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Our mission is to offer fun accessible eco-friendly adventures for all ages and abilities that surpass your expectations. We treat our guests as friends who have come to share our lifestyle and ensure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome. Tours without incident since 1978. We require a minimum of 6 guests per sailing.

Bring along a picnic. Alcohol is permitted but we are not a booze cruise. Onboard we have coolers, ice, glasses and openers. Sunscreen and all warm and wet weather gear included as needed.

Departure times may vary slightly due to weather and special events in Victoria’s inner harbour.

We enjoy teaching new skills, and promote appreciation and protection of the marine ecosystem. Our knowledgeable crew can share info on marine history, wildlife and area geology. We can also throw in a casual sailing lesson. You are encouraged to help sail: haul the sails, take the helm, ride the bowsprit, or simply relax onboard. There is opportunity to view eagles, great blue herons, seals, dolphins and occasionally whales.

3 Hour Sail: $89 tax incl.

Depart 9am or 2pm
April 1 – Sept 30

Join us as we embark on a tall ship adventure with spectacular scenery and marine life.

Sights can include the historic Fisgard Lighthouse, Naval harbour, Esquimalt Lagoon, Whitty’s Lagoon and Trial Island. We may go out as far as the shipping lane and down to Clover Point.

Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Evening Cruise: $65 tax incl.

Depart 7:30pm, return 9pm
April 1 – Sept 30

Catch the setting sun and Victoria’s skyline alight as we tour the inner and outer harbour. Weather permitting we haul the headsail to bring us back into port.

Sights include Victoria’s largest float home community and the First Nations Land And Sea mural.

Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Private Charters

Trip duration and format can be customized to suit your needs

We can host up to 18 folks for your team building, office party, wedding, birthday, anniversary, stag or stagette, family reunion, memorial, costume party (we have some pirate costumes), summer camp, school trip, adventure club, singles tour, honeymoon, private party or any other reason.

Bring your own food and drinks or have your event catered. We can provide a short list of caterers who have catered aboard Tall Ship Thane with various options to suit your budget.

Team building program

Successful sailing of an 18th century gaff-rigged ketch is not just about handling a boat on the water. It is the ability to expect the unexpected from the sea, about handling stress when conditions are unfavourable and solving problems when things don’t go according to plan. Orders need to be timely, precise and clear – otherwise disaster could strike. This is no different from running a successful team in business. To succeed, the crew needs to operate effectively as a team. There’s no room for egos onboard a tall ship – instead encouragement, cooperation and teamwork are required to set a true course.

On the Tall Ship Thane Team Building Program, we can work with your conference organizers or motivational trainers to form part of the crew. Alternatively we offer an environment to simply have a getaway with your team to strengthen social bonds away from the office.

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Gift Certificates

Our gift certificates are refundable, transferable and are valid for the current sailing season. You can purchase personalized gift certificates from us by phone, email us details (and we will call to confirm) or aboard the vessel. We can deliver them by email, post or you can pick them up in-person.

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Special Events

Mother’s Day

Sunday May 14 2pm
Bring Mom sailing with you and she rides for free.

Boat for Hope

Saturday June 3
Boat and crew are donated for day to raise money for Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Tacoma Festival of Sail

June 14 – 19

Ships to Shore and Canada Day 150 Celebration (Steveston, BC)

June 28 – July 3

Symphony Splash

Sunday August 6, 7pm | SOLD OUT
Anchor in the inner harbour for symphony performance until after fireworks.

Victoria Classic Boat Festival

September 1 – 3

Event website

Sail Past Parade and Classic Sail Boat Race

September 3 | SOLD OUT

Part of Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Event page

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

September 7 – 11 | SOLD OUT

41st Annual event in Port Townsend, Washington.

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