Dear Guest & Tour Partner,
Talaysay Tours, has been in operation since 2002. Our primary activities are walking tours and virtual experiences. In the winter we do group snowshoe tours and women's snowshoe tours. Talaysay was a kayak company for many years and cannot let go of our first love so we still do select, booked in advance, kayak and stand up paddle board tours on the Sunshine Coast. Our primary location is Vancouver and we operate par time in Sunshine Coast, Whistler and Squamish.
Talaysay Tours offers select fully independent tours throughout the calendar year from February 16th to October 26th a couple days a week. We are available primarily for group tours.
Our Group Tour Policies:
Virtual Group Tours - 60 minutes Rate: $30.00
You can book if you have a minimum of 20 guests and if you have less than 20 guests and would like to book, your base rate is $600.00
Season: In person tours: February 16th to October 26th 2021
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Select Dates in the Winter: Women's Snow Shoe Tours and Group Snow Shoe Tours
Season: Virtual tours: February 16th to December 10th 26th 2021/22
We are closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
FIT – Our Current Schedule for our Indigenous Walking Tours
Talking Trees 12 pm – select dates (90 min)
Spoken Treasures 2 pm – select dates (75 min)
Indigenous Forest Walk 12 pm (2.5 hr)
Talking Totems 4 pm - select dates (60 min)
Minimum Group Rates:
Virtual Tour requires a minimum of 20 guests and if there are less, a base rate of $600.00
In person tours
Talking Trees requires a minimum of 10 guest and if there are less, a base rate of $650.00
Spoken Treasures requires a minimum of 10 guests and if there are less, a base rate of $600.00
Indigenous Forest Walk requires a minimum of 8 guests and if there are less, a base rate of $760.00
To Book and Confirm your Spot: Your booking is completed and confirmed upon on-line purchase. We are a company with a small team and we do not invoice. We invite you to pay a down payment of 50% to secure your group tour experience.
Virtual Tour – Talking Trees, Spoken Treasures, Talking Totems and Indigenous Storytelling
For all Group In-person and Virtual Tours group tours, we can customize your Date and Time with advance planning. As a company, we do morning tours, afternoon tours and early evening tours upon request. We do not schedule at 11 am or 11:30 am as it interferes with our morning and afteroon booking possibility.
Cancellation for Independent bookings, you will be reimbursed minus the 20% admin fee with 48 hours advanced notice. Any cancellation after the 48 hour notice, will not be reimbursed.
Group Tours requires 10 days advance notice of any cancellation. You will be reimbursed minus the 20% admin fees. Anything after 10 days notice will not be reimbursed.
Covid Safety Practices:
When requested by our Provincial Health Team, Talaysay Tours adheres to all recommendations and policies. This can include wearing masks, maintaining the 2 meter safe distance and washing our hands frequently. If a staff member is experiencing cold symptoms and or covid symtoms they will remove themselves from the tour schedule for yours and their safety. We ask our guests to do the same. We would be happy to have you join us at a later date.
Guide to Participant Ratio: 1 Guide to 20 Guests for in person tours.
In Person Walking Tours
Virtual - On-line Tours
Talaysay Administration Office Hours
Tuesday 12 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 4 pm
Thursday 9 am to 4 pm
Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 9 am to 12:30 pm
We are an indigenous company that works and lives in the homelands and territories of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) , Lil’wat and the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nations
?ul-nu-mulh-chalap (we all thank you all)
Candace and Larry Campo, Talaysay Tours and Apparel