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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 our sailings are family friendly – WE ARE NOT A BOOZE CRUISE. Onboard we have coolers, ice, glasses and openers.

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: $95+ tax

Depart 9am or 2pm
June 16 – Sept 7

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 10 minutes prior to departure.

Evening Cruise: $75 +tax.

Depart 7:00pm, return 8:30 pm
Applicable August 10 – Sept 7

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.

Private Charters

Trip duration and format can be customized to suit your needs

We can host up to 25 guests for your team building, office party, wedding, birthday, anniversary, stag or stagette, family reunion, memorial, costume party 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 Duen with various options to suit your budget.

Team building program

Successful sailing of a 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 Duen 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.

Special Events

Canada Day Fireworks Event!

Every July 1st, an impressive line-up of local performers, family-friendly activities, and multicultural programming will be showcased, culminating in spectacular fireworks over Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

We are hosting a special cruise to give our guests the best view of the show!

  • Departure time: 9:30 pm
  • Return to the dock: 11:00 pm
  • Cost: $50.00 + tax

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