The Naiad Explorer

The Naiad is like no other whale watching boat in BC. It's size and engines provide for fast smooth travel to the many locations where whale watching is its finest. With hydrophones for listening to whale song, and a stable platform for taking photos of whales, you'll be taking home memories for a lifetime.

Our certified crew is courteous and knowledgeable about the Johnstone Strait and Northern Vancouver Island regions including its marine and land environments. Watch for orcas, bears, birds, sea lions, porpoises and more.

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Daily Reports

Check out our daily whale watching reports straight from the boat to your computer. Our archive provides insight to the killer whales, dahls porpoises, humpback whales, minke whales, bears, sea birds, eagles, sea lions and more who are found on our travels in the Naiad Explorer in Johnstone Strait.

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Black Bears on Northern Vancouver Island

Northern Vancouver Island

Port McNeill BC is a community of 3500 people nestled on the edge of Johnstone Strait. Referred to as the "Gateway to the Broughton Archipeligo, Port McNeill is a great place for your marine adventures. From Kayaking to salmon fishing to whale watching you'll find it all. Check out our local hiking caving and camping options on the many small lakes and backroads of Northern Vancouver Island.

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Welcome to Port McNeill BC

Staying in Port McNeill

Port McNeill has a selection of accommodation from Bed and Breakfasts to a brand new motel. Major grocery stores, and a selection of dining locations will keep your needs filled. Tour the many local Artists studios including Henschel Fine Arts, Just Art and more.

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