Open/Semi-Covered Zodiac Style Vessel
The Explorathor is the largest vessel in our fleet, and was built locally in North Vancouver by ABD Shipyards. It is a 47 passenger, open/semi-covered zodiac style vessel, with a covered seating area in the rear and is equipped with a washroom.
This vessel operates covered during the Spring and Fall and operates as an open air vessel from mid-June to mid-September. The bow of Explorathor has a clear glass roof and large windows that slide up and down for unobstructed viewing. The highlight feature of this vessel is the upper level observation deck that supply’s passengers with a 360 view and the opportunity to see the whales from another vantage point.
Custom Designed for marine mammal viewing, the zodiac style hull allows for a smooth ride over the water, reducing the chances of passenger seasickness. It offers a fast and comfortable ride, ideal for families and groups. Powered by the most fuel efficient engines available, this water jet propelled boat is driven by turbo engines that exceed emission standard requirements.
All of our boats are designed with the whales in mind and are extremely safe around marine mammals and have a significantly reduced environmental impact. For our passengers these features will provide a faster, quieter and smoother ride.