Prince Rupert Adventure Tours/West Coast Launch
View the north coast from a perspective like no other. Prince Rupert Adventure Tours provides marine-based tours along the Prince Rupert coast where guests will see some of the most magnificent scenery imaginable. May to July each year is prime time for grizzly activity, and guests will be sailed on a 100 passenger Catamaran to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary where they can watch grizzlies in their natural habitat. During the months of August and September, guests will be whisked to the Northern Inside Passage where whales breach and dive in the sheltered waters, along with porpoises, seals and other marine life as well as marine birds. Group rates and private charters available. Reservations required.
West Coast Launch is the other side of the company and provides year-round water taxi service. Other services include corporate functions, vessel charters, airport charters, BC coast pilot boarding, freight services, ship’s stores and crew transport among other marine transportation throughout the North Coast. Prince Rupert Adventure Tours/West Coast Launch is a family-owned-and-operated business.
Meet Doug & Deb Davis
Meet Doug & Deb Davis
Doug and Deb Davis are lifelong northerners and long-time residents of Prince Rupert. Both grew up and graduated in Kitimat and moved to Prince Rupert as young adults where they eventually raised their family. Today they are proudly joined in their business by their two sons, Jared and Trent.
Doug is a 500 Ton Home Trade Master and has been piloting vessels of various types and sizes for more than two decades. It was his passion for the water that drove him to a career driving boats, and it was his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to invest in his and his family's future that led him to build his marine transport business from scratch starting in 1988. The company has grown considerably in those years from just a few water taxi vessels to a fleet of seven boats today, including its giant Catamaran that takes some 5,000 tourists out on the water each season.
Doug and Deb love the community of Prince Rupert and they consider it a privilege to be able to showcase it to visitors who come here each year. Not only do they get to be involved in tourism, but the marine transport services that they provide all year round has given them the opportunity to work with many other local businesses. They deeply appreciate the sense of camaraderie between local business owners and between the people who live here. They have seen the community grow and change over the last 25 years and they look forward to what the next few decades bring.