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

Baby Orca and 6 breaches

This was a perfect vacation - loved the room and view - stayed here our first two days watching the Otter and her baby - the 16 Swans (2 babies), hundreds of Geese - Ducks - Herons - Deer and even a Sea Plane! We look forward to seeing that and maybe us on the website Dieter! Be sure to take a Whale Watching trip through the Islands with Dieter - we saw lots of Whales - a baby Orca and 6 Breaches!! Another must - Port Renfrew and the trails at China Beach. Canada is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful! Thank you Dieter and Annette, Monty and Emily - come visit us!