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Capt. Harold

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    BC Whale Tours

  • Locations

    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

    Nature, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    38 years

  • Languages


Guide Bio

Captain Harold is the President and Owner of BC Whale Tours, Victoria’s Premium Marine Company. His love for the ocean, the outdoors and Vancouver Island’s wildlife started at a very early age. This was evident when he wanted to explore the island├Ęs coast and so he built his first dingy when he was 12. His enthusiasm for exploring the west coast waters and learning about marine animals continued to grow. At 19 he designed and built a 40 foot sail boat called the ‘Lil Dreamer’, where he sailed the beautiful waters of British Columbia. To this day, Captain Harold is known for his excellence in seeing a vision and executing it to the point of completion making him a natural leader on and off the water. His thirst for learning about the waters around him and engineering continued and he completed his marine power engineer and master’s captain’s qualifications rounding out his skillset for pursing his career in the marine industry business. His background and desire for marine wildlife and sharing it with others lead him to creating his first whale watching company, in 1996, Eagle Wing Adventures. Captain Harold is famous for his incredible boat desins, which is evident through client testimonals expressed personally and through social media. Folks are “wowed” by the comfort, speed and quietness of their ride on all vessels, which makes this the icing on the cake for a whale watching adventure. He has also been given the nickname of “Whale Whisperer” as punned by Ceaser Milan, the “Dog Whisperer”, a guest that enjoyed a marine adventure with BC Whale Tours. The sucess of BC Whale Tours would not be possible without his amazing team of guest service agents, captains, naturalists and international marine biologists who make each passenger’s experience an unforgettable one. The “crew” simply love what BC Whale Tours has to offer including conservation for the whales, the best boat ride imaginable and imparting their wealth of knowledge to others. Captain Harold is passionate about this company and plans to continue to do what he does best, like establishing Victoria’s first whale guarantee program and improving it to give customers the utlimate satisifaction. Including expansion of the tours, such as 360 Vancouver Island, Bear and Winery Tours and improvements of service based on customer feedback. His goal for BC Whale Tours is to ensure his guests experience that ever so special trip of a lifetime.

BC Whale Tours

BC Whale Tours is a premium whale and wildlife Tour company that operates out of Victoria, BC and uses vessels designed for safety, comfort, speed and environmental friendliness. Captain Harold has dedicated himself to the preservation of the Pacific Northwest and has created a team of internationally qualified biologists and experienced skippers, all of whom are as passionate and inspired by the area as he is. Vancouver Island is a magnificent place, home to several endangered species, and crew members thoroughly enjoy recounting their own experiences with wildlife and sharing facts about the various animals inhabiting the area.

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