Ideal opportunity for a 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 16 years and has won numerous awards and in 2017 it was rated the No.1 Nature & Wildlife Tour in Canada on Tripadvisor. The business has excellent returns and tourism to the area is on the increase.
Experience is helpful but not necessary. The owners will train until the new the new owners are fully qualified and comfortable. This will likely mean the first year of operation.
The tour boat is a 53-foot luxury motor yacht that is extremely well maintained. It is certified by Transport Canada to carry 25 people, licensed for food and liquor, and is equipped with hydraulic stabilisers 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.
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 three months each year travelling abroad, the remaining three months working on boat maintenance, marketing, bookkeeping and other business duties.
The business is profitable enough to be run as a business rather than as a lifestyle. The owners are willing to assist with financing for the right buyers.
Owners are motivated to sell, due to age, and will consider reasonable offers.