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San Josef Bay Tour

San Josef Bay Tour
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San Josef Bay Tour
USD 134.22
Overview

Tour Highlights:

Without a doubt, one of the most amazing things to see at San Josef Bay are the sea stacks. The sea stacks at San Josef Bay are some of the only ocean-eroded stacks on Vancouver Island, and are certainly the most extreme. Water surging through the sandy passages at high tide has slowly eroded the softer rock, leaving behind only the harder formations. In some spots, this effect has left behind the sea stacks, a remarkable feature, but one found fairly commonly around the world. 

What to Expect
Scenic Drive & Wildlife Viewing:

The San Josef Bay hiking tour begins with a comfortable drive in our climate-controlled 15-passenger van. During the drive always make sure to keep your eyes peeled as there is a good chance of seeing black bears and other wildlife. Upon leaving Port Hardy we will be travelling on active logging roads and will pass through the historic logging town of Holberg. We will make a quick stop at the Scarlet Ibis Pub in Holberg where guests will have access to washrooms and the pre-ordered boxed lunches will be picked up. 

Hike Details:

About 30 minutes down the road we will come to the Cape Scott Provincial Park trail-head. From here we will walk approximately 45 minutes on a well-maintained trial that goes through old-growth stands of forests and swamps. There is an outhouse at the trail head and the beach. 

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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent hosts

San Josef Bay is a beautiful and remote spot well worth visiting. It is 64km/40 miles from Port Hardy along unsurfaced logging roads and a short but easy hiking trail. Rental cars are not insured for these roads so we took Cove Adventures’ tour. Chris...More

Thank jamesbufford
CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review James! We love showing this part of the world to new people and really appreciate the kind comments. Happy travels! - Anna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great local knowledge by Chris

Chris showed much local knowledge despite only having moved to the area a few years back. This was highly commendable, and I would certainly recommend Cove Adventures if San Josef Bay was a must-do for you, especially since the logging road is really not recommended...More

Thank tsq_singapore
CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review! Chris had a great day exploring San Josef Bay with you! - Anna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome tour with awesome guides!

Chris and Anna were genuinely lovely people. It was such an inspiring day, walking around and talking with the two of them. Their knowledge of the area was only paralleled by how excited they were to talk about it. Very lucky to get to hang...More

Thank shakor
CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We absolutely love to hear when guests see and appreciate our vision for the business! And it’s awesome getting to spend the day with friendly guests like you! Let us know when you are visiting the area...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Why would anyone in their right mind take their sedan on that road???

My husband, Chris encouraged me to go on this tour, vs taking my Honda on it. I gotta give the man credit-he knew what he was talking about booking Cove Adventure Tours. It is a humbling road to witness driving on, and Chris, our driver...More

Thank Helen R
CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review Helen! Chris had a great day with you both and told me all about the whaling stories later that night. Happy travels, Anna

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour

Chris and Anna are very knowledgeable and had great stories. We always wanted to come to San Josef bay and they made it so easy. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to visit this area. We learnt so much and we would...More

Thank Kartik J
CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review Kartik! We had a great time exploring San Josef Bay with your family! Let us know the next time you are in the area! - Anna

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