Ever wondered what it’s like to be a whale scientist?

We've partnered with Nanaimo's Vancouver Island Whale Watch to offer an exclusive tour with researchers from Keta Coastal Conservation. You'll experience a day in the field while learning about the latest research on humpback whales in BC, including Keta’s projects. You’ll also learn about the day-to-day workings of a non-profit society, and the challenges and rewards of running an NGO. And of course, whales are included! 

All proceeds are donated to Keta Coastal Conservation.


The tour departs from the Vancouver Island Whale Watch office in downtown Nanaimo at 2-70 Church st


$169 per person - All proceeds go to Keta Coastal Conservation


3-5 hours

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes. Please dress appropriately according to the weather (we always suggest at least a few layers).

  • Water. Feel free to fill up your own water bottle at the office!

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • Cameras and/or video equipment (we can provide plastic bags to protect your equipment from damage).

  • Motion sickness tablets if you are prone to seasickness. Seasick medication is not available for purchase from our office. Note: Seasickness is generally not an issue on our tours as we travel in an inland sea and are within sight of land the entire tour.

  • Cash if you feel inspired to tip your crew at the end of your tour.

  • Photo ID