Cruises & Boat Tours
Sailboat cruise (Dannielle Hayes photo)
Go cruising in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region to access spectacular scenery and the mild, protected waters of the Sunshine Coast and Fraser River.
Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park (on the Sunshine Coast) is one of the most popular destinations for BC cruises.
Set sail with a cruise operator named “Best Adventure Travel Company on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure (2009), combine a night at a historic hotel in Lund with a sunset dinner cruise, or blend cruising with ocean paddling by wet launching a kayak from a mothership schooner.
Sailboat charters are plentiful on the Sunshine Coast; there are also powerboat or paddleboat cruises available on the Fraser River.
Cruises range from multi-day sailing trips with nights spent onboard (accommodations vary from ship to ship) to single day excursions. Groups are usually under ten guests. West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay), Gibsons, Sechelt, Lund and Mission are popular ports of departure for cruise companies.
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Sechelt, British Columbia
Experience the Sunshine Coast on our 41ft sailboat from just $35 per person. Our licensed captain offers daily, multi day & evening tours from our base in Sechelt Inlet, BC.
Take a private charter to remote beaches, catch a crab & watch sea lions play. If you are lucky dolphins & orcas will give you a show. A trip to Narrow's Inlet overnight will leave you stunned with glacier backdrops & peaceful waters.
Oz's 2 cockpits, allow up to 11 people to sit & relax or try your hand at the helm.
Captain Steve has years of sailing experience under his belt from sailing all over BC to the West Coast USA, Central & South America. He is first aid certified & fully insured.
Oz is Transport Canada compliant.
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!
501 Denman St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Join us for a unique Vancouver experience offering unparallelled panoramic views of the city skyline, the surrounding Coastal Mountain range & many of the area's most famous landmarks. The Vancouver Harbour Tour takes you on a journey through Canada's 'Gateway to the Pacific' - the Burrard Inlet. You travel past Stanley Park, the Lookout Tower, the Lions Gate Bridge, the spectacular city skyline, cruise ship terminal & more. Our Sunset Dinner & Luncheon cruises are ranked by Where Magazine's Essential Vancouver as having one of the "Best Views" in Vancouver & are truly unforgettable.
2706 Spring St
Port Moody, British Columbia
Custom made boat tours of scenic Indian Arm & 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 & personal with nature & wildlife. See seals, eagles, waterfalls, First Nations pictographs & historic sites.
Tours are a variety of lengths & depart from locations in Vancouver Harbour or within 20 minutes of downtown Vancouver, including Deep Cove & Port Moody.
Group tours start at $25.00 per person.
Join us to experience unparallelled wildlife viewing, whale watching & awe-inspiring First Nations culture, amidst BC's most spectacular landscapes. Our motorized yacht, Great Bear II, is fully certified & inspected by Transport Canada annually, to help ensure your safety. Some of the best certified captains & crew. Our small group sizes mean our guests enjoy intimate experiences with nature & our photographers some of the best opportunities... our guests are never just part of a crowd. With a maximum of 6 guests per trip, our fully certified professional guides can better ensure the safety of the group while having the least impact on the lands we visit & the wildlife we view. Join our scheduled trips or design your own custom (private) charter & experience the wild in wilderness!
8380 St. George St
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Pacific Yellowfin is not only a unique historic vessel in the Pacific Northwest with an incredible history, it also boasts unique features that differentiate us from other operators on the British Columbia coastline. Available for per cabin trips during June and September, or full boat charter anytime during our season. Off-season day cruises also available, please inquire.
Full boat charters are 100% custom and tailor made just for your group! We offer everything from gourmet dining, to truly wild bear and whale watching, to awesome water sports for all ages. There is something for everyone onboard the Pacific Yellowfin.
788 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, British Columbia
Welcome to Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours. Celebrating 25 years providing top quality cruises on our authentic sternwheeler, exploring BC's Famous Fraser River (gateway to BC's history).
Based in the beautiful historic city of New Westminster, offering cruises ranging from full day to 2-1/2 hour discovery cruises watching the river at work & play; bridges from massive brand new to 110 years old & ever present wildlife. Relaxing evening sunset dinner cruises or exploring the natural wilderness of Pitt lake, one of the largest fresh water tidal lakes in the world, as well as Steveston. We specialize in weddings & all corporate & private functions. Easily accessible & open year round for special events, Christmas cruises & private functions.
Call us for our 25% discount on all scheduled cruises (some exemptions apply).
1601 Bayshore Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia
Get ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime! Whether you are a first time zodiac adventurer or a seasoned veteran, we guarantee that you will have a blast!
Launching from the Westin Bayshore Hotel, our fleet of open-air, purpose built, zodiac-style vessels are Vancouver's fastest and safest way to view the city from the sea.
Adventures begin cruising along the Vancouver Inner Harbour, then soaring up to 55kph as we cross the Burrard Inlet. Along the way our experienced, qualified and passionate skippers will provide a fascinating array of information, highlighting the sights of Vancouver's Coal Harbour, Northshore, English Bay, False Creek and Stanley Park.
Tours are 90 minutes in length & depart from the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
1451B Hwy 101
Lund, British Columbia
Terracentric Coastal Adventures offers dynamic tours by boat and sea kayak to some of the most beautiful, scenic marine parks in the world: Desolation Sound, Copeland Islands and Mitlenatch Island Nature Reserve. Our day tours range from 3.5 to 8 hours, with full day tours offering the opportunity to go ashore, enjoying our delicious, home made, locally sourced lunches. Multi-day tours run from 2 to 5 days in length.
On foot, Terracentric offers hiking tours through luscious green forests along the Sunshine Coast Trail.
With local, professional guides/naturalists, you will learn of fascinating human and natural history from ancient First Nations to modern day newcomers. With diverse marine life, including increased whale sightings, stunning vistas and warm waters for swimming, you'll never want to leave.
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Come paddle with us! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, majestic old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness & captivating wildlife. What better way to see all of this, than to kayak the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island. Adventuress offers wildlife tours, rentals & lessons. Choose from fun day tours, sunset paddles and full moon howls in Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Families welcome. Want to up your adventure quotient? Join us for our weekend getaways & exciting multi-day excursions in the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Johnstone Strait & Broken Group Islands. Check out our all-women trips; all women-all fun! Every day an adventure. Live fully. Let Adventuress Sea Kayaking take you on a trip of a lifetime. All tours come with a certified guide, kayak, gear and instruction.