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Boat Tours & Charter Trips:

3 Hour Scenic and Wildlife Tour


4 Hour Scenic Tour & Salmon Fishing


Custom Boat Cruise or Tour


Boat Charters & Marine Tours

Unreel Charters offers customizable boat charters, scenic tours, day trips, wildlife tours, boat rental and marine adventure tours. Located on central vancouver island's east coast in Nanaimo, we have access to some of the most scenic and beautiful landscapes in the world. You are only a short boat ride away from stunning views of the pacific ocean, snow capped mountain ranges, secluded white sand and shell beaches and ocean carved sandstone cliffs of the gulf islands.


Explore remote areas of the gulf islands that's only accessible by private boat and only know by select locals. Go for a paddleboard along some of B.C's most scenic shorelines, go for a swim in the warm secluded bays of the gulf islands, have a drink or lunch on a remote beach, swim and lay out in the sun on our floating water mat, grill up some fresh lunch or dinner on our onboard bbq, the possibilities are endless!


We can customize any marine tour or charter for your specific occasion. Whether your just looking for a fun experience on the water or celebrating a special occasion, we can make it happen. We can offer charters for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, corporate events and any other special occasion. If you have a special request for your charter please let us know!


For the more adventurous outdoor enthusiast, we can plan overnight trips to marine park campgrounds in the gulf islands including Newcastle Island Provincial Park, Pirates Cove Provincial Park, Wallace Island Marine Park and Galiano's Montague Harbour Provincial Park. These stunning oceanfront campgrounds are only accessible by private boat.


All trips are private with your group only and all are weather dependant. These trips can be customized for you adding or changing activities, travelling to different locations etc. Please let us know if you'd like to customize your trip.

Our Trips


3 Hour Scenic & Wildlife Tour

Viewed from the water, take in some of the most scenic locations Nanaimo has to offer. View local sights of the Inner harbour, Newcastle Island, Departure Bay, Pipers Lagoon, Shack Island, Hudson Rocks, Five Finger Island and Snake Island. As we depart, we will cruise through departure bay past the BC Ferries terminal and alongside Newcastle Island. Once out of the bay we will head north past Pipers lagoon, with views of Vancouver Islands waterfront as well as the world renouned North Shore mountain ranges. We will continue past Hammond Bay, the historic Shack Island and Neck Point Park. Continuing North, we cruise past some on Nanaimo's most expensive waterfront properties before turning and heading east to cruise pask Five finger islands and Hudson Rocks Ecological Reserve. Both islands are well know for their colonies of bird species and seal and sealion populations. We will then proceed to Snake island, a location best know for its multiple ship wrecks, large sea bird populations as well as resident seal and sealion colonies. From there we will proceed past Newcastle and Protection Islands to Nanaimo's Inner Harbour. We will cruise past the downtown harbour marinas where the largest boats and yachts are moored. We will then proceed past the famous Dinghy Dock Pub, the only floating pub in North America. If you would like, we can drop you off at the pub for lunch, dinner or for drinks. You can take the Pub ferry back to Downtown Nanaimo when your ready to wrap up your day. Otherwise, we will continue on to where we departed from. While this is Not a whale watching tour, if we hear or know of any whales in the area at the time we will do our best to take you to them. We will do our best to take you to the locations where marine life like Seals and Sealions gather, but we cannot guarantee they will be there for viewing at the time of your trip as that is something that is out of our control.


Custom Charter or Tour

Customize your own adventure on the water with a cruise, tour, overnight camping trip or whatever else you can think of. Let us know what you would like to do and we can try and make it happen. Please contact us to discuss your custom boat charter.


4 Hour Scenic Tour and Salmon Fishing

Take in Nanaimo's beautiful scenery and enjoy some salmon fishing in the same trip. With Nanaimo's fishing grounds so close to our scenic tour areas, we can take you for a cruise by some of the most well know sights off Nanaimo, followed by a few hours of Salmon fishing. Relax and take in the sights, then try your hand at landing one of B.C's largest and most iconic salmon, the Chinook.

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