End of our 2017 Season

Our 2017 season is now well behind us. It is with some sadness that we left beautiful Barkley Sound about 2 weeks ago to take the Raincoast Maiden down the coast to Sidney where she is now safely tucked into a boat house. We will be working on her here, getting her ship shape for next year!

Leaving our anchorage in the Broken Group Islands at first light

Still Open For Business!

We’re still open for business and the weather forecast for the next few days looks great! A glimpse of what to expect as seen through the lens of Gerry Fairbrother who came out with us on Sept. 23rd. Thanks, Gerry, for letting me share these – it was hard to pick only a few.

Frequent Sea Otter Sightings

This year we have been seeing sea otters increasingly often, almost daily.  Here is toda’s friendly sea otter!

Orcas AND cake

Yesterday’s lucky guests were treated not only to a fabulous sighting of five Orcas but to also to delicious birthday cake!  

Thanks to Barbara Lee, a regular guest, who knew it was the captain’s birthday and ordered a birthday cake for all to enjoy at lunch time while at anchor.  The cake, shaped like the Raincoast Maiden sailing off into the sunset, was masterfully crafted by Zoe’s Bakery in Ucluelet. 

Now open for the 2017 season!


Our 2017 season has officially begun!  We have run a few cruises this past week and as always, it feels great to be out on the water again.



Willkommen Fernweh – A day aboard the Raincoast Maiden

For a review and photos of a day out on the water with us, read this blog written by Kerstin & Klaus, who took our Broken Group Islands Wildlife Cruise in July 2016: Willkommen Fernweh


Seals are hard not to love!

Seals are very much of a presence on our trips as we go to several haul outs. I often feel they are underrated, except by children who LOVE them, especially their big, soulful eyes.

Last Evening Wildlife Cruise of the year

Last Wednesday we ran our last Evening Wildlife Cruise of the season. Since the days are getting short there is not enough light to run a cruise at that time of day.  Our Broken Group Islands Wildlife Cruise is still going out daily.

Sea Otters in Barkley Sound

The good news is that over recent years we are seeing sea otters increasingly often.  This inquisitive sea otter was enjoying a mid morning snack!