Our Two Boats . . .

Stubbs-Island Boats Comfort & Safety

Both our boats are spacious and comfortable, they are purpose built for wildlife viewing with multiple viewing decks and the ability to quietly navigate our waters, minimizing our impact on the whales and other marine mammals natural behaviour. They are Transport Canada Inspected, meeting or exceeding all requirements for passenger safety.

Stubbs Island boat the Lukwa

The Lukwa (pictured above) was built from aluminum in 1989. The name Lukwa comes from the Kwakwala language and means 'a place in the forest.' This spacious vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 46 passengers. The Luwka is 18 metres (60 feet) long and has two large heated cabins, three viewing decks, plenty of space for guests to safely walk around the vessel and two on-board lavatories. Another special feature is an on-board hydrophone that enables passengers to listen to the different calls and navigational sounds generated by the killer whales you encounter.

The Kuluta Stubbs Island's catamaran boat

The Kuluta was added to the fleet in 2013. The 40' (12.2 meter) catamaran has three viewing decks, an on-board washroom and comfortable seating in the main cabin.  Guests on all our tours will enjoy listening to whales and dolphins with the hydrophone (underwater microphone) which is connected to the stereo system. 

We carry lifejackets for all passengers and for children of all sizes on both boats.  We also offer coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cold drinks and snacks for purchase on board using "the honour system". 

Our experienced Captain's and crew look forward to welcoming you on board. Your crew will include an onboard naturalist who will keep you informed about the wildlife that you encounter as you explore the pristine marine environment through which we travel.