Cruises & Boat Tours
Burrard Inlet, Vancouver (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Frommer’s travel guide called BC one of the “World’s Great Sailing Regions” (2009).
Cruises in British Columbia have more than 27,000km/16,780mi of coastline, thousands of lakes and many mostly uninhabited islands to explore.
Popular cruising areas include the Inside Passage, Great Bear Rainforest, Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii, Desolation Sound and the Gulf Islands. Choose from a wide selection of cruise operators, five of which were even recommended by Frommer's travel guide and/or National Geographic Adventure magazine.
On a BC cruise, discover granite cliffs with plunging waterfalls, sail through temperate rainforests, and float in quiet fjords and inlets with protected sanctuaries that are home to abundant wildlife.
Cruises range from multi-day trips and single day excursions to harbour and dinner cruises, with some operators offering rentals (for experienced skippers) or private charters with custom itineraries. Cruise companies may depart from several different ports and usually carry 10-15 guests.
Travelling the coast? BC Ferries offer cruise-like experiences while servicing 47 destinations, and some Alaskan cruises make ports of call at Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince Rupert.
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2900 Harbour Road
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Derby winning year-round saltwater fishing & exploring on half-day, full day or multi-day trips on the secluded & protected waters of Barcley Sound. Port Alberni to Poetts Nook , Bamfield to Ucluelet. Safe former fisheries vessel. Winter sports fishing here on Vancouver Island BC. This is a great winter activity for the whole family . Serene winter spring fishing on our HYBRID Oracle. Dingy to a secluded island for oysters prawns and crab for the barbeque. Underwater camera and futuristic technologies for a spectacular experience of our Pacific water playground. Worlds first automated speed controlled fishing Family, hardcore fishing, corporate or private couples time. Option to stay aboard your personal fishing lodge , or a guided day fishing charter.
This classic 42' Californian Convertible Sport fishing yacht has a 15.2' beam and is designed for up to 20 passengers. Faux Fishin' is a private Vancouver boat charter and comes with many amenities including: spacious interior lounge, ice maker, surround sound, outside large open deck, complete galley, comfortable sized head (restroom); and, room for up to 7 passengers on the upper deck for the ultimate view of the bay.
This yacht is in pristine condition and fully renovated in 2009. When you charter this sport fishing yacht for a fishing charter we supply all the fishing gear and equipment. Bring your own food and drinks and leave the driving to us! Pick up and drop off in front of Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island.
Whiskey Landing Marina
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Treat yourself to an unforgettable West Coast adventure. Join us aboard our luxurious yacht for a relaxing whale & wildlife cruise. The Raincoast Maiden is a spacious yacht equipped with a washroom & comfortable seating inside & out. Enjoy the magical scenery of Barkley Sound with a taste of luxury & watch the area's abundant wildlife, which includes whales, bears, sea lions, seals, eagles, sea birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available for guests. Our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise though the sheltered waters of the Broken Group Islands & an optional gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic sunset cruises & private charters are also available.
First class boat rentals for water-skiing, wake-boarding, fishing, camping and sightseeing. Choices include 4.2 m (14'), 5.4 m (18') Malibu Cuddy, 6 m (20') Four Winns Bowrider with Tower and 7.8 m (26') Campion Toba Cruiser. You drive or we drive. (Bare-Boat or Charters). Boats are available on or off trailers for pickup or delivery and can be launched and in the water, ready to go, at your favourite water destination. Let us know where you want to go.
Skis, wake-boards, tubes, fishing gear, and crab traps are also available. We serve Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Island, Okanagan and most areas of BC.
1234 Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
Experience the rugged beauty of the West Coast with Victoria's premiere whale watching company. Enjoy all the wildlife and adventure the Salish Sea has to offer in the comfort of our Three custom, state-of-the-art vessels! Our knowledgeable crew make each and every trip an inspiring and educational experience. BC Whale Tours is a company like no other ~ We simply Love what we do!!
Whale Guarantee Program ~ The best in the Industry ~ June 1st - Sept 30.
We will go as far as we need to in order to see whales. If you don't see whales then you receive a 20% refund and you can keep coming back for free on a standby basis until you do see Whales!!
450 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Guided salmon fishing in downtown Vancouver BC. Entering our 21st year of operation. Biteson offers 5 hour, 8 hour & 10 hour guided salmon fishing adventures from downtown Vancouver. We offer high quality Twin Engine Certified Charter Boats. Our Transport Canada Certified Captains & Guides are renowned for their catch rates & are professional, friendly & very knowledgeable in all aspects of fishing the waters of Georgia Strait & the Gulf Islands. With our extensive network of 'BC Sportfishing Guide Association' member charter boats we can accommodate groups of any size in total comfort. A great day on the water. You have to see Vancouver from the water! Great rates & great times!
1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
We offer both day sailing and overnight cruises from Oak Bay, the 'wild' side of Victoria - only minutes from downtown Victoria. This area and surrounding Gulf Islands are a boater's dream, featuring wild islands, diverse marine life, and tranquil anchorages, against a background of snow-capped mountains.
Ours is a 'hands-on' experience where you will have the opportunity to learn how to sail or gain more experience. Your Captain is a CYA certified instructor, and our vessel is a 35 foot Beneteau sloop.
On our exploratory cruises up the coast we can take along kayaks as well as our inflatable. This spring we are organizing cruises to magnificent Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound from Nanaimo and Comox, harbours convenient to these world famous cruising destinations.
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Open year-round, this world-renowned garden occupies 22 ha (55 ac) with stunning floral displays. Enjoy the Rose Carousel & Children's Pavilion! Great dining with casual & more formal dining using many local ingredients & an extensive BC wine list. Enjoy afternoon tea year-round, complete with lovely views. The Seed & Gift Shop carries many local artists' creations. Summer offers evening entertainment, Saturday night fireworks & eco-friendly electrically-operated boat tours of surrounding waters including historic landmarks of cement manufacturing days. Christmas - phenomenal lighting, entertainment, outdoor ice rink. National Historic Site of Canada & Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experiences Collection® See website.
I am available to provide you with any fishing package you would like to develop with me as I have a reliable network of fishing guides & sports fisherman all over VI. Areas I prefer to fish are locally Comox Valley & Campbell River however I would strongly suggest a trip with myself staying at Denham Bay Cottages and fishing from there with me. If you are interested in fishing any of these locations let me know & I will provide you with advice in setting up accommodations & any other necessary arrangements to make your fishing trip of a lifetime a success.
2628 Hwy 95
Parson, British Columbia
Immerse yourself in the serenity & wonder of the world-famous Columbia Wetlands. Witness the wetlands come alive as you float quietly past beaver dams, osprey nests & a heron rookery. With over 300 species of mammals & birds & the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, our Columbia Wetlands Adventures are a nature-lover's dream come true! An on-board guide will amaze & entertain you with their knowledge of the history, ecology & wildlife of the area.
We also offer canoe & kayak rentals for those who want to create their own adventure. We are a short drive from Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Radium Hot Springs.