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Address: 1-1950 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-726-7336
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Description: Ucluelet’s most respected, respectful and experienced whale watching...
Ucluelet’s most respected, respectful and experienced whale watching company. Whale and Bear watching surrounded by incredible scenery. Small group cruising since 1978 in Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands. Choose our “fast and fun” Zodiac or our slower paced cabin cruiser. Mainly Gray, Humpback, sometimes Orca whales. Sea Lions, Seals, Eagles, possible Sea Otter. Exciting, innovative boat tours include: spring Gray Whale Adventure; summer Islands Whales and Bears, winter Sunset and Storm (harbour) cruises.
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The journey we took on the Dixie IV with Brian, was the most amazing thing my boyfriend and I ever experienced. We got to see a mother gray whale with her calf, 2 black bears... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
c0rrine89
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The journey we took on the Dixie IV with Brian, was the most amazing thing my boyfriend and I ever experienced. We got to see a mother gray whale with her calf, 2 black bears, bald eagles (among other eagles/birds), seal lions and harbour seals. Brian was very knowledgable and make the whole ride nothing but awesome! I have and... More 

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Palo Cedro, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My cousin, teenage son and I had a great time on the Dixie IV. Captain Brian was awesome with his knowledge of the area and wildlife. We saw many whales and one even breaching! We were amazed at the amount of bald eagles on the trees and saw a Herring Spawn close up. Our trip was fantastic and this was... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our whale tour adventure was guided by Captain Brian, who is very knowledgeable and eager to share his whale tour adventures with all. Aboard the Dixie IV we cruised out of the Ucluelet inlet siteing Habor Seals, Sea Lions, Cormorants and Eagles along the way. Brian taught us how to look for the whale's spout and watch for their tails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I took our 6 year old son on the adventure of our lives! Whale watching with Subtidal over spring break was a memory none of us will forget. We saw Grey Humpbacks, Killer Whales, Seals, Sea lions, Eagles etc Our guide was knowledgeable and his excitement was contagious! We felt safe, that they followed the rules and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Captain Brian was a pleasure. We took our family on the Dixie IV boat, since our kids are under six...we thought it would be better than the zodiac. Great weather, fantastic experience...we would highly recommend this whale watching trip!!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous trip. Knowledgable skipper & guide, Brian, knows exactly where to see whales etc. Small steady & stable boat & just a few people made for an exciting great afternoon!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was a once in a lifetime experience. My girlfriend and I ended up having the boat to ourselves last Friday, February 27th. After a quick ride we stopped in a flock of about 20 bald eagles feeding/catching fish out of the water around the boat. Then in the distance we began to see spouts of whales! Before we new... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A group of 4 of us booked a last minute trip on the zodiac with Brian at Subtidal. We had no idea that we would soon be experiencing one of the most amazing and beautiful days of our lives! The sun was shining and the little zodiac made its way up into Barclay sound. Almost immediately upon arriving we started... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unfortunately this tour was very bad! Actually, the worst tour we have ever done. It was 4 of us - we went on the Zodiac with some other people and all of us were so disappointed in what happened. They just want your money - they don´t care if you see whales or not, once they get your money, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I spend a lot of time on the Wildpacific - it's the wild refuge that fills our souls. Have gone out with the big guys and it's safe but nothing spectacular. We tried Subtidal Adventures this last time and oh my, we went places I'd never been. We were able to get so much closer to rocky shores than in... More 

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