Victoria and Vancouver Island culture is ocean influenced – we’re surrounded by it, the people here love it, and our lives constantly reference it.

Get to know the place properly, by taking a day cruise aboard the classic BC schooner, Maple Leaf. You’ll see city and islands from the water, and you’ll learn about the natural history and some cultural history, too.

Day Cruises for Individuals

In April and October, we offer opportunities for day cruises from Victoria to Sidney or Sidney to Victoria, on Vancouver Island’s southern tip.

4 hours in length, these trips cruise the coastline of Victoria, passing islands (Sidney Island, James Island, Chatham and Discovery Islands, and Trial Island to name a few of them), and the bays and communities that make up Greater Victoria.

Each trip starts or ends in Victoria’s historic, and beautiful, Inner Harbour, and the Port Sidney Marina.

The Maple Leaf is a classic, 92-foot, BC schooner. We take up to 18 guests on our day cruises, and just 8 or 9 guests on our boutique, multi-day expedition cruises.

2014 dates: April 1, 2, 3 or 4, Oct. 31. For information on availability and pricing this year, please contact us by our web form or telephone us.

Day Cruises for Groups

In March, April and October, we are able to offer full service day cruises for groups seeking a special event. Sailing, cruising, interpretation and full service catering are all available.

Cruise area can be the Victoria waterfront or the Sidney waterfront, depending on the location of the Maple Leaf at the time of your trip. Both are accessible from Victoria.

Our group day cruise clients have included the Victoria Tall Ship Society, the Navy League of Canada, and private companies.

The Maple Leaf is a classic, 92-foot, BC schooner. We take up to 18 guests on our day cruises, and just 8 or 9 guests on our boutique, multi-day expedition cruises.

2014 dates: March by arrangement; April 1, 2, 3 or 4, Oct. 31. For information and pricing this year, please contact us by our web form or telephone us.

Longer Cruises in the Victoria – Gulf Islands – Vancouver Island Area

If you’d like to fully explore the beautiful islands, wildlife and nature of this region, consider one of our multi-day expedition cruises. Trips in this area include:

Longer Inside Passage Cruises – Haida Gwaii, Great Bear Rainforest and Alaska

If Victoria is a stop in a larger exploration of this coast, consider one of our multi-day expedition cruises to the epic wild places of the BC and Alaska coast. Trips in this area include:

For more information, browse the trips on our site, or contact us any time with questions.