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 to five hours in duration and lunch is provided. 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.
Daily tours, from early July to October, depart at 10:00 a.m. from Port McNeill, the hub of Northern Vancouver Island, BC. Our Mackay Whale Watching office is located at 1514 Broughton Blvd.