Explorathor (NEW Open Zodiac Vessel)
~~ Launched Spring 2010 ~~
The Explorathor is the newest addition to our fleet, built in 2010 in British Columbia, Canada. It is a 47 passenger, zodiac style vessel, with an open seating area in the front and a semi covered seating area in the rear. The featured highlight of this vessel is the upper level observation deck which will provide passengers a superior view of the whales.
Custom designed for marine mammal viewing, the zodiac style hull allows for a smooth ride over the water, reducing the chances of passenger seasickness.
Powered by the most fuel efficient engines available, this water jet propelled boat is driven by turbo engines that exceed emission standard requirements. The benefit to the environment is that the vessel is extremely safe around marine mammals and has a significantly reduced environmental impact. The benefit to our passengers is a faster, quieter and smoother ride.
Rain suits, hats and gloves are provided for passengers travelling on the Explorathor.
Express (Semi Covered Zodiac Vessel)
Operates April to October
The Express is a 45 passenger zodiac style vessel. It offers a fast and comfortable ride, ideal for families and groups. The bow of the Express has a clear glass roof and slide up windows for unobstructed viewing - the windows slide up not across. This vessel has comfortable bench seating and an open observation deck at the stern which is perfect for photographers.
Just like the new Explorathor, this vessel was custom designed for marine mammal viewing. The zodiac style hull allows for a smooth ride over the water, reducing the chances of passenger seasickness.
The Express is also powered by the most fuel efficient engines available. It is water jet propelled and driven by turbo engines that exceed emission standard requirements. The benefit to the environment is the vessel is extremely safe around marine mammals providing a reduced environmental impact. The benefit to our passengers is a fast, quiet and smooth ride.
Lightship 1 (Open Air Zodiac)
Operates July & August - Fri to Sun, 2 pm departures
The Lightship 1 is a 12 passenger open zodiac style vessel. Built to withstand offshore conditions, it has a rigid aluminium hull of the same design used by the Coast Guard for their rescue missions. For the more adventurous, it offers a thrilling open air ride through the waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf and San Juan Islands.
Cruiser suits, hats and gloves are provided for passengers travelling on the open vessels.
Our friend Sieg modelling the new Explorathor Suits