Private Custom Tours

Rolf Hicker's small, private & personalised photo tours offer unique grizzly bear & killer whale watching within stunning scenery.

Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

4 guests maximum

Are you tired of following big crowds on boat tours? Got a special birthday? Want a unique intimate family experience? Propose to your loved one? Require Special Needs? Looking for peace and quiet? Want to capture amazing wildlife & scenery photos?


Professional photographer Rolf Hicker will be your guide. He is photographing the area for 30+ years as a professional photographer and is now your certified skipper. All tours have a maximum of 4 guests on board.

Rolf's excursions are personal and intimate. The tour boat is specifically built and features above safety equipment like radar, GPS, VHF Radio, comfortable seating...and a small onboard toilet.


My individual tours are ideal for families, photographers, special-needs (within limits) or anybody else which enjoys a small private group.

Private ocean-based boat photo tours

Knight Inlet

8-12 hour boat tour

Grizzly bear watching

Wildlife & Scenery tour into beautiful Knight Inlet for grizzly bear watching, stunning scenery and other wildlife like whales, dolphins and more.

killer whales

6-8 hour boat tour

Killer whale watching

Wildlife & Scenery tour along the Broughton Archipelago for orca (killer whale) and humpback whale watching, stunning scenery and other marine wildlife like dolphins, porpoises, eagles and other.


sea otters

Sea Otters
7-9 hour boat tour

Sea otter watching

Wildlife & Scenery tour along the wild West Coast of northern Vancouver Island to watch cute sea otters in a protected Inlet.


Private land-based walking photo tours
West Coast Vancouver Island

Cape Scott

10-12 hour land tour

West Coast Vancouver Island -
Cape Scott Provincial Park

All day walking scenery photo tour to explore the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island at Cape Scott Provincial Park and the outer rough coast.


Cave & Beach

6-8 hour land tour

East Coast Vancouver Island

Walking day photo tour to a cave, lakes and beaches along the East Coast of Vancouver Island.


1:1 Workshop
6-8 hour lessons

Photo Workshop / Lessons
Vancouver Island North

For beginners to intermediate photographers. Includes photo lessons in the field as well as introduction to lightroom and critique sessions.

October - May only



Additional Tours

5-hour whale watching tour to watch killer whales (orcas), humpback whales and whatever else we can find out there.


4 guests maximum!

4-hour sunset whale watching tour to watch mostly killer whales (orcas) and humpback whales and other wildlife


4 guests maximum!

Tour combination with a 1/2 day walking tour to the Cave or to a beach and a 1/2 day on the water to watch whales and marine wildlife.

4 guests maximum

Tell me what you want to do / see and I come up with a custom ideas for your needs.


Please check out my photography:

Rolf Hicker Photography

Nature, Travel & Wildlife

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Vancouver Island Photo Tours

1003 Ocean Place
Port McNeill

British Columbia

V0N 2R0, Canada

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