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About EcoCruising
We offer eco-tours of the Salish Sea area near Sidney, BC and the Saanich Inlet from Brentwood Bay, BC. Our 12 passenger vessels offer an intimate experience. We also offer water taxi service, camping/kayak/SUP delivery to marine parks in our area. We operate from Canoe Cove Marina - E dock in North Saanich and from Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa in Brentwood Bay.
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

We booked a wilderness tour for our family of 7 which included children between 2 and 11. It was the perfect mix of excitement and casual atmosphere that we were looking for. Our captain Guy was very knowledgeable and helped to create great memories. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christina P
Reviewed May 5, 2019

What a terrific morning we experienced on May 4th when, Guy, our experienced guide took us on a birdwatching and Nature tour. We saw many different species of birds, seals and an Otter! Thank you ecoCruising, Chris and Guy!!!! Lets do it again!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kamloops T
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We kayaked to Shell Beach on Portland Island (part of Parks Canada National Parks reserve and an ecologically sensitive area) when a large group of partiers were dropped off by this water taxi company. The group announced that they planned on playing loud music all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pauline O, Guest Relations Manager at EcoCruising, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

We're very sorry your weekend was ruined Marika. We'd like all our passengers to be respectful of nature and other people, and if they are on a tour with us, we make sure that happens. We also offer water taxi services to Marine Parks so...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

First, Brian is no longer the captain. But captains Chris, Guy, and Kaia are excellent replacements. All are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and focused on everyone having a great time. They have boats in Brentwood Bay and out in Sidney. The Gulf Islands are beautiful -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GiseleMD
Pauline O, Public Relations Manager at EcoCruising, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thanks so much for sharing with us GiseleMD. We look forward to seeing you onboard again and again! :)

Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

A great way to experience some of the Gulf Islands and the wildlife. Brian was an informative and engaging guide. And it truly was like Kayaking from a couch.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AlanaG4
Reviewed December 31, 2015

We took our dad out for his 80th birthday. It was a family affair with a small group of us. We brought a lunch and some wine. We sat back in the casual seating as our captain and host cruised about the Sidney area while...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank elink40
Reviewed October 25, 2015

The tour with Brian was awesome! First we ferried some people over to Piers Island, got to explore a bit there, then we had our own private tour (I went with my aunt and uncle - we were the only ones there). Brian was knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Nicole L
Reviewed August 13, 2015

fantastic trip, educational and fun for all ages , have done this tour a few times and each time you see different things, Brian is knowledgable and lots of fun, private beaches for exploring, close up of seals, birds and crabs and even an orca...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank chris m
Reviewed May 19, 2015

I grew up on the Island and on a recent visit back with my sister and her two teenagers we went on this trip with Brian. We had so much fun. Brian's knowledge and sense of fun appealed to all of us. My niece and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We are a family of four including three year old twins from Alberta. We wanted to get out on the water the water, learn a bit about the area and see some wildlife. The whale watching tours are too lon, expensive and not well suited...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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