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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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Come and meet the locals—the flippered, furred and feathered kind—on this guided 3.5-hour or more whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Find out how you’re supporting a leader in ocean conservation, education, research and sustainability. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and an amazing assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! Hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.10
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$127.10
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.64
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$113.64
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.59
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$146.59
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Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

Victoria Sunset Whale-Watching Cruise

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Marvel at Canada’s west coast wildlife on this 3-hour sunset whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! As the sun sinks to the horizon, cruise back into Victoria’s scenic inner harbour and enjoy the twinkling lights of British Columbia’s capital city!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.28
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$118.28
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.90
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$76.90
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.64
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$113.64
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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Trade your cruise ship for a whale-watching vessel on a 3-hour shore excursion from the port of Victoria. Travel into the open waters of the northern Pacific Ocean to spot native marine life including orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals and minke whales. Learn about British Columbia’s amazing aquatic ecosystems from onboard naturalist guides, who will help point out passing species along the way. It’s an exciting and educational voyage for the whole family!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.90
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$76.90
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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.55
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$165.55
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.56
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$80.56
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Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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Go whale watching in Victoria on a 12-passenger boat that’s designed for seeking out whales and marine wildlife on Vancouver Island’s spectacular coast. With a heated cabin, onboard bathrooms, and outdoor viewing decks, this whale watching tour is a comfortable alternative to an open speedboat that still provides the maneuverability and personal experience of a small craft while searching for orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, seals, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.65
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Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

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Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 3-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Travel through one of Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay, to one of its oldest grocers. Then pass through Beacon Hill Park, and see the peacocks there. Plus, catch a glimpse of the famous Empress Hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.53
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4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

4-Hour Sailing Adventure on The Strait of Juan de Fuca

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Sailing on Starlight, Prime time or Sea Wolf in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is different each time. From Humbacks, Orcas, Sea lions, Seals, Eagles and water birds there is always something to see while you are learning the skills to sail one of our 3 sailing vessels.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.09
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$112.09
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Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

Marine Wildlife Tour with Expert Guides

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Watch for wildlife along the scenic coast of Vancouver Island on a 3-hour boat tour from Victoria with an experienced marine naturalist. You’ll travel by high-speed catamaran with heated indoor cabins and outdoor decks, and scan the water for whales, seals, porpoises, sea lions, and many species of marine birds. This 3-hour wildlife tour departs from a central location in the heart of historic Victoria.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.51
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$89.51
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Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

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Discover why British Columbia is one of the best places in the world to see whales and other marine wildlife on this 3-hour tour with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and a mind-boggling assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? There’s always a chance to see humpback, killer, minke or grey whales!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.53
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$102.53
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Victoria Whale -Watching Tour and Wine Tour

Victoria Whale -Watching Tour and Wine Tour

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Wine, whales and a west coast sunset—it’s the ultimate Vancouver Island experience! Sip some of the region’s best wines and enjoy a sunset tour with whales and other marine wildlife on this full-day combo tour. On a 4-hour wine tour, discover Saanich Peninsula, one of Canada’s must-visit locations for all wine and cider lovers. Enjoy tastings at three wineries. Later, on a 3-hour whale watching tour, hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! As the sun melts into the horizon, certified and knowledgeable naturalists will be your guides to the stunning wildlife of the Salish Sea! Hotel transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$335.88
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$335.88
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Nestled in Vancouver Island’s northern bounds, Telegraph Cove is an intimate haven for whale watchers and conservationists. A former fishing village, today Telegraph Cove plays host to our quintessential whale watching adventure. Departing from Telegraph Cove Resort aboard a 12-passenger open-air Zodiac-style boat, this adventure will take you on a 3 hour fully-guided whale watching & marine wildlife viewing tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.29
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$127.29
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Whales, Wildlife and Culture

Whales, Wildlife and Culture

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This exclusive, small group marine experience offers a journey of discovery focused on large marine mammals combined with a fascinating view into the world of local First Nations. Taking place aboard our brand-new, custom-designed 12-passenger tour boats, Homalco Tours vessels are unlike any other. Our landing craft design provides the ability to access beaches on our 4-hour tours, while also providing a truly unique experience for guests with TWO seats for every passenger! You have the option to select your Comfort Seat inside the cozy cabin or your open-aired Adventure Seat at the front of the vessel, allowing for a safer COVID-friendly tour. All guests who wish to ride outside have access to warm survival suits and floater jackets commonly used on zodiac-style tours. Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours is Indigenous owned and operated and is complimented with a unique Indigenous perspective on your marine wildlife experience. Thank you for choosing us, "ʔiymot" (it is good).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.60
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$157.60
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Coastal Adventure (Afternoon)

Coastal Adventure (Afternoon)

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Tour the through the beautiful Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, and witness the history and beauty the coast has to offer. Common visitors on these tours are the friendly harbour seals, shy Harbour Porpoises, and the Mighty Bald Eagle. If we're lucky we will be greeted by our larger friends, such as humpbacks, orca's and pacific white-sided dolphins!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.52
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$137.52

Private Zodiac Whale Watching Tour from Victoria

Private Zodiac Whale Watching Tour from Victoria

Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and experience the world’s best location to view whales in the wild on a three-hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as resident and transient Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds! Zodiac vessel tours are for the more wild at heart, letting the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west coast elements in an open style, 12 passenger vessel. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$809.99
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6 Hour Ocean Adventure

6 Hour Ocean Adventure

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We want to give our guests the best time possible. Where other companies require you to book each activity separately, we like to combine everything into one epic trip. This will give you the best bang for your buck as well as allow you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$814.81
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$814.81
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8 Hour Ocean Adventure

8 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where most companies require bookings for each activity separately, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you a better bang for your buck and allows you to customize the trip catering to your groups interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,086.41
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$1,086.41
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Coastal Adventure (Morning)

Coastal Adventure (Morning)

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Tour the through the beautiful Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, and witness the history and beauty the coast has to offer. Common visitors on these tours are the friendly harbour seals, shy Harbour Porpoises, and the Mighty Bald Eagle. If we're lucky we will be greeted by our larger friends, such as humpbacks, orca's and pacific white-sided dolphins!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.52
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$137.52
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Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Whale watching & sightseeing tour in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

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Experience a smooth and comfortable ride on our large covered vessels with heated cabins, indoor and outdoor seating and onboard bathrooms. This makes for a safe and enjoyable experience. We are a small, local, family operated company. We are extremely passionate about what we do and our love for wildlife and nature is shared with each of our guests. Our tours consist of small, intimate groups and our vessels are not overcrowded. We believe in making your experience the best it can possibly be!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.11
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$113.11

10 Hour Ocean Adventure

10 Hour Ocean Adventure

We aim to give our guests the best possible time on the water. Where other companies require separate bookings for each activity, we like to combine them all into one. This gives you the best bang for your buck and allows you to customize your trip to your groups interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,358.02
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$1,358.02
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