Blind Channel Water Taxi
Blind Channel Water Taxi Services
Specializing in beach landings and remote charters, Blind Channel Water Taxi is the best choice for accessing the Discovery Islands, the Broughton Islands, Johnstone Strait, Bute Inlet, Knight Inlet, Loughborough Inlet, East and West Thurlow Islands, and all points in between.
Charters for up to 12 passengers within a 100 nautical mile (180 km) radius of Blind Channel
Marine wildlife tours
Landing craft service for easy and safe beach landings for your crew
Small vehicle transport (ATVs, UTVs, tractors)
Freight delivery (generators, machine parts and equipment, building materials, furniture)
Emergency response and medical evacuation for remote coastal sites
Store deliveries to camps, anchorages, or ships underway
Level 3 First Aid contracting
Vessel assist and towing
Professional photography, drone photography and video production
Conveniently located between Rock Bay and
Kelsey Bay on Vancouver Island
Blind Channel Water Taxi provides an economical and flexible alternative to anyone working or playing in the area. Pickup locations include Rock Bay, Kelsey Bay, Brown’s Bay, Campbell River, Quathiaski Cove, Heriot Bay, Granite Bay, and Lund and more.
Choose your pick-up location, depart on your schedule.
Rock Bay Campground
- Rock Bay is the closest and most economical access point to Blind Channel and the Thurlow Islands.
- Managed private campground and marina. Pay parking is by cash only.
- Access via Rock Bay Forest Service Road off Highway 19. Travel time is approximately one hour from Campbell River.
Kelsey Bay, Sayward
The gateway to Hardwicke Island and the Broughton Islands. Kelsey Bay is also the most convenient access point for Port Neville, Lagoon Cove, and Cracroft Island.
Government wharf with free roadside parking at the top of the ramp.
Access via Sayward Road off Highway 19. Travel time is approximately one hour from Campbell River.
Discovery Harbour Marina
Located in the heart of downtown Campbell River.
Large private marina with pay parking at the south end.
Airport shuttle service is available.
Charter Rates to Blind Channel Resort
Whether renting a cabin, meeting friends at the marina or coming for lunch,
Blind Channel Water Taxi makes it easy.
From Rock Bay
$150 + GST & Fuel Surcharge
From Campbell River, Discovery Harbour Marina
$580 + GST & Fuel Surcharge
This vessel was designed specifically for crews accessing remote coastal areas where the water is rough, and docking is not always an option. The deep-vee hull combined with the wide beam make this an extremely comfortable and capable vessel in all weather conditions. The bow ramp allows for safe access to beaches, and makes it easy to load small vehicles and freight from shore.
Built by the legendary Eagle Craft Boats in Campbell River BC, the Excalibur I is as tough as they come. With seating for 12 and Shockwave suspension seats installed throughout, this is no ordinary water taxi. An efficient 330 hp Volvo Penta diesel engine pushes Excalibur 1 at a comfortable 27 knot cruise.
Our vessels are operated by local marine professionals who know and understand our waters. All operators meet or exceed Transport Canada Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, Marine Emergency Duty training, and possess Marine Basic First Aid training at a minimum. Meet our team:
With 50 years of experience operating small vessels in the Discovery Islands, Phil is a coastal pioneer and co-founder of Blind Channel Resort.
Born and raised at Blind Channel, Eliot is most at home when he’s on the water. Eliot manages marine operations at Blind Channel.
A fisherman at heart, Jeff grew up guiding at his family’s lodge on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He is now Blind Channel’s head guide and full-time captain.
A retired Yukon bush pilot, Hans has been plying the coastal waters for many years. He also taught at the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.
Marine naturalist, professional photographer, First Aid Level 3, and Blind Channel resident. Jess is happiest. when she is at the helm.
Featured Tours & Packages
Experience the spectacular array of marine and terrestrial life from the comfort of our custom built, covered landing craft. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on a secluded island, or catch a fresh seafood dinner right from your doorstep. Blind Channel tours offer all this and more. Click on the button below for more information.
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Blind Channel BC, Canada