People Water Land- Indigenous Cultural and Wildlife Tour

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5 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


This exclusive, small group half day experience incorporates the best of marine wildlife and First Nations culture. The immersive, hands-on adventure includes whale watching combined with a land-based cultural tour.
The marine portion takes place aboard our new 12 passenger tour boats.

Homalco Tours' custom-design 12 passenger vessels are unlike any other with a landing craft design and TWO seats for every passenger! You have an option to select Comfort Seating inside the cabin or Adventure Seating on the fresh air deck, allowing for a safer COVID-friendly tour.

This is the only cultural and wildlife tour from Campbell River that is 100% indigenous owned and provides you with an immersive indigenous experience from start to finish. Thank you for choosing us, "ʔiymot" (it is good).


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch - Tailored to dietary requirements
  • Restroom on board
  • Snacks

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Salish Sea

Journey in comfort on-board a covered, heated boat through the Salish Sea Aupe (Church House), Homalco First Nation's last village site. Along the way your skipper and First Nation guide will share their knowledge of the human history and legends of this spectacular area while on the lookout for humpback whales, orcas, dolpins, sea lions, bald eagles and more.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be able to walk 2-3 kilometers on uneven ground and climb stairs
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 2022

Great tour! Beautiful scenery! Ron and Cassie did a wonderful job sharing Homalco history and traditions as well as some of their own personal stories. Highly recommend!

August 2022

A lovely mixture of nature watching and learning about native culture and history from people who have lived it and are living it. We visited the village on a remote inlet where both the captain and our tour guide were born and raised, and heard personal stories while walking among the remains of...

August 2022

The whole thing was amazing. Well organized, easy, and friendly staff. Comfortable boat ride, and great lunch. The stop at the island was a great experience.

July 2022

This is a thought provoking and impactful tour and I highly recommend it to everyone. Janet, the Homalco Tours knowledge keeper and guide, made us feel welcome and her stories gave us deeper insight into Coast Salish culture in this area and throughout the Salish Sea. We we fortunate to share th...

Dick W
June 2022

Fantastic tour. Our guides welcomed us in their language and in English. After a beautiful boat ride we visited the ruins of where some of them had lived -Aupe (Church House). Their peoples were forced to live here many decades ago. We saw a seal beside the island. A black bear ran away as we...

September 2021

Amazing tour! From the get go everyone involved was friendly and personable. The boat itself is great-got us around the Discovery Islands through beautiful channels and water ways. The option to be inside or outside was great. Saw humpbacks near the beginning, seals, sea lions, birds, etc. We mis...

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