White sand beaches, warm tidal waters, a beachcombers paradise.
Cruise across the open waters of the Strait of Georgia, keeping a lookout for whales and dolphins, to Thormanby Island off the Sunshine Coast. We will deliver you to the public wharf on the north island, which accesses sweeping Vaucroft Beach. Spend an afternoon beachcombing, swimming in the warm tidal waters, or having a beach picnic while taking in the stunning vistas. On low tide, walk from the north to the south island to Buccaneer Bay, exploring tidal pools and an abundance of marine life.
The Strait crossing takes about 1.25 hours one way depending on weather, leaving you approximately 2-2.5 hours to spend on shore. Time can be extended at the Captain’s discretion. This excursion is dependent on favourable wind conditions.
Nanoose Bay is a rural community of 5,000 residents, located between the cities of Nanaimo and Parksville. Fairwinds Marina is located at
3521 Dolphin Drive.
Driving from Parksville: 13kms from Resort Drive ~14 minutes south
Driving from Nanaimo: 30kms from Departure Bay Ferry terminal ~30 minutes north
Free parking at the marina
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