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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.44
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$109.44
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Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

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Discover why British Columbia is one of the best places in the world to see whales and other marine wildlife on this 3-hour tour with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and a mind-boggling assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? There’s always a chance to see humpback, killer, minke or grey whales!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.81
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$101.81
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.37
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$78.37
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Small Group Wine & Food Tour to the Cowichan Valley

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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$128.47
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$128.47
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.35
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$76.35
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4-Hour Grand City and Butchart Gardens Tour

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
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Half-Day Victoria to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour with Tastings

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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$116.02
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$116.02

Private Wine Tasting in Beautiful Cowichan Valley

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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$117.16
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$117.16
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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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$76.35
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$76.35
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North Shore Snowshoeing and Photography

North Shore Snowshoeing and Photography

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Perfect for travelers who relish a challenging hike, this tour takes you to the top of the The Chief, the second-largest granite monolith in the world. Alongside an experienced guide, you’ll hike through Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and marvel at Howe Sound. Improve your photography skills with handy camera tips. After a hike to the summit, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from a 2,300-foot (700-meter) vantage point and visit Shannon Falls.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.71
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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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$118.56
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.96
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$96.96
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Grand City With High Tea At Butchart Gardens Tour

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
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$250.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.41
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$126.41
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3-Hour Butchart Gardens and City Tour

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
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$150.00
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Nestled in Vancouver Island’s northern bounds, Telegraph Cove is an intimate haven for whale watchers and conservationists. A former fishing village, today Telegraph Cove plays host to our quintessential whale watching adventure. Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.39
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.78
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$90.78
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Private Half-Day Tour of Courtenay Breweries

Private Half-Day Tour of Courtenay Breweries

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Grab your friends, ID and hop onboard for this beer packed adventure visiting 4 breweries and sampling 16 beers crafted locally in the Comox Valley! There is a karaoke system set up on the bus for any singers, or non-singers who are feeling brave, during our drive around town (it gets easier after a couple brewery stops). Tours are offered daily at 11:30am & 5:30pm and include flights of your choice at 4 local breweries and a shared appetizer at one brewery. Each location we go offers great food options for anyone who would like a meal. We spend 45 minutes at each location so there is time to grab a pint of your favourite after your flight. Our local driver/guides are here to cater to your needs and make sure everything is taken care of so you can kick back and have the time of your life. Whether you're on vacation, celebrating something special or just wanna try some brews we guarantee this adventure will be one for the books!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.25
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.61
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Nothin' To Wine about Winery Adventure in Cowichan Valley

Nothin' To Wine about Winery Adventure in Cowichan Valley

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This no hassle day of wine tasting includes pickup and drop off from your location right in the Cowichan Valley! Pick up is at 11:30am. We spend the day visiting 3 of the renowned wineries of the Cowichan Valley. Crank your favourite tunes between wineries and jump on the karaoke mic. We promise we wont judge you. ;)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.16
Price varies by group size
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$117.16
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3-Hour Afternoon Coastal Adventure

3-Hour Afternoon Coastal Adventure

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Tour the through the beautiful Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, and witness the history and beauty the coast has to offer. Common visitors on these tours are the friendly harbour seals, shy Harbour Porpoises, and the Mighty Bald Eagle. If we're lucky we will be greeted by our larger friends, such as humpbacks, orca's and pacific white-sided dolphins!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.95
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From Victoria to Cowichan Wine 6-Hour Guided Tour

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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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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$57.18
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4 hour Covered Boat Whale and Wildlife Tour

4 hour Covered Boat 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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$165.04
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