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Family/Group Gulf Islands Park Boat Tour

boat ride

Family/Group Gulf Islands Park Boat Tour

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Family/Group Gulf Islands Park Boat Tour

boat ride

Family/Group Gulf Islands Park Boat Tour

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet your private group or family of up to 8, flat rate for 1 or 8 persons, at the boat ramp at Tulista Park, 9565 Fifth St, Sidney, BC. Outfit each of your private tour members with a life jacket and after a brief boat safety introduction, launch the boat and begin your 3 hour, private nature tour on the waters of The Salish Sea. We will land and explore briefly on foot four of the Islands; Sidney Spit, Portland Island, Russell Island and Fulford Harbour, at Salt Spring Island. Enjoy towering trees, sand and cobble beaches, rocky coastlines. kelp forests and witness BC's abundant inter tidal ecosystems. Jack will pause to offer insight on wild life and habitats, allow plenty of time for photography along the way. He is excited to answer your questions as he has always been an enlightened and engaging educator.

Your host

Learn more about Jack

Jack

Award winning underwater photographer with national recognition. Internationally published writer in the field of water rescue and ice rescue. Search and Rescue Team Leader: 1982 – 1999 + with over 90 missions on record. (RCMP, City Police, Fire Department, Alberta Environment and numerous private contracts.) Registered “Expert Witness” for Aquatic Accident Investigations. Guest Lecturer at Canadian Forces Base, “Search & Rescue Technicians” training schools. Former president of the Alberta Scuba Divers Council. Guest Lecturer at the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, Blue Lake Outdoor Center and numerous private institutions. Director and primary shareholder of Dive Rescue & Consulting Canada Ltd. (39 years). Director and primary owner of Sub Sea Experience (42 years).

What's included

Drinks
Bottled water.
Equipment
Life Jackets

Where you'll be

From the dock at Tulista Park we will skim across the ocean in Jack's 25 ft custom built Bombard boat to sandy Sidney Spit. Here we will do a short park tour, enjoy abundant birds and eelgrass habitat. Back on the water to beautiful Portland Island and historical Russell Island. Our last stop will be Fulford Harbour, at Salt Spring Island. On this tour you are likely see Harbour Seals, Dall's Porpoise, marine birds and possibly even whales!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 6 and up can attend. Guests require some mobility to enter and exit the boat. Please be ready to provide gender height and weight to enable us to provide appropriately sized life jacket.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Although not common, some may prefer to take an anti nausea prior to launch. Trips are subject to weather conditions and we will do our best to accommodate. Not recommended for children under six.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Jack
Family/Group Gulf Islands Park Boat Tour
New experience
From $510/person
New experience
From $510/person