Ride Along Boat Trips Victoria BC

Book a "Ride Along" Boat Trip on one of our ’friends and family’ trips
for $235.00 per person

If you love being out on the ocean as much as we do then this is an affordable way to spend a day with us.

We often have available ride-along seats on some of our personal boat trips when we are not otherwise already privately chartered. Most of these trips will be in the Gulf Islands, often seeing wildlife such as Orca, Minke and Gray whales, sometimes island hopping including visiting the Saturday market on Salt Spring Island and always lots of beautiful scenery.

Opportunities to join one of these day trips for a relatively modest fee will be posted below as they arise.

Some Saturdays (please inquire) from May though October - leaving 10:30 am, returning late afternoon

  • Ganges, Salt Spring Island Market
  • whale watching if whales are in the general vicinity
  • sightseeing & cruising around the Gulf Islands
  • room for to 2 people to join us

 

Annual July 01 - Canada Day Lamb Roast leaving 10:30 am, returning late afternoon

 

Annual 1st Monday in August Long Weekend Victoria Symphony Splash 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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.