FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, BC—WESTCOAST Sightseeing is thrilled to announce its newest remarkable west coast tour experience aboard electrically powered, 10-passenger boats hosting unique and intimate tours of Vancouver’s spectacular Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and Canada Place. “Electric Harbour Tours” will open in May with two boats: Elektra One and Elektra Two, with two more boats slated for delivery by summer.
“We’re excited to launch Electric Harbour Tours and expand our commitment to a 100% electric fleet by 2023 from the streets to the water,” said Robert Safrata, CEO of WESTCOAST Sightseeing. “Our local and international customers love discovering new places and new perspectives and, as they explore, want to help protect our unique and spectacular west coast environment.”
Electric Harbour Tours’ first offering will be a Coal Harbour e-tour, departing from Harbour Cruises’ marina, just west of the Westin Bayshore on Coal Harbour. The 45-minute, narrated tours will dive deep into Vancouver’s history, sharing facts about architecture, landmarks and Indigenous history. The electric vessels are ultra-quiet and will sail past Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the Port of Vancouver providing passengers with stunning views of the North Shore mountains and Vancouver City skyline and amazing front row seats to watch landing and departing seaplanes, cruise ships and resident seals, herons and other wildlife.
“With the addition of Electric Harbour Tours, guests will now have an opportunity to see and experience our spectacular city, park, mountains and waterfront from the water which is one of the best ways to experience the world-renowned beauty of Vancouver,” said Jason Bryant, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, WESTCOAST Sightseeing.
The new boats are 100% electric with lead-acid batteries holding a 10-hour charge and will receive a boost charge while docked. The luxuriously appointed boats were manufactured by Duffy Boats in California who have specialized in electric boats for over 40 years. Duffy Boats are used world-wide and are the vessel of choice for the environmentally stringent California Fish and Game Department for the exploration of sensitive marine habitats.
For more information or to book a tour, visit electricharbourtours.com.
About WESTCOAST Sightseeing:
Vancouver-based WESTCOAST Sightseeing is a privately owned business, and the largest sightseeing operator in Vancouver. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has been sharing remarkable experiences with guests in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler for over 30 years and has partnerships with many leading tourism attractions and affiliates. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has committed to convert its fleet of 80+ vehicles to zero-emission, electric buses over the next five years, with the first clean-energy buses arriving in 2018. The Company also owns Dinner in the Sky Canada. Tickets for all WESTCOAST Sightseeing tours are available at westcoastsightseeing.com and will also be sold at solar-powered pop-up kiosks around Vancouver this summer.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing