November 02, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Campbell River, Wildlife Tours
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If you have ever been lucky enough to head out to Sonora Island off Vancouver Island then I am sure you can attest to this. We had the most incredible time, 3 days of pure luxury and pampering but with a whole lot of fun and adventure as well!
The most amazing thing about this place is that we got to experience all these luxuries (such as sitting in the hot tub with a glass of champagne) but less than 1 hour before I was cruising around in a zodiac boat, chilly wind ripping through my hair, spiralling out of whirpools (Sonora Resort is located next to rapids that are North America's 5th largest so there is exterme tidal movements) with more than 200 bald eagles swooping down to catch their dinner - it was amazing! The fish get pushed to the surface with the tides and whirlpools and their float bladders fill, meaning they can't get back down, so it is some easy picking for thos beautiful big bald eagles. After I didn't think my eyes could pop any more (or my camera capture any more photos!) we met up with and cruised alongside a pod of porpises and had a few friendly harbour seals pop their heads up to say hello as well - truly incredible stuff! After this (and a half hour back in the hot tub) it was back to the Lodge to sit down for a French inspired degustation menu - Yum!