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k'awat'si Tours

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Port Hardy, Canada
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About k'awat'si Tours
k’awat’si Tours Eco Tours and Aboriginal Cultural Experiences with First Nations guides let you see the wild beauty of North Vancouver Island. Hike in coastal rainforests, get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums.
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Not much good to say about this operator since they cancel without previous notice once we were there and we had checked in in the hotel owned by the same company.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I took the scenic boat and wildlife tour with Tom. There was no safety briefing or mention of life jackets. We spent 2 hours on a historic site mostly looking for beads on the beach, and one hour travel to and from. Tom told us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank garth_in_BC
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Hi Garth, We're sorry to hear that you found your tour disappointing and sincerely apologize for letting you down. Our understanding is that due to a lack of visibility from fog in the area a decision was made to limit on the water time, which...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018

We had only 6 hours in Prince Rupert and booked the tour to the Nakwakto Falls. Our guides Erik and Thomas made an excellent job. We did not only see the falls, but also spotted humpback whales, sea lions and other marine life. Also the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dirk748
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you for leaving k'awat'si Tours and your guides a wonderful review Dirk. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about our local First Nations culture and history and were able to see humpback whales and sea lions on your tour!

Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

They just decided to no show. It’s as simple as that. If we could give zero stars we would. We will dispute charge and ask for additional $$& to cover hotel and travel costs to get here we would not have spent. Not so much...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aussienorules
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Drew, We are truly sorry that your tour did not depart at the scheduled time. We understand your disappointment and frustration and apologize for our mistake. It is our intention that each of our guests has a positive and memorable experience and we regret...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Wes & Tom for making our morning one to remember! Even though we didn’t see any whales we learned a ton about the area and the culture! Thanks again you two!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarlyJF
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Thanks for the review Carly! We're so happy to hear that your trip was one to remember, and we'll be sure to pass along your thanks to your tour guides.

Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This review is not about the tour itself, because there was no tour! We booked a Scenic Boat & Wildlife Tour at K'awat'si on Wednesday 8th march 2017 for Wednesday 9th August. Our Canadian itinerary was partly planned especially around this tour....coming from Europe all...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RuudK123
Guest-Relations-KEDC, General Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Good day, I am sure nothing I can say in regards to this booking will make you feel better. Davis has explained the events of that day, and all I can do as hotel manager is offer my sincere apologies for your difficulties. Sincerely, Scott

Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Playing tourist in our own backyard. Purchased a gift certificate for the Nakwakto Rapids and Cultural Tour at an auction. A bit of trouble with contact info provided on the gift certificate, but the call to the cell phone number provided in the answering machine...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ceweyfoowa
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! K'awat'si tours is one of the gems of north island tourism and we hope that over time our spectacular word of mouth will help us grow our business. Davis and his team have put a lot of work into...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017

Had a slight problem with my booking for the Scenic boat and wildlife tour in June, but many thanks to Davis for sorting this out and arranging for me to take the trip with Eddy and Thomas. Despite the sea conditions being quite 'challenging' I...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thank you for choosing K'awat'si Tours, and for your kind words. Davis, Eddie, Walter and Thomas are proud of the tours we offer and the heritage of the Gwa'sala Nakwaxda'xw people, who have inhabited these lands and waters for thousands of years. To share the...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience on this tour. We were picked up at the hotel and taken to the dock. Davis did a wonderful job explaining his native culture and the areas we were visiting. We saw whales, otters, sea lions and porpoises. The rapids...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Guest-Relations-KEDC, General Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you for your review! Davis is a wonderful guide and enjoys sharing the stories of his people. Wildlife viewing is good this time of year and how exciting for you to see whales, otters, sea lions and porpoises. Best wishes, Scott

Reviewed July 29, 2017

We were picked up by our guide at our hotel (how nice is that!?) and made the journey to the San Josef Bay trailhead in a comfortable truck. Within 20 mins of beginning we saw a black bear at the side of the road which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christine K
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Dear Christine K, We are very happy to hear you had such a great time despite the weather elements. The west coast weather is unpredictable but we think the area is beautiful in all types of weather. Walter will be very pleased to hear that...More

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