Owned and operated by the Ladysmith Maritime Society
a registered charity serving the Ladysmith community since 1985

Dockside Office T: 250-245-1146

Harbour Tours


The Ladysmith Maritime Society is pleased to offer guided tours of the Harbour during summer months in our restored lifeboat, Maritimer.

Thousands of people have enjoyed a 90-minute cruise, listening to stories of the local history, viewing eagles, seals, otters, cormorants, starfish, jellyfish and other wildlife along the way. As part of the fun, your skipper will take you to where you can “Cross the Line” … the 49th Parallel, that is!

Maritimer can accommodate up to 10 people and our skippers are Transport Canada-certified.


July & August public tours operate at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tours are by reservation, on a first serve basis. If you wish to reserve a spot, call our dockside office at 250-245-1146.

Charter Tours

With a minimum of 6 people, you can enjoy a personalized tour on Maritimer with one of our experienced skippers. These tours are available at times other than the public tour schedule (above).

Call 250-245-1146 to reserve your tour. If necessary, leave a message, and a skipper will return your call to confirm.


  • $15 per person
  • $40 maximum for family of 4 or more

We hope you enjoy your tour!

While you’re on the docks:

  • Stop in at our award-winning floating museum, see restored heritage vessels
  • Take the kids to the Sea Life Centre, next to the blue boathouse where the heritage vessels, Kirkegaard and Saravan are moored. Discover sea creatures below the glass floor and explore ocean fascinations in the “touch tanks”!
  • Peek into a Purple Martin’s nest using the webcam located on the second blue boathouse
  • Before or after your Harbour Tour, try the culinary delights at Oyster Bay Cafe!

Oyster Bay Cafe food