Island Adventure - West Trek Tours

Island Adventure

For years we’ve offered Tofino Tours and Victoria Tours but what about all the cool stuff in between?! Now you have a chance to visit some of the secret attractions that are off the beaten path. This amazing new tour visits The Wild West Coast and Tofino where you have a chance to learn to surf or try ocean kayaking plus you spend a night in Victoria – the beautiful capital of British Columbia. With lots of stops and sightseeing in between.

This is a small group, personal tour with limited availability so we strongly suggest you book well in advance.

Set your watches to Island Time and prepare for an amazing adventure!

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Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Tofino / Ucluelet

7:00 am Meet at the corner of Cordova St and Seymour St.

They say that ‘getting there is half the fun’ and this is so very true on our Island Hopper Tour. This morning we catch a ride on BC Ferries where you can keep your eyes peeled for whales or dolphins. Our Island Adventure really gets kick started when we arrive at Nanaimo. We head across Vancouver Island with a stop in Port Alberni where you can pick up lunch. From there we continue our tour across the island to Tofino. In Tofino you have lots of great options including surfing, bear watching tours, scenic flights, ocean kayaking and more! (For more information on options, see the Prices and Dates page.) We finish the day with a campfire on the beach.

Our hotel is located in the quaint West Coast fishing village of Ucluelet.

Day 2 – Ucluelet to Victoria

8:00 am Depart our hotel.

In the morning we do a hike on the Wild Pacific Trail for a taste of the rugged beauty of the Wild West Coast. Next we head to Cathedral Grove where you have a chance to walk amongst giant trees in an “Old Growth Forest”. From there we’re off to the famous market in Coomb with goats on the roof.

After a lunch stop we travel south to Victoria with a stop in Chemainus where you have a chance to get out and view some of the 39 outdoor murals throughout town. And, being Canada, we HAVE to stop in Duncan to see the Worlds Largest Hockey Stick. At 205 ft / 62.5 m it is huge!

We arrive in Victoria in the late afternoon for a city tour before free time to explore the many sights and attractions available.

After dinner, join your guide and head back to the Inner Harbour to visit a local pub or just soak in the ambience of this historic city.

Day 3 – Victoria to Vancouver

8:00 am – breakfast at the hotel (included)

Today is a free day to try one of the many great options or spend the day shopping and sightseeing. Sightseeing Highlights include: – The Fairmount Empress Hotel – The Legislature Buildings – The Inner Harbour – Chinatown and Fantan Alley

The main options included: – Butchart Gardens – Craigdarroch Castle – Whale Watching – Royal BC Museum For more information on options, see the Prices and Dates page.

Optional Transfer to Butchart Gardens

6:00 pm – Meet the bus for our return to Vancouver

8:00 pm – Catch the ferry back to Vancouver

10:30 pm – Return to Vancouver.

* Times are estimated to the best of our ability and are subject to change.

  • Seals at Oak Bay Marina
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Mile 0 and Terry Fox Statue
  • Legislature Buildings
  • The Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • The Inner Harbour
  • Chinatown and Fantan Alley
  • BC Ferry Ride
  • Cathedral Grove
  • Coombs Market
  • Long sandy beaches
  • The Wild Pacific Trail
  • The quaint Village of Tofino
  • Port Alberni
  • Beach campfire
  • Surfing (optional)
  • Hot Springs (optional)
  • Whale watching (optional)
  • Bear watching (optional)
  • Kayaking (optional)
  • Scenic Float Plane Tour (optional)
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour (optional)
  • Whale Watching in Victoria
  • The Worlds Largest Hockey Stick
  • The Famous Murals of Chemainus

Included:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • Round trip transportation in a mini-coach
  • BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
  • BC Ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
  • 1 breakfast
  • Beach campfire
  • All tips, taxes and park fees
  • Transportation in a mini-coach
  • A fantastic tour guide
  • Discounts on optional activities
  • Stunning sightseeing!

Not Included:

  • Meals (other than those mentioned above)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Optional Activities (See “Prices and Dates” for details)

What to Bring:

  • All weather clothing
  • Swimming suit & towel (You may want to try jumping in to a mountain lake for a refreshing dip!
  • ID / Passport / Student ID
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Good walking shoes
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
  • A water bottle with a lid
  • Your camera!
  • A sense of FUN & Adventure!

Tour Prices (Including Tax, Tip and Accommodation)

  • Student = $440. NOTE – Student card required at departure for student rates booked online
  • Adult = $465

Prices are based on 4 per room sharing 2 queen beds. Limited upgrades available.

    NOTE – participants must be 15 or older unless accompanied by an adult / parent / chaperone. Due to the nature of the tour, we can not take children under 5.

Room Upgrade Costs

All prices are based upon four people sharing one room and two queen sized beds.

  • Double room upgrade (2 people in a room with 2 queen beds) – $150
  • Triple room upgrade (3 people in a room with 2 queen beds)– $60

Departure Dates

  • July 20 to 22
  • August 10 – 12

Optional Activities

For optional activities, passengers under 18 years old need to have waivers signed by parents / caregivers prior to the tour.

Surfing – $75

Experience the magic of surfing as the sun lowers in the sky or in the peak of the day. This includes an awesome instructor – beginners and experienced surfers are all welcome! Allow 3 hours. Underage Waiver.

Butchart Gardens   

 – Adult 18+ : $35 until June 14 and October ; $40 June 15 to Sep. 30

 – Youth (0-17) : $20 until June 14 and October  $25 June 15 to Sep. 30

(incl. bus transfer) – Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the worlds premier floral show gardens. Explore the colors and scenes of these world famous garden. Price includes transfer from downtown Victoria. Adult 18+ : $35 until June 14 and October $40 June 15 to Sep. 30

Whale Watching – $130

Prince of Whales brings many years of experience and a responsible approach to whale watching on the west coast. Enjoy 3 hrs of viewing.

"I did the Trip to the Rockies at the first weekend of August 2014. And well, it was the best thing I have done in Canada. You'll meet a lot of friendly people and so I made a lot of new, good friends. And of course you will see the most incredible nature and wildlife. My personal favorite is Moraine Lake! Our tourguide Lee and his team did a very good job. He cared about everything and always looked that everybody is happy! So in this way a big thank you to Lee for the amazing trip!"

Daniel591
Regensburg, Germany

Daniel591 Regensburg, Germany November 13, 2014

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