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Enjoy a guided day trip to see Port Renfrew's biggest trees, coastal beaches, and incredible wildlife with renowned nature photographer TJ Watt. Visit the Avatar Grove, San Juan Spruce, Red Creek Fir, Sombrio Beach, and more! Transportation...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-888-5405
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

The all day hike with TJ was incredibly worthwhile. He shared his passion and knowledge not only for the tall trees, but also for the wonderful area of Port Renfrew. His type of vehicle was the best way for us to access this remote area...More

Thank travelsue144
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Our entire family enjoyed our day with TJ. His knowledge, candor, and experience made the entire tour come alive. You know you have had a great tour, when even your teenagers were extremely impressed. We would have not been able to find some of the...More

Thank ScottS2818
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great trip in September with TJ. Professional and with a great heart for nature! TJ is a very nice guy and it felt almost as if we were on a trip with family.

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TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

I had such a fabulous day with you guys! Really enjoyed your warm company and thoughtful conversations. If you ever make it back this way be sure to get in touch. The trees and beaches will be waiting!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Spent the day with TJ while in Port Renfrew. Excellent. We went to three different locations. TJ was very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable and made the day very interesting. Our trip started in Avatar Grove and ended on the beach looking in...More

1  Thank webbes
TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Port Renfrew! What a nice day that was :) Happy hiking and safe travels in the future!!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My day out with Big Tree Tours was one of the things I was looking forward to most on my trip, even before I arrived. Wanting to get to see some of the most picturesque sights and explore the local area off of the beaten...More

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TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for the kind words Amy! I had such a fun-tastic day with you out on the trails! It was a blast shooting photos alongside another photographer as well. Happy to have had the chance to share a piece of this beautiful corner of the...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We spent an incredible day away from the Victoria hustle and bustle with TJ, who knows the Port Renfrew tall trees and Botanical Beach tidal pools like no one else. Absolutely set a date with TJ and drive up to Port Renfrew.More

Thank MCITiger
TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed the day! I had great time exploring Port Renfrew with you as well. If you ever need to escape the Kansas City heat again, be sure to come back up to the wild coast of BC! The trees and sea will...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had an amazing experience walking with TJ to the big trees. His knowledge and passion about this area is inspiring. If you like to see the big trees and walk with an experience guide he is definitely the best, there is. I did it...More

Thank erwin b
Reviewed 25 September 2016

During a short visit to South Vancouver Island in September 2016 I was lucky enough to spend a day roaming the local area with an amazing guide named TJ Watt or Big Tree Tours. He took great care to explain the details of the region's...More

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TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thanks C! What a beautiful day in the sun that was. I had a great time chatting with you about the many things our forests have to share as well :) And seeing the whales off Sombrio Beach - a highlight for me! Do say...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I did the Big Tree Tour with TJ at the end of July 2016. First, we would never have found all the places he took us to. He knows the woods so well. Second, if, by chance we had found the right...More

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TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thanks so much! I had great time with you both as well! And I agree - the peace and tranquility found in ancient forests is so rejuvenating. It just washes life’s stresses away. Happy to have been able to share a those moments with you...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Exploring the wiles of Vancouver Island with Big Tree Tours is a fabulous was to spend a day. We visited Vancouver Island recently (Aug, 2016) looking to get off the beaten path - Big Tree Tours, in the person of TJ Watt was our guide...More

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TJ W, Owner at Big Tree Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thanks Kevin! I had such a fun time touring the wilderness of Port Renfrew with you and your wife. Your enthusiasm for life and the world around you made for a truly memorable day! Glad to have made two new friends. I'll be sure to...More

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