DESTINATION EAGLE SHOW! 2024 PHOTO TOURS

Back for 2024 with more tours, an extra hour on the water and more spacious zodiac!

DESTINATION
EAGLE SHOW!

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE PER TRIP

THURSDAY JULY 6:        2:30pm-7:30pm 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

FRIDAY JULY 7:               3:00pm-8:00pm

FULL 

* We require a minimum of 7 people for each trip

THIS IS A SHOW THAT’S BINGE WORTHY!

  Last we hosted our first tours that were focused on the “Eagle Show”. We we overwhelmed with the interest and very appreciative for everyone who joined us. We started with 4 tours and added four more with all seats sold out.  Haven’t heard about the Eagle Show or understand why it has been so popular? Picture hundreds of Bald Eagles gathering in one area for just a couple of hours on certain days of the year. Narrow ocean channels funnel tide changes as high as 5 meters (16 feet). This push of such a large volume of water over just a few hours causes turbulent ocean rapids – some of the fastest moving ocean water on the planet! Small fish called Hake, get caught in the whirlpools and they float to the ocean’s surface unable to swim. The Eagles have figured out the schedule and they start arriving before it even starts. Perched in the trees patiently waiting, it suddenly happens! The currents pick up, the Hake float to the surface and the Eagles take their turn fishing; we have witnessed many days where over 300 eagles are present with many hunting at the same time. It’s also not uncommon to see them eat the fish mid-air; sometimes even upside down! The event usually only lasts 2-3 hours on very specific dates that work when we have good light for photographing the feeding frenzy. Based on government Tide and Current Charts we have selected premium dates and times where it is extremely probable to happen. In addition, we have picked times that favour better light; avoiding mid-afternoon sun. We may even see whales on our trip there and back!   

Participant's Per Tour

FULL - Jun 7

Full - Jun 22

JuL 6

FULL - JUL 7

The counter above is manually updated as soon as possible but may not be accurate at all times. We will notify you if there is not enough space left on the date requested.

If a tour is filled on the date you wish to go but the other dates don’t work, email us and we will add you to our cancellation list. 

Bald Eagle grabs a fish
Bald Eagle with a fish catch
Bald Eagle perched in a tree
Bald Eagle in flight
Bald Eagle grabs a fish

BOAT CHARTER

Campbell River, BC

DATES

June 7 & 22

July 6 & 7

LOCATION

Campbell River

British Columbia

FITNESS LEVEL

Easy With

Minimal Walking

TOUR COST

$262.50 incl. GST

IMPORTANT PHOTO TOUR INFORMATION

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 TOUR COMPANY: BIG ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

* REGISTRATION & PAYMENT IS MADE THROUGH COASTAL WORKSHOPS.COM *

Our boat will be chartered from Big Animal Encounters. Their office is located at 1340 Island Highway, Unit 129 which is located behind Mark’s Work Wear House and between Coastal Credit Union and Dollar Tree.

PLEASE SEE THE NEXT TAB DOWN FOR A MAP TO BIG ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Guests are required to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to tour start time. This allows us time to get everyone checked in and fitted with a floatation survival suit that will be worn while on the boat. In addition to The Coastal Workshops Waiver that you will sign online, a waiver from Big Animal Encounters will need to be signed upon arrival. Our goal is to be off the dock on time and we will be unable to wait for late arrivals. If you are doing more than one Destination Eagle Show trip with us, remember your suit size to expedite the process on your next trip.

 

THINGS TO BRING

✅ Gloves, toque and extra layer of warm clothing – morning and evenings can be cool on the water combined with speed of the boat traveling at 50 kph.

 

❌ Ball caps are not recommended as they often blow off.

 

✅ Closed toe shoes.

 

❌ No open toe sandals or flipflops.

 

✅ Sunglasses or goggles to protect eyes when traveling at full speed.

 

✅ Extra water.

 

✅ Snacks and beverages will be provided on the tour.

 

 

CAMERA GEAR

 

✅ Zoom lens with a range from 100mm and up works well. Stan and Stuart use 100-400mm lens on tours and often with a 1.4x extender

 

✅ Zoom lenses with a reach of 500 or 600mm also work really well

 

❌ We advise against large prime lenses (500 & 600mm). Two people will be sharing a bench seat and space is lacking for large primes. Tripods and monopods are also not permitted and having the ability to zoom is crucial for photographing the eagles.

 

✅ Bring extra batteries and lots of memory card space. Capturing the eagles fishing can be challenging, the action can be non-stop and you can expect that you will take lots of photos. Also ensure that you know how to enable your camera’s fastest Burst Mode – high frames per second will be your best friend on this trip!

 

✅ Stan and Stuart use regular padded camera bags on tours. There will be room under the seats to store a pack. Although we are out during one of the driest months and when waters tend to be calmer, dry sacks can also be used depending on your comfort level.

The average chance of rain in Campell River for June is less than 30% (7.7 days) and the entire monthly rainfall average is only 45.6mm. June, July and August are the driest months of the year. We can never totally predict how the waves will be but with warmer, drier air comes lower windspeeds and calmer seas.

MAP TO BIG ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

PAYMENTS, TRANSFERS & CANCELLATION

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK ON THE SIGN UP BUTTON ABOVE AND COMPLETE THE FORM.

PAYMENT: Payment in full must be received to reserve your spot(s). We accept payment by cheque payable to Coastal Workshops Inc. (min. 15 business days in advance of tour date) or by bank transfer to

We are not currently able to accept payment by credit card.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and no refunds will be issued unless the tour is cancelled by Coastal Workshops Inc., by Big Animal Encounters or if we have a waitlist for the date that you are cancelling. Single trips are transferable to another person but Stuart must be contacted in advance at 250-202-4968. Transfer to another person is dependent on the new particpant completeing the Registration Form and completing and agreeing to the Coastal Workshop Inc. Waiver. Discounted multi-trip registrations are by default non-transferable to another person however, we may make exceptions, on a case-by-case basis for unusual circumstances.

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