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

Lunch Aboard the Raincoast Maiden

It’s not too late to join us for a delicious gourmet lunch (prepared by Heartwood Kitchen in Ucluelet) aboard the Raincoast Maiden while anchored in an idyllic location.

We’re open until October 3rd, so join us on our Broken Group Islands Wildlife Cruise to see wildlife, spectacular scenery and enjoy a fabulous meal. It is an experience unlike any other!

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”!

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.

 

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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 🙂

 

A Meal & Setting to Remember

The lunch alone is worth taking our trip for! The food is delicious (prepared by Heartwood Kitchen restaurant in Ucluelet), delivered to you in a wicker basket on a luxury yacht while anchored amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Broken Group Islands – for most of our guests this is a unique experience.

The Cobb salad is shown here – other choices are salmon or chicken and all of the menu options are finger licking good!  See the full menu here:  Gourmet Lunch Menu

Wildlife Tour Company of the Year in BC

We are extremely proud to have been awarded “Wildlife Tour Company of the Year in BC” for the second year in a row!!!

Our Picturesque New Location

We love our new location at the Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina, located at 1943 Peninsula Rd.