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Adventures By H.I.P.

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Sooke, Canada
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About Adventures By H.I.P.
Eco tourism and Ocean Adventure attraction. Explore the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the experienced wildlife photographers of Adventures By HIP. We are Sooke, BC's premier ocean tour service for true wildlife enthusiasts. Adventures By HIP is located at the doorstep of the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina and only steps away from The Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
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KarenMeint wrote a review Nov 2020
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We booked a private tour and Captain Mike took us out for a 3 hour trip. We saw porpoise, Humpback whale, sea lions and seals. The boat ride was almost as thrilling as the wildlife encounters. The HIP staff were very accommodating and fully equipped for young and old alike and we had an excellent day out on the water. Thank you Mike and Sarah for putting the cherry on top of our visit to the Island.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P.
Responded Feb 27, 2021
Thanks so much for joining us for your private Ocean Wildlife Tour, and thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to host you again soon. Cheers!
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Marisol V wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had an amazing experience with the crew, the Captain and Sarah were super friendly and welcoming. We were lucky to see lots of humpback whales and even two beautiful orcas! Such a wonderful trip. The whole family enjoyed very much!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P.
Responded Feb 27, 2021
We are thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed the experience with us. Thanks for choosing HIP and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
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Melissa C wrote a review Nov 2020
Kingston, Canada11 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I booked a private tour with Mike and Sarah as part of our honeymoon. From booking to boat ride the entire experience was great. We had an AMAZING time with Mike! He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife and nature he so loves to show off. It was an entertaining and educational experience that I would recommend for absolutely everyone and anyone. BONUS! Mike took pictures of the entire trip so we could sit back and enjoy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P.
Responded Feb 27, 2021
Thanks so much for joining us, and also for the wonderful review! Come back soon Cheers!
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mg0812 wrote a review Oct 2020
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Wow! We had the best trip with Sarah and Captain Mike. There were seals and otters on the marina before we left and I don’t think we’d even been out for 15 minutes before we spotted our first couple of Humpback Whales. I think over the 3(ish) hour trip, we easily saw about 15 Humpbacks. Captain Mike also took us to the Eco reserve and we saw LOADS of Californian and Stellar Sea Lions - the ballerinas of the sea! The trip ended with Captain Mike spotting a whale thrashing about and took us up to watch it whipping it’s tail around to stun the fish and lunge feed. Captain Mike was very good at spotting everything and keeping his distance! Sarah was great too and was very welcoming when we arrived and we can’t wait to see the pictures she took on our boat trip!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P.
Responded Oct 31, 2020
Hi Mairi, thanks for the great review. We are so lucky to have so much ocean wildlife right in our backyard. This is the definitely the best time of year for us, and we are happy to have so many great guests to share it with this fall. Thanks for choosing HIP. Come back soon. Cheers!
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Peter Titanic wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a truly unique experience Whale Watching with Captain Mike! There were no expeditions going out to the strait because of poor visibility, due to thick smoke. However, Captain Mike took us out because we had visitors from Ontario who were going home the next day. We enjoyed the most comfortable whale watching boat ever! Even though the visibility prevented us from observing whales, we still saw dolphins, seals and hundreds of sea lions, all the while enjoying the natural beauty of the BC waters. It was the highlight of our Ontario visitors's trip! Great memory! Thanks for accommodating us Captain Mike! Seeing those sea lions in their natural environment was amazing.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from SarahP7843, Owner at Adventures By H.I.P.
Responded Oct 27, 2020
Hi Peter, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! That wildfire smoke sure did a number on us here this summer. We are happy we were finally able to get out and show you some of our beautiful Ocean Wildlife, despite the poor air quality and visibility. We look forward to hosting you again on a day with cleaner and clearer air. Thanks again! Cheers!
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