Join us for the exhilarating and unforgettable BC adventure vacation of your dreams! Extraordinary wildlife viewing, breathtaking Canada landscapes and warm, hospitable crew combine to thoroughly satisfy and delight every guest!
"Thank-you for providing one of the most wonderful ten days of my life … Never
have I seen such attention and accommodation to the customer's needs as I did on
the Columbia III."
- Pat, Pender Island BC, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013
"We are truly in awe of the experience you shared with us. The attention to
detail and the quality of care you show your guests is outstanding. Fern, the
food was incredible, kayaking will always bring back memories of the smells
coming from your galley and the camaraderie shared at the table. Ross, your love
and enthusiasm for the COLUMBIA III and Mothership Adventures always shows in
the stories and knowledge you so freely share. That the two of you have created
this to share with your family is something many of us would love to do but,
very few accomplish. Luke, your incredible outlook made even rainy days bright
and your willingness and excitement in sharing your knowledge of the area
enhanced our experience greatly. Steve, you too do such a great job of making
every day a bright day. It seems you’re always there to give us a hand, often
before we even know we need it!
Thank you all for one of the best vacations we’ve ever had, along with the opportunity to share a week in your lives. We can’t thank you enough."
- 2012 Joan and Michael Collins, Publishers, Sea Kayaker Magazine
"We ran out of superlatives the 2nd day so just went gape mouthed and giddy
with bubbly delight. All combined, it has been a truly spectacular adventure.
The crew lavished care and knowledge on us to take the experience to the next
level. You are all the absolute perfect hosts and extremely good at your work! I
couldn’t have asked for a better experience. With wondrous appreciation,"
- Barb. Alabama, USA 2013
Our kayak tours use the Columbia III as our luxurious traveling home. Our itinerary includes stunning Vancouver Island, BC destinations: Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago and Johnstone Strait, and the Great Bear Rainforest.
Be sure to read these press articles that feature our kayak and cruising tours.
"Another very special week with the Mothership crew aboard the COLUMBIA III. This, my third time with you, feels like
coming home. A dream come true, providing my two grandchildren (Drew 18 and Ellie 13) a wilderness experience to
shape the rest of their lives, learning to nurture Mother Earth. Good Work! Thank you! Thank you!"
- Linda. Iowa, USA 2010 (twice!), 2012
Our eco tours use the Columbia III as our luxurious traveling home. Our itinerary includes stunning Vancouver Island, British Columbia destinations: the Desolation Sound (Coastal History), and the Great Bear Rainforest (Photography, Painting Workshop, Coastal History).
Certified Sea Kayak guides
· Qualified Naturalist Guides
· Deluxe Staterooms
· 10 Passenger Capacity
· Hot Showers
· Gourmet Cuisine
· 3-9 Day Tours