History on the Water

The Museum of Campbell Rivers’ History on the Water boat tours are extremely popular. Departing on Sunday’s they offer residents of the Comox Valley, Campbell River and surrounding communities the opportunity to discover the fascinating history of our coastal communities. Learn about our First Nation traditional territories and early pioneers as you cruise through the Discovery and Inside Passage.

Welcome aboard – sit back and discover our history on the water with the Museum at Campbell River

A Campbell River Museum guide joins our crew to share all the fascinating historic facts and stories attached to the locations and communities mapped out for each specific tour.

What you can expect on our History on the Water Tours

Tours are 4 & 5 hour in length and highlight the history of specific locations. Guests travel in safety and comfort on board the Tenacious III. A Campbell River Museum guide will be your host and storyteller on every History on the Water tour,in addition to the Discovery Marine Safaris Captain and crew,who will keep you safe as you enjoy this unique opportunity of discovery. Please note that this is a History tour but if time permits we will stop briefly to enjoy any wildlife sightings on the way.


Prices to be confirmed are per person and exclude taxes & Fees

May 211:30 pm – 5:30 pmCircumnavigate Quadra Island$210
May 281:00 pm – 6:00 pmRedonda Islands – Waddington Channel$230
June 412:30 pm – 5:30 pmThurlow Islands with Lunch at Blind Channel Resort$270
June 111:30 pm – 6.30 pm Desolation Sound with stop at Refuge Cove$245
June 183:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thurlow Island with Dinner at Blind Channel$295
June 2512:30 pm – 5:30 pm Sonora Island with Lunch at Dent Island Lodge$265
July 212:30 pm – 4:30 pmDesolation Sound$210
July 93:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thurlow Islands with Dinner at Blind Channel$295
July 1612:30 pm – 5:30 pmSonora Island with Tea at Dent Island Lodge$245
July 238:00 am – 12:00 pm Desolation Sound$210
July 308:00 am – 12:00 pm Desolation Sound$210
August 57:30 am – 12:30 pmRedonda Islands – Waddington Channel$230
August 1312:30 pm – 5:30 pmThurlow Islands with Lunch at Blind Channel Resort$270
August 208:00 am – 12:00 pmCircumnavigation of Cortes Island with a visit to Teakerne Arm$210
August 278:00 am – 12:00 pmDesolation Sound$210
September 38:00 am – 12:00 pmDesolation Sound$210

For further details and to book, please contact the Museum at Campbell River directly at 1-250-287-3103

“one of the top ten most cherished experiences “

Brilliant boat tour!!!
Still in a daze over yesterday’s boat trip through parts of Desolation Sound… I can sincerely say yesterday’s tour will remain one of the top ten most cherished experiences in my life. The museum hires enthusiastic staff to run the tours, but through such enchanting and rugged scenery! The mountains, the seascape, the scarcity of human structures – beauty everywhere! It’s like going to another, less spoiled planet!

Reviewed by: Joy D May 2019

CREWS TIP . . . bring layers, a hat and sunscreen, the history is as fascinating as the scenery is spectacular! Our recommendation is that you come prepared to spend time out on deck. Visit our FAQ’s for more info.