Things to do in Port McNeill

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Things to Do in Port McNeill

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  • ashisbaby17
    St. Petersburg, Fl26 contributions
    British Columbia is a breathtaking experience. The ferry system offers a nice way to expand your travels while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. There are snacks on the smaller ships, food on board larger ships, and educational lectures on others. You can also choose to take a nap, take a walk, or take some photos like we did. It's a spectacular experience.
    Written October 8, 2019
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  • hollyif
    Duncan, Canada8 contributions
    It was nice that the history of the burl was available for reading and one can walk around the whole burl.
    Written August 22, 2020
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  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada3,657 contributions
    Not a big harbor like Victoria , but very quiet , clean , peaceful to stroll along special early morning , spectacular Sunset , locals so friendly , every one smile on their face ! I am coming back with one of my girlfriend in the summer for sure .
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • wolfcruise
    Tofino, Canada306 contributions
    We had 2 nights of camping here whilst we were visiting Telegraph Cove and the north island. we swam in this lovely lake, and enjoyed the beach. There were a few people here, but overall very quiet and peaceful. Can be hectic in July because the wind is up and the windsurfers are here!
    Written August 30, 2015
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  • tony l
    Vancouver, Canada3,657 contributions
    Very knowledgeable and happy staff , feel to stay in town for more days ! I love foods , they really know their local restaurants and Bars ! very professional . dedicated to the tourism visitors !
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • Q1810FTcharlest
    20 contributions
    Easy access to the lake from the highway, with free parking. Great place for family/friends to picnic, take a walk, barbecue, or even camp. Surrounding mountain scenery quite lovely.
    Written January 22, 2019
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  • RayandJulia B
    10 contributions
    Fantastic trip.
    Led by AJ and Clarissa.
    Clarissa gave us a wonderful insight into the indigenous peoples of the area and her particular struggles with the money making corporations.
    We saw black bears feeding on the sea shore then travelled on to one of the indigenous sites to see the grizzlies.
    A long wait crouched and sitting on a log but there was so much going on: a heron in a nearby tree, a kingfisher flashing in and out of the bank, lots of crows and of course salmon fighting their way upstream.
    We were rewarded with not just one but two grizzlies coming downstream, catching salmon and eating them less than 50 feet away. Must have spent an hour just watching and capturing on camera. Sights we will never forget and well beyond expectation.
    Sadly we coukdn't stay the night and made our way back to Port McNeil.
    AJ and Clarissa made this trip so special with their knowledge and insight. Cannot recommend this company highly enough or give them enough stars.
    If you want to see grizzlies doing what grizzlies do then look no further. Good food, good knowledgable local guides. Just book it.
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • Fiona D
    1 contribution
    Brilliant day with people who know the area like the backs of their hands. Fun,not preachy. Very knowledgeable but chilled and happy. We saw loads of whales and loads of adorable sea otters. Great boat with not too many people.
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • _maggiemclean1
    Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
    We stayed in Port McNeill for a few days and used Waivin Flags taxi/shuttle to get around. They were always prompt, friendly and very helpful.
    Written October 17, 2017
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  • Gabriele K.
    Grevenbroich7 contributions
    It was a once in a lifetime trip! An absolut outstanding experience we had on our trip with Rolf! We hope to see one or two bears (knowing that it is nature and there won‘t be a guarantee to see wildlife!). We were so lucky to see a lot of bears and as there was so much time left we even went for a whale watch - seeing Orcas, a Humpback and even Otters! Next to this we experienced a great hospitality by Rolf and Sarah as we stayed at their Bed & Breakfast at Artistpoint - whith a stunning view from the terasse and an accomodation which makes us feel like home! SIX stars for Rolf and Sarah - who made our days to a unique experience!
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • Pam J
    1 contribution
    The Whales and Wildlife Expedition trip with Kingfisher was the highlight of my summer. From the pre-departure videos guiding my packing list to the amazing guides, Claudio and George and the stunning environment - it was a fabulous experience. Kingfisher provided us with reliable camping equipment. The camp sites were wonderful and the kayaking itself was just challenging enough. Claudio and George took such good care of us - with humour and deep care...and delicious food! I would highly recommend this trip !
    Written November 10, 2023
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  • Susan M
    Shetland Islands, UK56 contributions
    Anthony is an experienced guide who we would highly recommend. We spent 3 days in his company and his knowledge of the coastal waters and marine life around Port McNeill is extensive. He is good fun and excellent company.
    Anthony is respectful of the wildlife but was able to get us into excellent positions for photographing humpback whales and sea otters.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • David T
    Kansas City, MO5 contributions
    This is actually a review for the Blackfish Sound Adventure through Sea Kayaking Adventures and ROW. It was a 6 day trip into one of the most amazing places off Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island. You can see the itinerary through the website which outlines the experience. It was so so amazing. The whole trip was a highlight. What was truly magnificent was the bioluminescence we experienced one night. The sea life, orcas, humpbacks and eagles were so abundant. And, the area was pristine. It felt as if we were the only ones on earth. Our guides, Becky, Sarah and Monika were outstanding. They complimented each other well and provided us with superb guiding, educational activities and the a luxury of camping experience par excellence. They were cheerful, funny, energetic, always available nd helpful. They were above qualified and capable to lead the trips and I felt in good hands with their people skills, kayaking skills and expertise. I would not have wanted any other guides as they were exceptional. We had kayakers of all levels and in general kayaked 8 miles per day over 3-4 hours with break. And they were committed to the wonders of the area. The equipment was top notch and the camping was luxurious. We wanted for nothing.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • Tammy B
    26 contributions
    Larry was easy to work with and he is very personable. He took the time and really taught our son everything with the gear. Our son loves to fish and we try to make sure that we fit a trip in when possible on vacation. He was happy to be fishing but even more happy when he finally brought in his first Chinook. It was probably good too since that was our only real bite of the day. I think if the budget was a little higher we would have done an all day off shore. We live in Nebraska so one fish here feeds one person and this salmon produced 13lbs of meat. That's our whole family for a week. Larry did tell us to go to Hardy Buoys. They will process your fish however you want it done. We wanted to smoke some but due to the 3 day turn around was unable but they filleted for us to transport.
    Written September 15, 2022
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