The venerable Financial Times magazine assigned writer Caroline Eden to cover this new way of exploring British Columbia, Canada — on a classic, converted, real tugboat.

Caroline flew out to cover the ship’s maiden voyage – 5 days in the Gulf Islands region during the April wildflower / wildlife bloom.

“Brilliant spring sunlight bounced off a flotilla of mil- lion-dollar yachts that lined the harbour in Sidney, British Columbia. But among the glossy white pleasure boats one vessel stood out: a burly 80-foot tug with a handsome black bow.”

So she begins her story.

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