BC Cruising Tours with Mothership Adventures


Cruising Tours are non-kayaking tours

Choose your area, choose your interests for a stimulating and informative holiday! What you will see and do will depend on your choice of tour, but you can always count on great food, excellent service, comfortable accommodation and beautiful surroundings.

Join us on a journey along BC’s remote coast with expert instructors and workshop leaders. Their passion and extensive knowledge enhance your cruise experience aboard the Columbia III, a vessel that’s been navigating these waters for over 60 years.

Coastal History Cruising Tours

Our Coastal History Cruising Tours combine cruising the beautiful waters of Desolation Sound, Bute Inlet, the Discovery Islands and the Broughton Archipelago with stories and tales from long ago enthusiastically told by our onboard historian.

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“Thanks for an amazing trip. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the BC coast and its history. I felt I really got a sense of the First Nations presence in this area for the first time.”

Lynn, Vancouver BC, 2011, 2013, 2014

BC Cruising Tours with Mothership Adventures

Cruising Tours Information

Our BC Cruising Tours last 3 – 6 days and are all-inclusive (meals, wine, life jackets, and guiding are included). Off-ship activity costs, such as museum admissions or First Nations feasts, are also included. Just bring your personal gear and settle in for a real treat!

The Columbia III is also available for private charters. The possibilities are endless—you can celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, explore, hike, and more. One thing is certain: you’ll have an excellent holiday.

All trips are limited to 8 – 10 participants. Trip prices are per person in Canadian dollars plus 5% G.S.T. Other currencies are listed for convenience. Exchange rates are updated every hour.

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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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“What a wonderful adventure! Thanks for all for your good care, great food and just making it a marvelous time! ”

Mary and Randy, Campbell River B.C.

“Thank you to the Campbell Family for your care of the COLUMBIA III. Your love of the coast is evident everywhere – in your boat, your excursions, your guides and in your respect for both the settler and First Nations culture and history. Thank you for your gift. See you next year.” 

Jackie, Vancouver Island, B.C.

“I feel like I spent the last five days in someone’s home: warm and intimate, but also deeply knowledgeable and with a consistent and classy philosophical approach . . . and a kick-ass cook! Thanks. Can’t wait for my next trip.”

Mike, Vancouver Island, B.C.

“Thank you for another marvelous adventures: food sights, stories, history and whales.”

 – Bill and Alaine, Vancouver Island, B.C. 2017, 2018, and booked for another tour later in 2018!

“Thanks for an outstanding trip. The captain and crew were “above and beyond” to ensure everyone was happy. Great boat, great food, in the best place in the world. First class people running a first class operation. Highlight of the summer. Keep it coming.”

 – Kevin, Vancouver BC 2005

“Thanks for an amazing trip. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the BC coast and its history. I felt I really got a sense of the First Nations presence in this area for the first time.”

– Lynn, Vancouver BC 2011, 2013, 2014

“Thanks again to the Campbell Family. A great coastal “experience” is created by your hospitality and an outstanding week of fun, laughter, and wildlife. You create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. You keep the trip fun and are the role model experience that others should aspire to. Thank-you.”

–  Kevin (again!), Vancouver BC 2007

“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


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