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Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours Inc.-Day Tours

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Address: Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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US$46.90*
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Vancouver Island Forest and Beach Nature Tour
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I loved this - So relaxing!

I LOVED this so much! The pace of the walk is very slow and meditative, just what I needed. The world changes when you slow down and accept the invitations that are offered along... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVED this so much! The pace of the walk is very slow and meditative, just what I needed. The world changes when you slow down and accept the invitations that are offered along the walk. It was beautiful to take in the intricate details and symbolism in the forest and I loved the tea that was made for us... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review J.S. It is especially encouraging to receive positive feedback from a professional life coach, such as yourself. We appreciate & thank you for accompanying us to share a forest bathing practice with you and grateful for the time we spent together. More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Both guides were very knowledgeable about the forest we were walking through, having an extensive understanding of the local plant and tree life. Their kind and gentle presence definitely resonated with the forest around us.

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

Thank you for your comments. We very much enjoyed guiding a forest bathing walk with you & sharing information about the healing properties of this precious Coastal Douglas fir forest. We hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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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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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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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
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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Reviewed 21 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
1 review
Reviewed 4 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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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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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 

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