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Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours

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Address: Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-248-3667
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We took a day tour to the Pacific coast with Gary and Ronda last Wednesday, with torrential rain and gale-force winds. What an adventure! We were treated to the wildest ocean and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a day tour to the Pacific coast with Gary and Ronda last Wednesday, with torrential rain and gale-force winds. What an adventure! We were treated to the wildest ocean and roaring rivers. Ronda was a gracious and well-informed host, making sure we had a delightful day. Gary drove us safely there and back, through terrible weather, yet we... More 

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a TripAdvisor comment. It means a lot to us. We very much enjoyed meeting you and your friends and are so happy that you enjoyed the day. We look forward to the winter storms on Vancouver Island's wild west coast but are always glad to get back to the east... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

From my first phone call to Ronda to our goodbyes at the end of the hike with Gary, we had a magnificent experience that was second to none! My partner, Mom and I were fixed on another hike of theirs but after talking with Ronda about my partner wanting to have an experience as close to the Carmanah trail as... More 

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a wonderful complimentary review from booking the tour with us to your experience on our Salmon Forest Nature Tour. We would like you to know it was such a great pleasure to meet you, your partner and your Mom and it makes us feel very happy to have helped... More 

Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable on nature and plant life. We had a wonderful day. We saw sea lions, eagles, waterfalls, etc. It was great.😆

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

0700 linkup with excellent directions. Our Guide was very knowledgeable on all aspects of ornithology. We are medium novice birders and saw and photographed more in a day than we would have identified in a week by ourselves. The pace was good and we saw 15 species new to us. I am certain that advanced birders would be easily engaged... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a fantastic afternoon hiking to little Qualicum falls and then touring other highlights in the area. I found our tour guide who is a former forest resource manager a wealth of knowledge. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming with us on a rainy Island day. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We contacted Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours and at short notice they were able to arrange a full day tour giving us a wonderful experience of Vancouver Island. My wife and I were collected from our hotel by Gary and we set off on our adventure. We visited the awe inspiring Cathedral Grove with its huge ancient trees, some over 800... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Based at Qualicum Beach and with no car, experiencing the other side of VAN Island seemed a pipe dream. Not until we investigated Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours with a quick email. Gary & Rhonda responded asap, and after a friendly phone chat we were booked and ready to roll on the 'Ocean beaches, rainforests, and villages nature tour'. Starting at... More 

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It was great to chat with you when I took your booking but I wish I could have met you and I so regret that my health issues have prevented me from co-hosting and providing the commentary. I spent many years of study & research about this beautiful Vancouver Island from it's geological beginnings, First... More 

Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a couple of low key, relaxing, low impact hikes with tour guides Gary and Rhonda Murdock enlightening us on local attractions, history, guided tours through rainforest, on beaches, local favourite shopping, artist museums,and restaurants. We started at the resort in which we were lodging and toured Nanoose Bay, Parksville, proceeding to HWY 4A to cross... More 

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the 2 tours with us. It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and we appreciated your interest & questions about our area. When we watched Global News that evening we saw we were all in the news clip on the Wild Pacific Trail when they were interviewing the man about humans interfering with... More 

Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good value for the money. Guides were helpful to answer questions and enthusiastic about all subjects of the area. The hikes were easy walking and the wildlife and plant life was amazing. Be sure to contact for a great overall view of the island. You are picked up at your hotel.

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Ronda M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you and your granddaughter this week. Thank you for taking tours with us and thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We hope your entire time in the area will be pleasantly memorable. More 

Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Our tour was an overview of the Parksville/Qualicum area. Gary provided our family group (3) with four hours filled with beautiful coastal scenery, forest and beach walks, identified trees and plants, birds and sea creatures: purple starfish, urchins, anemones. We saw more eagles in one hour than we had seen in our entire lives. A special bonus at the end... More 

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Gary M, Owner at Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours, responded to this review

It was great to meet you and your awesome family. It's such a pleasure to be with people that appreciate nature. Glad that you enjoyed what we saw on this spectacular Island. More 

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