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Our Year-round Adventures

Black Bear munching grassWhale Watching

“It’s all about the food”. Our season starts with the longest migration of any mammal, the Gray whale. Over the winter, they breed and calve in warm Mexican waters; then migrate close by our shore on the way to cold Alaskan waters, where the food is. Some feed all summer along our coastline. Humpback whales, most of which migrate from Hawaii to Alaska, have recently become more common in Barkley Sound. The Orca (Killer whales) are seen occasionally but are less predictable. We also do our best to show you some of the other marine mammals, or even a bear if we can.

 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat):

2.5 to 3 hours — mid-Feb. to mid Nov.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 3 to 4 hours — mid-February to April

 

Adult (19+): $129  Youth (13-18): $119   Child (12 & under): $99
Note – Children under age 4 , Dixie IV only.

 

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Our Guarantee - We know you want to see “everything”, but we cannot control nature. We offer as much as we can on our trips and we do our best. We can guarantee that if you do not go on a “whale watch”, “bear watch”, or a ”marine mammal watch”, you will definitely not see a whale or a bear or a marine mammal. Unfortunately, you will miss the other amazing things our tours have to offer.

 


 

humpback whale breechingur

Islands and Sea Things

The focus of our marine “Islands and Sea Things” on the Dixie IV is Sea Lions, Seals, maybe a Sea Otter, and Bald Eagles. It will include a whale if one is nearby. Land mammals, like Deer or Black Bear are also possible. The coastline and island scenery is pretty amazing as well; yes, even in the fog. We may get to the Broken Group Islands in Pacific Rim National Park.

Because of its relaxed pace, the Dixie IV is well suited to general scenic photography.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser) 3 to 4 hours — May to October

Adult (19+): $129  Youth (13-18): $119   Child (1-12): $99

 

Departure times: Most afternoons, some mornings.  Departure times vary. See our Book Now page for availability.

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Note: All departure times may be subject to change. Make enquiries early.

 

 


 

Black Bear munching grassBear Watching

Low tide is usually the best time to find a Black Bear as they wander the shore looking under rocks for a meal. This trip is timed to take advantage of that. The Dixie IV Bear Watch is a pleasant, easy going, harbour tour with quite an assortment of birds, Bald Eagles being the highlight. See the fish boat activity at the docks, seals and sea lions looking for a free meal. We may have time to go by "raccoon island” or past the harbour mouth for some more-dramatic coastal scenery.


DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 3 to 4 hours — May to October

 

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 2.5 to 3 hours —Limited departures.

 

Adult (19+): $129  Youth (13-18): $119   Child (12 & under): $99
Note – Children under age 4 , Dixie IV only.

 

Departure times
Most mornings, some afternoons.  Departure times vary, depending on low tide.

 

Check on-line booking or phone for availability.

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Our Guarantee:
We are dealing with the natural environment which we cannot control, so there is no guarantee. However, most years the sighting percentage for bears on a bear tour and whales on a whale tour is about 95%.

 


 

Subtidal Adventures sunsetIsland Sunset (Winter)

Sunsets here are awesome. This trip is in a photographer’s paradise featuring low-angle light and no crowds. Departure is timed to have the sunset near the end of our tour. Island scenery, eagles, sea lions, seals, winter sea birds, and of course, the sunset, are the main highlights of this cruise.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 4 hours

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 3 hours

 

Adult (19+): $129  Youth (13-18): $119 Child (12 & under): $99
Note – Children under age 4 , Dixie IV only.

 

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Subtidal Adventures sunsetHarbour Sunset (Winter)

The same sunset but this shorter trip goes only just past the mouth of the harbour. On the way we will enjoy the harbour activity, eagles, sea lions, seals, winter sea birds, and, of course, the sunset.

 

Departure is timed to the sunset, which will be about the middle of our trip.

 

DIXIE IV (slower cabin cruiser): 2 hours

DISCOVERY (faster zodiac style boat): 1.5 hours

 

Adult (19+): $99  Youth (13-18): $89 Child (12 & under): $69
Note – Children under age 4 , Dixie IV only.

 

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All Prices in Canadian Dollars, GST tax not included, prices subject to change without notice.
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