Private Boat Charters Vancouver Island Photos

Below is a collection of photographs from our private boat charters mostly in the southern Gulf Islands just off of Victoria, BC.

private boat charter Salt Spring Island

children passengers bundled up on private boat tour

Sea Lion eating his favourite food octopus

Sea Lion eating his favourite food octopus

Bald Eagle eating Mouflon sheep on Speiden Island San Juans

sunset whale watching Victoria BC

orca whale breach Vancouver island

dungenous crab sidney island

Dungeness crab Gulf Islands BC

Nature photography boat tour Victoria BC

Pender Islands canal

sandstone carvings Saturna Island

Sidney Island beach BC

Sidney Island beach Victoria

Portland Island beach landing

floatplane Victoria BC

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.