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.


June 61:00 pm – 5.00 pm (4hrs)Sonora Island Tour$170.00
June 131:00 pm – 5.00 pm (4hrs)Desolation Sound $170.00
June 203:00 pm – 8:00 pm (5hrs)Thurlow Island – Solstice Dinner at Blind Channel$245.00
June 271:00 pm – 6:00 pm (5hrs)Thurlow Islands – Lunch at Blind Channel$220.00
July 48:00 am – 12:00 pm (4hrs)Desolation Sound$170.00
July 113:00 pm – 8:00 pm (5hrs)Thurlow Islands – Dinner at Blind Channel$245.00
July 181:00 pm – 6:00 pm (5hrs)Desolation Sound – Lunch at Refuge Cove$210.00
July 258:00 am – 12:00 pm (4hrs)Circumnavigation of Cortes Island$170.00
August 18:00 am – 12:00 pm (4hrs)Desolation Sound$170.00
August 88:00 am – 12:00 pm (4hrs)Redonda Islands – Waddington Channel$170.00
August 15!:00 pm – 6:00 pm (5hrs)Thurlow Islands – Lunch at Blind Channel$220.00
August 228:00 am – 12:00 pm (4hrs)Circumnavigation of Cortes Island$170.00
August 298:00 am – 12:00 pmDesolation Sound$170.00

Prices quoted above are per person and exclude taxes & Fees

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.