We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

k'awat'si Tours

154 Tsulquate Reserve, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
+1 250-230-3574
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
This review is not about the tour, because it was cancelled 1 hour before estimated departure!

This review is not about the tour itself, because there was no tour! We booked a Scenic Boat... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
RuudK123
,
Venlo, The Netherlands
via mobile
Amazing force of nature

Playing tourist in our own backyard. Purchased a gift certificate for the Nakwakto Rapids and... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
ceweyfoowa
,
Vancouver Island
via mobile
Read all 15 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
k’awat’si Tours Eco Tours and Aboriginal Cultural Experiences with First Nations guides let you see the wild beauty of North Vancouver Island. Hike in coastal rainforests, get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums.
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
154 Tsulquate Reserve, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 250-230-3574
Write a ReviewReviews (15)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This review is not about the tour itself, because there was no tour! We booked a Scenic Boat & Wildlife Tour at K'awat'si on Wednesday 8th march 2017 for Wednesday 9th August. Our Canadian itinerary was partly planned especially around this tour....coming from Europe all...More

Thank RuudK123
Guest-Relations-KEDC, General Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Good day, I am sure nothing I can say in regards to this booking will make you feel better. Davis has explained the events of that day, and all I can do as hotel manager is offer my sincere apologies for your difficulties. Sincerely, Scott

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Playing tourist in our own backyard. Purchased a gift certificate for the Nakwakto Rapids and Cultural Tour at an auction. A bit of trouble with contact info provided on the gift certificate, but the call to the cell phone number provided in the answering machine...More

Thank ceweyfoowa
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! K'awat'si tours is one of the gems of north island tourism and we hope that over time our spectacular word of mouth will help us grow our business. Davis and his team have put a lot of work into...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Had a slight problem with my booking for the Scenic boat and wildlife tour in June, but many thanks to Davis for sorting this out and arranging for me to take the trip with Eddy and Thomas. Despite the sea conditions being quite 'challenging' I...More

Thank 186273Liverbird49
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for choosing K'awat'si Tours, and for your kind words. Davis, Eddie, Walter and Thomas are proud of the tours we offer and the heritage of the Gwa'sala Nakwaxda'xw people, who have inhabited these lands and waters for thousands of years. To share the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience on this tour. We were picked up at the hotel and taken to the dock. Davis did a wonderful job explaining his native culture and the areas we were visiting. We saw whales, otters, sea lions and porpoises. The rapids...More

Thank aggiesmom
Guest-Relations-KEDC, General Manager at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your review! Davis is a wonderful guide and enjoys sharing the stories of his people. Wildlife viewing is good this time of year and how exciting for you to see whales, otters, sea lions and porpoises. Best wishes, Scott

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We were picked up by our guide at our hotel (how nice is that!?) and made the journey to the San Josef Bay trailhead in a comfortable truck. Within 20 mins of beginning we saw a black bear at the side of the road which...More

Thank Christine K
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Christine K, We are very happy to hear you had such a great time despite the weather elements. The west coast weather is unpredictable but we think the area is beautiful in all types of weather. Walter will be very pleased to hear that...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

While on a recent trip to Port Hardy we took two different k'awat'si tours. It was nice to travel the gravel back roads to San Josef Bay in a larger vehicle driven by a guide who knows the area. The hiking trail from the parking...More

Thank annbt2017
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Annebt, Thank you for the excellent review! What a fantastic time you had seeing humpback whales and other sea mammals, the Nakwakto Rapids, San Jo Bay and learning first hand of the local Aboriginal culture and history. We are very proud of our tours...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best days hiking I can remember and our guide was superb! A must see for anyone wanting to experience nature and the k'awat'si are so knowledgable. I left a better person after a day at San Josef bayMore

Thank Emily D
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

We're happy to hear that you had such a positive experience on your trip to San Josef bay with us Emily! We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and to have experienced and knowledgeable guides working with us. We...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Big thanks to Davis and the group at K'awat'si Tours! We had a fabulous time!!! We went on two excursions with our 14-month-old. First, we visited the salmon hatchery and the beach. We learned about First Nations culture and history. The next day, we went...More

Thank Andrea N
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

We're so pleased to hear you had a fabulous time on both of your tours with us Andrea! We're happy to be able to share the First Nations culture and history of the area with our guests while taking them to fun and exciting locations....More

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this company on FaceBook. We booked the 11 am tour, what a great day. The weather was foggy and sort of drizzly. Davis picked us up at the campground just outside of town and took us to the dock. We met Edgar...More

Thank EthelBO
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your guided cultural tour and got to see some marine life! We'll be sure to let Eddy, Davis and Gordon know you had such a great time. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Even though the weather was dull and drizzling, we thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip. Weaving through the small islets to the Rapids was beautiful and the rapids themselves are stunning- beauty and power in a grand show of nature. Of equal value was the commentary...More

1  Thank ACW56
Guest-Relations-KEDC, Guest Relations at k'awat'si Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed the boat trip with us, despite the unseasonable weather! It's hard to convey the intensity of the Rapids in photos, so we're happy to be able to show them to people in person. We'll make sure Davis knows you enjoyed...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Guido
148 reviews
1.39 km away
The Sporty Bar & Grill
208 reviews
1.22 km away
Ha'me' Restaurant
27 reviews
1.36 km away
Captain Hardy's
38 reviews
1.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sea Wolf Adventures
130 reviews
1.41 km away
Port Hardy Museum & Archives
34 reviews
1.43 km away
Cove Adventure Tours
12 reviews
1.31 km away
Port Hardy Visitor Centre
12 reviews
1.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from k'awat'si Tours staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit