September 22, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Ucluelet, Wildlife Tours
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The best part of our early September 2009 trip to Vancouver Island was the five-hour wildlife-nature boat tour of Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands--the labor of love of Alan and Toddy Landry. Their boat leaves from Ucluelet. As we cruised through the gorgeous island-dotted seascape, we saw a bear pushing over boulders on a beach as though they were made of styrofoam, whales, bald eagles, seals, and sea lions. The boat was lovely--beautifully appointed and comfortable--and the lunch and endless supply of good coffee made the experience gracious and homey. There were only fourteen tourists on the boat (maximum is about 23), and the owner-captains provide an informative commentary during the tour and make you feel as though you are welcome guests in their home.