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Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours

#4 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Campbell River Features Animals
Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
+1 888-455-8101
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A six hour tour!

Capt Garry took my family out for a six hour tour out of Campbell River, BC. The area that we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erie, Colorado
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A tour with NO nonsens

The Owner knows everything about the sea around the Island. A perfect boat closed cabin so NO rain... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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A locally and family owned tour company located in Campbell River, British Columbia. See Killer Whales (Orcas), Dolphins, Humpback Whales Eagles, Black Bears and other Marine Wildlife in their natural environment on our Marine Wildlife and Whale Watching Journeys. In late summer and early fall we offer Grizzly Bear Journeys. On our Grizzly Bear Journey in Campbell River, we travel aboard our high-speed, covered vessel to Toba Inlet in search of Grizzly Bears. You will see pristine river valleys which are home to these magnificent animals. Upon arrival we will board a tour bus and drive to specially designed bear viewing platforms and some open viewing areas, which is situated along the river and ideal for viewing the mighty grizzlies. Here you’ll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the autumn ritual of bears feasting on spawning salmon in Canada´s true wilderness. Observation platforms offer great views and security so you can have a look into the lives of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Travel through some of the worlds strongest Ocean Rapids and learn a little about the local First Nations history and culture as well. Enjoy breathtaking Nature viewing boat tours throughout the Discovery Passage, Johnstone Strait and Mainland Inlet areas. We have a 27 foot covered vessel with a open viewing deck and onboard washroom and heater. Our experienced and locally born Transport Canada certified guides have a minimum 40 years experience working and traveling within these waters. We look forward in creating long lasting memories for you and your families. Our floating office is located at the Discovery Harbour Marina (G Dock)in Campbell River. Please use the South ramp. "A Spectacular Adventure Awaits!" CAMPBELL RIVER's longest running Whale Watching and Grizzly Bear tour company. Established in 2000.
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Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5, Canada
+1 888-455-8101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Capt Garry took my family out for a six hour tour out of Campbell River, BC. The area that we went to was absolutely gorgeous territory. Garry knows where to go to stay away from other commercial boating tours. We were lucky enough to see...More

Thank scottfromerie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Owner knows everything about the sea around the Island. A perfect boat closed cabin so NO rain or cold wind inside the boat. But the most important is you see and hear new things even when you are 70 + a lot is new....More

1  Thank dcdekoning
Reviewed 14 May 2017

BEST DAY EVER! Nothing better than a tour guide who after years on the water is still in awe of the beauty and magic of nature. How Gary found those 2 Humpback whales in the mist is beyond me but we are forever greatful he...More

1  Thank MomladySK
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Garry, an inspiring and very experienced sailor, showed us how beatiful and stunning wildlife is! We were lucky to see orca's, bears, sealions and eaggles. A wonderful experience that makes our holiday complete!

Thank Hendrix2910
GarryOrca, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

I am very happy you enjoyed your time out with us. Thank you for your kind words. Nature and its inhabitants are beautiful.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We've been lucky enough to see quite a bit of wildlife in Canada and Alaska, but never with such a sincere and dedicated guide. Gary was so knowledgeable and had so many great stories. He, Ken and Norman not only showed us grizzly bears (including...More

1  Thank KellyK60
GarryOrca, Manager at Aboriginal Journeys Wildlife and Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2017

It was a pleasure having you out on our Grizzly tour this past season. It is very nice to hear it was the highlight of your trip. I will let Ken and Norman know as well. Take care friends.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Gary at Aboriginal Adventures is a super committed and talented man! Just check out his photos if you need convincing. But like all great things, this business is based on a total love and dedication to the wildlife in our area. Can't go wrong!

Thank postcardman
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I'll start by saying that I'm a huge wildlife lover. With that said, I anticipated that the trip with Aboriginal Journeys would be the highlight of my trip to Vancouver Island. Boy was I right! I recall thinking on the long boat ride to the...More

4  Thank Chad D
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Four of us, three from Scotland and one from Switzerland, joined Garry and Ken for a truly remarkable adventure. The day began in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island, and from there by fast boat through the islands in the Salish Sea and up Toba Inlet...More

2  Thank ancala177
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A great adventure on a beautiful day. The Captain Knew his business as well as having lots of facts/information about tides, whales, Orcas, Eagles, migrating salmon, etc. We certainly found the Orcas, Eagles and enjoyed the ocean rapids. A perfect day with my adult son.

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One absolutely perfect day! Garry kept us laughing and the Grizzlies kept us fascinated! All our questions were answered and this is an adventure I would repeat in a heartbeat! Thank you Aboriginal Journeys Tours!

Thank BrynnSkyeSage
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hi chad am travelling to canada and alaska from mid june/early july 2017 and after the rockies and cruise would like to see marine wild life, polar bears and grizzlies. we have about about a week after disembarking in vancouver. what would you suggest and if going with ajw, what would be the best options to get there and back from vancouver? many thanks
14 March 2017|
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Response from GarryOrca | Property representative |
Your welcome. Cheers
Robin S
What time does the trip for bears start on 09/07 and how much is it?
9 August 2016|
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Response from Hanthonythomas | Reviewed this property |
contact garry by the number provided ((250) 850-1101) and he will be able to answer your questions. Much faster and more reliable to contact the provider by email or phone than asking on a message board. Good luck and enjoy... More
what are the differences between the four hour and six hour wildlife and adventure tours
23 December 2015|
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Response from leohauer | Reviewed this property |
The two tours (4 hours wildlife and 6 hours whale watching) were actually very similar. The attention was mainly on whale watching (orcas and humpbacks, dolphins and porpoise), for other animals he didn't stop (seals) or... More