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About the Ogopogo Team

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.


Learn more about our Values and Philosophy & Sustainable Tourism initiatives as Canada's first certified Carbon Neutral wine tour company.

Darren Sweet - CEO / Tour Guide

Staff - Darren Sweet - Founder / CEO / Tour GuideAfter 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.

Adonica Sweet - Director / HR / Tour Guide

Staff - Adonica Sweet - Director / HR / Tour Guide
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
Superpower Personalization
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.

Shayne - Concierge / Tour Guide / Wine Geek

Staff - Shatne - Concierge / Tour Guide / Wine Geek
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
Superpower Wine knowledge
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!

 

Bonnie - Tour Guide

Staff - Bonnie - Tour Guide
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 
Superpower Friendliness
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..... 

 

Dale - Tour Guide

Staff - Dale - CEO Tour Guide
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
Superpower Organization
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 

 

Jaime - Marketing

Staff - Jaime - Marketing
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
Superpower  Imagination
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

 

Join our team of Funablers? We're hiring for 2020, and beyond...

Proud to be associated with:

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 Community Climate Action Advisory Committee - Volunteer

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