Witness The Pacific Ocean Aboard a Yacht

Sailing from coal harbour, just 25 minutes from the Vancouver airport, Captains Impatient! the Pacific Northwest’s most luxurious and quality built 63’ Yacht with the flexibility to take up to 25 guests for an afternoon of sight seeing or will sleep 6-8 comfortably for longer trips.


You can take a romantic harbour cruise or spend the afternoon fishing or even treat yourself to a different perspective of local events aboard this bareboat charter. For an inspiring GetAway you can enjoy a multi week cruising with family or friends and discover those hard to reach places that that only a fortunate few ever see.


Our level of experience meant that we needed a professional on-board so we took the recommendation of a skipper and spent a long weekend watching seals and sea lions. The best waw when we witnessed some of them sunning themselves on a large rock off the coastline while a majestic bald eagle hunted over their heads.


The highlight of our trip, for me anyway was when we past by a groups of Dall's porpoise, with their distinctive thick bodies and small heads, frolic in the afternoon sun. Captains Impatient! offer an amazing and rare opportunity to watch many of the great wildlife that call the chilly northern waters of the surrounding Pacific their home.We were not lucky enough to see the Orcas or killer whales but that was just a great excuse to plan our next trip in late summer to witness as they make their way through here.


Orca wales travel in pods of various sizes from five up to as many as 30. During social occasions like feeding time they will gather in groups of up to 100. That is why the waters that surround the Gulf Islands and south to the San Juan islands, that is prime feeding ground offer some of the best whale-watching spots in the world. One of the most miraculous showcases in North America is to see the massive orca whales swimming, breaching or playing together in the water.


Whale-watching season last from March to October and every shoreline in the area is dotted with the evidence that this magnificent sight was responsible for the successful cottage industry built to please those who want to see the killer whales up close.


Each season offers a treat to different areas and starting the early months of the spring when the grey whales migrate along the Tofino and Ucluelet area of the west side of Vancouver Island. Later in the season, from May-October, the best view can be found in the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands where the orcas feed on the salmon as they pass through the area. Further north, the waters of Johnson Strait warm up enough through the months of July to September for orcas to be found in this area.


Get out your suntan lotion, sunglasses and of course your binoculars and let GetAway Yacht Charters provide you with an experience you will never forget, including the unforgettable migration of killer wales. We consider ourselves lucky that Captains Impatient! offered us some of the most spectacular views that we will always be privileged to count among our favourite memories.