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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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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

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

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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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6 Hour Whale Watching

Available from Apr 17

6 Hour Whale Watching

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Our 6-Hour trips give us the opportunity to venture out further and explore some of the more pristine and remote areas of the coast. Increase your chances of seeing some of the larger marine life, like whales and dolphins! In the spring and fall we have a very good chance of spotting black bears and Grizzly's scavenging on the beach! We frequently encounter resident Orca's, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and more! Tour Length: 6 Hours Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.48
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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
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$519.61
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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
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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
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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
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Private Charter - Marine Adventure and Whale Watching

Available tomorrow

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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
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$739.47
$147.89 savings
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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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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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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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Cycle the old rail trails & Wine & Food- COWICHAN- NO HILLS, NO CARS Let's go!

Available from Jul 3

Cycle the old rail trails & Wine & Food- COWICHAN- NO HILLS, NO CARS Let's go!

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This tour is unique to ISLAND TIME TOURS here on Vancouver Island. Our destination: The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route. One of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187 metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River. We'll park our bikes and find a nice place for lunch. Plenty of time to explore the trestle. Another great picture. The curved trestle among the forest really is something to see. total distance approximately 12K or ~7 miles each way, We will tackle both ways but not before you've had time to stretch, rest,enjoy lunch and explore the trestle.You can do it! Or if everyone prefers one way we can do that too. Driver/guide will leave group at lunch and move vehicle to closer pickup location if one way. We've installed best of the market bike racks, platform style.Designed for NOVICE riders, all skill levels welcome go at your own pace.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.78
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$121.78

Kayaking with Whales and Wildlife

Available from Jul 30

Kayaking with Whales and Wildlife

Only have a day? Campbell River Whale Watching and WILDCOAST Adventures have joined forces to deliver the most spectacular Kayak with Whales day tour for avid adventurers. This incredible kayaking and whale watching adventure will transport you into the heart of the wilderness teeming with wildlife. You will spend half the day kayaking in areas known to have wildlife and half the day on a whale watching excursion aboard our covered vessel "Wild 1", featuring a open viewing deck. Combining these two adventures maximizes your wildlife encounters and access areas otherwise out of reach to a single day tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,877.03
per group
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$1,877.03
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