Tours & Charters

Tours & Charters


See Nanaimo through the eyes of a local expert! Nanaimo tours and charters allow vacationers to sit back, enjoy the scenery, and ask questions along the way. Nanaimo's beautiful natural setting and central location on Vancouver Island make this a great base for charter and tour companies. Providers in the area offer a variety of sightseeing packages that will enhance any Nanaimo vacation.

From Nanaimo, it's just a short trip by boat, plane, or vehicle to some of the most beautiful spots on the West Coast. You'll find several charter companies based in Nanaimo Harbour, offering daily tours to places like Desolation Sound, the Southern Gulf Islands, and the Johnston Strait. Most providers also offer multi-day skippered boat charters for fishing or sightseeing. There are also several airplane and helicopter tour operators in Nanaimo, which provide aerial tours of the coast and central Vancouver Island.

For sightseeing closer to town, you can hike up Mount Benson with a local outdoor adventure company, or get in touch with the Nanaimo Community Heritage Commission for a historic tour of the city.


Yellow Point Cranberries

Follow the Yellow Point Road to our family-run cranberry farm, located just outside of Ladysmith.

Shelter Point Distillery

Shelter Point Distillery makes Artisan Whisky, Vodka and Liqueur on a 380-acre seaside farm in Oyster River. We have always prided ourselves on qualit...

Vancouver Island Expeditions

We create authentic, intimate and memorable visitor experiences while honouring the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Let us...

Gabriola Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Only 20 minutes from the city of Nanaimo, Gabriola Island (population ~4,200) casts spells across layers of time. Its sandstone geology studs the coas...

Canadian Craft Tours

With over 17 wineries, 20 Craft Breweries & 10 Distilleries on Vancouver Island, there is something for everyone. Public and Private tours daily con...

McNabs Corn Maze & Produce Farm

We offer “Family Fun in the Country” from mid August-October. Come enjoy our 7 acre maze, farm animals & hayrides.

The Bastion

The Bastion, built in 1853 as an original Hudson’s Bay Company outpost is now a museum that gives great insight into the way of life a century ago....

WildPlay Element Parks

Discover your own "tall tale"! Along the Nanaimo River, our 17-acre Park is home to an array of scenery and fun. It's easy to find a favourite among o...

Vancouver Island Military Museum

We are now in our new location! Come visit us and see our NEW exhibits includig uniforms, models, weapons, medals, pictures and other artifacts from C...

Adventures Wild Heart Sea Kayaking

Join us in our 27th year as we paddle the pristine waters of Vancouver Island. We offer single day trips to multi day expeditions locally here in Nana...

Chateau Wolff Estates Winery

Chateau Wolff Estate is a boutique producer of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, a White Blend and a fortified red called Rouge.

GERTIE - Gabriola's Community Bus

GERTIE is Gabriola’s Community Bus, which enables visitors to make self-guided tours of the Island, sans car!

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Experience an authentic west coast adventure with Harbour Air Seaplanes! Offering simple, fast and affordable service between downtown Nanaimo and dow...


The newest way to get to Nanaimo is via Helijet! Daily flights to and from Nanaimo and over to Vancouver.

Horne Lake Caves & Outdoor Centre

Experience the coolest adventures on Vancouver Island at Horne Lake. Daily guided tours for cave exploring, rock rappelling the Horne Lake Amazing Ra...

Morning Star Bison Ranch

Up in the pristine Cassidy Highlands just south of Nanaimo BC lies a home where the buffalo roam on beautifully sculpted fields which is the home of B...

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

A wildlife adventure for the whole family! Live raptors, black bears and more. Open 9–5 daily March through Dec 21

Ocean Outfitters Ltd.

Ocean Outfitters Ltd. - Whale Watching in Tofino, BC

Prince of Whales

Prince of Whales is the largest and safest environmentally-friendly year-round whale watching company in Victoria and Vancouver. We offer tours from V...

Ride the Glide Segway Tours & Events

Book a Guided Segway Tour of beautiful Bowen Park. Daily tours on a pre-booked basis. One and 1 1/2 hour tours. Our experienced guides will ensure y...

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures

IT ALL STARTS HERE Your fun paddling adventure begins at the doorstep to the stunning natural beauty of the Gulf Islands. Silva Bay Kayak Adventures...

Sunshine Coast Air

The Plane is waiting to take you on a spectacular Flightseeing adventure. Soar over stunning coastline + islands. Explore glacier lakes, majestic wate...

Vancouver Island Catamaran Sailing


Wolf Brewing Company

Ask about how Wolf's "Dead Whale" supports whale conservation locally and get 10% off a Nanaimo Bar at a local eatery! Vancouver Island brewery.

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