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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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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

Available from Jul 31

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

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Get a new perspective on Victoria’s beautiful, bustling harbor on a guided 3-hour kayak tour. Glide through the historic waterways in a state-of-the-art sea kayak, soaking up fantastic views of where Victoria’s stately skyline meets the harbor’s wild aquatic landscape. As you paddle, join the local traffic of seaplane, ferries and whale-watching boats, and keep an eye out for native wildlife like river otters and harbor seals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.54
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$64.54
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4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

Available tomorrow

4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Sailing on Starlight, Prime time or Sea Wolf in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is different each time. From Humbacks, Orcas, Sea lions, Seals, Eagles and water birds there is always something to see while you are learning the skills to sail one of our 3 sailing vessels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.19
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$101.19
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Small-Group Pacific Ocean Islands Kayak Tour

Available from Apr 1

Small-Group Pacific Ocean Islands Kayak Tour

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The tour starts off with an exciting half hour ride by cruiser boat in the early morning with our kayaks, guide and gourmet picnic lunch. On route to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve guests will have the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery of rocky bluffs with wind whipped trees, sights of the open Pacific Ocean, a noisy sea lion colony, and a historic native whaling beach. We watch for gray and humpback whales as we travel across Barkley Sound. Whale spotting is all about anticipation, and sightings are truly memorable, so if you watch closely you may get a chance to see whales and other marine life throughout the season.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$310.58
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$310.58
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Hot Tub Boat Victoria

Available from Oct 27

Hot Tub Boat Victoria

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Hot tub on the water Explore the Gorge Waterway Listen to music Go swimming Enjoy a one of a kind experience with your significant other or some friends
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$58.29
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$58.29

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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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 in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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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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Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Gorge Waterway Park

Available from Oct 27

Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Gorge Waterway Park

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Alone, with friends or colleagues, join us for a ride on the gorge! To start your weekend gliding on the water... we will paddle from the Victoria CANOE AND KAYAK CLUB to Bakeology Cafe, What better way to stop and enjoy a coffee than paddling the gorge? We launch at 09:00 am, about 2 hours paddling trip...Fun guaranteed Beginners are welcome, we will provide a 15 min lesson to help you start paddle boarding before we launch.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.92
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$38.92

4 Hour Ocean Adventure

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4 Hour Ocean Adventure

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We ultimately want our guests to have the best time possible. Where most companies make you book unique tours separately, we like to incorporate them all into one. This gives you a better bang for your buck with an option to customize the trip to your groups interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$519.61
per group
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$519.61
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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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Discovery Island Kayak Tour

Available from Jun 3

Discovery Island Kayak Tour

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Discovery Island and its surrounding archipelago lies just off the coast of Victoria, but the rocky coastline makes it hard to reach. On this tour, explore the marine scenery by kayak and admire panoramic views over the Olympic Mountains. With all the necessary safety equipment included, spot native eagles, seals, and other wildlife, and embrace Canada’s great outdoors just moments from downtown Victoria.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.47
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$181.47
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Paddling Thetis Lake

Available from Oct 28

Paddling Thetis Lake

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The sport of stand up paddle boarding is growing more and more popular these days. It is becoming the easy, and fun way to go and play while on the water. If you’re new to stand up paddle boarding, launching your board and standing up on it may seem intimidating. But, with some tips and a little practice, you’ll be paddling away like it’s no big deal. During this tour, we will explore Thetis Lake, Another of the many Capital Region Lake Parks, this is a very popular spot for families as it features a beautiful sandy beach. The park is actually comprised of two lakes-Upper and Lower Thetis. We will paddle from the main beach to the upper lake, we will stop for lunch on the water sitting on our boards and/or on the rocks when we will reach the upper side of the Lake. Bring your sandwichs and some water / drink and we will provide you with dry bags. you can enjoy swimming as well in this area and we can play different games with the boards before to head back to the main beach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.00
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$33.00

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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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 Day Broken Group Islands Kayaking Expedition

Available from May 16

3 Day Broken Group Islands Kayaking Expedition

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Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s unspoiled, wild beauty on this 3-day, small-group kayaking tour of the Barkley Sound. On the first day, set off from the Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina in Ucluelet, and venture to the sandy beaches of the Broken Group Islands for a training session and introduction. Over the next three days, you’ll spend numerous hours kayaking, hiking, exploring forests and beaches, and more. Meals, camping and kayaking equipment, transit, and guided tours are included for your convenience.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,011.91
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$1,011.91
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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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SCUBA Charter, 3hrs

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SCUBA Charter, 3hrs

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Come and scuba dive with us on our 25' police interceptor RIB for a fun adventure both under and over the water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.84
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$77.84
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6 Hour Ocean Adventure

Available tomorrow

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 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

5 Day Broken Islands Kayaking Expedition

Available from May 17

5 Day Broken Islands Kayaking Expedition

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Sea kayaking around the Broken Group Islands is as good as it gets. It’s rugged beauty, untouched wilderness and a cultural history that extends over 5100 years. We will explore this temperate rainforest with it’s white sandy beaches, and paddle through turquoise waters hosting an amazing diversity of marine life.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,437.03
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$1,437.03
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10 Hour Ocean Adventure

Available tomorrow

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

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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Private Surf Lessons

Available from Nov 9

Private Surf Lessons

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A great way to experience surfing - with out being part of a massive group at a surf school. You get to go out at a time that suits your schedule, sunrise, sunset, multi-day surfing. Drop me a note and see if Im free!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00

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