Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching

Whale Watching, Accessibility

Things To Do, Nature & Wildlife, Whale WatchingJohnstone Strait, Campbell River, Cowichan Bay, Central Vancouver Island, Desolation Sound, Sunshine Coast, Northern Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, Cowichan & Southern Vancouver Island

1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, V9L 3X3

Accessibility

This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.

Mobility

Parking
  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
  • Space specifically marked with a van-accessible sign, at minimum 4.7 metres wide, large enough to accommodate a vehicle with a side lift/ramp
Entrance
  • Entrance has no steps or if there are one or more steps, there is non-slip ramp with a maximum of 5% slope
  • Entry route has a door that is at minimum 815 mm wide
Lobby or Reception Area
  • Lowered counter at the reception or ticket desk
Restroom in Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Information displays (if applicable) at a lower height
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)

Vision

  • Multiple lighting options to improve visibility
  • Customer service staff have been trained, and prepared to verbally describe rooms, menus, business amenities and contracts/waivers in detail
  • Staff are available to accompany guest through venue as a guide, and to describe the sights

Hearing

  • Staff are trained to use alternative communication tools such as Apps or text messaging

General

Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual and hearing requirements
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
Additional Information

Our whale watching vessels are accessible for guests with limited mobility. We can not take wheelchairs on our vessels but as long as our guest with limited mobility can sit upright unaided, we can accommodate them on our whale watching vessels.

Ocean EcoVentures’ whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise.A small, owner-operated family business, Ocean EcoVentures is committed to providing you with an intimate and informative whale watching tour.