All four of our vessels are equipped with Yamaha 4-stroke 350hp or 300hp engines. These engines are currently the cleanest marine engine on the market, producing the least amount of emissions than any other. Not only are they the most eco-friendly outboards but they are also incredibly reliable and very quiet - noise pollution is one of the main factors that can affect the health of our beloved Orca. This reduces our impact on the environment and also on our whales. We are committed to keeping emissions to the smallest amount physically possible!
+ THE HIGHEST SAFETY RATING VESSEL IN THE INDUSTRY
BC Luna has been perfectly designed by Capt. Harold (Owner) for the weather of the west coast. She offers one indoor and one outdoor seating per person. Everyone is impressed by her perfect balance of comfort, safety and speed. Her safety rating is as high as you can possibly have for a vessel, and is Hurricane and Tsunami rated. BC LUNA is suitable for everyone! LUNA also has a HEATED WASHROOM!
BC Luna has over 30 seats with 3 distinct areas to choose from. With only 12 passengers per tour, BC Luna is ideal in terms of comfort and space. Fewer passengers allows comfort and luxury, always guaranteeing a seat in the dry, heated cabin and the freedom to move around the boat. LUNA hasn't just been rated #1 by guests but also rated #1 by marine professionals for safety, comfort and speed.
Cruiser suits are not required.
+ PARTLY COVERED, HIGH SPEED ZODIAC STYLE VESSEL
BC ORCA is not just the average Whale Watching RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) that you see on the West Coast. Just by looking at it you can tell it is something special. We gaurantee that your experience on Orca will be unforgettable. Firstly, BC ORCA has seating for 12 people on the bow of the boat, with space to move around beside the seats. Secondly, the sealed/heated cabin is smooth and comfortable, allowing people to have the option to change their style of seating throughout their West Coast Experience. 12 passengers maximum on each trip with completely unobstructed views! It even has a private heated washroom onboard!
The most exciting aspect of BC ORCA is the hull design. Capt. Harold designed a double side-stepped hull for BC ORCA, which allows less surface area of the hull to be in contact with the water's surface. This reduces the drag, allowing the boat to go faster on less power, which greatly reduces our carbon emissions. This reduces our environmental impact by using less fuel per trip, whilst providing all passengers with a safe, high speed, fun West Coast Experience!
+ HIGH SPEED OPEN STYLE ZODIAC VESSEL ~ THE SWEET LADY OF DARKNESS
If you want a vessel that is high speed with perfect unobstructed viewing and with a lot of space to move around so you are not stuck in your seat then BC TIKA is the one! This open style zodiac model is the first of its kind, being twice as long as any other zodiac model to date, but with the extra length makes this open zodiac incredibly smooth in all weather conditions! Perfect for filming and photographer with an amazing platform. She has been charted out by numerous film & documentary crews.
The other modification that this vessel has is that it seats 2 people per seat, whereas other zodiac models sit 3 people per seat. This creates a huge walkway around the boat allowing our passengers to move around the entire vessel throughout the tour! The private washroom is very spacious - over 7ft in height - and is the most spacious washroom on any zodiac. Only 12 passengers maximum on each trip.
What else makes BC TIKA so unique? It's speed! Twin Yamaha 350hp F series on the back and the newly designed hull make it one of the FASTEST BOATS ON THE WEST COAST! The name TIKA itself is a local indigenous word meaing "swift". Also, one of our beloved local Resident Orcas is named Tika - K33, a young male in K Pod. We felt this was the perfect name for the latest vessel in our ever growing fleet.
+ HIGH SPEED OPEN STYLE ZODIAC VESSEL
The latest custom vessel to join the BC Whale Tours' fleet! This is BC ORCA'S twin vessel and Captain Harold's latest design. She is quickly becoming one of the our Captains' favourite vessel to drive! The new design on the hull has given BC NOVA the smoothest of rides in all conditions and the ability to maneuver quickly and efficiently ensuring a comfortable yet thrilling ride!
Include our standard conditions of carrying only 12 passengers per trip, a private washroom and you have all the ingredients for a memorable west coast adventure in pure elegant luxury, comfort and style.