This is the ideal vessel for those who prefer a more comfortable marine travel experience. Able to keep pace with the zodiacs, The OCEAN MAGIC & OCEAN MAGIC II are 62-foot aluminum express cruisers capable of cruising at 30 knots (55 km/hour) and can carry up to 74 passengers. These high-speed vessels are made entirely of welded aluminum to provide stability and comfort.
The Ocean Magic fleet feature outdoor viewing areas, heated passenger seating areas, washrooms and a pantry stocked with hot and cold drinks and light snacks for purchase. Photography enthusiasts may prefer the upper viewing deck to get a different perspective for their shots.
Mid-ship seating is open to provide a generous view from inside the cabin while the forward cabin is enclosed behind large glass windows and serves as a warm-up area during cooler weather. This vessel is also particularly popular because of the indoor seating that allows our guests to stay protected from inclement weather.
Specifically built for whale watching and eco-adventures, the Ocean Magic vessels were designed with awareness of the whale’s communication styles and have a low sound profile to protect that environment. Also, with a larger passenger count the carbon footprint of individual passengers is reduced.
- Length: 61 feet, 10 inches
- Beam: 18 feet, 4 inches
- Construction: All-aluminum RHIB-derivative with double-walled sides plus buoyancy collar
- Designer: John Simpson, working with Naiad Inflatables
- Builder: Sylte Shipyard, Maple Ridge
- Power: Twin Caterpillar 3406E diesels
- Gears: TwinDisc MGX5114 2:1, electronically controlled
- Propulsion: Arneson ASD12 surface drives with five-bladed Nibral 35-inch by 37-inch propellers
High speed adventure
The zodiacs are the most adventurous option for marine travel and are perfectly suited to the thrill seeking types out there! Light yet extremely stable due to the low centre of gravity and wide tubes, the zodiacs are more manoeuvrable and use up to 40% less horsepower and 50% less fuel than traditional boats while remaining one of the safest vessels in the harbour.
With a fleet of 10 zodiacs, Prince of Whales offers a wide variety of departure times, making it easy to plan your day. Large groups can also be accommodated. Each zodiac carries 12 passengers, and each seat has storage underneath it for purses and backpacks. Zodiac guests are encouraged to bring cameras with them, but may want to carry them wrapped in waterproof material or plastic bags.
MS-195 HX Integrity™ Flotation Suit
We provide all of our guests travelling aboard the zodiacs stylish red flotation suits. These suits serve a dual function, as both a life preserver (required by Transport Canada) and as an anti-exposure suit. Even on beautiful sunny days, it can be quite chilly on the water when travelling at 30 knots! With these suits, you are certain to be warm and comfortable for the duration of your tour. Guests travelling with us outside of summer months are strongly recommended to bring extra warm layers to wear under the suit. Mustang Survival flotation suits are designed to protect the wearer from foul or cold weather and use closed-cell foam to offer flotation and hypothermia protection in the event of water immersion. We carry suits that fit children from the age of seven up to adults in XXXL.More Info