Ogopogo Tours - Personalized Sightseeing & Wine Tours Year-Round

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Darren and Adonica Sweet operate this small business based in Summerland, BC, founded in July 2015.

We take pride in guiding your Okanagan tour experience and do our best to help you create lasting memories of your day. Learn more about our Values and Philosophy & Sustainable Tourism initiatives as Canada's first certified Carbon Neutral wine tour company.

Specializing in South Okanagan tours of up to 14 guests, we offer "Ogopogo-Style" personal service to you and your friends!


Darren Sweet

Darren Sweet Driver-GuideDarren is our primary guide & driver. He was raised in Penticton and has enjoyed living in Summerland the past 5 years. His knowledge of the area includes Okanagan History & Geology, the Ogopogo, Farming, Organics, Biodynamics, Viticulture and Wine-Making. Ask him to share his stories on your tour. He will have you laughing and intrigued.

Darren holds a Class 1 driverís license with over 20 years of professional driving experience.

Darren Sweet Driver-GuideHis passion for detail shows in his daily vehicle detailing and his continuous drive to improve our services constantly.

Darren is a retired professional photographer and will capture photos of your unforgettable experience.

 


Adonica Sweet

Adonica Sweet Concierge DispatcherAdonica 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 Ė itís 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.


Tristan the Ogopogo - Sightseeing & Tour Van

Olga Ogopogo Tour VanWe are please to add "Tristan" to our fleet. He offers an almost silent ride for your enjoyment, and is the most fuel efficient van of this class for 2015.

Most guests can stand up straight due to the high roof. Centre aisle seating allows for easy boarding and exit. Tristan carries up to 14 guests in air conditioned comfort.

Please forgive that he is "naked". His outfit is still on the drawing board.

BTW, Tristan is an anagram for "Transit", and he is our first BOY Ogopogo...

 


Camilla the Luxury Ogopogo SedanCamilla Luxury Hybrid Touring Sedan

Camilla is our first hybrid gas / electric vehicle and demonstrates our commitment to sustainable tourism.

We researched every electric or hybrid vehicle available, Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid was selected as offering the finest guest comfort.

This mid sized sedan is so quiet, you can practically hear the grapes grow! (Great for hearing Darren's witty banter) Sirius XM is on tap, or pair your own device to enjoy your favourite tunes on her premium sound system!

Camilla carries up to four guests in style and comfort. Enjoy your tour in a smaller, more personal group!


Olga the Ogopogo - Vintage Sightseeing & Tour Van

Olga Ogopogo Tour VanOlga is the first vehicle to join our Ogopogo fleet.

Our "epic" sightseeing van has 26 years of touring experience. She is now refurbished and in excellent condition.

Olga is more spacious than most newer vans, allowing greater guest comfort and easier boarding and departure. Remember when van windows used to open and let the fresh air in?

Pair with your device using Bluetooth or our "old school" audio cord.

Olga carries up to 14 guests in air conditioned comfort.


What's Next???

We are researching all options towards fuel efficient, hybrid and electric tour vehicles.

 

Zenith/Peugeot Plig-in Electric VanTesla X Plug-in Electric SUVChrysler Pacifica Hybrid Van

 

 


 

We are proud members and supporters of:

Olga Ogopogo Tour VanLuxury Travel Guide - Canadian Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year 2017

Lead Amazing Tours - World class tour guide training by Kelsey Tonner

Green Tourism Canada - Silver Award for Environmental Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

Offsetters - Carbon Neutral Certification since our launch in 2015

Summerland Community Climate Action Advisory Committee - Vice-Chairperson

Summerland Chamber of Commerce - Member

Visit Penticton - Member

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society - Tourism Partner

Bead Trails - Tour Provider

Idle Free BC - No Idling Policy

Canadian Tour Guide Association of BC - Professional Member