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On Vancouver Island, exceptional boating is rarely more than a few minutes away. Take a pleasure craft or sailboat to explore the hidden harbours of Port Hardy in the north, the quiet coves of Victoria in the south, the Broken Group islands near Bamfield on the west, or the Salish Sea on the east. With 3,340 km (2,137 miles) of coastline, there’s a nautical experience for everyone.


Prince of Whales Whale Watching

812 Wharf Street · Victoria BC V8W 1T3 • South Island
1-250-383-4884
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria & Vancouver, we offer a wide variety of marine wildlife experiences that range from three hours long to a half-day. We also offer whale watching connections between the two cities and exclusive full-day packages including private entrance to The Butchart Gardens. Our floating classrooms serve as a premium platform for provoking thought & educating guests who are naturally curious about killer whales & the other wild creatures that call the Salish Sea home. Our goal is to introduce you to as many marine species as possible on each tour and to leave you feeling inspired after every encounter.
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Prince of Whales Whale Watching has been sharing premiere whale-watching & marine-wildlife experiences with guests from around the world for more than 20 years! With locations in both Victoria &… [+]

Sea Wolf Adventures

24 Boardwalk, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0 • North Island Region
250-902-9653
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Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our love of the local landscape and learn more about our 13000+ year old history! Our adventure begins in Alert Bay at the U’mista Cultural Centre – a museum dedicated to telling the story of the people of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. Your tour guides, members of one of the 19 tribes of Kwakwaka’wakw, will interpret the exhibitions to delve deeper into the history of the artifacts. See the ancestral masks that were confiscated during the Potlatch Ban between 1884 and 1951, which outlawed traditional ceremonial feasts and potlatches and had a huge impact on indigenous people.
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Departing from Telegraph Cove, combine cultural discoveries with world-class wildlife viewing on a zodiac adventure into the heart of First Nations’ territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw: Vancouver Island North. Share our… [+]

Long Beach Lodge Resort

1441 Pacific Rim Hwy Box 897 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 • Pacific Rim
250-725-2442
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TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf...in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. All visitors to Tofino can come view Tofino's biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine! Long Beach Lodge is the only Tofino accommodation that offers an on-site surf school with full equipment rentals, luxurious apres surf facilities including showers, change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna, and Marine Adventure charter service. Everyone is welcome!
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TOFINO'S LUXURY ADVENTURE RESORT! Come experience the natural beauty, exceptional amenities & handcrafted cuisine at Long Beach Lodge Resort. The Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes… [+]

Horne Lake Caves and Outdoor Centre

3905 Horne Lk. Caves Rd. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L7 • Central Island
250-248-7829
Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and BELOW ground. Discover underground waterfalls, fossils and amazing crystal formations. The easiest and most popular cave experience is the Riverbend Explorer Tour. Looking for more adventure? Try the Multi Cave Spelunking which adds extra caves that feature rock climbing and scrambling along with an underground slide! For maximum thrills, get on rope with the Vertical Challenge or Extreme Rappel tours and rappel a waterfall! If you prefer your adventures above-ground, the Cave Theatre and Fossil Trail will reveal the park’s mysteries without having to venture inside the caves. Open year-round.
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Don't miss a visit to one of Vancouver Island's most impressive natural wonders; winner of the “BC’s Remarkable Experience Award”! This unique park offers something for everyone, both above and… [+]

Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke

6929 West Coast Road Sooke, BC V9Z 0V1 • South Island
250-642-0805
The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and extraordinary hospitality. Rising above the Pacific Ocean, our waterfront resort offers breathtaking views of Sooke Harbour, Sooke Basin, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. Conveniently located near local attractions, including the Sooke Pot Holes, French Beach, and the West Coast Trail, the resort is perfectly situated to inspire a truly West Coast experience. Nearby activities include hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, zip lining and much more, Sooke is a scenic destination that you will find to be Greater Victoria’s best kept secret.
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The Prestige Oceanfront Resort is your ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our full service resort features luxurious guest rooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, large banquet rooms, and… [+]

Ecosummer Expeditions

Trips begin and end from 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 • North Island Region
250-674-0102
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Launch off our beach on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales. Untamed, inspiring, remote and magical, Orca Camp is where we've staged wild and mild adventures for over 40 years. The heart of Orca territory, our indulgently comfortable wilderness camp sits next to the world’s only designated Killer Whale habitat at Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. You’ll find pure Canadian wilderness here exploring the natural and cultural attractions of the Johnstone Strait with our expert guides. Every detail, right down to the meals, snacks and camping accommodations is taken care of for you, so you're free to relax and unwind. Fuel your passion for adventure. Unleash your wild side. Join us for a 3, 4, or 6-day Orca Camp adventure — in the best place to see Orcas in the wild.
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Launch off our beach on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales. Untamed, inspiring, remote and magical, Orca Camp is where we've staged wild and mild adventures for over… [+]

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9 • North Central Island
1-800-663-7929 or 250-338-1323
Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific Mist Spa where our spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea – leaving you feeling completely relaxed and renewed. Experience our signature spa service, the Pacific Mist Hydropath, a re-created West Coast shoreline featuring sandstone sculpted caves and pools. Enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Indulge in succulent contemporary West Coast cuisine at our Ocean7 Restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar, while taking in natural island views. At the Kingfisher – it’s all about you!!
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Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in our luxury Pacific… [+]

Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina

6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC, V9Z0V1 • South Island
1-866-616-3236
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination with an abundance of outdoor adventures to suit the needs of many. Fishing, kilometers of scenic coastal hikes, whale watching, beautiful beaches, sightseeing, parks, biking and so much more await in this untouched natural gem. Each beautifully fully furnished 2, 3 or 4 bedroom unit at our Resort offers spectacular ocean views, fully equipped gourmet kitchens, BBQs, in-suite laundry, and all the comforts of home. Our private marina can accommodate vessels of various sizes, ranging from small crafts to those of up to 50ft. Call today to book your vacation at this beautiful oceanside Resort!
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Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect year-round getaway, located oceanfront on Sooke Harbour. Just a short 35 minute drive from downtown Victoria, Sooke is a wonderful vacation destination… [+]

Nootka Marine Adventures

Nootka Sound, BC • North Central Island
1-877-337-5464
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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and wildlife tours, ocean kayaking, and more. Guests may take advantage of boat rentals, fuel sales, moorage, marina services, launch ramp, fish processing, our fully licensed restaurant, and many other visitor conveniences. From suites to self- contained yurts and chalets, tent sites to our full service RV park, we offer a variety of accommodations to suit each customer’s unique travel plans. Create lasting memories, celebrate special occasions, or just come drop a line on a misty morning. Book your luxury wilderness adventure today!
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Nootka Marine Adventures operates three resorts on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. A variety of activities and custom packages are available ranging from: chartered salmon, halibut, and tuna fishing, historic and… [+]

Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres

606 Campbell Street, PO Box 129 • Pacific Rim
250-725-3919
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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs Cove tours aboard high speed open zodiac-style vessels or larger, covered cruiser vessels. Offering several departures, seven days a week, we can accommodate just about any schedule! Other adventures include kayaking, cultural canoeing, water taxis to Meares Island, sunset and harbour cruises, float plane flights and more! Gift shops and lots of free parking (including RV parking) available at both Tofino and Ucluelet locations. Complimentary dog kennels available in Tofino! We guarantee our whale and bear sightings, ask us for details! Multi-tour discounts available. Book your west coast adventure today!
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We are your one stop for adventure in Tofino and Ucluelet. Operating since 1982, we are the original Whale Tour company and offer whale watching, bear watching and Hot Springs… [+]

Tourism Nanaimo

2450 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S0B2 • Central Island
250-751-1556
#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world class trails and stay in the heart of Vancouver Island with affordable and comfortable accommodations. Nanaimo is your access point to the raw beauty of the west coast and all that Island living offers, within just a short drive from this harbour city. Photos by Tom Parker.
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#ExploreNanaimo, the place to find natural wonders, festivals, culinary joys and so much more. Visit our historic sites, experience authentic farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer, hike our world class trails… [+]

k’awat’si Tours

8600 Granville St. • North Island Region
250-230-3574
Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their culture, history and traditions. Get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums. k’awat’si Tours is your connection to Indigenous culture in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
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Eco Tours & Aboriginal Cultural Experiences Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their culture, history and traditions.… [+]