Operated by the Ladysmith Maritime Society
a registered charity serving the Ladysmith community since 1985

MARINA OFFICE:  250-245-1146 • FAX: 250-924-6109 • VHF 66A

Harbour Tours

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

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


  • $15.00 per adult
  • $7.50 each under 19 years old


Daily tours are Closed for the Season

July & August public tours operate DAILY at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Make a reservation or pop down to the marina to see if there is an empty seat.

Without reservations, tours are on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can check availability and buy your tickets online if you can’t get through by phone, 250.245.1146, because it’s always busy.


Charter Tours

With a minimum of 6 people, you can enjoy a personalized tour on the 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.

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 Bill Adair Boathouse where the heritage vessels, C.A. Kirkegaard (currently on land undergoing renovations) and Saravan, are moored. Discover sea creatures below the glass floor
  • Peek into a Purple Martin’s nest using the webcam located left of the Bill Adair entrance
  • SUMMER ONLY ~ Before or after your Harbour Tour, try the culinary delights at our Oyster Bay Café!

Oyster Bay Cafe food