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 

$140 + GST

From Campbell River, Discovery Harbour Marina

$525 + GST

Vessels

Island Sprinter

25′ Life Proof Boat.  Heavy duty welded aluminum construction with a closed cell foam collar for additional buoyancy and stability.  An efficient 350 hp Mercury Verado four stroke outboard pushes maximum speed over 40 knots.  Electric down-riggers and a remote controlled kicker make Island Sprinter as nice for fishing as she is for cruising. 
Cruising speed: 28 knots
Passengers: 5
Cargo capacity: 600 kg

Laura K

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. 

Cruising speed: 26 knots
Passengers: 10
Cargo capacity:  1200 kg
Deck Space:  8′ x 10′

 

Mayne Lander

A close copy of our first landing craft, the Mayne Lander is built on an identical hull, but has a larger cabin to accommodate up to 12 passengers and a stand up head compartment.  This is the best design for touring with lots of room inside for comfort, but also plenty of deck space for wildlife viewing.  
Cruising speed: 28 knots
Passengers: 12
Cargo capacity: 2200 kg
Deck Space: 8′ x 8′

Excalibur I

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.

Cruising speed: 27 knots
Passengers: 12
Cargo capacity:  975 kg

 

Crew

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:

Jess Cavanagh

Marine naturalist, professional photographer, First Aid Level 3, and Blind Channel resident.  Jess is happiest when she is at the helm.

Phil Richter

50 years of experience operating small vessels in the Discovery Islands.  Phil is a coastal pioneer and co-founder of Blind Channel Resort.

Natalie Evans

Natalie grew up sailing in Comox and the Caribbean.  More recently she’s dedicated her time to the Marine Search and Rescue.  

Hans Lammers

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.

Eliot Richter

Born and raised at Blind Channel, Eliot is most at home when he’s on the water.  Eliot manages marine operations at Blind Channel.

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.

Wilderness Explorer Package

Custom Package

Discovery Islands Explorer

Family Adventure Package

Marine Wildlife Tour

Photographer's Expedition

Coastal Culinary Fishing Package

Ocean Rapids Tour

Custom Tour

Get in touch

Would you like to make a reservation or simply contact us? Please send us an email and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Toll-Free: 1-888-329-0475

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