Rates and Policies Custom Zodiac Private Marine Charters

Private Zodiac boat charters limited to you and your guests. Based in Victoria on Vancouver Island sailing where and when you want anywhere in southern BC.

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

Private Boat Charter Rates for all BC destinations

  • $985.00 based on 2 people
  • Fuel surcharge $50.00 extra per person (extra weight = extra fuel)
  • Custom arrangements such as the one we did in Vancouver for 1 week for Hugo Boss
  • We’ll trailer the boat just about anywhere, however, extra fees will be required for trips outside of south Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
  • typically leave between 11:00 am and noon until we mutually decide to return
  • 2nd boat on same charter discounted - price will vary with each situation

Scattering Ashes - Ashes Scattering Details click here

  • $685.00 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
  • $450.00 when added to a private whale watching tour

Saturday Salt Spring Island Market Excursion departing Sidney

  • $99.00 per person
  • details here

 

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): $135.00
  • Youth (13 yrs to 17 yrs): $105.00
  • Child (12 and under): $85.00
  • 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
  • Common departure / pick up points are Sidney, Metchosin, Sooke, Victoria, Oak Bay, Cowichan Bay, or from just about anywhere on Vancouver Island, since we can easily trailer the boat. We also will pick up from any of the Gulf Islands.

Private boat charters Vancouver Island BC

 Nature photography charter

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.