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For all tours, please arrive at our office 30 minutes before the tour’s departure time to be outfitted in flotation suits and sign a waiver.

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Payment and Cancellation Policies

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • If you must cancel your tour with 14 or more days notice of your tour’s departure date, a full refund is provided
  • If you must cancel your tour with less than 14 days of your tour’s departure date the full amount of the tour is non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be received by email.
  • In the event that Coastal Rainforest Safaris is unable to operate your tour due to a BC Government imposed non-essential travel advisory during the dates of your trip you will be refunded in full.
  • If Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel a tour due to circumstances beyond our control amounting to “force majeure” (such as natural disasters, “acts of God”, epidemics, health risks and pandemics, industrial disputes, unforeseeable technical problems with transport for reasons beyond our control or that of our suppliers, closed or congested airports or ports, fires, strikes, riots, civil disturbances, (a threat of) war, political instability, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences), the full amount paid for the tour is non-refundable. Any expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled trip i.e. travel, hotel, etc would remain your responsibility.
  • In the unlikely Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel or delay a tour for reasons other than “force majeure”, such as high localized winds or mechanical failure, guests will receive the option to re-schedule or to receive a full refund. Please note, expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled or re-scheduled tour i.e. travel, hotel. etc. remain your responsibility and are another reason we strongly encourage purchasing travel insurance.

We strongly recommend all customers purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for COVID-related cancellations and trip interruptions.

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • If you must cancel your tour with 14 or more days notice of your tour’s departure date, a full refund is provided
  • If you must cancel your tour with less than 14 days of your tour’s departure date the full amount of the tour is non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be received by email.
  • If Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel a tour due to circumstances beyond our control amounting to “force majeure” (such as natural disasters, “acts of God”, epidemics, health risks and pandemics, industrial disputes, unforeseeable technical problems with transport for reasons beyond our control or that of our suppliers, closed or congested airports or ports, fires, strikes, riots, civil disturbances, (a threat of) war, political instability, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences), the full amount paid for the tour is non-refundable. Any expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled trip i.e. travel, hotel, etc would remain your responsibility.
  • In the unlikely Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel or delay a tour for reasons other than “force majeure”, such as high localized winds or mechanical failure, guests will receive the option to re-schedule or to receive a full refund. Please note, expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled or re-scheduled tour i.e. travel, hotel. etc. remain your responsibility and are another reason we strongly encourage purchasing travel insurance.

We strongly recommend all customers purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for COVID-related cancellations and trip interruptions.

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • If you must cancel your tour at any time, no refund is provided
  • All cancellations must be received by email.
  • If Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel a tour due to circumstances beyond our control amounting to “force majeure” (such as natural disasters, “acts of God”, epidemics, health risks and pandemics, industrial disputes, unforeseeable technical problems with transport for reasons beyond our control or that of our suppliers, closed or congested airports or ports, fires, strikes, riots, civil disturbances, (a threat of) war, political instability, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences), the full amount paid for the tour is non-refundable. Any expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled trip i.e. travel, hotel, etc would remain your responsibility.
  • In the unlikely Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc. has to cancel or delay a tour for reasons other than “force majeure”, such as high localized winds or mechanical failure, guests will receive the option to re-schedule or to receive a full refund. Please note, expenses incurred by guests in preparing for a cancelled or re-scheduled tour i.e. travel, hotel. etc. remain your responsibility and are another reason we strongly encourage purchasing travel insurance.

We strongly recommend all customers purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for COVID-related cancellations and trip interruptions.

  • 5 star ratingDELIGHTFUL Evening!!! I took the three hour evening tour and it was just perfect. We saw four humpback whales, at least a dozen Dall's porpoise, many sea otters, lots of bald eagles and other birds. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The moon peaked out between the clouds on our way back into the harbour and that... read more

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  • 5 star ratingAmazing!! We had a great afternoon trip with CRS, and would highly recommend it to all of our family and friends. We saw sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots of Sea Otters which were what we were most hoping to see! The boat was comfortable and our driver was awesome!!

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  • 5 star ratingOtters Everywhere!! Our day on the water with guide Tommy Child was amazing - his professionalism, traditional knowledge, and the abundance of wildlife made for an epic day. We set out of Port Hardy in a fog bank but were quickly clear of it and learning about ancient First Nations use of all that the land and waters had to offer.... read more

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  • 5 star ratingBeautiful sea life adventure and tour! The experience was first class all the way. Captain William, guides Tyler and Ann were great hosts and knowledgeable. The flora, fauna and sea life unbeatable. We had great weather too! Thank you Coastal Rainforest Safaris.

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  • 5 star ratingOtters Everywhere!! Our day on the water with guide Tommy Child was amazing - his professionalism, traditional knowledge, and the abundance of wildlife made for an epic day. We set out of Port Hardy in a fog bank but were quickly clear of it and learning about ancient First Nations use of all that the land and waters had to offer.

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  • 5 star ratingBe awed and inspired by the beauty of nature What an amazing experience. We were treated to sightings of numerous humpback whales, stellar sea lions, porpoises, and sea otters. Our guide was knowledgeable of the area and wildlife. If you get the opportunity to go on a tour, I recommend you don’t pass it up!

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    zoeelaine83
  • 5 star ratingFun, informative and professional We had a wonderful time today with Andrew our guide, visiting the islands, coves and waters around Port Hardy. Andrew (one of the owners of the company) was a terrific host and guide, as he was very safety oriented, respectful of the wildlife and knowledgeable about the area. We saw Humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions, seals, bald eagles and... read more

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  • 5 star ratingBrilliant day out Had an unbelievable tour with Andrew! We were so fortunate to see a few whales breaching and all the animals we had seen along the way were just amazing! Andrew and his team run these tours incredibly and his genuine love for these tours makes it all the better! I would definitely recommend this tour if your looking for... read more

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    Christopher C.
  • 5 star ratingFun, informative and professional We had a wonderful time today with Andrew our guide, visiting the islands, coves and waters around Port Hardy. Andrew (one of the owners of the company) was a terrific host and guide, as he was very safety oriented, respectful of the wildlife and knowledgeable about the area. We saw Humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions, seals, bald eagles... read more

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  • 5 star ratingLifetime experience I highly recommend doing a tour with Coastal Rainforest Safaris! They obey the Covid-19 rules and It was a pleasure to listen to Mike. Beside the tour he also told us more about life in the sea and Indigenous history. We really enjoyed and Mike made sure we took great photos!

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  • 5 star ratingIncredible day on the water! Loved the small boat experience, only 8 of us passengers and it was perfect - we all had prime seating, and the ability to move around and to chat with the guide. Our guide (/owner) Andrew was incredibly knowledgable about the area, the wildlife, the history, and daily life. He led us on a 6-hour tour through open channels... read more

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    Pamela D.
  • 5 star ratingSpectacular wildlife experience Wow, did this trip deliver! Although the weather did not fully co-operate, we saw 2 black bears, hundreds of sea lions, 20+ sea otters, 2 minke whales, 28 northern resident orcas, 4 humpback whales, and Dall porpoises .
    Organization of the trip was very good and their equipment excellent.
    Covid-19 practices were also very good.
    Spectacular trip!

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  • 5 star ratingSpectacular wildlife experience Wow, did this trip deliver! Although the weather did not fully co-operate, we saw 2 black bears, hundreds of sea lions, 20+ sea otters, 2 minke whales, 28 northern resident orcas, 4 humpback whales, and Dall porpoises . Organization of the trip was very good and their equipment excellent. Covid-19 practices were also very good.... read more

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  • 5 star ratingWildlife, Knowledge and Skill!!! Thank you again for the wonderful experience first hand to observe wildlife in their element. Andrew led a wonderful trip and shared his abundant knowledge of the area. We witnessed Sea Otters cleaning, feeding and relaxing with hands behind head, mama Humpback and calf diving deep, showing tail fins again and again, hearing each blow... Many Sheerwater... read more

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  • 5 star ratingOutstanding sea otter and wildlife tour with Coastal Rainforest Safaris! We had a fabulous wildlife tour with Andrew! We saw dozens of sea otters, Dall's porpoises, humpback whales, stellar sea lions, seals, and orcas! Andrew is an excellent and knowledgeable guide, who went the extra mile (many miles, actually!) to locate a large pod of orcas that had been spotted in the area. It was such as bonus to... read more

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    Deb R.

Port Hardy Whale Watching and Sea Otter Viewing Tours

We are located in Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island.

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One of the coolest things I’ve seen ... a humpback whale trap feeding :^)
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We are currently leading a group of photographers around northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland on a five day wildlife safari. We have had some great experiences so far
Here is a photo and caption from @bradleyeastphotography from day two of.the tour:

"Yesterday we lucked right out and saw this Coastal Wolf who decided to check us out from the coastline.

What an amazing animal of Vancouver Island!

@coastalrainforestsafaris "•


#wolf #wolves #coastalwolf
#wildlifephotography #safari #visitporthardy #gonorthisland #explorevancouverisland #explorebc #explorecanada #indigenousbc #indigenouscanada #goindigenous
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Ha̱'mapux̱wda t̕ła'yi x̱wa k̕wit̓a'a. Black bears like to eat barnacles, mussels, and other shellfish along the shorelines. At times, we see black bears on our trips; love it! #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational 📸 - @calsnape ...

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Ma̱'a̱mx̱'inux̱w lax̱ a̱wi'nakola sa T̕łat̕ła̱siḵwa̱la. Seeing orca in T̕łat̕ła̱siḵwa̱la territory is breathtaking! Hope Island is home to a beautiful people that have been here for centuries:) #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational ...

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