Our Wildlife and Whale Watching Boats
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Our Vessels

In September of 2022 we took delivery of the first of two new custom made Titan Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) viewing vessels. While many people may refer to these boats as “zodiacs”, this generic term really does not do them justice. Titan Boats are based on Vancouver Island and have been building aluminum hulled RHIBs for both ecotourism and law enforcement for over a quarter century. We worked closely with Titan to design our vessels to provide our guests the most comfortable and intimate wildlife viewing experiences possible.

Gone are the standard bench seats that most companies use and replaced with individual seats on shock mitigating suspension platforms, providing a comfortable ride even in bumpy conditions. When stopped to view wildlife you are not constrained to your seats, the boats have viewing areas in front and behind the seats allowing guests to spread out and get the best possible sightings. An aisle down the center of the boat allows easy access to the standing height on board toilet (head). 

At almost 10 metres in length (33 feet) and powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha outboards, our vessels allow us to cover a lot of water in a variety of conditions. Our vessels are comfortable for a few hours or a full day. Features include Simrad navigation, Radar, and AIS system, plus dual VHF Radios.  Our onboard hydrophone and speaker system allows us to listen to the whales.

To add to our guests’ comfort, we provide two-piece flotation suits plus warm hats and binoculars on all tours. The two-piece suits are much easier to get in and out of than the traditional one-piece suits used by most companies. *two-piece suits are  available in sizes Small to XXL. We also have one-piece suits in Extra Small  and XXXL sizes.

Natalie Wren

Tour Boat - Natalie Wren

We took delivery of the Natalie Wren in September 2022. Named after co-owner Andrew Jones’ daughter.

Seat Configuration

Whale Watching Boat

Eleni Jane

Natalie Wren - Whale Watching Boat

We took delivery of the Eleni Jane in May 2023. Named after co-owner Mike Willie’s youngest daughter.

Seat Configuration

Eleni Jane - Whale Watching Boat

The coastal rainforest of British Columbia, particularly on Vancouver Island, is a lush and biodiverse ecosystem teeming with life. Characterized by towering ancient trees, including Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and Western red cedar, this rainforest is a vital habitat for numerous species of plants and animals. The mild, wet climate supports the growth of dense vegetation, from ferns and mosses to unique fungi and lichens. It’s also home to iconic wildlife such as black bears, cougars, bald eagles, and salmon, which rely on the rich resources provided by the forest and nearby ocean. The Indigenous peoples of the region, the Kwakwaka’wakw, have inhabited and stewarded these lands for thousands of years, with deep cultural connections to the rainforest and its resources. Despite facing threats from logging, urbanization, and climate change, efforts to conserve and protect this valuable ecosystem are ongoing, recognizing its ecological importance and intrinsic beauty. #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #rainforest #coastalrainforest #vancouverisland #mystic #mystical #healthyecosystem ...

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Humpback whales, renowned for their majestic presence in the world’s oceans, exhibit fascinating social behaviors that highlight their affinity for companionship and connection. These charismatic giants are known to form intricate social structures, often congregating in groups to engage in various activities and interactions.

One remarkable aspect of humpback whale socialization is their tendency to form alliances and friendships within their pods. These pods, typically consisting of individuals with familial ties, provide a supportive environment where whales can forge bonds through communication, play, and cooperative behaviors.

During the breeding season, male humpback whales are particularly social, competing for the attention of females through elaborate displays of acrobatics and vocalizations. These competitive yet cooperative interactions emphasize the dynamic nature of humpback whale societies, where individuals collaborate and compete for reproductive success.

Beyond breeding activities, humpback whales also engage in communal behaviors such as feeding cooperatively using bubble-net feeding techniques. This cooperative feeding strategy involves a group of whales working together to corral and trap prey within a bubble net, allowing them to efficiently harvest vast quantities of food.

Furthermore, humpback whales are known for their captivating songs, which play a crucial role in socializing and communicating within their populations. These intricate vocalizations are thought to serve various functions, including mate attraction, navigation, and maintaining social bonds within pods.

Overall, the social lives of humpback whales offer a glimpse into the complex and interconnected nature of marine mammal societies. Through their shared experiences, cooperative behaviors, and expressive communication, humpback whales exemplify the importance of social bonds in the vast blue expanse they call home. #humpbackwhales #humpback #whales #gonorthisland #vancouverislandwildlife #majestic

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🦅 Majestic Bald Eagles 🦅 Did you know that bald eagles are not actually bald? Their name comes from the Old English word “balde,” meaning white, referring to the bird’s striking white head. These magnificent creatures are not only a symbol of strength and freedom but also play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. Let’s celebrate the beauty and resilience of these incredible birds! #BaldEagles #Nature #Wildlife #Freedom #MajesticBeauty 🌿 ...

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🌊🐺 Dive into the fascinating world of sea wolves with these fun facts! 🌟 Did you know...

1. Sea wolves are coastal specialists, uniquely adapted to thrive in the rugged landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. 🏞️

2. Unlike their inland relatives, sea wolves are exceptional swimmers, often traversing between islands in search of prey. 🏊‍♂️🐟

3. Their fur is lighter in color, providing perfect camouflage against the coastal rocks and cliffs. 🌿🌊

4. These coastal predators play a vital role in maintaining the balance of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by controlling prey populations. 🦌🐬

5. While they face challenges like habitat loss, efforts are underway to study and conserve these majestic creatures for generations to come. 🌎💙

Join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of sea wolves in our coastal ecosystems! 🌟🐺 #SeaWolves #CoastalAdventures #WildlifeFacts 🌊🐾 #coastalrainforestsafaris #crs #safetrueeducational

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Capturing moments between two indigenous gems; Coastal Rainforest Safaris and Sea Wolf Adventures! ...

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Sitting there with authority waiting for the right moment. Watching every movement of salmon swimming by making their way up to spawn! #blackbear #wildlifeplanet #bear #vancouverislandwildlife #gonorthisland #explorebc #explorecanada #kwakwakawakwterritory ...

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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from our team! Looking forward to meeting and greeting you in 2024. Happy holidays! #charliebrowntree🎄 ...

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Many great sightings of whales, while on our safaris. If you’d like to check out our website, please click the link in the bio! ...

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Hanging out in the Great Bear Rainforest can be exhilarating! 🎥 - @taylormichaelburk ...

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Capturing Magical Moments! Hanging out with the brothers was absolutely amazing! @downtofilm @noahshumka @seawolfadventures ...

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