Touch. See. Explore.
This is Nature like you never imagined.
Join our ecologists, historians and storytellers on an expedition of discovery through the pristine waters of Vancouver Island’s Southern coast.
Marine Eco-tours from Victoria’s Inner Harbour
From the water’s edge to the mysteries of the sea floor, discover what the ocean can teach us.
Imagine a marine tour where the only sounds are water lapping against the hull, seagulls arguing over a tasty crab on the beach nearby, and the rush of salty wind through your hair.
There’s no diesel exhaust, no droning engine to shout over. The sea air is fresh, and conversation is easy.
That’s what it’s like aboard the Ecosphere I, our one-of-a-kind landing vessel powered by a zero-emissions electric engine, and equipped to explore the diverse life teeming beneath our ocean’s surface.
Come aboard with our expert guides as we explore the ecosystems unique to our coast. Roll up your sleeves for hands-on citizen science as our marine biologists and naturalists reveal the complex balance of life in a healthy ecosystem.
This fascinating glimpse into our local wild spaces will open your eyes to the wonders of land and sea. Get ready to experience wildlife up close, with zero negative impact as we explore.
We’ll take you on a journey into nature that just might change you forever.
Charter services to support research and education
Your partner in scientific exploration and conservation
We’re pleased to offer charter services of our vessel, equipment and crew to companies, organizations and institutions engaged in environmental research and education.
From student excursions and academic research to government studies and non-profit conservation, we’re committed to partnerships that advance the preservation of our local ecosystems.
The Ecosphere I landing craft comes fully equipped for scientific research. Our technical gear includes a Deep Trekker remote operated vehicle with water and seafloor sampling tools, high definition cameras, hydrophones, and a WiFi hotspot provider for data uploads in real time while at sea.
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