Otterly Adorable

It is such a treat to see sea otters on a daily basis. We see single otters as well as mothers with pups, and Grampa Otto is always a highlight. Unfortunately he is often “on vacation” for a few days, but more often than not he is entertaining his beloved human guests!

Sea otter lying on his back and wrapped up in kelp leaves

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.

 

Recent Awards!

 

 

We feel honoured and excited to have been chosen for not one but THREE recent awards, namely

  • “Best Whale & Wildlife Boat Touring Company – British Columbia” (Corporate Vision 2022 Canadian Business Awards)
  • “Cruise Company of the Year in BC” (Travel & Hospitality Awards 2022)
  • “Best Marine Wildlife Tour Operator 2022 – British Columbia” (Lux Life Travel & Tourism Awards)

Many thanks to the nominees and judges for choosing our company!

Cruise

        2022 Cruise Company of the Year in BC

2021 Accreditation by Canadian Business Review Board

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 🙂

 

Looking Forward

2020 definitely turned out to be very different for all of us! We have missed cruising through the magical scenery of the Broken Group Islands each day, we have missed the daily wildlife sightings and the close interactions with people from all over the world.

We look forward to running tours again, hopefully starting in May 2021.

Closed for the Remainder of the 2020 Season

CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2020 SEASON

Wondering where we are?

Sadly, we have had to make the difficult decision to remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season. After taking everything into careful consideration, we feel this to be the only feasible option and best for everyone.  We are off course disappointed but do look forward to operating again in 2021, well rested and with renewed enthusiasm!  

We sincerely hope that you will consider taking a tour with us in 2021.   

Take care and stay safe in these unusual times!  

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

End of our 2019 Season

We are now closed for the season but we already look forward to another year of adventures starting in May 2020!