"It was great to be back on the Columbia III. This trip was beyond words. I hope to see you all very soon!!!" Niamh, Ireland,
2008, 2009, and rebooked for 2010
"It was a trip of a lifetime. I will always remember it."
Richard, Pentiction B.C.
"Spectacular! Paddling was delightful, food out-of-this-world, ship perfect size, class, etc., and awesome guides. You have a great team."
Jim and Kay Cain, Montana, USA
"Thank you for a rich, rich adventure! A splendid vessel, magnificent scenery, wildlife, paddling, food, and a warm, wonderful family."
Honour Griffith, Saltspring Island, BC
"We have never seen a boat so well cared for and restored. A true pleasure.
We have never been guided so competently and patiently through verdant virginal terrain.
We have never parked next to a fog bank at the seeming edge of the universe and had the glassy sea burst forth with the cacophony of porpoise pods on the hunt for breakfast!
We have only been honoured once before by the majesty of the Orca and the Humpbacks.
We will treasure all the seals, sea-lions, eagles, birdlife and they will renew our resolve for the caring for the planet.
We have never had such nourishing lunches, dinners ad breakfasts, Surely we have never had a scone fashioned by Farlyn burst forth with flavour.
Lastly, a true pleasure to be with you as a family being nourished, educated, pampered in such a companionable way. For all of this and much more we are grateful and in awe with affection and respect." Bob and Verna, Maryland
"My appreciation of this experience is indescribable. Every tingle in my toes to the tip of my head are thankful, so very thankful for all your hard work and this wonderful genuine gift of your gorgeous west coast."
Diane, Vancouver, BC
"Unique and amazing experience. Thank you for sharing the Columbia III with us. The kayaking, waterways and natural life was beyond expectations."
Heather Wildes, Austria
"A memorable week for sure on the venerable Columbia III with it's genial captain and crew and all the delicious meals either on board or picnic style on the beaches. Great to share with such a congenial group of fellow guests the daily outings in the kayaks with our ever patient guides, as we paddle the serene waters and absorbed all the delights of this very special part of beautiful BC.
Thank you again for this wonderful experience."
Muriel Simister, Surrey B.C.
"What an amazing combination of 5 star paddling, food and new friends. I never thought biology/ecology could be such great fun. We'll look forward to doing it again." Rick and Sandi, Texas
"A marvelous experience cruising and kayaking the secluding waters of this beautiful part of our country. A capable and professional crew and your friendliness and humor made us feel part of the family."
Jean Gregory, Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Long anticipated, very much enjoyed, and to be savored for a long time."
Margaret Oliver, Calgary Alberta
"How can I possibly describe this trip to others? Impossible. They will have to come and see for themselves." Cathy, Ontario
"Many, many thanks for a fabulous week. Great weather, lovely paddling, exciting wildlife, etc, but especially for being so warm and welcoming, patient, and fun. We couldn't have had a better week and we will treasure the memories forever."
Susan and Victor Gustavison, Toronto
"Thanks for an outstanding trip. The captain and crew were "above and beyond" to ensure everyone was happy. Great boat, great kayaks, great food, in the best place in the world.
First class people running a first class operation. Highlight of the summer. Keep it coming."
Kevin Begley, Vancouver B.C.
"Thank you for as marvelous experience."
Ann and Knick Harley, Oxford UK
"You guys are fantastic! Each of you has been so generous and done so much to make this the trip of a lifetime."Pat, British Columbia
"I came here with high expectations and you did not let me down. Everything including orcas, bears, humpbacks, weather, food, accommodations, guides, paddling etc. was perfect. When the fog lifted, the sun came up, and the orcas appeared on the last day, I came to believe that you had it all beautifully staged."
Thomas Maler, Toronto, ON
"We shall never forget our week onboard Columbia III, exploring some of the planet's most beautiful terrain and viewing its fine inhabitants. Words do little to convey our appreciation of the wonderful hospitality and fellowship of the talented and dedicated Campbell family. We hope that we may return one day."
Sue and Phil Roberts, Australia
"Thanks for an amazing week! The food, the wildlife, the guiding, the boat, the family - all as good as it gets!
Dave Marshall, Vancouver BC
"We've just had the most memorable trip of our lifetime and appreciate being able to travel with your entire family. It was a wonderful way to be able to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary a year in advance. The best whale watching!"
Bill and Sandy Cudmore, Oakville, ON