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Gulf Island Safari - CLOSED

| Salt Spring Marina, British Columbia V8K2S2, Canada
+1 250-538-7188
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Great experience

Ian was very informative, and interactive with his passengers. He went above and beyond to take us... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
Jnah1
Over promised under delivered

Not impressed with this company. Getting on the boat there was a lot of talk about a pod of 40... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
FraserFamilyCalgary
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located two minutes,1 kilometer from Ganges We do kayaking, whale watching & sightseeing tours, paddle boarding & bike rentals
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17 Sep 2015
“Great experience”
7 Sep 2015
“Over promised under delivered”
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| Salt Spring Marina, British Columbia V8K2S2, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Ian was very informative, and interactive with his passengers. He went above and beyond to take us to get to a large Southern Resident pod quite far away. He was very respectful towards the animals and very conscious of protecting them. Highly recommend. Our six...More

Thank Jnah1
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Not impressed with this company. Getting on the boat there was a lot of talk about a pod of 40 resident orcas. We spent most of the trip following the 3 same transient orcas. We also saw 1 humpback. The captain pointed the boat at...More

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LetsGoWild, Owner at Gulf Island Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Ian was great, he went out of his way to find Whales for us which involved a very pleasant Zodiak trip down to the the San Juan Islands. A must do activity when visiting SSI.

1  Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We took our nine year old daughter and Ian and helper were amazing. They made sure that she could see and answered all her questions. Ian was very knowledgeable about the whales and was able to guide us to the right spots. Great day and...More

Thank Cora F
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My boss did this tour last summer and said not only was it the best nature/whale watching tour she'd ever done, but it was one of the best tourist experiences ever. She wasn't wrong! We took 2 guests visiting us on Salt Spring, and it...More

Thank BlueStrike
Reviewed 26 May 2015

You are more or less guaranteed to see whales with Outdoor Visions because they only take you out if they know that whales are in the area. We were extremely fortunate to see humpback whales and killer whales in one trip. Having phoned the day...More

Thank 2014JFM
Reviewed 4 May 2015

What an amazing experience to be out on the water on a beautiful day! I can't say enough about how therapeutic it was to see orcas, humpbacks, & eagles in their natural environment. Ian, of Outdoor Visions, is an informative tour guide. He's very respected...More

Thank Rowland66
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Ian was a very informed guide, due to his knowledge and experience with the whales. He guaranteed that we would see whales, and we did. He is a one man show with many years on the water to know what the whales will do, before...More

Thank DnDon2014
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We had a 3 hour trip out to see orcas once Ian (the owner) had the call from other boats to tell him where they were. The boat has comfortable seats, lots of room the day we went as there were only 8 of us....More

2  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I'd like to thank Ian for an amazing trip out on the water to see some orcas. He's super knowledgeable, and really respects the marine life. We were out for a little over three hours, and spent much of that time following a pod of...More

1  Thank Ben C
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