Located in Port McNeill

Join professional travel, nature and wildlife photographer Rolf Hicker on a photo tour to visit the most amazing scenic places around Northern Vancouver Island while watching Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Killer Whales, Dolphins, Bald Eagles and other wildlife Rolf Hicker's Vancouver Island Photo Tours offer private, adventure photo tours, but they are not only for photographers. All individual tours are tailored to YOU.

"My adventure photo tours visit the most beautiful scenic places around Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. while having a chance to watch and photograph grizzly bears, black bears, killer whales, humpback whales, dolphins, bald eagles and other land and marine wildlife."

There is a maximum of 4 guests on tour, which is ideal for an intimate family experience.

Rolf Hicker is a full-time, award-winning professional photographer with 30+ years of experience in the field of wildlife, nature and travel photography. He is knowledgeable and for over 30 years has photographed the area around Northern Vancouver Island.

Born and raised in Freising, Germany, Rolf immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 2004 and made beautiful Northern Vancouver Island his home, where he also offers The Artists Point Bed & Breakfast.
1003 Ocean Place
Port McNeill BC
V0N 2R0

Our tour with Rolf was one of the best days of our lives. It was truly incredible. Rolf is a fantastic host and lives in the most beautiful place. We had an amazing 12 hours of humpback whales, bald eagles, seals, sessions, black and grizzly bears. We would recommend it to anyone and really hope to get back one day soon.

Rosamund Griffin

To experience wild animals in their natural surrounding was our aim and so we were looking for someone who could help us to realize our goal. We where lucky to find Rolf Hicker, a awarded and experience fotografer, known for his spectacular pictures of wild animals. What he offered, seemed to be just what we wanted. But what we experienced on our journey with him, was much more than what we expected. Rolf not only knows all the places, where wild animals can be experienced, but he also knows very well the needs and wants of a fotographer from his own experiences. This, combined with his passion to show us all the places, his kind and friendly attitudes, were laying the base for a incredible exciting and impressiv day in the wilderness of Vancouver Island and the Islands arround it. Our wishes, to experience the wilderness, were more than met. To go on tour with Rolf Hicker is just the right thing to do for fotographers and wilderness enthusiasts. Those who decides to go on tour with Rolf will be rewarded with unforgettable experiences, beautyful pictures and memories to take them back home. Dear Rolf, thank you very much for your passion for the wildlife and fotografie, you shared with us and for a very special day.

Norbert Saul and Verena Gauthier Furrer

We've been on several tours with Rolf, can't imagine any better way to discover the wildlife and natural beauty of Vancouver island then by being basically out there alone (in the sense of ''no other tourist in sight, ever'') with Rolf and quite literally be face to face with dolphins, orcas, humpbacks, grizzlies.. Just the best adventure in Canadian nature you can possibly think of.

Leo Max

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