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 lots of 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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Try sailing this summer on the Sunshine Coast! Take an evening cruise or explore the inlet on our scheduled weekend tours. Go fishing with the guys....or girls! Get married in a remote bay, take the family on a beach tour...
Sailing Tours and Charters from just $35 per person, or from $65/hr charter the boat for a private adventure 7 days a week.
Safe, fully insured and Transport Canada approved.
Leave your cares behind as you indulge in an afternoon of comfort & relaxation. View the magnificent scenery & wildlife of our protected coastal waters & discover why this is one of the most popular cruising areas in the world. Enjoy fully upholstered seating in our main salon & upper deck.
Our Desolation Sound Lunch Cruise takes you into the very heart of the Sound, where you will savour a delicious lunch, surrounded by spectacular scenery. All our lunch cruises feature west coast cuisine with locally sourced ingredients & organic produce. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary concerns.
Come & experience what sets us apart from the rest!
We offer multi-day cruises through Haida Gwaii's (Queen Charlotte Islands') Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Northern Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, North Coast/ Khutzeymateen and Southeast Alaska. Our 68' vessels provide the perfect base from which to tour remote coastlines. On these world-class learning journeys we expect to see whales, bears, rich intertidal zones, and a great number of birds. With our First Nations guides we visit ancient villages, see totem poles and hope to catch a glimpse of the Kermode. Our experienced Crew and on-board naturalist will take you places that few have visited on our award-winning expeditions.
283A Bamfield Boardwalk
Bamfield, British Columbia
Join us for a memorable trip exploring our local area & all its wonders. You may see sea lions lounging at their haul out, harbour seals shyly watching us go by, eagles in their nests tending to their young, sea otters at home in the kelp beds, black bears foraging on the shoreline, gray whales devouring tons of krill & humpback whales playfully breaching. Diving charters, accommodations, kayak rentals & Broken Group Island kayak shuttle available.
Moored At Penticton Marina
Penticton, British Columbia
Get aboard Penticton's genuine paddlewheeler! Experience the beautiful south end of Okanagan Lake from the waterside and create lasting memories for your family and friends Apr-Oct. We offer Scenic Cruises, Dinner Buffet & BBQ Cruises, wine tasting events, live music, on fully licensed premises.
Or charter for your business or private function: weddings, anniversaries, reunions, club and staff socials, fundraisers. Bring-Your-Own food is possible or let us do the catering, casual to high end. 48 passenger capacity on 2 decks. Roofed open air deck plus enclosed deck with panorama windows. See you this summer!
7813 Okanagan Landing Rd
Vernon, British Columbia
Starting in June, we serve a leisurely luncheon on the water, a perfect way to entertain your guests. Jul-Sep we offer leisurely cruises, twice a day, starting at Paddlewheel Park. Cruise into Adventure Bay then up north Okanagan or past Ellison Provincial Park while enjoying a cold beverage or a light snack from our fully stocked bar. White Linen and China Dinner cruises every Friday and Saturday nights. Learn about Lake Okanagan and the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Live entertainment upon request. When booking online, please allow 24 hrs for our response.
Come join us for fun in the sun!
2706 Spring St
Port Moody, British Columbia
Custom made boat tours of scenic Indian Arm and Vancouver Harbour as well as marine education programs for groups of up to 40 persons - Transport Canada certified vessels. Perfect for corporate team building, family celebrations, tour groups, social groups that want to experience a West Coast marine adventure!
Get up close and personal with nature and wildlife. See seals, eagles, waterfalls, First Nations pictographs, and historic sites.
Tours are a variety of lengths and depart from locations in Vancouver Harbour or within 20 minutes of downtown Vancouver, including Deep Cove and Port Moody.
Group tours start at $25.00 per person.
210 Bernard Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
KelownaDinnerCruises does public dinner cruises Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights with live bands performing every night. We have a fully licensed bar and kitchen. We are also available for private charters such as wedding receptions, birthday or staff parties.
In the afternoons we do daily lake tours and offer evening sunset cruises. The Boardroom dinner cruise boat has a hot tub, slide, fireplace, dance floor, 2 bathrooms, TV/DVD, iPod and 2 stereo systems to ensure that your event is fun and memorable. Located in Kelowna at 100 Bernard Ave (across from the sails downtown); shuttle service available. Kids are welcome.
Historic Lund Hotel
Lund, British Columbia
Let us 'spirit' you away for an unforgettable scenic dinner cruise into world renowned Desolation Sound aboard the fully licensed 58' passenger motor vessel, 'The Swan Spirit'. Enjoy our fabulous 'Buffet at Sea' amid comfortable booth style seating in the fully enclosed lower lounge, or enjoy the sunsets on the open upper observatory deck as we cruise amongst the islands & inlets of BC's largest & best known marine park. The buffet style meal is fabulous & the sights are unforgettable. Don't forget your camera!
209-1110 Government St.
Victoria, British Columbia
Rated "Trip of a Lifetime" by Frommer's (2000-2012) & a "Best Adventure Travel Company on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure (2009). Take a multi-day adventure cruise on the 28 m (92 ft) schooner Maple Leaf to really experience BC's wildlife, landscape & culture. Cruise islands & fjords, explore ancient rainforests. A-list naturalists & guides lead you to intimate bear, whale & seabird viewing & First Nations sites. Frequent shore trips, gourmet cuisine, friendly crew & accommodations. Queen Charlotte Islands, Great Bear Rainforest, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands. By a leader in sustainable tourism, these trips are for people who enjoy the path less travelled. Visit us for information.