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Cruises, Tours, & Charters in the Vancouver Area,
South Coast, British Columbia, Canada

First-class Cruising aboard the 54 foot motor yacht Great Bear II

Day Tours & Multi-day Ocean Adventures Cruises on BC's South Coast from mid November through mid April

Vancouver is home to some of the world's most spectacular scenery so it's no wonder BC's south coast is among the world's most popular cruising destinations. From late fall to early spring, our 54 ft. motor yacht, Great Bear II is in her home port of Vancouver, Canada, and available for private charter.

Call 604-812-9453 or email for available dates.


A few hours on board can mean a tranquil journey up Indian Arm or a closer look at our bustling port or the prestigious West Vancouver waterfront.  We'd be happy to discuss your beverage and food requirements for your cruise.

Group size: Maximum 8 guests
Cost: $500 CDN per hour for the whole ship + 5% GST (MINIMUM OF 3 HOURS)

What's Included in Hourly Cruises:

  • Non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices and/or soft drinks are included in the price of the trip. Snacks, appetizers, full meals and alcoholic beverages can be arranged with our chef for an additional charge.
  • The professional services of our Transport Canada Certified Captain and our chef, (also trained in Marine Emergency Duties).
Call 604-812-9453 or email for available dates.


A day trip aboard the motor yacht Great Bear II could take you as far as Horseshoe Bay, Howe Sound, or Bowen Island, or to the head of Indian Arm. You may want to spend the whole day on board, taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the area and being served a gourmet lunch or dinner by our chef.  Or, you may wish to visit Bowen Island, disembarking for some shopping at galleries and boutiques, (with at least one of the boutiques offering promotions to our guests). Guests on our day tours can either return to the ship for lunch or dinner or dine at one of the fabulous restaurants on the waterfront on Bowen Island.

Group size: Maximum 8 guests
Cost: $3000 + 5% GST (MAXIMUM 8 HOURS)

What's Included in Full Day Cruises:

  • Either morning or afternoon snack, a buffet lunch or dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the above price, although further meals (i.e. breakfast and/or appetizer and/or dinner), as well as alcoholic beverages, can also be arranged for an additional charge.  Our chef would be happy to discuss your food and beverage requirements for our full day tours.
  • The professional services of our Transport Canada certified Captain and our Chef, (also trained in Emergency Marine Duties).

Call 604-812-9453 or email for available dates.


Two, three, and four day and week-long coastal adventures can enable you to visit some really spectacular West Coast places a little further out of Vancouver.

PRINCESS LOUISA INLET with waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet over the polished granite cliffs that seem to plunge into the sea, this inlet is a favourite.  Calm waters in which to swim or kayak, endless trails for walking or hiking and Chatterbox falls at the head of this inlet, all make it a popular cruising destination. 

The GULF ISLANDS with endless possibilities for enjoying some of the finest cruising on the south coast. BC's unique Gulf Islands offer many opportunities including beach combing, swimming, beautiful walks, bicycle riding, shopping at local artists' galleries, wine or beer tasting, and dining out.  When you prefer to dine on board, your chef will prepare gourmet dishes including some of BC's finest wines with dinners.

DESOLATION SOUND, one of the locals most popular cruising destinations on Canada's West Coast provides ample opportunity to take in the scenic splendours while relaxing and being pampered by your Captain and chef.  Desolation Sound offers Easy walks, longer hikes, swimming in a fresh water lake or in the ocean, kayaking to explore the tidal pools, marshes or to just enjoy the serenity, fishing for crab for dinner or prawns or even a fresh salmon, can all be enjoyed in this more remote destination.  Just want to read your book on deck in the sunshine while your chef is creating your next culinary delight?  It's all up to you.

Group size: Maximum 5 guests

Trip Duration:
Minimum 2 days / 1 night
Maximum 10 days / 9 nights

Cost: $3500 CDN per day + 5% GST

What's Included in our Overnight Packages:

  • Private accommodation based on double occupancy in our staterooms or a single berth in the pilothouse.
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • All bedding, linens and towels, (except beach towel) await our guests on board
  • All snacks, meals and beverages, (including wine or beer with dinner), from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on last day.  Our chef would be happy to discuss your food and beverage requirements.
  • The professional services of a Transport Canada certified Captain (and wildlife guide), as well as your own chef (also trained in Marine Emergency Duties).  On longer trips with more than 4 guests, a third crew person will also be on board.

Call 604-812-9453 or email for available dates.



Please see our page on Custom Trips and contact us us for details, dates and prices.

First class BC wilderness cruises, coastal tours and charters on the West Coast of British Columbia aboard the 54 ft. Great Bear II, out of Vancouver, BC.
· Haida Gwaii · Queen Charlotte Islands · Great Bear Rainforest · Gulf Islands · Princess Louisa Inlet ·
· Desolation Sound · Howe Sound · Indian Arm · Whale Watching · Bear Viewing · Wilderness Adventures ·

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