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Spirit of the West Adventures

1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada
+1 250-285-2121
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Whales and Wilderness Glamping

We are a group of 11 friends who met at a camp in Iowa in the 60's/70's. Every year, we do an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crystal Lake, Illinois

What a fabulous trip! Our amazing guides (Tessa and Brandon) were extremely knowledgable, great at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
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1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada
+1 250-285-2121
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Reviewed yesterday

We are a group of 11 friends who met at a camp in Iowa in the 60's/70's. Every year, we do an wilderness adventure trip together. This year we did the four day/three night Whales and Wilderness Glamping trip with Spirit of the West Adventures....More

Thank Stick3612
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous trip! Our amazing guides (Tessa and Brandon) were extremely knowledgable, great at managing different abilities and had a real knack for connecting with people, not to mention the amazing food (a month later my husband is still going on about Brandon's salmon)....More

Thank KingLeer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one remarkable experience. Two out of three mornings we woke up to sound of Humpbacks just off shore from our tent. We sat in the hot tub and watched them swim by. They were emerged chasing herring just a few dozen yards from...More

Thank Foodtwosome
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time on this trip and were lucky enough to see orcas, humpbacks and a black bear close up - unforgettable. As inexperienced kayakers we found the level of physical challenge just right: stretching enough for our teenage sons but not excessively...More

Thank mikebd10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an exceptional kayak experience in so many ways ~ beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife sightings, well organized days allowing for lots of group time as well as solitude. The guides ~ Mike and Daniel ~ were highly professional and skilled in every aspect...More

Thank monicafO459MJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a terrific time with friendly staff and guides. Essentially you are staying in a hotel room that happens to be under canvas. The all the meals were well prepared and delicious. We had great luck in the wild life department. I saw examples...More

1  Thank lesd50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just got back from the Glamping trip in blackfish sound and it was a wonderful experience. The camp was beyond my expectations. The facilities were beautiful and the food fantastic. Being a beginning paddler I was a bit worried about keeping up but the...More

Thank fatcat46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time on the whales and glamping trip in early July. Our guides Pete and Amy were brilliant - friendly, patient, knowledgeable and helpful, the food crew made delicious meals, the accommodation was great, and the surroundings idilic. Our kids aged 10-14...More

Thank Aphilpott2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nature is unpredictable and on this trip NO WHALES. Wind was a factor and the water taxi ride out to the site was horrendous. The day trips were OK but repetitive up and back... not a lot of exploring. The tent locations were not suited...More

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our seventh trip with SOW and they have all been excellent. This was the 10 day trip in the Great Bear Rainforest, specifically the Hakai Conservancy - a very special area. We saw lots of wildlife (wolves, sea otter, sea lion), camped on...More

Thank FurtherAway
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25 August 2016|
Response from Quadracat | Reviewed this property |
Spirit of the West now only does multi-day trips. For day trips check out Quadra Island Kayaks Tours, Coast Mountain Adventures and Wild Coast Adventures , all based on Quadra Island and running various daytrips in the... More
Julie N
3 March 2016|
Response from SOWAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Julie, Thanks for your question. The first place you land in British Columbia will likely be Vancouver, as the international airport is located there. There are 3 main options for getting to us from here. All can sound a... More