Salt Spring Island Market Saturday Boat Trip from Victoria (Sidney) $99

Join us for $99.00 + tax. Every Staurday from May through October we boat over to Ganges for the Salt Spring Island market

To reserve your seat please call directly 1-800-730-4790, or email us at charters@marineEcotours.com

  1. We typically depart Sidney at 10:30 am arriving at Ganges by approximately 11:30 am
  2. The market winds down around 3:00 pm
  3. We depart Salt Spring between 4 and 5 pm
  4. Depending on the consenus of our passengers we may leave earlier and head back through the scenic Pender Islands

Some of the many good reasons to enjoy the friendly inviting "granola" atmosphere of Salt Spring are:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown organically on Salt Spring
  • famous Salt Spring Island cheeses
  • homemade pies and baked goodies
  • handmade crafts, jewellery, cramics and pottery
  • natural body care products including handmade soaps
  • clothing & textiles - famous Tie Dye
  • local art and photography
  • farmers / growers also offering eggs, fish, lamb
  • a scenic boat trip in the Gulf Islands - occassionally we see whales along our trip

Fresh local organic vegetables Salt Spring Island Saturday Market

farmers market Salt Spring Island fresh local organic vegetables

Baked goodies at salt Spring Island market

ceramics at Salt Spring Island Saturday market

handmade soaps at Salt Spring Island Saturday market

Experience the best market on the west coast by getting there with the best west coast experience - boating on the ocean!

Humpys, Orcas, Stellars and California Sea Lions all in one afternoon

Every day is a unique adventure out on the Salish Sea but today’s trip stood out. We launched at Pedder Bay Marina in Metchosin to place us close to Race Rocks. As the California and Stellar Sea Lion bulls were entertaining us from their perches on the rock formations we suddenly found ourselves surrounded by a dozen or so of these mamoths swimming, diving and porpoising. Then the incredible happened. One of the stellars suddenly sprang out of the water not 40 feet from us with a huge salmon which it had just caught as it breached the surface. The salmon was squirming it the sea lion’s mouth. Just as quickly as the stellar had surfaced he dove again and repeated this motion 2 more times. All the while a dozen or so of his very excited mates were porpoising almost in unison as a group. In 12 years being out here on the ocean that was a first for me. This was just the begginning of our adventure. We had heard reports of 4 to 6 humpbacks in the general vicinity over the past week. As we networked with our colleagues we heard 6 transient orcas were nearby. We spent a bit of time enjoying the orcas before heading out in the direction of the shipping lanes where soon we spotted 4 humpbacks. They put on quite a show for us including some excellent tail flukes. The humpbacks were also very vocal. All this in the space of 4 hours on one of those special autumn days when the seas were calm and the sun was out.