Join TIDES and our friends at Island Water Taxi to cruise the waters of the Southern Gulf Islands. This four-hour journey takes us on a eco-tour through the Salish Sea areas of Pender, Mayne, Saturna, Galiano and Salt Spring islands. Your group can customize the tour based on your flora and fauna interests. Maybe look for wildlife? Or, visit historic sites? Or, just meander about taking in the natural wonder of the islands. This private, exclusive trip is designed just for you and your small group of friends (up to eight people per sailing). Along the way, we will pull into one of the many quaint waterside eateries to try some good local cuisine for lunch.
Take a breath of fresh sea air, take two! And get yourself ready for a Salish Sea adventure. Sit back, relax and let your eyes and your imagination do all the work. Slowly a multitude of Islands will begin to appear, islands of all shapes and sizes. You may see otters, whales, seals & lots of birds – eagles, loons, ravens and black Oyster Catchers. You may also hear a tale or two of the first pioneer families, their hardships and rewards while forging from a new, raw and sometimes savage land their homesteads and livelihoods that formed many of the Island communities that exist today. It will appear after a few centuries, things haven’t changed all that much on the Salish Sea.
Travel on the “WestyToo”, a 27-foot aluminum boat, with captain Reg Kirkham, a local salty born and raised on Salt Spring Island. Reg will share a yarn or two as we glide through the beautiful island archipeligo and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The boat and captain are certified commercial and insured.
Contact us today to book your private sailing for up to eight people. Typically, we depart the Port of Sidney Marina at the foot of downtown Sidney at 10am and return around 2PM (sometimes longer if the wildlife is good!).
For more information & booking
Contact info@TIDESgroup.com or call 1-250-891-6599