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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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Brilliant organisation and trip

Second time with SoW and not disappointed. Glamping trip in Blackfish sound. Great camp with nice... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
roscott
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London, United Kingdom
Trip of a lifetime....bucket list...CHECK!

Our experience with SotW was so awesome, that I can't decide where to start...soooo why don't I... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Jose J
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1313 Cramer Road, Heriot Bay, British Columbia V0P 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Second time with SoW and not disappointed. Glamping trip in Blackfish sound. Great camp with nice touches like the hot water bottle service. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides who could not do enough for the guests, excellent cook - thanks Neil and to top it...More

Thank roscott
SOWAdventures, Owner at Spirit of the West Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

This is exactly what we aim for! So glad to hear that your second trip with us was as great as your first. The Glamping tour really is a pretty wonderful way to get out and be comfortable in a wilderness setting isn't it. We...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our experience with SotW was so awesome, that I can't decide where to start...soooo why don't I just start at the very beginning. 1. Their Website, booking process and contact with the Office Superb. The website very well structured, loads of information are provided, e.g....More

Thank Jose J
SOWAdventures, Owner at Spirit of the West Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Holy smokes- thank you so much for your super detailed and kind review of your trip. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your trip so much. We will be sure to pass on your praise to all involved in making these trips happen...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We joined Spirit for an Orca Lite tour; Everything was so good! Well organized, saw much wildlife, great backcountry camping, delicious food, the sweetest guides. Recommended!

Thank RebeccaDenHaag
SOWAdventures, Owner at Spirit of the West Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you so much for reviewing your trip with us. We are so happy to hear that you had a great trip. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

As a company, Spirit of the West can't be faulted. From the emails sent before the trip, to the detailed info they provided on what to expect, to the guides (Brandon and Ryan were SUPERB), the equipment, and especially the way they dealt with my...More

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SOWAdventures, Owner at Spirit of the West Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience with us. We are so glad to hear that you both had such a great trip. We will be sure to pass on your praise to your guides Ryan and Brandon. They...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding! Unforgettable experience! Cruising along with a large pod of orcas was certainly the highlight of my Vancouver trip. What an honour it was to be in the presence of those majestic animals. I also found the guides are more knowledgeable and professional than anywhere...More

Thank y y
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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 16 August 2017 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 12 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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

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Shawnsmitty
25 August 2016|
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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
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Julie N
3 March 2016|
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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
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