We started this wine tour company in Summerland BC in 2015, planning to provide the "Best Tour Ever!" for guests. The man-with-a-van-plan has grown to six vehicles and a fantastic team of people, working together, to provide your remarkable experience.
Our goal is that you enjoy a personalized Okanagan Tour or Bespoke Experience, creating lifelong memories, and returning home to tell your friends about this amazing region.
After working in many different fields & businesses, I found myself working for wine tour operators. Guiding wine tours fulfilled my interest in people, sharing experiences, photography and driving. As a serial-entrepreneur and problem solver with an eye for detail, the seed had been planted.
"I'll just go on vacation, every day. I don't like to do things alone, so I'll buy a big van. I'll bring some (new) friends with me and share my favourite experiences with them."
Every smile, thank you, hand-shake, review and even hug reminds me daily why I do this.
I'm a Funabler that likes to share a well-deserved break with people from their daily lives!
I am well-versed in Okanagan History & Culture, the Ogopogo, Farming, Organics, Biodynamics, Viticulture and Wine-Making, some even think I'm funny!
Class 1 driver's licence with over 20 years of professional driving experience.
|Words to live by||Savour the Moment|
|Why Ogopogo Tours||I love to hear guests say how special they feel when they tour with us|
|Wish I knew||How to make everyone happy – haha!|
|Values||Love, Transparency, Service, Fairness, Acceptance|
|Favourite thing||Exploring new things with my husband, Family and friends|
|Bucket list||Seeing Angel Falls|
|Don't miss||Touring with Ogopogo Tours! 😊 Can I say that? Walking up Giant's Head Mountain. Going on the Steam Train. Checking out the great little stores in Summerland including the Thrift Stores, Bead Trails & Maple Roch. Eating at Zias. Is that too many?|
Adonica has lived in the Okanagan for 15 years. Her passion is executive / performance coaching, so you know that she has your best interests at heart – it's in her nature.
She is our concierge and will help determine the BEST tour for you, and personalize it to your tastes. You may see her guiding the occasional tour.
Adonica is a hobby photographer and has a creative eye to capture the finest moments of your day.
|Words to live by||"Forever is composed of nows" -Emily Dickinson|
|Why Ogopogo Tours||to be a part of a team that is focused on what matters the most – providing each and every guest with the best experience imaginable|
|Wish I knew||How to drive the motorbike so I could do sidecar tours – ha ha 😉|
|Values||Honesty, respect, efficiency|
|Favourite thing||exploring, travelling, & experiencing new foods, drinks, and cultures with people I love|
|Bucket list||Eating fresh seafood on the coast of the Maritimes (seeing the rest of our beautiful country!)|
|Don't miss||Wine touring – of course! Also, getting fresh fruit from Granny's, freshly baked treats from True Grain, and having a picnic at the beach!|
|Words to live by||Hakuna Matata (no worries for the rest of your days)|
|Why Ogopogo Tours||To be part of a team that makes everyone feel important|
|Wish I knew||More about the area to pass on to all our special guests|
|Favourite thing||Exploring, driving, learning new things, hiking|
|Bucket list||Helicopter ride, trip to Graceland, doing a Ogopogo tour with sidecar|
|Don't miss||Ornamental Gardens, Steam Train, and of course touring with Ogopogo Tours.....|
|Words to live by||"In order to discover new oceans, you must first be willing to lose sight of the shore"…|
|Why Ogopogo Tours||To be part of the best tour company in the Okanagan|
|Wish I knew||I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger|
|Values||Quality, Trust, Humour, Community|
|Favourite thing||Discovering new Mexican backroads on my motorcycle|
|Bucket list||Riding my motorcycle to Tierra del Fuego|
|Don't miss||Hanging with the locals at the Beanery Café|
|Words to live by||"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper" W.B. Yeats|
|Why Ogopogo Tours||These people are working to be THE best at what they do|
|Wish I knew||Spanish|
|Values||Just read Paulo Coelho, what he says, Giving without strings|
|Favourite thing||My family (cats and people) and my yoga mat|
|Bucket list||1 month yoga retreat in Kauai|
|Don't miss||Ambrosia apple slushie at that little place on the KVR trail|
Luxury Travel Guide - Canada Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year 2017 - 2019, Canada Tour Operator of the Year 2020
Biosphere - First certified Biosphere Industry in Canada / USA
Lead Amazing Tours - World class tour guide training by Kelsey Tonner
Sustainable Tourism 2030 - Gold Award for Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
Offsetters - Carbon Neutral Certification since our launch in 2015
Summerland Visitor Centre - Member
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce - Sustainable Resource Industry Award 2018, Tourism Excellence Award Winner 2019
Visit Penticton - Member
Kelowna Tourism - Member
Bead Trails - Tour Provider
West Coast Fleets - Diamond Lane Member
Bullfrog Power - Bullfrog Fuel
Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team (ALERT) - Volunteer & First Corporate Member