Summerland based Ogopogo Tours offers Award-Winning Sustainable Sightseeing & Wine Tours in the South Okanagan, catering to small groups of up to 14 guests allowing for a truly personalized service. Choose from a scheduled tour, or have a tour customized just for you. Charter, shuttle and transportation services are also available.
Our core values are: Safety, Customer Service Excellence, Sustainable Tourism, Integrity and Fun. We live each of these whole-heartedly with our tours and in our day-to-day lives.
Guest comments include: “Best Tour Company”, “Exceptional Service”, “Excellent commentaries…”, “Exceeded Expectations”, “…extremely affordable…”, “goes the extra mile… very professional…”, “FUN!”.
When we started this company in 2015, our goal was to provide the kind of service that prompted comments like “Best tour ever”. Our mission has expanded, continuing this level of service while committing to sustainable tourism.
As Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year – Canada (2017), our Climate Action Plan is to reduce our consumption, emissions and waste by:
Using the "Right-Size" vehicle, including the first hybrid tour vehicle in the Okanagan and the lowest emission 14 passenger van available.
- Tracking emissions, meeting reduction targets and purchasing carbon credits to become the First Certified Carbon Neutral Wine Tour Operator in Canada.
- Adhering to Anti-Idling guidelines from Idle-Free BC.
- Extensive recycling program in the office and on the road.
- Buying local goods and services whenever possible, including using a supplier map.
- Showcasing sustainability initiatives within our community including organic farming.
- Emissions audit and Gold Award with Green Tourism Canada, for sustainable actions and community service.
- 10% of our revenue is donated to within the community.
- Assisting people in developing nations including Uganda Efficient Wood Stoves Project, and providing micro-loans assisting organic farmers in 10 different countries through Kiva.org.
- Darren has been appointed by council to serve on Summerland’s Community Climate Action Advisory Committee.
Tour with us to create long lasting enjoyable memories!