- What type of boat is the Sea Safari?
The Sea Safari’s are called Rigid Hull Inflatables. The hull is solid (rigid) and the sides are inflated tube sets. They are powered by twin 225hp Mercury Verado Engines.
- How many people are on one boat?
A maximum of 12 passengers on the boats provides everyone with space and views from every seat.
- How many boats are in the fleet?
We have three boats in our fleet, each can accommodate 12 passengers and for larger groups we can charter additional vessels from other companies.
- What can we expect to see?
You can expect to see beautiful scenery, rugged mountain coastlines, and wildlife such as birds and seals.
- What happens if it rains?
The tours do go rain or shine. The rain gives the tour an additional west coast flavor. We suggest dressing a little warmer with layers and hats and gloves.
- Do people get sea sick on the tour?
Generally people do not get sea sick on the tour. If by chance someone does happen to feel a little queasy,
our tour guide will bring them right back to marina and drop them off.
- What should we bring with us?
Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is always best as you will be suited up in our red
integrity suits which will help with the wind. Soft soled comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. We have a secured facility to leave any valuables such as purses and any extra bags you don’t wish to take on the tour with you.
- What time do we need to check in?
We do ask our guests to be at the marina to check in with us 30 minutes prior to the tour time. This will give you time to meet your guide and use the washroom facilities and get suited up and ready for your adventure.
- How long are we actually on the water for?
The tour is 2 hours, we strive to have our guests out on the water for the full two hours, so please be sure to be
on time to check in so we can have the tour out for the full 2 hours.
- What is included in the tour?
The tour includes a 2 hour fully guided tour of Howe Sound. The use of our integrity suits, toques, and gloves and a whole lot of fun.
- Can I go on this tour if I am pregnant?
Unfortunately we don’t allow for pregnant women to go on the tour. It is a bouncy ride and safer for the baby and mom-to-be not to go on the tour.
- Is this suitable for someone with back problems or concerns?
The tour can be quite bouncy and the discretion is up to our guests. We do suggest to those with concerns and who still want to take the tour, to sit at the back of the boat right in front of the tour guide; the boat doesn’t appear to be as bouncy back there.
- What is the minimum age for the Sea Safari?
The minimum age for the Sea Safari is 5 years old.
- Will we get wet?
No, not intentionally. The boats do go quite fast and they are open hull, therefore water spray will come over the sides and into the boat but not enough to get really wet.
- Do we stop along the way?
Yes the guide will stop along the way to discuss the sights and scenes in front of you or to give you some interesting facts about the area. The tour does not stop where people can disembark the boat along the way.
- Is there a bathroom on board?
These are open hull inflatable boats and so there are no bathrooms on board. We do recommend using the bathroom facilities prior to embarking on your tour, as there are no bathrooms along the way.