Captain's Tour - Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary

Our Captain’s tour of the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary is akin to a "friends & family" experience in the Salish Sea.

We depart from Sidney (25 minutes north of Victoria) at 11:00 am and are typically out on the ocean for 6 to 8 hours. There is no set agenda but to enjoy the beauty of the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands.

Upon departure we monitor whale activity. If the whales are within reasonable proximity we will iclude whale watching as part of the tour. If whale watching is, however, your primary purpose of going out we would instead guide you to our public tours.

While we routinely come across all manner of wildlife on our tours - sea lions, porpoise, seals, dolphins, pelagic birds, otters and whales - our primary focus is sightseeing and coastal exploration.

For border security reasons we will not pull in to port in to any of the San Juan Islands, however, we will pass through the San Juans.

There will be options to stop at any number of the Canadian Gulf Islands to explore, eat, and experience island culture and a few island wineries.

Gulf Islands BC

coast line gulf islands

salish sea sunset

Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary

Thanks for a lovely holiday

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at the Birds of a Feather. We enjoyed all that this area had to offer, from the beautiful sunrise, the abundant wildlife and amazing scenery, the lazy sunsets. The advice that Dieter gave us was invaluable. Had we not taken this advice we would have missed a most exciting whale watching trip. We were lucky enough to encounter a super pod. Everywhere you looked, you saw whales performing all sorts of acrobatics. It was perfect. The gardens at Hatley Castle also provided us with photo opportunities. We saw peacock families as well as hummingbirds. Well worth a visit. Thanks for a lovely holiday.