Snorkel with Salmon

On Vancouver Island, you can hop in a river with masks and snorkels, point your arms downriver, float with the current and immerse yourself into the little-seen world of salmon. Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of pinks, cohos, chum, sock-eye and chinook, you’ll never look at sashimi the same way again.

Overview

Length of Trip : 3 Hours

Cost : Click here for the latest rates

Best time to go : July 27 to early October

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : 5 to 12 year olds must be at least 50 lbs to fit the raft safety equipment.

Where to eat : Warm up with a cold beer at this popular local watering hole: The Riptide Marine Pub & Grill

Official Site : Destiny River Adventures Ph: 1-877-923-7238 Email: info@destinyriver.com

Where to Stay : Campbell River, known as The Salmon Capital of the World, has various lodges and hotels (See Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.ca). It’s also a great launch pad to explore other islands like Quadra Island.

Getting There : Campbell River is approximately a 90 minutes drive from Nanaimo Ferry terminal

Note from Robin : It’s super difficult getting a clear photo of the salmon underwater. Unless you’ve got a pro-underwater camera kit, just relax and enjoy the experience.

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Photo: Destiny River Adventures

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Photo: Destiny River Adventures

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