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
  • $395.00 without passengers
  • A fuel and time surcharge will be quoted if not sailing from Sidney where we are based

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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The whales were awesome

What a great place to stay. Dieter gave us a wonderful trip through the islands and the whales were awesome. We really enjoyed our day trip on the ocean. Thanks Dieter. Annette the breakfasts were great. Thank you both for a great stay.