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Welcome Aboard!

Our mission is to support, educate and promote the use of hovercraft for a wide variety of tasks including; sight-seeing tours, hovercraft orientation flights, specialized cargo and commercial services, support for marine-based research, photography, Search & Rescue and survey work. Hovercraft can operate on inshore waters, rivers, marshes and tidal flats as well as on ice, flooded land and any sensitive surface that requires no wake and a minimal footprint. The craft fully loaded can have a lighter footprint on the surface than a person walking so the likelihood of damaging a sensitive surface is greatly reduced. 

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Our new hovercraft has arrived!

Vancouver Island Hovercraft has taken delivery of a Sevtec Surveyor Hovercraft from Amphibious Marine in Shelton Washington. The Surveyor is a custom-built craft that is larger and has a greater capacity over our previous Sevtec Vanguard. We can now carry more passengers and cargo however the craft is still very fuel-efficient and has a very light footprint on the marine environment. The crew is currently going through type-training for the Surveyor which features a variable-pitch propeller and reverse thrust capability that makes the craft much more versatile. We are looking forward to introducing the Surveyor at the upcoming Ladysmith Maritime Society's Kids Pirates Day on June 2nd at the Ladysmith Community Marina. We hope to see you there as we will be offering free hover-tours with donations going to local charity! A special shout out to Bryan, Angela and the crew at Amphibious Marine for their great work on this hovercraft 🙂

Check-out some of the pictures and videos on our facebook page.

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Home Port and Local Waters

Our homeport is the picturesque seaside town of Ladysmith, BC. Our tours explore the beautiful waters and breath-taking landscapes of the Gulf Islands.

Our Vessel

Our vessel is a Sevtec Surveyor Hovercraft built by Amphibious Marine in Shelton Washington. The Surveyor is a safe, fuel-efficient and reliable vessel capable of operating in a wide variety of conditions including inter-tidal areas and very shallow water and mud-flat/sand-bar zones.

 Looking for a place to stay while visiting Ladysmith?

Try the Coastal lavender B&B

Be sure to inquire about our special tour packages available for Coastal Lavender guests 


What our passengers say:

"The agility and speed of the hovercraft were impressive, along with the fact that we could go where no other water craft would dare venture... a mere push of a button and we were up and running/flying/sailing again – hard to know how to describe it, but it was amazing". - Shirley

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