Stubbs Island Whale Watching drops anchor after 38 years
BC’s first whale watching company, Stubbs Island Whale Watching, is closing its doors after 38 years in business. Renowned for its dedication to ethical wildlife viewing, education and conservation, the company has welcomed nearly half a million visitors to the North Island experience since it was established in 1980.
The closure comes following an unexpected change in the company’s office space lease agreement with Telegraph Cove Resort after more than three decades operating from that location. Our lease agreement will end on January 31, 2019. Stubbs Island Whale Watching was put up for sale at the end of the 2018 season, but we planned to continue operating the company until a purchaser was found. The changes to the lease agreement came as a surprise.
Guests from all over the world come to experience whales in the wild and the company’s ethical whale viewing practices have been part of what made us so renowned. Stubbs Island Whale Watching is informing reservations holders of the change and attempting to shift reservations to Discovery Marine Safaris in Campbell River, a smaller company owned by one of the three owners of Stubbs Island Whale Watching.
For information call: 1-250-287-7008.
Thank you for your years of support.
The owners of Stubbs Island Charters Ltd.
Heike Wieske, Geord Dunstan, Roger McDonell