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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

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Ucluelet, Canada
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About Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
For an unforgettable West Coast experience, step aboard our spacious 53 foot luxury motor yacht for a tour unlike any other to look for whales, bears, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands section of Pacific Rim National Park and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening wildlife cruises and private charters are also available.
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NicK D wrote a review Aug 8
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My wife and I spent another wonderful day yesterday with Toddy and Alan on their beautiful cruiser sailing off the west coast of Vancouver Island from Ucluelet. The weather playing its spectacular part too as did the wildlife. The cruise is very comfortable and informative and the serve a really good lunch and there is no shortage of refreshments. Toddy and Alan are so welcoming and friendly and nothing seems to be too much for them. This is an absolute must for anyone coming to Vancouver Island and actually BC.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Margaret R wrote a review Aug 8
London, United Kingdom28 contributions21 helpful votes
A really fabulous trip on board the very comfortable boat. Toddy and Alan went out of their way to make us all feel at home and to help us spot a wide variety of wildlife and sea birds. We opted for the lunch which was delicious and moored in a beautiful spot within the Broken Islands. A real highlight of our time in Ucluelet!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Johannes N wrote a review Aug 6
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Worth every penny. Fantastic experience, easily the highlight of our stay in Ucluelet. Toddy and Alan are awesome. I joined with my 3 children (10y, 8y, 6y) the 5.5h tour. The tour is very well chosen and follows animals and islands. Both Toddy and Alan explain a lot and provide both facts and funny stories. The boat itself is very comfortable and large. None of my children got motion sickness even though they are prone to it; aids against motion sickness were provided. The gourmet lunch was great and the children's meals were very good value. We will be back.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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D and T Stewart wrote a review Jul 2022
Okotoks, Canada3 contributions
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Most people can only dream of experiences like what we encountered on this tour. The list of items meeting our complete satisfaction is long…First and foremost is the comfortable boat (Toddy and Alan’s home), the cleanliness of the boat, to the orderly fashion of boarding their boat, how to move around the boat to avoid overcrowding, plus a well thought out and orderly lunch service. It’s safe to say this is a tightly run vessel which makes everyone’s participation enjoyable. During the cruise you will be amazed at the scenery through The Broken Islands let alone the abundant air, sea and land animals and creatures you may encounter. Toddy and Al provide knowledgeable information on animals in and around the area and some story telling including but not limited to Japanese first settlers and First Nation natives that occupied the waters and landscape. Add in gourmet lunch selections if you so desire and maybe a sociable of wine or beer plus some added humour courtesy of Al during the cruise and the trip is unforgettable. The awards and accolades this business has received is well warranted. Thank you Toddy and Al for a dream cruise!!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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wkjerman wrote a review Jul 2022
Wroughton, United Kingdom32 contributions68 helpful votes
A truly amazing day. We loved every minute of this adventure. Brilliantly organised, informative, educational, fun and one of the best holiday activities that we have done. Al and Toddy are wonderful hosts and helped to create a great atmosphere on board. Their enthusiasm and interests are infectious. The boat is spacious, well resourced and we highly recommend the gourmet lunch😀👍 We were privileged to see hump back whales, black bears, bald eagles, many different type of seabirds, deer, humming birds and the most delightful sea otters. 100% recommended. Follow all the advice that Toddy will send you about timings, what to wear, and what to bring.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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