Sidney Spit Tour

Birds of a Feather’s Zodiac Medline III based in Victoria is available for private charter transport (water taxi) to and from Sidney Spit. We are also available for marine eco-tour charters, or simply boating the west coast.

 Coast Salish Legend:

The story goes that "Mutcha" was a giant mink transformed by the spirit God Swaneset, because of its uncontrollable greed. The long sand spit is Mutcha’s tail, while the beaches are its belly and back.

Aerial view Sidney Spit

Sidney Spit is located within the 400-hectare Sidney Island Marine Park. The long sandy spit and adjacent lagoon, forests and open grasslands offer a surprising variety of wildlife and are some of the most important shorebird habitat near southern Vancouver Island.

Miles of beautiful sand beach to wander …

 

The sun setting over Vancouver Island, seen from Sidney Spit.

 

All that is left of the  depression era brick factory …

 

Baby Orca breached!

The open air market on Salt Spring Island was a unique and fun experience. The arts and crafts stores in Ganges were a delight to discover. We enjoyed the fresh air, the natural scenery and the Dahl’s porpoises along the way. The ride back to Victoria was even more scenic as we boated through the channel and under the old wooden bridge between the Pender Islands. Going home the long way through the San Juans and around the bottom of San Juan Island was an excellent choice. We saw Orcas and a recently born baby orca breach out of the water! The boat is very comfortable and Dieter knows the waters like a seasoned mariner. We really appreciated having the zodiac all to ourselves and not being on any schedule. This was the best trip to Victoria ever! See you again next year for another adventure.