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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

#5 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Campbell River Features Animals
Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
+1 888-455-8101
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A tour with NO nonsens

The Owner knows everything about the sea around the Island. A perfect boat closed cabin so NO rain... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Whale watching and wildlife viewing

BEST DAY EVER! Nothing better than a tour guide who after years on the water is still in awe of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Regina, Canada
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“grizzly bears” (38 reviews)
“bute inlet” (31 reviews)
Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
+1 888-455-8101
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Owner knows everything about the sea around the Island. A perfect boat closed cabin so NO rain or cold wind inside the boat. But the most important is you see and hear new things even when you are 70 + a lot is new....More

1  Thank dcdekoning
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEST DAY EVER! Nothing better than a tour guide who after years on the water is still in awe of the beauty and magic of nature. How Gary found those 2 Humpback whales in the mist is beyond me but we are forever greatful he...More

1  Thank MomladySK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Garry, an inspiring and very experienced sailor, showed us how beatiful and stunning wildlife is! We were lucky to see orca's, bears, sealions and eaggles. A wonderful experience that makes our holiday complete!

Thank Hendrix2910
GarryOrca, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this review

I am very happy you enjoyed your time out with us. Thank you for your kind words. Nature and its inhabitants are beautiful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been lucky enough to see quite a bit of wildlife in Canada and Alaska, but never with such a sincere and dedicated guide. Gary was so knowledgeable and had so many great stories. He, Ken and Norman not only showed us grizzly bears (including...More

1  Thank KellyK60
GarryOrca, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you out on our Grizzly tour this past season. It is very nice to hear it was the highlight of your trip. I will let Ken and Norman know as well. Take care friends.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Gary at Aboriginal Adventures is a super committed and talented man! Just check out his photos if you need convincing. But like all great things, this business is based on a total love and dedication to the wildlife in our area. Can't go wrong!

Thank postcardman
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying that I'm a huge wildlife lover. With that said, I anticipated that the trip with Aboriginal Journeys would be the highlight of my trip to Vancouver Island. Boy was I right! I recall thinking on the long boat ride to the...More

4  Thank Chad D
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Four of us, three from Scotland and one from Switzerland, joined Garry and Ken for a truly remarkable adventure. The day began in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, and from there by fast boat through the islands in the Salish Sea and up Toba Inlet...More

2  Thank ancala177
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great adventure on a beautiful day. The Captain Knew his business as well as having lots of facts/information about tides, whales, Orcas, Eagles, migrating salmon, etc. We certainly found the Orcas, Eagles and enjoyed the ocean rapids. A perfect day with my adult son.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 14 October 2016

One absolutely perfect day! Garry kept us laughing and the Grizzlies kept us fascinated! All our questions were answered and this is an adventure I would repeat in a heartbeat! Thank you Aboriginal Journeys Tours!

Thank BrynnSkyeSage
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What. A. Day!! We spent about five hours at the viewing sites and had bears (and bald eagles) in sight for almost every minute. Garry's developed his operation in partnership with Native Canadians and goes to a quieter area than other tour companies, to avoid...More

1  Thank raetravels
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hi chad am travelling to canada and alaska from mid june/early july 2017 and after the rockies and cruise would like to see marine wild life, polar bears and grizzlies. we have about about a week after disembarking in vancouver. what would you suggest and if going with ajw, what would be the best options to get there and back from vancouver? many thanks
13 March 2017|
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Response from GarryOrca | Property representative |
Your welcome. Cheers
Robin S
What time does the trip for bears start on 09/07 and how much is it?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Hanthonythomas | Reviewed this property |
contact garry by the number provided ((250) 850-1101) and he will be able to answer your questions. Much faster and more reliable to contact the provider by email or phone than asking on a message board. Good luck and enjoy... More
what are the differences between the four hour and six hour wildlife and adventure tours
22 December 2015|
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Response from leohauer | Reviewed this property |
The two tours (4 hours wildlife and 6 hours whale watching) were actually very similar. The attention was mainly on whale watching (orcas and humpbacks, dolphins and porpoise), for other animals he didn't stop (seals) or... More