Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids Adventure

Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids Adventure

Experience Natures raw Power

Explore some of the fastest flowing tidal rapids in the world in our safe Zodiac Hurricane 733 RHIB. Know as "the Skook" the Skookumchuck Narrows is a channel forming the entrance of Sechelt Inlet close to Egmont on the Sunshine Coast. Before broadening into Sechelt Inlet, all of its tidal flow together with that of Salmon Inlet and Narrows Inlet must pass through Sechelt Rapids. At peak flows, standing waves, whitecaps, and whirlpools form at the rapids even in calm weather. Each day, tides force large amounts of seawater through the narrows—760,000,000 m3 of water on a 3 m tide. The difference in water levels on either side of the rapids can exceed 2 m in height. Current speeds can exceed 30 km/h. Chances to encounter Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and Bald Eagles.

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4yrs - 12yrs
Family Friendly

Our adventures are suitable for children 4 years old and up. Please contact us if you have children under the age of 4 and we can arrange a private charter for your family developed around your families schedule. Our full day adventures are suitable for children 8 years old and up.

Professional Guide

Ocean Ecoventures’ Captains and Naturalists are in this job for the long haul! We are not part time summer staff. This really shines through on our trips in the form of expert interpretation on the wildlife and landscapes encountered. When our passengers see whales, they get to know exactly who that whale is, their siblings, their mothers and their personalities!

Interactive Tour Map

Log in to a digital map of your adventure with us and see the route your boat traveled with pin drop locations showing where the whales and wildlife were encountered. Help your captain take data for whale and wildlife sightings on your adventure with us. Our whale and wildlife sightings database and whale I.D. images are shared with local researchers.

Packages Available

Skookumchuck Tidal Rapids Adventure packages available with many of our accommodation partners in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Gourmet packed lunches from an amazing local food company in Parksville are available for an add on for this adventure.

What an experience from start to finish ! First class operation starting with EJ and captain Gary . We went with our Grand daughter who is 6 years old and we all had a ball. Gary kept us well informed and I admire his passion and knowledge. We were made comfortable and safe and could not be in better hands.
Ken T
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