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“Just perfect!”

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
Ranked #1 of 36 Tours in Ucluelet
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For an unforgettable West Coast experience, join Al & Toddy Landry aboard their luxurious 53 foot motor yacht for a very personalized tour to view whales, bears, sea lions and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, their interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic sunset cruises and private charters are also available.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We booked our trip well in advance of our Sept 2013 trip and would advise anyone to do this to avoid disapointment as this is a real gem!
Al & Toddy were perfect informative hosts and the Rainbow Maiden the best veiwing platform I could imagine.
Book the Gormet lunch (all did on our trip), we had perfect weather and put to in a lovely cove for lunch, again perfect.
We would have no hesitation in doing this again if we were to visit Vancouver Island again.
Many thanks to Al & Toddy once again.
Ken Sykes UK.

Visited September 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sea Lions bobbing”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was a wonderful 5 hour trip, around the Broken Islands, and the inlet near Ucluelet. The husband/wife team are very knowledgeable of the whole area, including the local history of the early Japanese settlers, the local First Nations, birds, & sea life. During our trip we had a sudden, very rare thunder/lightening storm...this caused the sea lions to get into the water and were bobbing around like corks...a rare sight. We saw eagles, osprey, whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, as well as the starfish & mussels visible on the rocks @ low tide.
We would highly rate this adventure.

Visited September 2013
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“To be good..you need to be better than the rest...”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

...and they are
Alan and Toddy made the whale watching trip so enjoyable and relaxing...no awkwardness and a free run of their lovely boat- The Rain Coast Maiden. We saw everything we wanted to see and the commentary was great fun!
You know a really good trip when you don't want it to end!!!
Oh and viva la chocolate!

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had such a good time when we went out with Toddy & Al of Archipelago Wildlife Cruises. They operate like a well-oiled machine to make sure their guests thoroughly enjoy themselves. The skies were blue, the waters calm, the food excellent and we saw wildlife despite how late in the season it was. It was a great experience all around.

Visited September 2013
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Ucluelet, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“whale watching trip”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Went out on the whale watching trip today and had the most fantastic time, from the moment we were greeted on the boat by Alan & Toddy to when the trip finished we were given a trip to remember, time was spent looking for the different wild life, we managed to see a whale, bears eagles, sea lions and harbour seals and lunch was lovely, the whole day was a day to remember, thank you & one we'd certainly recommend you do.

Visited September 2013
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