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Vancouver Island Expeditions

98 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
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Local Food, Craft Beverage and Estate Winery Tour of Cowichan Valley
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We create authentic, intimate and memorable visitor experiences while honouring the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Let us show you our backyard and help you discover places that inspire stories!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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98 Front St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5H7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The day couldn't have been any better! Thank you so much to both Leif and Brendan for day I will never forget. I'm already looking forward to another tour with you guys!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing day! Thank you Leif and Brendan for being the best. I couldn't have hoped for a better day. 🍻🍷

Thank KelseyDiaczuk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to be invited to join the inaugural tour of Gabriola Island and I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The van was very comfortable and the company was great. Leif and Brendan are wonderful guides and full of interesting tidbits of information, and the...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to Gabriola Island with our tour guides Leif and Brendan, and WOW I was not dissapointed. We travelled in the comfortable van across the straight on BC Ferries to this eclectic little gem just outside of Nanaimo. We visited the with true local people,...More

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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Mike for coming along on our inaugural Simply Gabriola Island tour. Your feedback will definitely help us make the tour a popular experience for visitors and locals alike!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brendan took 9 of us on a board retreat. He entertained us along the way and we had a blast discovering local gems. Highly recommended!!

Thank ecfdions
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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming along for a tour. Too bad I wasn't able to guide you around that day but I'm glad you enjoyed having Brendan. I hope the retreat went well!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 9 had a wonderful time touring a winery, brewery, and distillery in Nanaimo. Our guide Brendan was punctual, knowledgeable, easy going, and fit it with our vibe right away. We felt super safe with him driving and he even put up with...More

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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Don't worry, Brendan has lots of patience with people's music selections. We're glad you enjoyed your tour!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brandon led a great tour to a winery, distillery, and brewery on VI. Not only did our group have a great time chatting and drinking great beverages, we learned so much from all the business owners and Brandon as we made our way to each...More

Thank travellerG1995DY
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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and we look forward to having you aboard again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vancouver Island Expeditions took a group of us to WildPlay Element Parks. They took pictures of us and made it an enjoyable experience all around! They will accommodate to what you are looking for in a tour, such as making a pit stop for a...More

Thank ashaya e
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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Ashaya. Looking forward to showing you some of the wineries!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful day touring the Cowichan Valley wine country. Not to be missed by anyone visiting Vancouver Island. Leaf Bogwald really knows all the people in this beautiful area of Vancouver Island. With Leaf we visited some outstanding winiers along with a cidery. We...More

Thank Edward M
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Leif B, Owner at Vancouver Island Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Ed! I really loved taking your group for a private tour from the cruise ship and showing you some of the amazing places we have here on Vancouver Island. Hope to see you again one day!

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Response from porkypine2015 | Reviewed this property |
We used Vancouver Island Expeditions to get from Victoria to Port Hardy as part of a larger tour around B.C. and Alberta; so I don't know the cost. I do know we were picked up at our hotel, so if you are on the island Lief... More
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