Nanaimo Boat Tours
Explore the Inside Passage from Victoria / Vancouver to the Great Bear Rainforest aboard a 48ft. historic wooden mothership, the MV Chelsea II. Destinations include the Gulf Islands, Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Activities offered include grizzly watching, bicycle winery tours in the Gulf Islands, fishing, whale watching tours and sea kayaking.
Offering sightseeing and guided land tours, event planning and sailing adventures.
Karomar Cruises departing from Nanaimo offers boat tours, charters and scenic day trips with the friendly crew aboard the MS Karomar. Enjoy a scenic and delicious Apple Pie Sunset Harbour tours or Picnic Basket tours around Nanaimo, New Castle Island, Vancouver Island.
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School is a family-run sailing company on Vancouver Island. They offer sailing instruction, boat charters and harbour cruises that last up to three hours. Multi-day charters include an experienced skipper and can encompass those hard-to-reach areas in the strait, such as Desolation Sound and the Southern Gulf Islands.
Herizen Sailing for Women offers unique sailing and self-awareness programs for women by women. The Herizen method introduces women to inner sailing where awareness of body, mind and spirit, together with non-judgemental understanding of the difference between men and women's way of learning, thinking and doing promotes giant leaps in sailing and personal skills.
Bastion City Charters
The Bastion City takes passengers on narrated cruises of the harbor and adjacent islands.
Islandhopper Marine Tours
Islandhopper Marine Tours offers a two and a half hour trip through the Gulf Islands on the fast & safe 12 passenger inflatable, Goldeneye. The tour goes from Nanaimo to the seal colonies at Snake Island and the cormorant roosting site at the high cliffs of Gabriola Island, then through the fast-flowing tidal passages into the Gulf Islands before returning to Nanaimo Harbour.