Discover BC’s Top Sea Kayak Tours

We offer multi-day mothership sea kayaking tours in areas rarely visited by other paddlers.

With Columbia III’s onboard accommodation, our sea kayaking tours are not limited to areas with natural campsites. We paddle the remote, steep and rugged parts of the BC coast, often with dense bear populations, where other kayakers can rarely venture.

Accompanied by professional sea kayak guides and naturalists, our fast and stable double kayaks bring us closer to nature than any other form of marine travel. Glide across the water, observe undisturbed wildlife on the shoreline, learn of the aquatic life beneath your seat, and watch whales from the waterline. After a day of paddling and exploring, come home to our luxury vessel where gourmet meals, wine, conversation, laughter and relaxation await you.

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Cruising Tours aboard the historic Columbia III

Our Coastal Cruises are perfect for anyone curious to learn of BC’s stunning wilderness, abundant wildlife and rich coastal history.

Cruise the glacial-fed waters of coastal BC, home to ancient rainforests and frequented by orca killer whales, humpback whales, pacific white-sided dolphins, harbour seals, black bears, grizzly bears, spirit bears, bald eagles and more. On daily shore excursions, we can explore ancient First Nations village sites, visit remote communities only accessible by water, and investigate tide-pools and seabird nesting colonies. Our professional guides and workshop leaders will accompany you on the adventure that fits your interests. Each night we’ll find a quiet secluded anchorage for an evening of onboard relaxation and camaraderie with like-minded travelers.

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2024 TOURS

Our tours fill up fast. Some spaces are still currently available aboard our Broughton Archipelago, Desolation Sound and Great Bear Rainforest tours.

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2025 TOURS

We are now taking reservations for 2025. We encourage guests to book as early as possible to ensure your desired dates and trip destination, especially for large groups or private charters.

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Great Bear Rainforest

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Broughton Archipelago & Johnstone Strait

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Kayaking Tour

Desolation Sound

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Cruising Tour

Coastal History Cruising TOur

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Tour Guides
10 Passenger
2-9 Day


Over the years, we've provided ‘trips of a lifetime’ for countless travellers from around the world. See what our past guests have to say about their experiences with us.

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“Trips on the COLUMBIA III have now become a necessity rather than a passing fancy. Thanks to the splendid crew, the wonderful chef and of course, my esteemed Captain Ross. I will rise again and organize another venture!”

– Paddy Victoria BC Whole boat charter, 2011, 2015

“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. 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

“Another amazing trip aboard my favorite boat. It’s like taking our home into the middle of a vast, wild, beautiful wilderness, and then getting to quietly be a part of that natural world. A gentle spirit bear, sparring grizzlies, breaching whales and gorgeous paddling water! And then great food, good humor, amazing stories and wonderful friends. Thank you everyone for a unique and fantastic trip.”

– Mary, Cour D’Alene Idaho. 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and whole boat charter 2018, and returning in 2022

“So we travel all the way from England with hope and expectation for a great adventure and what did we get? A bl**dy fantastic adventure! The mix of wildlife, including the elusive Spirit Bear, grizzlies, black bears, wolves, sea otters, eagles and all the rest. Plus guides who know everything about everything!!!!! Plus food that was so, so, so, good, never a scrap was left, plus such great friendship and humour from all the guests and crew. Shame about the Skipper, but can’t have everything I suppose! So many thanks to Ross, Luke, Steve and Farlyn for the best time ever. Such great friends.”

– Steve & Anne, Steve & Carey, 2008, 2009, 2016 and Vince and Jacky, England


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