The TasteFull Story
How TasteFull Excursions got its start!
TASTEFULL EXCURSIONS is a Kamloops-based company specializing in Wine Tasting Tours of the Thompson Shuswap region and beyond. Maatje (Maacha) Stamp-Vincent moved to Kamloops in 2013 with her husband Gordon just in time for the openings of tasting rooms at Harper’s Trail Estate Winery and Privato Vineyard & Winery.
And sometimes, the smallest of gestures leads to the grandest results! Read the story here: Juniper RoseHill Connector August 2015. With no tour and transportation companies specializing in providing guided local tours of our regional attractions in Kamloops, Maatje saw the perfect opportunity to combine 30+ years of business experience that includes marketing, tourism and community economic development with her interests as a culinary and wine enthusiast and fill a market niche. TasteFull Excursions was the delightful result!
When the news broke in January 2014 about the newly created TasteFull Excursions – the response was fantastic and generated a considerable amount of excitement and media coverage in Kamloops. TasteFull Excursions has a great opportunity to showcase Kamloops and the lesser known wine regions of B.C. given the exploding interest in wine tourism with over 800,000 annual visitors to B.C. wineries.
TasteFull Excursions also provides a great way for locals to have a fun day experiencing the pleasures of a wine tasting trip in their own backyard without the responsibility or worry of driving. We get you and your friends/colleagues home safely.
Leaving from Kamloops or pick up points on route, tours are conducted in two brand new state-of-the-art 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter passenger vans. The Sprinters can each carry up to 11 guests in comfort and style while enjoying the wonderful scenery through big view windows. Secure cooler storage is available for guest wine purchases.
With a second vehicle complete with extended cargo room for luggage and equipment, TasteFull Excursions can accommodate both larger groups (up to 22 guests) and provide airport and destination connector services between Kamloops and Vancouver, Blue River, Kelowna, Revelstoke and Valemount throughout the four seasons. Both vehicles are equipped with top of the line studded ice radials for winter transportation and tour services.
Download our connector service rate sheet:TE_Connector_Service.Brochure-2
Golf – group transport plus “Chip n Sip” tour packages
For more information and quotes call us toll free: 844-314-4555 local: 250-314-4555 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What does riding in a state-of-the-art 2014 Mercedes Sprinter passenger bus offer you as our guests and why did TasteFull Excursions choose a custom build Mercedes manufactured in Germany?
Features and Benefits:
Efficiency | The TasteFull Excursions Sprinter vans have an innovative turbo-charged BlueTEC diesel engine (4 cyclinder which is new for 2014 model) maximizing fuel efficiency and providing guests get the “greenest” and smoothest ride available.
Functionality | With a high roof, there is lots of head room, big windows to maximize your views and air conditioning. Secure cooler storage (also a custom design) is available for guest wine purchasesComfort | Great ride with passenger comfort seating. Although not equipped with a wheelchair lift, there is also easier entry with a hydraulic drop/lift step for guest convenience
Safety | TasteFull Excursions is dedicated to providing the best in passenger safety with a vehicle electronic stability program that helps keep the vehicle in control regardless of road conditions and load distribution. The vans are also equipped with an emergency exit and the driver has blind spot assist and collision prevention assist – this means that you can breath easier in the TasteFull Excursions Sprinters.Custom transportation with additional safety features – THAT is the Mercedes difference!
Provincial & Federal Government Compliance | Have Fun AND Be Safe The federal and provincial governments have strict compliance rules for any operator who is offering passenger transportation services for compensation. This is for your safety and TasteFull Excursions wants the traveling public to know that all legal requirement for operations have been met and exceeded. That is our responsibility to you – our guests.
Passenger Transportation Authority of British Columbia | License # 72016 (Mandatory by law)
National Safety Certificate Holder – National Safety Code | Section 37.29(1)(d) of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (MVAR) requires commercial carriers to maintain a safety plan and scheduled vehicle maintenance plan applicable to the carrier. This is a legal requirement for your safety and TasteFull Excursions as an NSC registered carrier adheres to these standards.
Class Four Unrestricted Commercial Drivers Licence | Professional drivers
Level One Industrial First Aid Certification | First Aid and Safety equipment carried in the vehicle at all times
Partition | Custom metal partition separates luggage and gear from passenger area for additional protection & security