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Normand Schafer

Sidney, British Columbia Travel Agent
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Normand Schafer

Sidney, British Columbia Travel Agent
Far and Away Adventures, a TL Network affiliate agency
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Tahiti Travel Agent & Fiji Specialist

Hawaii's North Shore where I used to live.
Hawaii's North Shore where I used to live.

Are you looking for a more than a travel agent? How about a travel designer to plan your Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway, Destination Wedding or Small Ship Cruise to Tahiti, Fiji or another beautiful destination? Do you want to speak to someone that has over 20 years experience as a travel planner and personally knows dozens of destinations and islands?

If you said yes, then we need to talk!

I’ve been helping couples and groups enjoy unique holidays and romantic getaways that take them to some of the worlds most unique destinations for a comfortable, quality, travel experience. Have you ever dreamed of cruising sun filled islands, sleeping in an overwater bungalow or visiting exclusive beach resorts? I've probably been there and can certainly help plan a similar experience for you.

I specialize in organizing large group tours as well as in arranging individual trips to dream destinations such as Tahiti, Fiji, and Mexico. I also have first-hand knowledge of unique destinations such as small ship cruising in the Arctic, the exclusive Brando private island resort and a deluxe freighter cruise in Tahiti.

A recent client explained their desire to spend time at sea, while also enjoying time on land to explore what the South Pacific has to offer. As a result, I organized the details for a 4 month Circle Pacific Adventure including stops in New Zealand, Australia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and the Cook Islands.

Another organization seeing my experience in booking groups of 15 to 140 people asked that I help their company plan a week-long training session at a Mexican all-inclusive resort. This involved bringing in staff and family members from 18 countries, coordinating flights, transfers, meeting space and accommodations.

You may not be ready for a year-long cross-Pacific sailing voyage with seven children, like my wife and I took in 2013, but I can guarantee whatever holiday or experience you are looking for, I’ve got the experience to make it a worry-free vacation.

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified Cruise Specialist
South Pacific Specialist
Fiji Maitai Specialist
Tahiti Tiare Specialist
Air New Zealand University Graduate

My Reviews

Rating: 5 7 Reviews

Best Travel Agent I Know!

Reviewed By Music Man - Cardston, Alberta | Traveled to
I can always trust Normand when it comes to travel planning. He has been so many places, is so personable, and friendly and really listens to what I want. I would never choose another travel agent to take advise from after working with Norman. Thanks Normand!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
Thanks for the recommendation and for referring your family members too! Trusting and referring your family members to book with me was a wonderful compliment.
15 of 32 people found this review helpful
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HE KNEW IT ALL

Reviewed By Den - USA and CANADA | Traveled to
Going from city to city and country to country on the itinerary planned by Normand was just perfect. He knew all the "in" places to visit and enjoy. The guy doesn't just surface visit a place he goes there and gets right into the culture. Just loved our trip and look forward to many more. Thanks Norm.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
Thanks for the compliment. I do endeavor to exceed expectations.
15 of 35 people found this review helpful
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Completely took the stress out of planning!!

Reviewed By Rachael - Seattle, WA | Traveled to
Working with Normand was amazing! He made planning our family vacation SO easy - unlike many agents he didn't simply just help with flights, he also helped coordinate hotels, car rentals and fun activities to do while we were there. Usually planning a trip is so stressful, trying to find the best prices for everything and coordinating dates and times can be a headache - not this time! I would definitely recommend booking with Norm!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
Thank you for your recommendation. I look forward to planning your next stress free vacation.
11 of 27 people found this review helpful
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Magical Memories

Reviewed By Lindy - Alberta Canada | Traveled to
I'm the type of person who wants a vacation to relax and get away while still having adventures. If I have to worry about planning the whole thing and finding the best rates of places only to get there and find out they're total disappointments and dumps (been there...) then I feel like I have to have a vacation from my vacation. I decided to have a REAL vacation and trusted Normand to take the wheel. SO WORTH IT! Everything went off without a hitch and it was adventurous, but relaxing and everything and everyone was just what I had hoped it to be. I'm definitely going to use these services again.....actually, I'm going to use them again next week!!!! Hawaii here I come!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
Glad you enjoyed your vacations with us. I'm sure Hawaii was just as wonderful.
16 of 39 people found this review helpful
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The Most Amazing Weekend Ever!!!!

Reviewed By Bear - Cardston Alberta | Traveled to
I have done a fair bit of traveling with work, school and vacations. My favorite trip by far was a Long Weekend Hawaiian Getaway organized by Normand Schafer. I spent the weekend with a large group of 20 friends. We stayed in a gorgeous but affordable condo, sat in the hot tub, swam in the incredible pool, Kayaked up a river, hiked up to a cave and in short spent every minute having the time of our lives. It was a short trip, but I remember flying home looking around at all the people going on with their daily activities and wondering how I could have had such an amazing time, while they just seemed bored with their lives. That was over 15 years ago. Since my husband and I have had the opportunity of working with Normand Schafer on a plethora of events including cruises, adventure traveling (which included a treetop obstacle course and another time river rafting), company events and for my own personal family traveling. I recommend Normand Schafer to all my friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
It has been a pleasure helping plan dozens of unique trips for you over the years!
14 of 35 people found this review helpful
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Life Changing Trip

Reviewed By Jay - Oahu, Hawaii | Traveled to Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Normand sent me on the trip of a life time visiting the South Pacific by ship. His thorough planning and great insights made the trip memorable and adventurous. He was free to answer questions I had all throughout the trip and offered great advice on places to stay, eat and explore. All in all the best trip I have ever taken. Thanks Normand!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Normand Schafer responded:
It was a pleasure planning your incredibly complex itinerary. We look forward to working with you again.
12 of 33 people found this review helpful
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Absolutely Phenomenal!

Reviewed By A. Orrego - Laie, Hawaii | Traveled to Tahiti ~ French Polynesia ~ South Pacific
Every trip that Normand has helped us with has been phenomenal. He knows what he is doing! Our most recent trip was booked for a cruise that left from Tahiti and he gave us amazing prices and had extensive knowledge about the areas we would be in. Also very personable and sincere. He thought of and took care of details that hadn't even crossed our minds! Literally, the best trips we have been on have been arranged through Normand. We had an amazing time and are definitely going to him from now on. HIGHLY recommend.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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