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Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

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
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$75.50
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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
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$73.56
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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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Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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
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$93.41
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

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Small-Group Pacific Ocean Islands Kayak Tour

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
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$310.58
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Nanaimo Bungy Jump

Nanaimo Bungy Jump

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Take the leap of a lifetime on this bungy-jump tour at WildPlay Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Feel the adrenaline rush as you plummet 150 feet from a trestle bridge over the Nanaimo River. With help from a certified Jump Master, you choose from six levels and 15 styles for your initial jump and work your way up from there. Start with the Swan Dive and earn bragging rights with the Big Bobowski. Want proof of your fearlessness? Upgrade to include a GoPro that captures your experience on camera.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.04
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Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

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
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$87.45
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Victoria to Vancouver via Butchart Gardens (One-Way)

Victoria to Vancouver via Butchart Gardens (One-Way)

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Finish your visit to Vancouver Island in style on this Victoria to Vancouver tour including Butchart Gardens. Travel by shuttle from downtown Victoria to the Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site. Gain insight into the region’s rich heritage from the informative narration on route. While away, enjoy peaceful moments in the beautiful floral gardens and the relaxed atmosphere of one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Afterward, make your way to the garden’s waterside docks and hop aboard your boat for your sunset cruise to Vancouver.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.22
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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

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
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$67.14
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Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour

Spring Bear and Waterfall Tour

Observe our coast awaken from winter! Join us on our Spring Discovery Tour as we travel to mainland inlets in our covered vessel to see several waterfalls in all of their glory. As we cruise the shorelines, we will keep our eyes peeled for different types of wildlife as they return and awaken from the long winter. Witness sea lions, sea birds, and Orca! View the first Humpback Whales of the season as they make their way back to our northern waters! Watch bears forage along the shore for crabs, mussels, oysters, and more! On this 6 to 7 hour tour, we will travel throughout the islands surrounding Campbell River and make our way to the various inlets of British Columbia’s mainland coast, while searching for wildlife along the way.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.40
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Paddling Esquimalt Harbor to Cole Island

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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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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
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$111.36
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Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure

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
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$817.31
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Port Renfrew Whale & Wildlife Watching

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
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$121.78
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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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4 hour Zodiac Whale and Wildlife Tour

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
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$140.92
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3 Day Broken Group Islands Kayaking Expedition

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
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$1,011.91
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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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5 Day Broken Islands Kayaking Expedition

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
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$1,437.03
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Grizzly Bear Expedition

Grizzly Bear Expedition

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Your expedition starts at our Campbell River Marine Centre where you will meet our friendly, professional crew and briefed on the safety of our flagship vessel, Pacific Seeker. From there we will make our way deep into Desolation Sound, keeping our eyes open for whales and other marine mammals in the area. After a two hour scenic boat ride we'll arrive at the Orford River in Bute Inlet where you will be met by members of the Homalco First Nations. After learning about the Grizzlies and traditional first nations culture, you'll be taken by road into the forest where there are numerous viewing platforms allowing for up close and personal grizzly watching opportunities. Bear tours themselves last an an average of three hours.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$412.22
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Gods Pocket Guided Sea Kayaking Journey- Vancouver Island, BC, Aug 21 - 26

Gods Pocket Guided Sea Kayaking Journey- Vancouver Island, BC, Aug 21 - 26

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Gods Pocket is an exceptional area to explore and to seek out wildlife viewing opportunities. The deep upwelling of cold water and currents offer plenty of food to our larger marine mammals including the Northern Resident Orcas, Humpback whales and Stellar Sea Lions. Knowing the times of the currents and having local knowledge is incredibly valuable to maximize our flow with these currents and to position ourselves to view wildlife without interfering in their behaviours. Highlights in the area are most definitely the high probability of whale sighting and exploring parts of the Marine Park.
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  • 6 days
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$1,660.00
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3 hour Zodiac Evening Whale and Wildlife Tour

3 hour Zodiac Evening Whale and Wildlife Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.00
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$113.00
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3 hour Covered Boat Evening Whale and Wildlife Tour

3 hour Covered Boat Evening Whale and Wildlife Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.97
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