Vancouver Island Photo Tours

Custom designed Covered tour boat, Hardtop 23' (7 meters) aluminum

3 double-seats + captain, a 200 hp Suzuki outboard engine (plus a 20 hp kicker as a backup), all above standard safety equipment, Radar, GPS, VHF Radio, Hydrophone and a marine toilet!

The tour boat was specifically designed for the conditions around the Broughton Archipelago and Knight Inlet with safety and comfort being the main focus. Sustainability was also a key point so I decided to go for a efficient engine and also kept the horsepowers in check.

The boat includes 3 double seats and a skippers seat indoors, all looking forward so our guests can enjoy the same view as the captain.

The enclosed cabin with a hard top (can be used for tripods) provides a quiet and dry ride at all time. The engine noise is limited to a minimum. The built in marine toilet is a nice addition to the boat.

On the back of the boat is also an half covered viewing area with additional seating

The extra large fuel tank gives us a large range with lots of safety reserves to discover the British Columbia Coast, the Broughton Archipelago, Knight Inlet, Johnstone Strait, Blackfish Sound and many other amazing places.

The vessel meets or exceeds the minimum stability requirements of Transport Canada Marine Safety for small commercial vessels.

Your skipper is also certified with a commercial license which exceeds the minimum requirements of Transport Canada. 

The low deck, access to the bow and sliding windows on both sides making it a perfect platform for photography as well as for whale watching and bear watching off the Vancouver Island coast.

Professional photographer Rolf Hicker will be your guide. He is photographing the area for 30+ years as a professional photographer and is your certified skipper. 

All tours have a maximum of 4 guests (or 5 for families with children) on board.

Grizzly bear foraging at low tide along the tideline in Knight Inlet, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada
Family pod of northern resident fish eating orca whales (killer whales, Orcinus orca) resting in a resting line in Queen Charlotte Strait with the British Columbia Coast Mountains in the background, on a clear blue sky day, British Columbia, Canada.
Raft of sea otters drifting in Quatsino Sound along the western Vancouver Island shoreline, British Columbia, Canada.

Additional Tours

Tell me what you want to do / see and I come up with a custom ideas for your needs.