SpringTide Charters was established in 1986 and began operations in Victoria in 1994, initially operationg as a professional Sport Fishing Company.
Dan Kukat and his 36′ Uniflite Sportfisher ~ the “SpringTide” ~ quickly became known as a top guiding service, with an excellently outfitted vessel and consistently great “catches”. Many wonderful times were had by avid sportsmen, corporate clients, derby organizers and families wishing to have a tremendous experience together!
Whale watching became a very popular activity in the early ‘90’s. Dan, with his passion and commitment to wildlife and the environment jumped in with both feet to author wildlife viewing guidelines now used in many countries and organizations. During this time, our custom designed vessels were built and the SpringTide fleet grew to its current 152 passenger capacity. Now, Dan’s wife Joanne and family are actively involved in all aspects of the company’s operations.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of BC, followed by a graduate degree as a Chartered Accountant. Joanne, also a UBC Commerce graduate, pursued a career with both IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation. Daughters ~ Jaclyn and Carleen ~ have worked with SpringTide through their university years, and enjoy assisting guests both in the office and on board the vessels. The Kukats love Victoria and particularly enjoy welcoming visitors to the city and sharing its blend of spectacular scenery and old world charm! We hope you will join us when in Victoria, and welcome you to visit anytime.
Let SpringTide introduce you to our favourite locals! Come and meet our resident Killer Whales, the migrating Humpbacks and our local porpoises. With all the rich wildlife surrounding Victoria BC, you’ll be left with an experience you’ll never forget!
Do you have a special event in mind or just want to plan an outing for the whole office? The Marauder IV is available for private events and charters. Impress your guests with a luxurious floating venue!
Our vessels offer the perfect choice. Relax on our 61’ luxury yacht, Marauder IV, with complimentary hot drinks, a spacious heated cabin, and washrooms on board. Have a wild side? Choose our speedy Zodiacs for a fun and exhilarating ride!
SPORT FISHING CHARTERS
Sport Fishing is a BIG DEAL in Victoria! And that’s not another fish story! Sport Fishing fans will appreciate our 46’ Sportfisher SpringTide 1. Let our excellent captain and crew help you catch the big one with the most recommended Sport Fishing Charter in Victoria!
Here at SpringTide, we are dedicated to giving you the best experience on your tour. With our experienced Naturalists, crew, and luxury vessels, we can show you why we are the Award Winning! Choice for whale watching in Victoria!
Cruise in Comfort
on the Marauder IV. With it’s spacious heated cabin and luxurious interior your whale watching adventure will be a first class experience. Take advantage of the Marauder IV’s 360 degree viewing decks for fantastic photo opportunites. Keep warm with complimentary hot drinks while you visit with our resident Killer Whales!
Create a Splash on a Zodiac!
Sit back, hold on tight and get ready for the ride of a lifetime! Let our experienced Zodiac Skippers give you an adventure you won’t soon forget! The Zodiacs provide a great viewing platform for the whales and an excellent opportunity to get great photographs. Don’t forget your camera!
Sport Fishing Fans will appreciate the 46’ Sportfisher, SpringTide I!
The SpringTide I is excellently outfitted for fishing with the latest in electronics and equipment. At 46′, this sportfishing yacht is large, comfortable and will provide you the best in outdoor and indoor seating comfort. Her captain and crew are Victoria’s most recommended and have a stellar catch record. Salmon fishing lessons for private or large groups. Halibut fishing for the experienced angler. The guide provides just the right amount of support!