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Eco tourism and Ocean Adventure attraction. Explore the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the experienced wildlife photographers of Adventures By HIP. We are Sooke, BC's premier ocean tour service for true wildlife enthusiasts...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 0V1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

It was off-season, but we were able to book at the last minute, and had one of the best experiences ever (no exaggeration). We saw several humpback whales, but even better was the big lighthouse rock, where all the sea lions hung out. The noise...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the wonderful review! We sure had an epic outing yesterday! Although it is getting into the "off season" for whale sightings, there is still plenty of life to see in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Race Rocks Ecological Reserve is an amazing...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Hei Mike and Sarah Thanks for a great day on the Sea - We enjoyed it very much - It was super duper :-)

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Helle and Kim for joining us on a beautiful November morning and thanks for the 5 star review. Hope to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike and Sarah are awesome tour guides and great people. They are fun to chat with and very informative. HIP has great equipment and will get you ready for your mini expedition. We were happy just to get out on the water and explore, but...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Paul and Jenae for taking the time to write such a great review and thanks for joining us on such an amazing adventure. The fall is definitely the best time of year for viewing wildlife in Sooke. You picked a great time to visit,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out with HIP yesterday and had an amazing adventure! The operations is well run, the equipment is in great condition, we felt safe and comfortable. Mike is an excellent guide and passionate about the local wildlife. Sarah is also very knowledgeable and we...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for the great review. We sure had an amazing humpback whale show on Friday! The whales have been so active right outside the harbour for the past few days. October is great for whale watching here in Sooke, you chose...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend Adventures by HIP for a experience of a lifetime on a guided whale watching tour!!! It was one week ago today that I lived my dream of viewing ocean life in their own habitat! I was counting down the hours until late...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Shawna for the wonderful review! We're so happy we were able to share this bucket list experience with you. It was definitely an evening to remember with the amazing humpback whale show, topped off with a beautiful sunset. Thanks again for joining us,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing trip! Care was taken to kit us up completely and we were a mixed group with an 8, 10, 47 and 76 year old taking up the adventure. Great team, with right amount of commentary from Mike to make trip interesting and informative. Really...More

Thank Jlfri
SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! It's always great to hear that we were the "Highlight of your holiday". We at HIP are happy to offer services that are accommodating to the whole family, from the very young to the elderly. We're happy to hear that...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Captain Mike and Sarah offer whale watching trips with an added bonus. They made sure we were warm and cozy in the open zodiac with survival suits, hats and mittts. We had a wonderful afternoon watching breaching Humback Whales and followed a family of Orcas,...More

Thank KatherineS897
SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Katherine, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We're are glad to hear that you enjoyed your outing with us. September and early October is the best time of year for viewing whales around Vancouver Island. You made a wise choice visiting at this...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

My partner and I booked a tour with Sarah and Mike a couple of days before. They were both very responsive by email and gave us a call the day before to give us directions for parking and to answer any questions we had. You...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hi Stephanie, Thanks so much for writing such a great review and thanks for choosing HIP for your adventure. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and also that you appreciate the way we conduct our tours. Please enjoy the photos and the...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

My husband & I went on a whale watching tour Sept 13th. We unexpectedly had the opportunity to see Orcas...and there was multiple pods traveling together! What a thrill! Our hosts were knowledgeable. We were able to get close without interfering in the Orcas path...More

Thank Lori G
SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Lori, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. We had a very rare encounter that day with the Southern Resident Super Pod! This only happens a couple of times each year and we were very lucky to...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Thanks to Sarah and Captain Mike for a great whale-watching-tour at Sooke Harbour. We had a lot of fun and learned some interesting facts about the wildlife. Seeing a humpback whale was just one highlight of the tour. The kids enjoyed the speedboat that much...More

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SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P., responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello Köglmeier Family, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us an excellent review. We really enjoyed having your group aboard the Baleen Queen. We are happy we were able to show you the beautiful wildlife and it was really fun having the...More

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Response from SarahP7843 | Property representative |
Hello cdnchikrocks, In February we would expect to see; habour seals, sea lions, elephant seals, and IF we are lucky, orcas. We do have orcas that are around the island all year long, but sightings are less frequent in the... More
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