All day trips include transportation, lunch and your guide!
Please call 250-588-3732 or email drea@daytripdrea.com to book a trip.

Custom trips are available, please call and tell me where you want to go!

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EAST SOOKE AVATAR GROVE SOMBRIO BEACH
AustriankidsOffers an amazing coastal trail which will take you to sandy beaches, rock faces, petroglyphs (ancient native art), and to Beechy head where you have a clear lookout of the Olympic mountains across the Juan de Fuca strait. We will do a moderate circuit hike, where we’ll take time for an awesome lunch. Your guide will tell you all you want to know about the scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna. The 5 hour trip includes transportation, your guide and a tasty lunch.This hike can be longer if interested; we can do the whole trail including lunch in 7 hours and be picked up on the other end! Please call to request a longer hike.

$105.00 for a 5 Hour Tour 

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The recently threatened to be logged Avatar Grove is located only 15 min. outside of Port Renfrew.  Avatar grows alongside Gordon River, and hosts an old growth forest of giant Red Cedars and Douglas Fir.  The Grove is also home to Canada’s Gnarliest Tree, lush ferns and moss covered roots and rocks.  A short walk through the forest will take you back in time.  A must see while it still stands tall.  

~Is included in the Big Tree Tour~

$130.00 for a 6 Hour Tour

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA favorite of the locals and holds a history not quite like the other beaches on the West Coast. Sombrio has awesome free falling and hidden waterfalls. It has caves, prehistorical bugs, three beaches to explore, and a fresh water river that can be crossed by tree or suspension bridge. Only a 15 minute walk through the giant trees, ferns, and moss will get you from the day trip van to the west coast beach. Your guide will tell you all about the plant, sea and wild life you see around you, the mountain range in the distance, and some well known stories of a time when Sombrio was home to a community of people.


$125.00 for a 7 Hour Tour

CHINA BEACH MYSTIC BEACH BOTANICAL BEACH
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAis located just outside of Jordan River on the West Coast road. We hike through the rain forest down to a real taste of the rugged west coast. The beach itself holds a beautiful waterfall to admire when the tide is out, and a hidden cabin built out of driftwood and natural resources. We’ll find hundred year old trees, eagles, fresh rivers and a stretch of west coast beach to call our own for exploring. You guide will carry in lunch for a picnic on the beach and don’t forget to ask about the story of Cougar Annie!

$120.00 for a 6 Hour Tour

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAis the next beach along the Juan de Fuca trail and begins at the same trail head as China. This trail is a little less than an hour’s hike through the rugged and serene western rain forest, over a suspension bridge and down the steps of one of our fallen giant trees. The beach offer waterfalls, caves, and numerous places to sit and eat a gourmet lunch prepared for you. Your guide will tell you about the migrating whales. You can observe eagles in flight, ancient trees and a taste of the open Pacific Ocean.

$120.00 for a 6 Hour Tour
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAis the last accessible beach before you reach the West Coast Trail in Port Renfrew. It’s the end of the line of the West Coast road and very well known for its many tidal pools. When the tide is at its lowest here, you can explore many different sizes and shapes of tidal pools, each with its own ecosystem of sea life. Hike the 15 minutes through the edge of the rain forest to experience the open ocean air in your face. Explore and observe the wonders of nature and sea life while your guide tells you about the tides, the trees, and the sea around you. You will get to relax and explore while a gourmet lunch is prepared for you to picnic with on what feels like the edge of the world.

$130.00 for a 8 Hour Tour

WHALE WATCHING PACKAGE BIG TREE TOUR SUNSET TRIPS
whalewatchingsuitesStart off with a half day hike into the forest, through giant trees, over mossy rocks, submerge into a beautiful waterfall, and relax on the beach with your gourmet lunch, listening to your knowledgeable and fun loving guide. Spend the last half of your day suited up on the zodiak, with the ocean breeze in your face, chasing the orca’s, humpbacks, and sometimes grey whales.  See eagles, sealions, seals and enjoy your tour with Sooke Coastal Explorations.

$185.50pp for the day
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis giant old growth cedar is our first stop along the Big Tree Tour.  Then off to the giants of Sombrio including the Refugee Tree, out to Renfrew to see the cedars and firs of Avatar Grove.  From there onto the Juan Suan Spruce, Red Creek Fir and Harris Creek Spruce. 

$135.00 for a 6 Hour Tour 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave you ever sat on the sandy beaches of the West Coast and watched the sun set behind the Olympic Mountain range? How about while sipping on a bottle of wine and eating a gourmet late lunch, curled up in a warm blanket with the ocean breeze in your face and the company of a local guide. Destinations can include almost every trip stated above, plus additional beaches that may suite a casual evening walk. Please call to schedule a sunset tour for you.

 

We are happy to accommodate your needs or special requests.  We want your trip to be fun and safe.

Meals – vegetarian and vegan meals offered, please let us know of any special meal requests or food allergies you have.  

Pets – Friendly pets are welcome, please remember to let us know ahead of time to arrange and forewarn other guests. If there is a concern with allergies, we’ll have to leave our furry friends at home!

Local wine and beer tasting is available upon request.

 

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  1. megan scott says:

    Hi Drea! I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts in showing myself, my husband and our 3 teenaged kids the time of our lives! This will be a trip we will never forget… Between the beaches, forest, hiking, whale watching and the amazing lunch’s you provided us we were awestruck. It’s not easy planning a family trip let alone pleasing 3 teenagers, but I know for a fact my kids had a great time because 8 months later they are still talking about it. You showed us breath taking views, one thing after another as one can see from all your photos. Anybody reading this, you think the photos are beautiful wait till you are there in person! Again, thank you for giving us amazing memories and I will be recommending you to everyone I know that might be taking a trip to Vancouver Island! All the best to you and your business, and I look forward to the next time we meet again.

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