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Steveston EcoTours

#301-6451 Princess Lane, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 6R7, Canada
+1 604-377-5964
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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Steveston Eco Tours offers unique marine wildlife tours through the Fraser River Estuary and to BC's Gulf Islands. Special tours each season! View... more » Owner description: Steveston Eco Tours offers unique marine wildlife tours through the Fraser River Estuary and to BC's Gulf Islands. Special tours each season! View whales, sea lions, eagles and seals in their spectacular natural environment. All our small group tours depart from Britannia Shipyards NHS in Historic Steveston Harbour, Metro Vancouver. « less
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Coquitlam, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have enjoyed a few experiences with Captain Bruce who is most informed about Marine Life and of Steveston History. On a recent trip, my wife and I flew from Vancouver airport to Silva Bay on Gabriola Island where we were met by Captain Bruce who transported us to our stay on Valdes Island. Bruce pointed out a number of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I went on two tours with Bruce to view the sea lions and seals close to Steveston. This is a great experience which many visitors to Richmond (and residents for that matter) don't know about. Great service, very professional, highly recommended. There is a longer review with photographs on my website available here: http://www.wildstrangers.com/photos/british-columbia-sea-lions/dogs-of-the-sea.html

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was lucky to learn about the Sea Lion Safari tour from Google, then I called Bruce to find out about the detail. Bruce is very polite, and knowledgable. So I decided to book a tour for my 5 years old niece and 2 years old nephew who came all the way from Boston. Bruce is very kind and patient... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Captain Bruce welcomed us aboard his sturdy, comfortable boat, helped us into our ultramodern, sleek (not bulky) life jackets, and we were off. We cruised along the shore, close enough to really enjoy the sights, Bruce filling us in on life along the river. Early on we saw all sorts of fish boats, and on the other side of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A fabulous, and beautifully thought out tour! I was a participant on one of Steveston's tours to the Gulf Islands May 14 2014, and you couldn't ask for a better, more fun and educational trip. If one is lucky maybe you can catch some Sea Lions "surfing", during the Tide change in Gabriola Passage when the Water is running fast... More

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Steveston_tours, Owner at Steveston EcoTours, responded to this review

What a great Gulf Islands Adventure! Surfing Sea Lions! No two Steveston EcoTours are the same. We adjust our Whale and Marine Wildlife tour itineraries to the advantage of our guests, for the best seasonal - and daily - wildlife viewing. Seasons, weather, tides, and most importantly, food, affect the location of the marine mammals and sea birds that inhabit... More

Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We learned about the Sea Lion Safari with Steveston Eco Tours in an email from Destinations BC. And what a wonderful experience it was! Bruce took us and one other couple for an easy paced boat tour, pointing out many interesting sights: ships, buildings, birds etc. He is so knowledgeable and eager to share. We saw an amazing amount of... More

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Steveston_tours, Owner at Steveston EcoTours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Steveston EcoTours experience. We see all our whale and marine wildlife tours as "classrooms on the water"! Sometimes we notice marine mammals that have been marked for scientific research purposes. In those situations, we - with our guests - try to identify and photograph the animal. The particulars and image are then sent to the... More

Delta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

On Friday afternoon, after a busy week, it was so great to spend time on the water, where it is so peaceful and tranquil. Such a variety of birds to see in their natural environment, and abundance of sea lions of every kind, barking at each other and jockeying for position on the rocks. Captain Bruce is a wonderful and... More

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Thank you Bruce for a wonderful tour of the Steveston Harbour and the sea lion hangout. We were able to see at least 140 Harbour, Stellar and California Sea Lions basking on the rocks and playing in the water. We also saw eagles, eagle nesting, shore birds and more. Bruce was very interactive and explaining all the things going on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were 4 adults who had the pleasure of picking this fabulous ecotour with a very knowledgeable, courteous and entertaining guide, Bruce Livingston, owner as well. Bruce knows the area and history, the marine life habits and locations, and delivers this in an intimate setting of an aluminium boat with a heated cabin for viewing. He even has binoculars on... More

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Steveston_tours, Owner at Steveston EcoTours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Steveston EcoTour experience! Our Steveston Sea Lion Safari is a truly unique Eco Tour in Metro Vancouver.. The Sea Lions are the stars, of course, but having a limit of 6 guests ensures everyone a very personal marine wildlife experience. We are proud to base our tours in Steveston, which offers great restaurants and shops... More

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This morning we had a great two hour Sea Lion tour. Eagles, shorebirds, sea birds, herons, Harbour seals, Stellar and California Sea Lions. Comfortable boat, accommodating and knowledgeable guide and an overall fun experience. check out these and more west coast photos at: www.wildlifedefense.org

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Steveston_tours, Owner at Steveston EcoTours, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, and your passion for protection and conserving our marine wildlife. We were pleased to introduce you to the Fraser River Estuary, - an area that is always at risk from encroaching industry. More

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