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Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide

Victoria, Canada
Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Hike through Vancouver Island's towering rainforest on a private, guided hike from Victoria that explores a fascinating ecosystem. You'll see waterfalls, native plants, and some of the world's tallest and oldest trees, walking alongside a guide as you watch for Vancouver Island's native wildlife. With pickup and drop-off in downtown Victoria or the cruise port, this private hiking tour includes roughly two hours of hiking time, and can be tailored to your schedule.
  • Guided hike through the Vancouver Island rainforest
  • See a fascinating landscape with enormous trees
  • Great way to experience Vancover Island trails with limited time
  • Pickup and drop-off at downtown Victoria hotels and the port
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Private guide ensures personalized service
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Professional guide
Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
Bottled water
Cruise Port Passenger Pick up fee is not included. (Please inquire)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Cruise ship dock, James Bay, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1, Canada
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes, 950 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Proper hiking shoes required, no open-toe shoes allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Surfside Adventure Tours Ltd.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Vancouver Island Rainforest Guided Hike with Private Guide?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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, Jan 2020
Darwin was an excellent guide all around! We have recently moved to Victoria, and he went above and beyond to help orient us to different communities, make recommendations, and tell us about local events. The hikes themselves were both informative and beautiful, giving us the chance to experience two quite different ecosystems, with a castle in the middle! We will be booking other tours in the future with Darwin.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Andrea and Jim, Thanks again for choosing Surfside Adventure Tours for your afternoon of adventure. It was real pleasure showing you some great areas to spend some free time enjoying the sights and areas that Victoria has to offer. It was real pleasure to spend the afternoon with you and I do hope we all get to meet again one day. All the best! Darwin
Definitely recommend!
, Sep 2019
Darwin was a wealth of knowledge regarding Victoria, he was Darwin Darwin was professional and friendly. He took us on a guided tour of the hidden gems within Victoria while giving us a workout!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for the find feedback. I really enjoyed your company, and. I do hope you all come back to Victoria to see more of our beautiful city and our Island. All the best! Darwin
This is a long overdue review of our...
, Jul 2018
This is a long overdue review of our tour with Darwin. Darwin was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Our drive was a lovely and relaxed as Darwin fills us in on not only information about the local geography, but local issues and information about various local eateries. My husband has quite restrictive mobility issues and these were very much accommodated on our tour, and we still managed to have an amazing hike! I will definitely be returning to Victoria and will definitely be arranging another tour with Darwin. Actually cant wait, Vancouver Island is stunningly beautiful.
I was visiting my son in Victoria...
Monique M
, Jan 2018
I was visiting my son in Victoria. Our guide picked us up at the door, on time.Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. He had stories to tell as we hiked through the forests. Rain was in the forecast and he provided umbrellas, just in case. We found our guided hike pleasant, interesting and mind-opening. The hike was personalized to our interests,level of experience and fitness. We thoroughly enjoyed and we would highly recommend this tour guide company to anyone who has an interest in nature, history and the great outdoors.
Cruise options for Victoria were...
Shannon D
, Jul 2016
Cruise options for Victoria were very limited and I could not find a hike. After speaking to my agent and a few google searches, I found this hike. So glad I did! Darwin is very knowledgeable about the area and was a great guide. He was very accommodating in discussion our hiking options as well as making a last minute change due to my crew being really tired by the time we got to Victoria. He took us on a beautiful rain forest hike which ended at Tod Inlet. I got to see a lot of sea life we dont have here in Florida and it was a great photo spot. We were late getting off the boat so we did not have time to do the second hike so he took us to Craigdarroch Castle, the Governor's mansion and Mount Tolmie which was great! We would not have had time to see them all nor would we have known about Mt. Tolmie or the mansion. He dropped us off downtown with info on good pubs and directions on how to get home. I highly recommend this tour and guide!
Don't miss out on this spectacular...
Homer J R
, Jun 2016
Don't miss out on this spectacular value!We were extremely satisfied with our hike and special attention from our guide Darwin. He was very interested in our interests, and went the extra mile to show us a great experience. We look forward to another visit to Victoria, and utilize Darwin's expertise

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