Ocean Beach Excursions Victoria BC

Ocean Beach Private Boat Charter Excursions out of Victoria, BC

While the Salish Sea is not a warm body of water (18 °C / 64 °F) in the summer some of the shallows around several of our local Gulf Island beaches still make it pleasant for an ocean beach outing.

You can have a picnic on the beach, go ocean swimming, stroll the driftwood beaches and enjoy the majestic scenery and wildlife along the way.

Our zodiacs are equipped with skid plates allowing us to beach the boat right up on the sand. There is a swim platform and ladder on the boats.

Going to the beach can be the reasonfor your trip, or this can be combined with whatever else you wish to incorporate in to your day with us.

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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.