Rates and Policies Custom Zodiac Private Marine Charters

Private Zodiac boat charters limited to you and your guests. Based in Siney (Victoria area) on Vancouver Island sailing in southern BC.

Costs are in large part based on fuel costs which are affected by weight and duration of trip.

Hourly custom Private Charters

  • $200 / hr with a minimum 4 hour charter based on 1, or 2 people. Add $25.00 / hour for each additional passenger after 2.

Private Boat Charter Day Rates

  • $995.00 based on 1, or 2 people
  • Passenger Fuel surcharge $75.00 extra per person (extra weight = extra fuel)
  • Distance Fuel surcharge will be quoted if not leaving from Sidney, or we are boating south of Sidney Island, north, or east of Galiano Island
  • Custom arrangements such as the one we did in Vancouver for 1 week for Hugo Boss
  • typically leave around 11:00 am - Trip duration 5 to 6 hours
  • 2nd boat on same charter discounted - price will vary with each situation

Shuttle Water Taxi Services southern Gulf Islands

  • $450.00 one way (return included if no more than 15 minutes waiting time) based on 2 people
  • $50.00 extra per extra person

Scattering Human or Pet Ashes

  • $595.00 based on 2 people
  • $50.00 extra per extra person
  • maximum passengers is 10 - if more people we can supply a 2nd boat, or do 2 runs
  • $495.00 / person without passengers | $395.00 / person for multiple persons at same time
  • No extra charge to scatter multiple ashes when booking with passengers
  • A fuel and time surcharge will be quoted if not sailing from Sidney where we are based, or if sailing more than 5 nautical miles round trip.

Saturday Salt Spring Island Market

  • $195.00 / person with a 2 person minimum
  • organize a group of up to 9 people and price is capped at $995.00 total effectively reducing the price to as low as $110.00 pp.
  • Depending on the consenus of our passengers we can extend the return trip through the scenic Gulf islands; Galiano, Mayne, Saturna and Pender Islands (extra cost +75 pp)


Public 3.5 to 4-hour Whale Watching Tours from Victoria harbour | open scarab, or open/covered 50 passenger Catamaran departures from downtown at Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Adult (18 yrs & older): $139.00
  • Youth (13 yrs to 17 yrs): $109.00
  • Child (12 and under): $89.00
  • Infants (2 and under): Free
  • Group rates - please inquire
  • All prices are plus taxes

You Need to Know

  • All prices are plus taxes
  • Some tours are not suitable for children under 4

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Whales, tall ship wreck and oceanside vineyards

the Crowther Family Boating Journal: Our Alaska cruise pulled in to Vancouver just after 7:30 am and by 11:30 we met up with Dieter. Our flight back home to Australia left the next day. With Dieter’s planning advice it all went like clockwork. We flew in to Ganges from the Vancouver harbour on a float plane with Salt Spring Island Air where Dieter met us. After enjoying an excellent lunch on Salt Spring we headed south through the Gulf Islands and stopped at the Saturna Island Vineyards to sample their wines and bought a few bottles. This oceanside vineyard reminded us of those back home in southern Australia near Melbourne. We also saw a tall ship wrecked on a reef near there. We passed through the San Juans where we spent an hour or so watching a super pod of Orcas. A large male breached completely out of the water just a few hundred yards from the boat. This is an experience we will never forget and recommend to anyone who loves the ocean and wildlife. Dieter dropped us off in Victoria right next to the West Coast Air float plane docks at 5:30 pm. By 7:00 pm we were back in our hotel in Vancouver! What a perfect day. This was the icing on our perfect week to the west coast. Thank you "Birds of a Feather". Next time we’ll be back to stay at your B&B in Victoria.