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Address: Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-655-5211
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Kayaking on a couch

A great way to experience some of the Gulf Islands and the wildlife. Brian was an informative and engaging guide. And it truly was like Kayaking from a couch.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 23, 2016
AlanaG4
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Hudson Bay SK
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Hudson Bay SK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

A great way to experience some of the Gulf Islands and the wildlife. Brian was an informative and engaging guide. And it truly was like Kayaking from a couch.

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Thank AlanaG4
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We took our dad out for his 80th birthday. It was a family affair with a small group of us. We brought a lunch and some wine. We sat back in the casual seating as our captain and host cruised about the Sidney area while he talked about the history and ecology of the area. As he is a marine... More 

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Thank elink40
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

The tour with Brian was awesome! First we ferried some people over to Piers Island, got to explore a bit there, then we had our own private tour (I went with my aunt and uncle - we were the only ones there). Brian was knowledgeable about everything in the area: wildlife, water currents, land formations, vegetation, people, history, culture, etc.... More 

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Thank Nicole L
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

fantastic trip, educational and fun for all ages , have done this tour a few times and each time you see different things, Brian is knowledgable and lots of fun, private beaches for exploring, close up of seals, birds and crabs and even an orca , can't say enough good things about the tour , a must on your to... More 

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Thank chris m
Banff, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

I grew up on the Island and on a recent visit back with my sister and her two teenagers we went on this trip with Brian. We had so much fun. Brian's knowledge and sense of fun appealed to all of us. My niece and nephew did not look at the screen on their phones once. We loved it.

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Thank Barbara H
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We are a family of four including three year old twins from Alberta. We wanted to get out on the water the water, learn a bit about the area and see some wildlife. The whale watching tours are too lon, expensive and not well suited to young kids. EcoCruising was the perfect option for us. We ended up being the... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Captain "Crunch" Brian was our host for this memorial service, as we scattered my mum-in-law's ashes in the Pacific as per her request. He was sensitive to the occasion, and suggested we hold the service and then do the eco tour. Highly recommend this company AND this process for a memorial service, whether you have ashes to dispose of or... More 

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Thank Rosemary S
Okanagan Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

It was the most incredible thing I'd done on this trip to Sidney. "Captain Crunch" Brian welcomed us on board with a warm smile and a few "bad" jokes. We were on the cruise to say goodbye to my grandmother out on the ocean and he took us to the middle of the bay where we could toss our roses... More 

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Thank TLynneWrites
British Columbia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Away from the mainstream tours, this little gem takes you around the hidden islands just north of Sidney. A full glass enclosure gives the ultimate viewing experience while keeping you warm and comfortable. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen, especially in the morning or at low tide.

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Sidney, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

The tours with Brian Smiley are informative and he'll do his best to make sure you have a chance to see the wildlife in the area. July and August are great for seeing the newly hatched seagull & cormorant chicks and August is when the Harbour seal pups are born. The area is home to migrating summer and winter bird... More 

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