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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Available from Oct 31

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.07
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$107.07
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Available tomorrow

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.07
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$107.07
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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Available tomorrow

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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Get up close with the killer whales on the Salish Sea with this guided, 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Climb aboard a covered or open boat equipped with hydrophones to hear the whales and bring the underwater experience to light. Every voyage is led by a certified marine naturalist with a passion for the area’s marine wildlife. In addition to humpback, killer, minke and gray whales, see other wildlife like porpoises, sea lions, seals, otters and marine birds. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.69
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$117.69

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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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This whale-watching adventure from downtown Vancouver gives you the chance to see whales and other marine life. Hop aboard the 'Salish Sea Dream' our 80-foot flagship catamaran, and keep your eyes peeled from one of several viewing areas.. Learn about the local history and geology from knowledgeable crew on board, and soak up views of the Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, and Howe Sound.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.75
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$147.75
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Available from Nov 1

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Available from Oct 26

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.76
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$121.76
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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Available from Feb 20

Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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This adventure is a 3 to 4 hour fully-guided whale watching, wildlife and sunset viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria on Ocean Magic II - a comfortable, semi-covered, custom-built express cruiser. Your adventure will be ending when the sun goes down and will be an experience to remember!
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.36
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$111.36
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Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

Available from Oct 27

Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

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Become more in tune with nature on this private 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Board a zodiac vessel with your private group, and cruise along the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of whales and other marine life. While on the water, listen to interesting facts about these mammals of the sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$817.31
per group
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$817.31
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Available from Apr 1

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.56
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$73.56
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Private Charter - Marine Adventure and Whale Watching

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Private Charter - Marine Adventure and Whale Watching

This fall we are offering tours for families and groups at special rates on our 12 passenger vessel Salish Shadow. We will be taking bookings for families and small groups up to 8 people to conform with COVID-19 protocols & to follow the advice of Dr. Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer. Join us and discover the wonders of the Salish Sea as we encounter Orcas, Humpbacks Whales, Seals, Sea Lions and more!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$591.58
per group
$739.47
$147.89 savings
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$591.58
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$739.47
$147.89 savings
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Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

Available from Apr 1

Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

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Watch for wildlife along the scenic coast of Vancouver Island on a 3-hour boat tour from Victoria with an experienced marine naturalist. You’ll travel by high-speed catamaran with heated indoor cabins and outdoor decks, and scan the water for whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions, and many species of marine birds. This 3-hour wildlife tour departs from a central location in the heart of historic Victoria.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.62
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$85.62
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Available from Apr 1

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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Scout for an incredible array of marine life during this half-day Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including orcas, seals, porpoises, and eagles. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.07
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$120.07
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Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Available from Mar 14

Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

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Experience a smooth and comfortable ride on our large covered vessels with heated cabins, indoor and outdoor seating and onboard bathrooms. This makes for a safe and enjoyable experience. We are a small, local, family operated company. We are extremely passionate about what we do and our love for wildlife and nature is shared with each of our guests. Our tours consist of small, intimate groups and our vessels are not overcrowded. We believe in making your experience the best it can possibly be!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.20
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$108.20

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

Available from Apr 23

Vancouver Whale Watching Safari

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Watch for orca, gray and humpback whales on a full-day wildlife safari from Vancouver on a comfortable, covered boat. Learn about the whales’ lives, behavior and migration patterns from a trained naturalist, and try to spot the dolphins, seals, sea lions and bald eagles that thrive along the Pacific Coast. Whales are sighted on 85% of trips.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.19
Price varies by group size
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$228.19
Price varies by group size
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10 Hour Ocean Adventure

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10 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where other companies require separate bookings for each activity, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you the best bang for your buck and allows you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,299.04
per group
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$1,299.04
per group

8 Hour Ocean Adventure

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8 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where most companies require bookings for each activity separately, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you a better bang for your buck and allows you to customize the trip catering to your groups interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,039.23
per group
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$1,039.23
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6 Hour Ocean Adventure

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6 Hour Ocean Adventure

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We want to give our guests the best time possible. Where other companies require you to book each activity separately, we like to combine everything into one epic trip. This will give you the best bang for your buck as well as allow you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.43
per group
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$779.43
per group

Victoria Whale -Watching Sail with Wine Tasting Included

Available from Jun 1

Victoria Whale -Watching Sail with Wine Tasting Included

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While in Victoria, sip some of the region’s best wines and go on a sunset cruise to watch for orca and humpback whales on this full-day combo tour. On a 4-hour wine tour, discover Saanich Peninsula, one of Canada’s must-visit locations for all wine and cider lovers. Enjoy tastings at three wineries. On a 3-hour cruise, watch the sun melt over the horizon and look for whales in the wild. Hotel transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.29
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$321.29

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

Available from Oct 21

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.21
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$129.21
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Available from Sep 13

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
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Whale-Watching from Victoria to Vancouver (One-Way)

Available from May 24

Whale-Watching from Victoria to Vancouver (One-Way)

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Cruise from Victoria to Vancouver and admire the native wildlife for which Canada is famous on this one-way whale-watching cruise. Take a seat aboard your cruise boat in downtown Victoria and head out onto the waves. During your whale-watching cruise, watch the waters for elegant whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions as your guide explains their feeding habits and life cycles. Stop to stretch your legs at the secluded Tod Inlet, then head onward to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour as the sun sets on the horizon.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.47
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$185.47
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Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria (One-Way)

Available from May 21

Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria (One-Way)

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Cruise from Vancouver to Victoria and discover native Canadian wildlife in its natural habitat on this 4-hour one-way whale-watching cruise. Hop aboard your cruise boat in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Take your seat on board or stand out on deck, and head out onto the waves with your guide. Enjoy panoramic views over the local islands and watch the waters for graceful whales, seals, porpoises and sea lions. Listen as your naturalist guide explains the creatures’ feeding habits and life cycles, and arrive into Victoria ready to enjoy your stay!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.05
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$198.05
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Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria

Available from May 21

Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria

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Torn between a day of city sightseeing and nature excursions? Do it all on this full-day tour of Victoria! From Vancouver, cruise the Strait of Georgia for some epic whale-watching, take a self-guided tour of Victoria and soak up the perfumed beauty of Butchart Gardens! At the end of your full day, relax and take in stunning coastal mountain views as you cruise back to Vancouver at dusk.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.95
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$305.95
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Available from Jun 1

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Explore the beauty that is British Columbia on this zodiac whale-watching excursion from Telegraph Cove Resort. Whether you are a first time whale watcher or a seasoned veteran, we guarantee that you will have a blast on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Telegraph Cove.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.22
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$114.22
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