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


Our heritage boat, the MARITIMER is operating again at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm for Ladysmith harbour tours. The Maritimer is a 17 foot, former deep-sea Davidson life boat.  If you have friends or family that are visiting, it makes for a fun activity for everyone!

Our tour boat,  the Maritimer is operated by qualified LMS Volunteers. At all times, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our staff, volunteers and patrons is paramount. The harbour tours start from a dock near the marina’s Welcome Centre. The marina and all ongoing operations like the Oyster Bay Café have established  health and safety protocols  in accordance with current public health orders (PHO). The tour boat accommodates guests and operators in close proximity and a safe 6ft distance cannot be maintained. As a general safety precaution we require that masks are worn by all guests while on board and during the harbor tours.  Your compliance is requested.

It is important to us that our tour boat operators feel comfortable, safe and relaxed when they provide the harbor tours. Our tour boat operators are empowered to deny transportation to individuals or groups in case of personal safety concerns. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the LMS  Community Marina and the harbor tours.

To avoid disappointment, reservations in advance are recommended!

Please call 250 245 1146 or stop by the LMS Welcome Centre.


  • $15.00 per adult
  • $7.50 each under 19 years old
  • $40.00 for a family of FOUR (2 adults & 2 under age 19)

Tours available daily except Tuesday.


While you’re on the docks:

  • Take the kids to the Sea Life Centre, across the docks from the blue Bill Adair Boathouse where the heritage vessels, C.A. Kirkegaard 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
  • Opening July 1st ~ Before or after your Harbour Tour, try the culinary delights at our Oyster Bay Café!


Oyster Bay Cafe food