Why should I choose Farewell Harbour Lodge?There are a number of excellent eco-lodges in our region. While it can be difficult deciding which one to patronize, we believe all are operated by people who care deeply about this place and about their guests’ experience. However here are some things that we think differentiate us.
One of our biggest attributes at Farewell Harbour Lodge is our location. We are located literally only minutes away from prime whale habitat — both Orca and Humpack. While sightings are never guaranteed, our proximity makes travel to the prime viewing grounds easy and fast.
We also offer a variety of bear viewing opportunities in different areas where our bear viewing is either from a small vessel or on land on foot. We do not use viewing platforms or view in artificial habitat. While this can make our bear viewing somewhat more unpredictable than other operations, we believe it makes for a more intimate and realistic experience.
Our lodge has an intimate, homespun feel with a combination of floating and land based accommodations connected by a series of beautiful wooden walkways and easy to access low ramps. Behind our ocean-front lodge is our very private and secluded 30 acre old growth forest that lies directly adjacent and connected to the pristine 11,000 acre Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park.
Our staff are some of the most passionate and experienced guides working on the BC coast today. We have guided all over the world and all over the BC coast and this is our home!
Are your tours suitable for me?Anyone is eligible to participate in one of our tours as long as they have an enthusiastic attitude and enjoy traveling in a small group. No previous experience is required for most of our tours. Our aim is to produce trips that can be enjoyed by people of every level of expertise, from novice to expert. While none of our tours are particularly strenuous, guests should have a certain amount of agility, and should be able to clamber in and out of boats on your own. Regular exercise before any outdoors trip will add to your enjoyment, but our tours are geared towards anyone in good health and an active lifestyle.We feel that positive attitude, and an open mind is more important than being in super shape.
Will I be required to sign a waiver?As is standard in the adventure and nature-based tourism industry in British Columbia, all guests are required to have completed a waiver, release of liability and assumption of risks document prior to joining any of our tours. This is a legal document which you should read and understand prior to signing. You can view this document in advance of booking by clicking on the following link:
View Online Waiver (English version)