About Us

At Island Marine Adventures we are try to help individuals and groups nourish their souls and rediscover their adventurous selves in a fun way. 
Activities are tailored to suit, maximize and accommodate the needs, ages and schedules of individuals, couples, families, students, groups or employees. 
Our trips are safe learning experiences designed for people who want to have fun appreciating, exploring and enjoying what nature and the marine environment  has to offer.
Our focus is to share the culture, wildlife and biodiversity and natural beauty of the Nanaimo marine and island region.  It has attracted the attention of media from around the world.
We are proud to have been featured on many media platforms.
Your adventure awaits ...choose fun
Update: January 2021
The Catamaran sailboat Shadowfax has been serviced and received a few overhauls.
The inflatable Kodiac was also serviced and is available for adventures.  
The long awaited overhaul of the Hovercraft is almost complete and should be in the water this spring.
This past year was quite busy and most importantly we have all remained safe. We have had no Covid - 19 issues.  
Over the years we received  many thoughtful TripAdvisor comments.   Please check them out.  This past year we again  received the 2020 - TripAdvisor Award of Excellence.
We are available to take reservations and pre bookings. There is no cost for this but can help ensure that you have a tentative date for the time you choose.  Call me for details.
We are presently putting together a GRADUATION SPECIAL for this spring and summer season.  Keep posted for more information as we work out the details. 
Thank you and please keep safe!
Hans Bongarts
Island Marine Adventures and COVID-19
During these extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic some changes to our operations are still necessary to ensure the health and safety of our clients.  Our operations are still based on the directives and guidelines made by the Provincial Health Officer and the Minister of Health.
We are still offering our 1.5 or 3-hour Catamaran sailing /cruising adventures and our Inflatable Zodiac thrill rides to Single Individuals or Family Members Living in the Same Household in addition to also include friends in your "bubble".
Non contact forehead temperatures are taken before you board and we also provide you with hand sanitizing prior to boarding and de-boarding. 
Bring your own masks if needed. 

We sanitize boat surfaces.  
A client contact list will also be obtained from you or your group to keep for Covid -19 follow-up if needed.
Access to the boat will not be allowed:
  • If you have a cough, fever or flu like symptoms.
  • If you or a member of your household has had sustained contact with an individual or someone who has been quarantined by public health due to exposure to COVID -19.
Our priority during these challenging times is the health and safety of our clients and the community at large. We will continue to operate in compliance with The Provincial Minister of Health and Medical Health Officer.
Please note that we can still arrange a A Celebration of Life or the Ashes to the Ocean Ceremony.  
Note:  We will keep you informed as new guidelines become available.  
Thank you for your patronage.
Hans Bongarts (Captain)
Contact: Tel:  250.714.5303