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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

1634 Cedar Rd Ucluelet Vancouver Island and Coast Alberni-Clayoquot

Ideal opportunity for person or couple seeking a life style change!

Profitable whale and wildlife tour business for sale on Vancouver Island. The current owners are husband and wife who both live and work together on the boat. The business has been operating for 12 years and is rated the No.1 Nature & Wildlife Tour in Canada on Trip Advisor. The business has excellent returns and tourism to the area is on the increase.

The tour boat is a 53 foot luxury motor yacht that is extremely well maintained. It is certified by Transport Canada to carry 25 passengers, licensed for food and liquor, and is equipped with hydraulic stabilizers to ensure a comfortable ride. Both boat and business are in a turnkey condition.

Tours include wildlife viewing and a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group Islands section of Pacific Rim National Park. The bulk of the revenue is from a scheduled 5 ½ hour day tour. There is additional revenue from private charters and evening tours with opportunity for growth of this part of the business.

The business is seasonal, operating from May until October. The owners, husband and wife, make this luxury yacht their home, no outside residence required. They spend 3 months each year travelling abroad, the remaining 3 months working on boat maintenance, marketing, book keeping and other business duties.

Owners are wishing to retire but are willing to train and assist until the buyers are qualified and comfortable. Also willing to help with financing.

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Community Profile: Ucluelet

Vancouver Island and Coast

Ucluelet is a small rural community located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Once solely dependant on a resource–based economy (forestry and fishing), the “resort municipality” is now strategically using its growing tourism industry to diversify its economy, while at the same time creating a dynamic community for its current and future residents.

Total Population 1,717
Median Household Income $61,888 ($CDN)
Closest Commercial Airport Nanaimo Airport (192km)
Closest Ocean Port Port Alberni (101km)
Closest Major Centre Vancouver (258km)
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