Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
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Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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For an unforgettable West Coast experience, step aboard our spacious 53 foot luxury motor yacht for a tour unlike any other to look for whales, bears, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands section of Pacific Rim National Park and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening wildlife cruises and private charters are also available.
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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2022

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Sara M
2 contributions
Aug. 2022
My husband and I, who live in Florida ,have spent several weeks in Tofino each summer for 20 years. This past summer we had 3 friends come to see the West Coast and discover why we travel across country every year. On advice from our innkeepers, we signed us all up for the Archipelago cruise out of Ucluelet, and I will now try to make it part of our yearly stay. What a relaxing yet exciting way to see the beauty and wildlife of the Broken Islands that cannot be accessed any way but by boat. We saw eagles, bears, sea otters, seals as we cruised along the islands. Lunch of fresh salmon was served as we anchored off shore. What a perfect way to enjoy the best of the West Coast!
Written January 16, 2023
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Kate
4 contributions
Sep. 2022
The various wildlife sightings, including my favourite, the sea otter made this trip aboard the Rainforest Princess extra special. The yacht is lovely, the food delicious, the hosts informative - all in a beautifully peaceful setting. A not to be missed experience.
Written October 30, 2022
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Steve J
15 contributions
Oct. 2022
Best boat cruise in Canada! This was our fifth time. It’s relaxing, food is great and always some wildlife to see - even though it’s a lottery! The hosts Toddy and Al are excellent. Highly recommended.
Written October 1, 2022
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PBJIlly
Sherwood, OR51 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We had so much fun on this tour. Al and Toddy know the area very well so you get a great variety of wildlife! We purchased the lunch also, and it was delicious. You cannot go wrong when choosing to take this tour!
Written September 30, 2022
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Caroline D
3 contributions
Sep. 2022
Perfect day out exploring the broken islands. This is the trip if you want to do it in style and at a leisurely pace. Al and Toddy welcome you aboard their gorgeous boat and make you very comfortable from the start. You can sit anywhere you chose with comfortable chairs, cushions, binoculars and seasick wrist bands for those who may feel the need. With an excellent knowledge of the area you learn so much about the past and present. The scenery is beautiful and they are constantly on the lookout for the wildlife. We saw a humpback whale, seals, sealions, sea eagles and other birds but the sweetest of all adorable sea otters. A lovely selection of hot and cold drinks on offer throughout your trip and we would recommend taking the gourmet lunch which we had served in a quiet bay in glorious sunshine. A last minute booking gave us a beautiful day out and was one of te highlights of our trip. Thank you Al and Toddy for sharing your time and your beautiful boat with us. A fabulous memory of our time in Ucluelet. We would certainly do this trip again
Written September 30, 2022
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Gary L
Ohio20 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Very well organized, punctual, friendly, upbeat day. They did a great job explaining how the day would unfold and then delivered! Highly suggest you get the lunch when signing up. Great way to meet people from all over the world for a day!
Written September 29, 2022
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Joan P
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Everything was fantastic! Hosts gracious! Boat beautiful. Very knowledgeable about the area and lots to view!
Salmon lunch was fantastic!
Written September 27, 2022
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fisherfox
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Sep. 2022
What a beautiful way to spend the day. I traveled from Australia to explore Ucluelet which is one of the world's best-kept secrets. Alan and Toddy are the most gracious friendly hosts. Their boat is so well organized, with a warm welcome, fabulous amenities, tea, coffee, and muffins all laid out with style. The commentary provides a really detailed history of the area including wildlife and the ecology of this beautiful wild place. Lunch was served at individual tables set up around the deck with the opportunity to purchase wine, champagne, or a cold beer, a fabulous lunch. Wildlife sightings included a bear with her cubs, bald eagles, seals, and my favorite the otters. Not to be missed. Magnificent day with thanks from Oonagh.
Written September 26, 2022
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Denise W
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Sep. 2022
The best day of our trip! We did the wildlife trip and enjoyed 6 hours on the water with frequent wildlife sightings, interesting historical facts, and even some “dad” jokes along the way. And that lunch was delicious and so we’ll thought out and served! Do it!
Written September 26, 2022
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Cat A
Boulder, CO360 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Excellent cruise, almost exactly as described with the additional bonus of beautiful misty landscapes in the first half of the cruise. That doesn’t stop us from seeing abundant wildlife - sea lions, seals, adorable sea otters, bald eagles, black bear with bonus bear cubs, to name a few. Toddy and Alan made it their business to ensure customers are happy. They explained the rules clearly at the beginning and are extremely well-organized to ensure everyone is comfortable. The setup of the cruise allowed people to mix or keep to their individual groups as they desired. The cruise is more expensive than the other cruises offered but definitely worth it.

The boat is comfortable and just the right size even when fully booked.

The catered lunch is very delicious and well presented. Kudos to Toddy and Alan for a very enjoyable 5.5 hrs. It was one of the highlights in our 4 days in the area.
Written September 25, 2022
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