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“Beautiful boat, wonderful hosts”

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
Ranked #1 of 37 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Raincoast Maiden is a beautiful boat. The tour through the Broken Group Islands is wonderful and the pace allows you to take in the scenery and chat with the hosts. I also find that I don't get as seasick while on this style of boat. I would recommend this tour operator to friends and family.

Thank rainforestmama
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"perfect hosts"
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

After reading the reviews here, we booked this for our first day in Ucluelet, and it was the highlight of our entire vacation on Vancouver Island. It may seem expensive, but it is worth every penny and really a good value compared to what you get on the other tours. We enjoyed it so much that we can't wait to do it again should our travels bring us to the west coast. Al and Toddy are perfect hosts. We felt so welcome. They thought of every detail to make the trip enjoyable. We loved looking at starfish in the harbor before the cruise. They are so huge and colorful. They had warm tea and coffee, gloves, binoculars. Our cruise was at the end of July and it was overcast in the morning. We saw many whales, seals, sealions, and eagles. The lunch from Norwoods was delicious and the picnic on the upper deck was fantastic as the sun had emerged. The highlight of our day was seeing a grey whale breach 3 times next to the boat. I had chills it was so amazing. I have been whale watching in Alaska and Hawaii and this was by far the best cruise. The trip was my birthday present and it was wonderful to share with my family.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

... going in October might be late to see all the beautiful sea animals one wishes to see - nevertheless we saw two grey whales, several sea lions, some bald eagles and several other birds. We joined Al and Toddy on their boat and were not disappointed, the weather was simply excellent and only later in the afternoon it started to rain.

Our trip to the Broken Islands was simply amazing and and we loved it.

Thank Bariloche-61
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Booked this from UK and glad we did-it turned out to be a very pleasant experience.
We saw sealions in Ucluelet harbour and later seals ,sealions, humpback whales and even a gray whale plus lots of birdlife.The lunch was well worth it and added to the day. Tea,coffee etc were available all day and it was a very good day out added to by Al and Toddy who were a good team

Thank alvelydon
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We booked this trip months in advance from the UK and were so glad we did. Absolutely everything was wonderful. Al and Toddy were so pleasant and helpful and the lunch was delicious. We spent the whole day on the outside deck as we cruised the Broken Islands on the Raincoast Maiden marvelling at the wildlife and scenery. This is a must do trip!

Thank Rav4England
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