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Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

Available from Apr 1

Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

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The sheltered waters of Ucluelet Harbour offer an ideal location for an introduction to sea kayaking on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Watch for wildlife, from intertidal life to black bears meandering along the shoreline and eagles soaring above. This kayak tour offers the opportunity to paddle up to a hidden waterfall, learn about the local fish hatchery, or explore the outer harbor limits. Paddling instruction is provided.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.50
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$75.50
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Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

Available from Oct 29

Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

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FOOD, WINE and SPECTACULAR SCENERY. We LOVE this revised tour to REFLECT COVID-19.Join Island Time Tours for a lovely relaxing adventure exploring the Cowichan Valley. We visit 3 (4 if time permitting) of the prettiest vineyards and do our own thing to avoid any line-ups. We offer you a wonderful experience at each vineyard.. First stop includes bubbly with orange juice (optional) w/ fresh warm bake goods. Relax, inhale and take in this beautiful countryside. LUNCH is filled with afternoon tea delights with WINE served weather permitting in the great outdoors. Dessert w/wine complete this tour at another picturesque vineyard. Great food, award winning wines and spectacular beauty. Let's go!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
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Artisan Food Tastings of Victoria by Bike

Available from Oct 26

Artisan Food Tastings of Victoria by Bike

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Discover Victoria’s European-style neighborhoods and culinary scene on a fun and flavorful bike tour. Follow a foodie guide through the cycle-friendly city to absorb its seaside charm and see where locals go to dine and unwind. Sample the best of Victoria’s indulgent eats and drinks like pizza, ice cream, chocolate, craft beer, and cider.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.84
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$84.84
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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Discover the wines of the Cowichan Valley on a wine tour from Victoria, and taste your way through part of Vancouver Island's fascinating wine trail. You’ll visit three wineries for tastings and tours, and enjoy lunch at a boutique winery surrounded by rolling vineyards. This wine tour includes round-trip transport from downtown Victoria, lunch, and tastings, for the perfect introduction to Vancouver Island wine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.77
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$111.77

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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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

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$67.14

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Private Wine Tasting in Beautiful Cowichan Valley

Available from Oct 28

Private Wine Tasting in Beautiful Cowichan Valley

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Enjoy a private tour with just your friends/family! (max 6). We will pick you up in our modern, comfortable, large, passenger van. Relax as we take you on a very scenic drive to the beautiful Cowichan Valley, stopping halfway to enjoy the absolutely breathtaking mountain and ocean views from 1200 feet. We will visit four unique wineries. We have chosen the wineries but if you have a preference for other wineries, please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request (with at least 48 hours notice). Please note due to COVID-19, for safety reasons we are only able to accommodate up to 6 passengers at this time.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.08
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$105.08
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4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

Available from Apr 16

4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
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$200.00
Price varies by group size

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

Available from Oct 23

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

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Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 3-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Travel through one of Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay, to one of its oldest grocers. Then pass through Beacon Hill Park, and see the peacocks there. Plus, catch a glimpse of the famous Empress Hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.34
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$114.34

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Available from May 1

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.43
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$105.43

Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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Go whale watching in Victoria on a 12-passenger boat that’s designed for seeking out whales and marine wildlife on Vancouver Island’s spectacular coast. With a heated cabin, onboard bathrooms, and outdoor viewing decks, this whale watching tour is a comfortable alternative to an open speedboat that still provides the maneuverability and personal experience of a small craft while searching for orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, seals, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.41
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$93.41
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

Available from Apr 1

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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Trade your cruise ship for a whale-watching vessel on a 3-hour shore excursion from the port of Victoria. Travel into the open waters of the northern Pacific Ocean to spot native marine life including orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals and minke whales. Learn about British Columbia’s amazing aquatic ecosystems from onboard naturalist guides, who will help point out passing species along the way. It’s an exciting and educational voyage for the whole family!
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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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Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

Available from Nov 1

Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

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Get up close and personal with the ocean and its incredible marine wildlife during this whale watching excursion from Victoria. Climb onboard a Zodiac boat equipped with padded bench seats and cruise the sea at up to 35-knots while your marine naturalist explains the area and animals around you. Head for the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait and lookout for humpback whales, otters, seals sealions, and birds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.45
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$87.45
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3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

Available from Apr 16

3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Butchart Gardens and City Tour covers some of the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a one and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
Price varies by group size

East Sooke Park

Available from Oct 26

East Sooke Park

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Tours are small and consist of 1 guide and up to 6 guests. The guide will adapt the hiking pace to suit the guest's abilities for a fully enjoyable experience. This allows our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in their surroundings and connect with nature. Rainforest Tours provides a pickup and drop off service from 812 Wharf St in Victoria. Located in downtown Victoria. Or, 6715 Eustace Rd, Sooke. Located in downtown Sooke. We have backpacks, plenty of water and a delicious lunch of a roast chicken or vegetarian sandwich for you to choose from. While hiking through the trails, I will point out some of the local flora and fauna and speak to some of the medicinal uses by the local First Nations.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.84
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$79.84

Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

Available from Apr 16

Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City with High Tea at Butchart Gardens Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers, and the world-famous gardens located 15 miles outside of the city. For over a century, Butchart Gardens has been the premier attraction for travelers visiting Victoria. Enjoy BUTCHART GARDENS, a two and a half hour stop for a unique and remarkable experience, including 900 varieties of flowers and 120 varieties of trees, as well as a classic British Style High Tea with mouth-watering scones, delicious pastries, savory chowder, exquisite tea sandwiches, sumptuous desserts, and a selection of fine teas. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
Price varies by group size
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$250.00
Price varies by group size

Ucluelet Harbour Tour

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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

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Hello Nature Tours is locally owned and operated by Kevin Bradshaw and Phill Padgham. We are located in the quaint fishing village of Ucluelet in British Columbia, close to Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Kevin and Phill have been operating tours around Southern British Columbia for over 15 years. They are passionate about the west coast and look forward to sharing it with you. Hello Nature Adventure Tours offer kayaking and hiking tours ranging from short half-day tours to week-long adventures. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaker and/or hiker looking for a new and exciting adventure, or someone who is not really sure what the west coast of Vancouver Island is all about, we promise we will find the right experience for you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.14
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$67.14
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Brewery and Distillery Tour

Available from Apr 15

Brewery and Distillery Tour

Join us as we visit some of the best Brewery's and Distilleries the Comox Valley and Campbell River have to offer. Sample a flight from each brewery and decide which is your favorite, let your taste buds try something new! Discover about the process of how beer and spirits are created. Whats Included: - lunch, - a flight at two breweries, - a tasting and tour at one distillery, - transportation in our 15-passenger Ford Transit Van
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.06
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$90.06
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Guided Hike to Ripple Rock

Available from Apr 15

Guided Hike to Ripple Rock

Join on this 8km round trip hike through our coastal rain forest. Emerge on top of the bluff overlooking Seymour Narrows and the site of the historic Ripple Rock explosion. Tour includes transportation from our office, lunch on the bluff, and an experienced guide and naturalist. Let our guide share knowledge of the local history. This is a moderate hike, trail is well maintained, however there are some fairly steep hills, and uneven terrain. Comfortable hiking shoes and water are required.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.80
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$91.80
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Paddling Esquimalt Harbor to Cole Island

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Paddling Esquimalt Harbor to Cole Island

In June 2006, Cole Island was officially recognized as a national historic site. It was designated part of a “National Historic District” by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. The district is considered to be the “most complete site of Royal Naval activity and infrastructure in the Commonwealth”. Cole Island is a peaceful place where visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the site located in the quiet waters at the end of Esquimalt Harbour. The island is open from sun-up to sun-down. Please heed warning signs and make sure you pack your garbage out!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.71
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$53.71

From Victoria to Cowichan Wine 6-Hour Guided Tour

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From Victoria to Cowichan Wine 6-Hour Guided Tour

Marvel at the scenic Vistas Enjoy a fun tour goup Taste delicious wine Join one of the highest rated wine tours in British Columbia
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.00
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$246.00

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
per group
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

Available from Jun 1

Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

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Join Orca Spirit for an unhurried adventure along the glacier-carved shoreline of the Juan de Fuca Strait, BC. In addition to whale and wildlife watching, we’ll cruise by the Lighthouse at Carmanah, Sea Lion Rock, and the West Coast & Juan de Fuca Trails. Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows off in the distance and black bears, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests nearby.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.78
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$121.78
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Available from May 1

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
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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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4 hour Zodiac Whale and Wildlife Tour

Available from Jun 15

4 hour Zodiac Whale and Wildlife Tour

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Join us on a Whale and Wildlife tour as we explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in our area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more. While we can’t guarantee all of these animals on every tour, we take pride in each of our tours and take every opportunity to show our guests everything that is possible during their tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.92
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$140.92
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