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Great Day Trip

To avoid the abuse on our own car, we took the Cove Adventure Tour to San Josef Bay for the day... read more

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West Vancouver, Canada
Great visit to San Josef Bay

We had a great visit to San Josef Bay with Chris from Cove Adventure Tours. He is a very... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Paul B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I highly recommend Cove Adventure Tours for a day trip to San Josef Bay in beautiful Cape Scott Provincial Park. As a solo traveller, the tour worked out perfectly for me. I didn't have to stress about driving the long dusty logging road -- Chris and Anna are expert navigators -- and I wanted the inside scoop from locals about the wildlife, plants and sea creatures, as well as the history of the area. We got all that and more. In fact, we saw four bears! It's an incredibly beautiful location, and a great day out.

Date of experience: May 2018
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CoveAdventureTours, Manager at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for the review Louise! We had a great time getting to know you and exploring San Josef Bay with you. Enjoy the rest of you trip! -Anna

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked a trip with Chris to St. Joe Bay and had a fabulous time. Exploring the north end of the island is a unique adventure. Though we had our own vehicle, the logging roads are not for the inexperienced. Chris had a radio tuned to the correct frequency. He and knew when to pull out and wait for the big trucks. We stopped at Holberg and had great conversation with the locals and then headed for St. Joseph Bay. It is paradise! Chris has a plan for all circumstances and delightfully shares all his knowledge. We are pleased to endorse Cove Adventures. It's a " must do" if you are going to the Port Hardy area!

Date of experience: September 2017
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CoveAdventureTours, Owner at Cove Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We agree that San Josef Bay is a must do when visiting the north island!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

On August 6, I ,along with a number of other 'locals' from Port Hardy, travelled with Cove Adventures Tours to go whale watching with Stubbs Island Whale Watching in Telegraph Cove. This is a great partnership of two companies who are very organized and professional.

Starting in Port Hardy, we traveled in the Cove Adventure Tours van to Telegraph Cove. Anna and Kristina were great tour guides making sure everything ran smoothly from check-in to drop off. On the whale watching tour we were very fortunate in the amount of wildlife we saw - humpbacks, orcas, dolphins skipping along the water, to name a few.

This was a lovely way to spend an evening!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

From original planning to the actual trip we had a great experience with Cove. We did a 4-day hike in Cape Scott Park with a guide, Greg, who was fantastic. A very enthusiastic, respectful and experienced guide. We appreciated the trip planning, everything that Greg could teach us about wildlife, plants, backcountry tips etc. We're back from our trip with great memories!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I took the day trip to San Josef Bay with Chris and Anna of Cove Adventure Tours, joining others who were mainly small family groups. Anna's communications in advance were very helpful, prompt and clear. The vehicle was comfortable and Chris drove carefully over the gravel roads. Note that most car hire companies don't cover you for driving to the bay. The second part of the road is maintained by loggers who have large trucks that can drive over just about anything so it is not maintained for regular vehicles. There is also no cell phone coverage but Chris and Anna have satellite phones. We saw two black bear on the way.

I opted for the small packed lunch which we picked up at a loggers' pub along the way. It was very tasty and substantial! You can bring your own food if you prefer.

After about 1.5 hours of driving including the pub stop, the walk itself is an easy one of approximately 30 mins on a good path from the car park through forest to the beach, which is serene and beautiful. There are some great rock pools and the rock formations are very interesting. I took some good pictures and we spent about 3 hours on the beach.

I would recommend this for anyone, whether solo or in a group and for any age so long as you can do a 30-40 minute gentle walk on a gravel path each way and are ok with a slightly bumpy drive. The pub is a convenient toilet stop on the way. There is a basic camping style toilet at the car park and again at the beach itself if you need to go!

Date of experience: August 2017
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