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Vancouver Island Tours with Dave hutchison

Welcome to my Adventure Photo Tours on Vancouver Island.  I have been a professional photographer based on Vancouver Island for over 16 years.  I offer private customized tours for photographers and tourists alike that want to explore & create in the difficult to find locations on Vancouver Island.  The service includes myself, my Acura MDX SUV, and bottled water (meals are included with full day trips).  I also have a built in fridge in the SUV to make your experience more enjoyable (cold water on hot days!).  Pick up and drop off at the Victoria International Airport or BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay (Sidney / North Saanich) is also available on request.

Adventure Photo Tours are offered on a full day and half basis with multiple days being accepted now.  Second person travelling on the same trip is half price.  Note, mileage is additional and billed separately and varies depending on where we travel on the Island and current price of fuel.  Vancouver Island can take around 8 hours to drive from top to bottom … and that is one way!  Additonally, I am ICBC insured and licensed to transport people for adventure tours.  My vehicle is also ICBC safety inspected every 6 months.

Any questions, please send a message.  I am happy to answer your questions.

SPECIAL – Free meal for each customer when booking full day Adventure Photo Tours on Vancouver Island (each day booked).

All tours include an optional pickup at the Victoria International Airport or BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal.

Ready for Vancouver Island, BC

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My SUV with full fridge, lithium generator, portable stove (not shown), & more

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Below are options for amazing adventures on Vancouver Island.  I can customize a trip to suit your needs.

Half day option: Sandcut Beach near Sooke, BC

Can be added with Mary Vine Falls or Sheringham Lighthouse

Half or full day option: Mystic Beach near Jordan River, BC

Can be added with Sombrio Beach or Port Renfrew

Full day option: Fairy Lake tree near Port Renfrew, BC.

Can be added with Avatar Grove and Eden Grove

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Full day option: Avatar Grove near Port Renfrrew, BC

Can be added with Eden Grove and/or Fairy Lake tree

Full day option: Sombrio Beach near Port Renfrew, BC

Can be added with Jurassic Grove or Mystic Beach

Multi-day option: Carmanah Walbran Park, Vancouver Island, BC

Can be added with the Central Walbran Valley

Multi-day option: Central Walbran Valley, Vancouver Island, BC

Can be added with Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park

Full day option: Eden Grove near Port Renfrew, BC

Can be added with Avatar Grove or Fairy Lake tree

Full day option: Jurassic Grove near Jordan River, BC

Can be added with Mystic Beach or Sombrio Beach

TESTIMONIALS

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Delighted with my pictures. Excellent service with great communication. Only 1 week to receive pictures from overseas. Much quicker service than shopping in my own country! Highly recommend pictures and service to all.

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Liz B, Highlands, Scotland
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"I have known Dave since early 2021 when I was first interested in joining some photography workshops and Meetups. From the start, he has been so helpful, communicative and always eager to share his knowledge and passion for photography. On a recent wildlife photography workshop of his in the Great Bear Rainforest, I learned a lot from him and greatly improved my wildlife photography with his help!"

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Laura L, Nanaimo, BC
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"I came to Dave as an amateur photographer (still am) wanting to get into it a little bit deeper. Dave has gone above and beyond that and has given me that little boost of confidence that I needed to get out there. Once he had figured out what kind of photography I wanted to do he helped me with equipment to achieve my goals . Because there’s so much out there it can be very confusing for an amateur photographer but he made it very clear and understandable . Dave has put up with my many questions and has happily answered them. I am definitely going to go back to him for private lessons so I can hone what skills that I have. I would recommend Dave whether you’re a seasoned photographer or amateur."

Aileen W, Campbell River, BC
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"Wow, just when you think a photo cannot capture the beauty of the moment you lived through, Dave is able to bring it back to life!  Thank you, not only for sharing your amazing talent, but how you handled the experience from my first inquiring phone call, through to the careful shipping process and the genuine follow up and excitement for my 20th Anniversary gift to my wife. Thank you Dave!"

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Brad B, Windsor, Ontario
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"Thank you Dave for wonderful photos and sending so quickly and checking if I received them. They are fabulous and people always say how gorgeous they are in my home."

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Shelley N, Gold River, BC

TOUR DETAILS

  • Ministry of Transportation approved
  • ICBC (Insurance Corp of BC) Safety Inspected
  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C
  • Insured
  • customized to meet your specific needs
  • award winning photographer as your guide
  • luxury vehicle included
  • on board fridge included
  • meals and bottled water included (depending on length of trip)
  • if overnight trip is planned, tent and sleeping pad included
  • lots of smiles all around

WHAT TO BRING

  • your own personal items such as jacket, clothing, hiking boots, etc.
  • photography gear including tripod
  • sleeping bag and pillow (required on overnight trip)
  • small backpack, water bottle, etc.
  • waterproof rain jacket, rain pants (required for fall through spring)
  • waterproof hat & gloves, especially if winter time
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • insect repellant

What People are Saying

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Delighted with my pictures. Excellent service with great communication. Only 1 week to receive pictures from overseas. Much quicker service than shopping in my own country! Highly recommend pictures and service to all.

Dave Hutchison Photography, Fairy Lake, Bonsai tree, Port Renfrew, famous tree, award winner, PPOC
Liz B, Highlands, Scotland
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"I have known Dave since early 2021 when I was first interested in joining some photography workshops and Meetups. From the start, he has been so helpful, communicative and always eager to share his knowledge and passion for photography. On a recent wildlife photography workshop of his in the Great Bear Rainforest, I learned a lot from him and greatly improved my wildlife photography with his help!"

grizzly bear, bears, british columbia, wildlife photography, dave hutchison photography, wlidlife
Laura L, Nanaimo, BC
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"I came to Dave as an amateur photographer (still am) wanting to get into it a little bit deeper. Dave has gone above and beyond that and has given me that little boost of confidence that I needed to get out there. Once he had figured out what kind of photography I wanted to do he helped me with equipment to achieve my goals . Because there’s so much out there it can be very confusing for an amateur photographer but he made it very clear and understandable . Dave has put up with my many questions and has happily answered them. I am definitely going to go back to him for private lessons so I can hone what skills that I have. I would recommend Dave whether you’re a seasoned photographer or amateur."

Aileen W, Campbell River, BC
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"Wow, just when you think a photo cannot capture the beauty of the moment you lived through, Dave is able to bring it back to life!  Thank you, not only for sharing your amazing talent, but how you handled the experience from my first inquiring phone call, through to the careful shipping process and the genuine follow up and excitement for my 20th Anniversary gift to my wife. Thank you Dave!"

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Brad B, Windsor, Ontario
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"Thank you Dave for wonderful photos and sending so quickly and checking if I received them. They are fabulous and people always say how gorgeous they are in my home."

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Shelley N, Gold River, BC
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