"Amazing! ... Awesome! ... Tremendous!" These are only a few of the words people use when they first experience
Princess Louisa Inlet. It's something you have to see and be part of to
truly understand. Join our marine sightseeing tour, departing Egmont on the Sunshine Coast. We travel through the wilderness areas of Jervis
Inlet, pass through Malibu Rapids into Princess Louisa Inlet and spend time ashore in the Provincial Park, right beside world famous Chatterbox Falls.
Glacial action carved these steep sided fjords. When it rains there are
countless waterfalls running down these steep faces. Each passing weather
system causes major changes to the look of the Inlet. Every trip through
here is unique.
During your travel you can marvel at the large landscapes, waterfalls,
native pictographs, glaciers, and early settlement areas. The boat operator
will give a commentary pointing out the features. This is the highlight
for a lot of passengers. There are so many interesting things to see in
the 30 mile trip! Don't try to pay attention to everything. Pick out what
fascinates you, relax and enjoy.
At the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet we pass through Malibu Rapids.
This narrow channel was overlooked by the first European explorer. The
shallow channel restricts water flow so extreme currents during large
tidal exchanges. It's no problem for our fast planing hull boats and capable
When you go ashore in the Provincial Park you're visiting what was once
the homestead of James MacDonald. He grew to think of himself more as
a caretaker than an owner. For greatest public benefit ownership was passed
from Mac to the society he created, and then to the Province of British
Columbia. Princess Louisa Marine Park was created. The Province maintains
a dock and short walking trail (500 meters <500 yards> round trip)
here that gives you easy access to the base of Chatterbox Falls.
Scheduled Tour duration: 5-hour day
- Depart the Backeddy Marina, Egmont at 10:30 am (It's not essential
but we recommend that you overnight on the Sechelt Peninsula; 2 nights
here is even better. Stay the night before and the night following your
- We're back by 3:30 pm.
- We schedule a stop in Princess Louisa Inlet with free time ashore
so you can take the sort walk out to Chatterbox Falls.
- We recommend
you make arrangements to bring a lunch.
Price per person including tax:
Adults $149.00 (141.91 + 7.09 gst)
Youth (under 12) $ 99.00 (94.29 + 4.71 gst)
Information about the Princess Louisa Tour:
Payment in full is required to confirm
your reservation. No refunds are available
The current schedule is available on the web site. Follow the "Reservations"
link. Select the month you are interested in. You can book tickets directly
from the web site as well. Make sure to indicate the number of tickets
you want on the initial page. We have scheduled tours through spring,
prior to June. From June 1st until Sept 15th tours are scheduled daily.
Tour departures are available year round. Winter is a fabulous time to
make this trip. In low season when there are no schedules with ticket
sales available consider a charter. (Charter agreements involve a payment
for the boat as a whole.) Email
to ask or call to about details.
Once any reservations are confirmed we will not cancel the trip for
lack of numbers. Until confirmations are issued the schedule is subject
to change. Make sure you reserve ahead to avoid disappointment.
Group departures can be arranged to suit any schedule.
Call toll free to 1-800-870-9055 to ask about making special