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Enjoy a guided day trip to see Port Renfrew's biggest trees, coastal beaches, and incredible wildlife with renowned nature photographer TJ Watt. Visit the Avatar Grove, San Juan Spruce, Red Creek Fir, Sombrio Beach, and more! Transportation included. Seasonal operation.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first heard of Avatar Grove several years ago from canvassers from the Ancient Forest Alliance, co-founded by TJ Watt, big tree hunter, conservationist, photographer and our very personable and knowledgeable guide for a full day Big Tree Tour. We've seen the Redwoods and other...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TungVancouver
Reviewed June 28, 2019

This was a fabulous full day tour! We walked amongst magnificent ancient tall trees, with unusual structures that took our breath away. Our excellent guide and nature photographer TJ Watt, designed a tour specific to our interests and photography needs so that we could fully...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

TJ Watt was exceptional, as a guide, photographer, old growth forest expert and a REALLY NICE GUY. TJ IS "Big Tree Tours"; he makes it happen. He is very organized, relaxed, knowledgeable, and flexible. He answered our every question, re-organized our day's schedule based on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank twocardinals
TJW248, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words!! I had such a FUN day with you guys as well :D Your appreciation and enthusiasm for nature - big and small - was a joy to be around. Hope the pictures and memories last a...More

Reviewed June 21, 2019

TJ took us to see some of the most magnificent old growth forests I have ever seen. With his excellent information about the Dendrology, botanology and History of the woods around Vancouver Island, I came away from his tour with a new appreciation for old...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DanderSy
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

What a rich and vivid experience into the nature of Old Growth Forests that TJ Watts from Ancient Forest Alliance offers! Immensely knowledgeable, passionate, and genuinely engaging.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank YogiBear007
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

There is probably no one who is more qualified than TJ to show you around the magnificent forests of Vancouver Island. His enthusiasm is contagious, and his passion for what he does is wonderful to see. If you truly want to experience the old growth...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

We have just returned to Victoria, from Port Renfrew, after spending a day touring the the Lower Avatar Grove ancient forest and Big Lonely Doug, as well as a number of other large trees. Our guide for the day was T.J. Watt from the Ancient...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BWFCCalgary
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Initially we thought to do this on our own but sensibly decided to tour with TJ of Big Tree Tours. It saves your vehicle, you will not get lost and TJ is full of passion and information related to trees, forest biosphere and historical stories...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pathwaysVancouver
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The all day hike with TJ was incredibly worthwhile. He shared his passion and knowledge not only for the tall trees, but also for the wonderful area of Port Renfrew. His type of vehicle was the best way for us to access this remote area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelsue144
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Our entire family enjoyed our day with TJ. His knowledge, candor, and experience made the entire tour come alive. You know you have had a great tour, when even your teenagers were extremely impressed. We would have not been able to find some of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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