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Subtidal Adventures

1-1950 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
250-726-7336
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Ranked #5 of 26 activities in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Ucluelet’s most respected, respectful and experienced whale watching company. Whale and Bear watching surrounded by incredible scenery. Small group... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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toronto
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a great time coasting around the Broken Islands with Bob and the Discovery. We saw a pair of Grey Wales, some harbor porpoises, seals, eagles, and a black bear. Bob did say that the whale numbers are down this year but that did not stop us from finding some. Definitely suggest a pair of binoculars if you have them,... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful tour on a beautiful day around the coast of Ucluelet seeing two grey whales, dozens of bald eagles, harbor seals and sea lions galore. Our boat was the Dixie IV a 36 foot former Canadian Coast guard search and rescue boat. Captain Brian gave us a wonderful tour through Barkley Sound, taking us close to the... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When visiting Vancouver Island we did a few whale watching and wildlife tours. This one was least. The skipper didn't seem very enthusiastic about the wildlife. If you would like to make pictures and have a good view make sure you sit in the front or at the side. When they have a full boat they will fit three people... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Brian and his crew at Subtidal Adventures are amazing!!! The ridged-haul inflatable Discovery is the perfect platform for taking in everything Barkley Sound has to offer. Steller and California sea lions dot the numerous islands of the Broken Group. Countless species of birds can be seen - everything from bald eagles to black footed albatross. Black bears roaming the intertidal... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I took a trip aboard the 'Discovery' RIB with Brian of Subtidal Adventures and it was superb. It was wet weather and Brian provided Ocean waterproof survival suits to keep us warm and dry, which were excellent. Brian's local knowledge and expertise along with his humour and enthusiasm made the experience fun and unforgettable. Despite the rain... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We say that but I certainly hope one day we get to go again. Brian so kindly agreed to sail even though there was just me and my husband. We could not believe how lucky we were, they were so accommodating. So off we sailed, his knowledge and experience is second to none, he found bald eagles, kingfishers, sea lions... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Took a 2.5 hours whale watching tour with Brain the Captain. Brain is very knowledgable with the area. We saw blad eagles, sea lions and whales. Once Brain spotted the whales he would stop the boat for us to watch. Since it was not allowed to approach the whale within 100 meters. One of the whale however approached the boat.... More

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

Absolutely amazing! Brian knows how to make it easy and fun, and so that you feel " one on one " with the nature, which is totally gorgeous there. We saw eagles, sea lions and whales.. When we saw the whales, Brian stopped the boat to watch, as its not allowed not approach them, however one whale was curious enough... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I went on the 'Islands, whales and bears' tour on a beautiful summers day - I was still given an huge overcoat to wear, which seemed a little extreme at first but when you're out on the sea you're really thankful for it! My boatman was Bob and I really can't praise him enough - he was just so so... More

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Spruce Grove, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I booked the Broken Islands and sunset tour with Brian. We knew that we wouldn't see any whales this time of year but the wildlife we saw was wonderful. Seals, sea lions, bald eagles and a variety of bird species were all out to be seen. The zodiac ride was a blast and the sunset was glorious... More

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