Welcome to
Stubbs Island
Whale Watching!

British Columbia's first whale watching company was established in 1980. Orca (killer whales) and many other marine mammals frequent the Johnstone Strait and Robson Bight area. Telegraph Cove is located on the Northern Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

We invite you to join us for an exciting sea adventure from Telegraph Cove, the Whale Watching Capital of British Columbia! You'll love our island, the magnificent mammals, rare bird species you'll see, and the friendly people you'll meet.

Depending on the time of year in British Columbia, you may see Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoises, Dall's porpoise, Humpback Whales, Bears, Steller sea lions, various birds, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and of course our famous Orca (killer whales).

Experience Stubbs Island Whale Watching Adventure!


We think this is the best place in the world to see the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales)!

The Johnstone Strait, Blackfish Sound and the Broughton Archipelago are home to a bounty of nature’s magnificence including humpback whales, Steller sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and so much more. Every trip from our base in Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, is an adventure of a lifetime.

Board our custom built whale watching boats and we will guide you through the passages and around the islands that are teeming with wildlife in one of the most beautiful locations on British Columbia’s coast.

Historic Telegraph Cove is British Columbia’s last boardwalk community. Nature’s abundance is everywhere with eagles soaring overhead, river otters playing on the docks and deer and bears roaming nearby.

Join us for our 35th season on one or more of our tours that run daily from early May to October.

Why we think you should choose Stubbs Island Whale Watching? Read about our ethics, expertise, the wildlife and our unique location in one of the most diverse marine wildlife regions on the West Coast. 

NEW North Island Itinerary Planner website at gonorthisland.com

Escape into Nature with Vancouver Island North website

For more tour and travel options visit our sister company Discovery Marine Safaris. 

For wildlife, whale and grizzly bear tours operating out of Campbell River since 2007!



All tours start from historic Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island. Our captains will begin with a safety orientation before you head out on our Transport Canada inspected and approved vessels. You will board the 18 meter (60 foot) aluminum cruiser ‘Lukwa’ or the 12 meter (40 foot) aluminum catamran 'Kuluta' for your 3.5 hour (approximate) voyage.