2024 Season is Off to a Good Start

We’ve been open since early May, thrilled to back on the water, cruising through the breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands. Wildlife sightings have been good, we’ve enjoyed meeting guests from all over the world and we hope that you will join us too!

What we’ve been up to lately?

large boat in parking lot front view of motor yacht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case anyone is wondering where we have been … We have been painting, oiling, waxing, polishing, and just generally pampering the Raincoast Maiden. This week we finally made the trip up the West coast, back to beautiful Barkley Sound. We are now in Ucluelet and will start running tours within the next few days (May 5th)

Main painting boat Woman working on side of boatHelm area of boat, looking forward and out to seeview of sunset and island

Happy to be Back!

We are now open for the 2023 Season! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for a day of wildlife viewing and breathtaking scenery. Our award winning tours follow a scenic route through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group Islands where you’ll be served you a delicious gourmet lunch while anchored in a sheltered cove, meal prepared by Heartwood Kitchen Restaurant in Ucluelet.

 

Colony of Steller sea lions crowded together on rock with huge males sitting up

 

Waving Goodbye !

humpback whale lobtailing

After yet another enjoyable season, we are now closed until May 2023. We already look forward to next year’s adventures and hope to see you aboard our boat!

Time Out!

Sometimes you just need a little time out!

We’ve watched this bear do this twice now. We wanders along the shore line, searching for food. Once he sees this exact same log, he climbs aboard, flops right across it, snoozes for about 45 minutes, then gets up and continues down the shore, once again looking for food.

Black bear, fast asleep, draped over a large log

Wildlife and Otter Critters

Our 2022 season is now in full swing and we’ve had a variety of consistent wildlife sightings. There are a number of sea otters in our area, which means that we are able to find one or more otters on most days.
Thanks to our guest, David Clow, for letting me showcase his images of sea otters seen on our tour on May 30th.

 

Sea ottereating red sea urchin

Sea Otter Snacking on Red Sea Urchins

Sea otter mom carrying her pup on her stomach

Sea otter mom & pup

Covid-19 Update – June 2022

Where exactly are we at as far as Covid-19 precautions go?  Please read on to find out:

Masks

  • Masks are no longer mandated in public indoor settings in the province of BC.  This means that you are not required to wear a mask, either inside the cabin or outside.
  • There are free masks available if you prefer to wear a mask.
  • There is ONE EXCEPTION to this “rule”:  There will be a 15 minute orientation (inside the cabin) at the beginning of the tour.  We ask everyone to wear a mask during the orientation and can provide free masks if needed. Please let us know in advance if you have concerns about this.  If you do, we can seat you outside on the back deck (during the orientation only). We may update this policy depending on the situation at the time.

Cleaning and sanitising

  • We are continuing with extra cleaning and sanitizing duties before, during and after each tour.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at various locations on the boat.

Physical distancing/ space on the boat

  • Physical distancing is no longer required but there is enough room to keep some distance from others if you wish.
  • At lunch time tables will be set up outside and slightly apart to allow you to distance from others if you wish.
  • Please mention any concerns to us when you book, so that we can ensure your safety and comfort.

Most importantly

  • Please be mindful of other guests’ comfort level as some have good reason to be more cautious. That way we can all enjoy the day aboard our beautiful boat to its fullest!
  • Alan & Toddy (owner operators) are fully vaccinated.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the “Raincoast Maiden”!