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!

And so the 2022 Season has begun

Front view of boat with captain at helm with green ocean water and islands in background


We are now open for the 2022 Season!  We’ve been out on a couple of tours and have thoroughly enjoyed being out on these waters after a long winter off.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for a day of wildlife viewing and breathtaking scenery. Our award winning tour follows 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.

Have a look through our website to book or find out more about our tours.


End of our 2021 Season

It is the end of our season and already we are looking forward to next year. Thanks to all of you who came out with us this year and also to those who steered guests our way. We really do appreciate it. We’ll see you next year!

Bow of boat heading up Ucluelet inlet in deep pink sunset sky

Light at the End of the Tunnel

We’re jumping with excitement! Following this week’s announcement of BC’s restart plan, we will soon be able to open for the season. We look forward to welcoming guests aboard our boat for a tour unlike any other! Stay tuned as we will soon post our start up date.

Humpback whale breaching

Breaching Humpback whale

Sights, Sounds and Smells to Look Forward To


Steller sea lions

Needless to say, we don’t take our guests ashore on this particular island. But if you do come on a tour with us we will show you this and other spectacular sights in beautiful Barkley Sound, June being a particularly good time to watch this “scene” unfold.

We hope to see you when the time is right 🙂


Mid June Update

Due to Covid-19 we are currently not running any tours. At this point we are still unsure when we will open but we will keep this page updated.

In the meantime, guided by the advice from the BC health authority and WorkSafeBC, we are working on adapting our daily routines to ensure that our guests will feel confident about safety once we do run tours. We will post our safety plan once an opening date has been set.

We miss being out on the water and the contact with our guests but look forward to being able to showcase our beautiful area and the abundant wildlife when the time is right!

We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you soon.

If you have any questions or wish to book, please email us at info@archipelagocruises.com and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

2020 Opening Date Postponed

Our season usually starts on May 1st, however this year, due to COVID-19, we will remain closed until further notice.   We are monitoring the situation closely and will post an update once we have new information regarding a possible opening date.

We look forward showing you the incredible wildlife and scenery of our beautiful area as soon as it if safe to do so.

Until then, please stay home and stay safe!

For more information, or to enquire about tours on any future dates, please contact us via email at info@archipelagocruises.com

Getting Ready For 2019 (Already…)

No sooner are we closed for the season and already we’re getting ready for next year! We made use of the fantastic weather we had this past week by treating our brand new teak deck chairs with a couple of coats of oil.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the lucky guests to sit in one of these chairs in 2019!

Ready for Lunch in Paradise?

Lunch time is by far the busiest time of day for us as we set up tables and chairs all over the boat, get the lunch baskets and drinks ready, serve the meals, check on our guests, clear away, then take everything down and continue on our journey through the islands.  And all this in the space of one hour!  For most of our guests this is a very unique experience – a moment of magic.

Rugged Seascapes

One of many beautiful views along our route. We never tire of it as the light, tides, colours are always different, no two days the same.