At The Tuwanek Hotel, we offer private and personalized boat charters year round. After a leisurely gourmet breakfast, your tour begins just steps away from your suite or cottage and down at our private dock. You will hop aboard our 25 foot Bayliner with comfortable sitting areas inside or out, on top of the bridge or down below. The ladies will like this cruiser as it comes complete with a full washroom on board. Enjoy the serene music both in or out, sit back and relax as we tour the calm waters of the Sechelt Inlet. See the Seals at Seal Rock and snap a picture of the floatplanes overhead.
You will enjoy your day viewing some of the most breathtaking and spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in British Columbia. Sechelt Inlet together with its tributary arms, Salmon and Narrows Inlet, tends to be a relatively placid, little traveled backwater where one will find fewer boats than in the open Gulf of Georgia. Experience a wilderness paradise
of picturesque inlets and fjords, viewing magnificent marine life such as porpoises, seals, and majestic bald eagles.
In Summer, you can sit up on the bridge and soak up the sun. On our longer tours we will anchor in some of the nicest swimming bays on the Coast where water temperatures reach 78 degrees F, 25 C. Enjoy a BBQ right on board after you go for swim. You might even want to bring your fins and snorkel around for a while ... and see the sights below. On the way home (depending on the season) we'll stop at a secluded beach were you can dig for clams and oysters. Put them on the BBQ when you get home and you will enjoy a feast to remember. Fishing licenses are required for clamming so be sure and pick one up before you go.
In the winter, stay warm in our comfortable cabin and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while you tour the inlet. The Mountains in Sechelt Inlet are snow capped in winter and make for breathtaking views. We'll get you back to the dock just in time for happy hour and a soak in the spa tub overlooking the ocean. Winter tours are weather permitting and we can schedule the tours based on the best times during your stay.
2-Hour Scenic Sechelt Inlet Tour $199.00
Our 2 hour cruise is a great way to get out on the water and see the sights, allowing time for other activities during your day or just a well-deserved nap! Your tour begins at The Tuwanek Hotel, traveling up the East side of the Sechelt Inlet we make our way to Tuwanek Point, past the oyster farms and then crossing to see the fish farms on the west side of the inlet. Just past Piper point you will see where one of the last remaining trappers used to live. See the bald eagles and seals along the shoreline.
Starting December 1st, and weather dependent we will be offering a 2 Hour winter cruise around Sechelt Inlet. See the snow capped mountains, enjoy some hot chocolate and smell the crisp salt air as we enjoy all the area has to offer. We'll stop by seal rock and watch the seals playing in the water and see the float planes taking off overhead. It's a great way to spend the afternoon and we'll have you back at the dock just in time for a soak in the therapy spa before dinner.
3-Hour Scenic Sechelt Inlet Tour with Lunch $299.00
Our 3 hour scenic cruise travels out of the islets in front of The Tuwanek Hotel and makes its way up the east side of the Sechelt inlet past the oyster farms to 9 Mile Point. As we cross over the west side of the inlet we travel past a large fish farm and then across the mouth of the Salmon Inlet and on up into Storm Bay. Here we will have lunch and enjoy the spectacular mountains that rise up out of the inlet. As we make our way around Storm Bay you get a glimpse of the history of the area and who knows....you might even see a treehouse or two along the way. We make our way around the islands at Kunnechin Point and then meander our way back along the shorelines to The Tuwanek Hotel.
5-Hour Scenic Sechelt Inlet Tour to Tzonnie Narrows $399.00
BBQ served on board
Our 5 hour Tzoonie cruise begins at The Tuwanek Hotel as we head across the inlet to the west side of the water and begin our journey north. See the Bald Eagles soar in the skies overhead as we make our way past the fish farms and along to Halfway Beach. We cross the mouth of the Salmon Inlet and continue our cruise up in the pristine Tzonnie Narrows Inlet. Just past the Tzoonie rapid we will anchor in a calm bay and enjoy a BBQ on board or if we have 4 people on board we will stop at the Tzonnie Wilderness Camp and visit Art.
Lunch consists of salmon and fresh oysters cooked over open fire (first nations style) along with salads, toasted buns, cake, juice & coffee. Enjoy a walk in the forest or lay on the beach and look up into the hills for mountain goats that dot the mountains. After lunch go for a swim in the summer or or marvel at the snow capped mountains in the winter. We'll slowly wind our way back out of the Tzonnie Narrows and through Storm Bay before ending our cruise back at The Tuwanek Hotel. What a great way to spend the day on the water. Cruise times can be adjusted to best fit into your schedule and in the summer our later afternoon sunset cruise is a perfect way to end the day and start your evening at The Tuwanek Hotel.