Custom Cruising for up to 12
Club Seaking Adventures
SIDNEY B.C. FISHING & OCEAN ADVENTURE TOURS
Welcome to charming Sidney By The Sea! For many travellers, Sidney is the gateway to Vancouver Island because of its close proximity to the Victoria International Airport and the Washington State (Anacortes) and British Columbia (Schwartz Bay) ferry terminals. British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, is only 30 km away.
A few steps from Sidney’s unique boutiques and local eateries, an ocean wilderness awaits! These protected island strewn waters provide world class fishing and cruising opportunities. Giant kelp forests grow up to a meter a day. Enriched by ocean currents and tossed by tides, these cool nutrient-rich waters provide a “soup” that sustains fish, crabs, prawns, whales, pinnipeds and an astonishing array of marine birds.
The killer whale or also known as the Orca Whale, is the largest of the dolphins, a predator, feeding on fish, seals, and sometimes whales. They are a mammal , a carnivore and can live up to 80 years of age. They can measure up to 32 feet in length and can weigh up to 6 tons. The size of a bus, the killer whale is the world’s most powerful predator. They feast on marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and even whales, employing teeth that can be four inches (ten centimeters) long. They are known to grab seals right off the ice. They also eat fish, squid, and seabirds.
Though they often frequent cold, coastal waters, Orcas can be found from the polar regions to the Equator. Killer whales hunt in deadly pods, family groups of up to 40 individuals. There appear to be both resident and transient pod populations of killer whales. These different groups may prey on different animals and use different techniques to catch them. Resident pods tend to prefer fish, while transient pods target marine mammals. All pods use effective, cooperative hunting techniques that some liken to the behavior of wolf packs.
Whales make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a distance. They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.
Killer whales are protective of their young, and other adolescent females often assist the mother in caring for them. Mothers give birth every three to ten years, after a 17-month pregnancy. Orcas are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black and white colouring and are also intelligent and trainable.
Fishing: TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT
We supply you with 4 Prawn traps and 2 Crab Traps and Fishing Rods for Trolling & Mooching & Halibut. If you have your own favorite fishing Rod, you are welcome to bring it.
Guides: Our Captain and crew
We will help you get started. This is a totally hands on experience so get ready to help with the Crab traps, Prawn traps and bait cans. Expect to get dirty. Tired of sitting on the couch? Come and help out and have tons of FUN!
Accommodate: Our custom built West Coast Commercial Fishing Vessel
Our Vessel has walk around deck space for Mooching and Halibut Fishing. You can bring the wife and if she doesn’t like to fish she can came along and lounge around on the upper deck. Help out on board and receive benefits including free trips. We’re looking for Club participation. Be rewarded and have all the fun!
Deadliest Catch tours. Come often and take advantage of our daily trips. Fish like the Pros for Crab & Prawns.