Welcome to OutDoor Visions
Marine Safaris & Zodiac Tours
250 538 7188
1 888 656 9878 Toll free
Plan now for the spring bird invasion!!
Between mid-March and mid-October we operate daily, based on weather and on whale/marine wildlife and bird sighting information. Sightings of killer whales vary day to day and generally sightings are greater between May and October.
We belong to a whale spotter network and will provide passengers with the most up to date information prior to departure.
Departures are from the Salt Spring Marina with pick ups (on request) available on Galiano,Mayne (Miners Bay) and N.Pender (Port Washington) Islands at no extra cost.
*4 passengers required for tours.
Please dress for the day,we provide full length cruiser/flotation suits,gloves and binoculars.There is a marine toilet on board for emergencies.
We are the only open 12 passenger zodiac based on Salt Spring Island and proud to serve the Gulf Islands community.
Member since 2006
The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce
The Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce
*Our departure times will vary based on direction and movements of wildlife to offer maximum viewing times.
Tours and prices 2014
1-Whale Watching- Guaranteed
$109pp+tax (Approx. 3.5 hours)
Sighting reports updated before departure
Learn first hand about endangered species and ecosystems.
2-Marine Wildlife/Gulf Islands National Park Tour
$79pp+tax (Approx 2.5 hours)
Travel to nearby Mayne and Saturna Islands-sightings can include eagles,seals,porpoise ,sea lions and a quick trip around the nearby smaller Islands.Possible snack stop on a nearby island!
Learn first hand about endangered species and ecosystems.3-Charters available,please contact for prices
Marine Wildlife Guidelines
- BE CAUTIOUS and COURTEOUS: approach areas of known or suspected marine wildlife activity with extreme caution. Look in all directions before planning your approach or departure.
- SLOW DOWN: reduce speed to less than 7 knots when within 400 metres/yards of the nearest whale. Avoid abrupt course changes.
- KEEP CLEAR of the whales’ path. If whales are approaching you, cautiously move out of the way.
On our tour programs the destination is WILDLIFE! And since the locations of many animals are determined by the tides, weather, time of day, breeding cycles and food supply, we do not confine our journeys to one particular route. The speed and maneuverability of our specially-built vessel, and the daily observations of our crew, make a tour with OutDoor Visions the best way to experience the nature and splendor of Gulf Islands. Every journey truly is unique.
We recommend binoculars and zoom lenses for cameras.