Testimonials

Susan Leatherman ~ Canmore, Alberta
Susan Leatherman ~ Canmore, Alberta

I’ve just returned from my third trip (over 20 years) on the Aurora Explorer, and it was as perfect as the previous two trips!  

The staff, and the food, was excellent, and the new addition of the in-cabin bathrooms was so convenient.  Although the previous bathrooms and showers on board were always sparkling, to have these facilities in our cabins is brilliant.  All the facilities were so clean and well organized too.  

It was such a wonderful time of seeing the nooks and crannies of the Broughton Archipelago, the ancient clam gardens, some petroglyphs, the garrison at Yorke Island. Billy Procter’s museum at Echo Bay, some humpback whales, and orcas, and dolphins, and so much more.  

And the weather was beautiful also! My thanks to all the staff at Marine Link/Aurora Explorer for such a wonderful few days!

Anne & John Sillins ~ Chemainus, BC
Anne & John Sillins ~ Chemainus, BC

John and I just sailed with the 'Aurora Explorer' on the last cruise of your 2022 season.  We would like to say a big THANK YOU, to everyone of you.  This was our 8th cruise with your landing barge....for sure more to follow in the future.

It is difficult to find the words to tell you all how wonderful it was again, yes - even with a little rain and low clouds - the crew far exceeded our needs, they looked after us all on board with grace, dignity and a big smile.  Janet, our Chef, provides meals to beat any of the grand resorts.  Out of that small galley come aromas and meals to satisfy all and any appetite. Karen our Steward so caring, attentive and always amusing.  Ron, as our Captain, just as Philippe your other Captain on our other cruises, shared local knowledge at every turn. Randy your Engineer, shared his knowledge of this coast and kept us abreast of what each stop on our cruise would entail, along with help from Deckhand Leland.

Kevin the Mate, who we have sailed with for each of our eight cruises, was and is - amazing, a credit to Marine Link Tours......a credit to himself.  We have never seen him without an answer to our many questions, and for sure he is never without a smile.  Kevin as you move towards your retirement years John and I wish you the very best retirement, we will miss you when next we sail on the 'Aurora Explorer'.

The meals were delicious.  Our stateroom and bathroom were spotless and welcoming.  The scenery in rain or sun shine always interesting.  Your whole crew the very best!!

And last but not least, Colleen you answers our questions on the telephone, book our cruises and we know you always remember each and everyone of us who sail with Marine Link.  Although we cannot see your face, we know there is a smile for us.   You keep 'all the balls in the air' for Guy and the rest of the staff.

We will sail with you again.  Can't wait!   Yours truly and thank you all,  Anne and John Silins, Chemainus

Margaret Gardner ~ Sykesville MD
Margaret Gardner ~ Sykesville MD

We enjoyed the trip so very much. I can not say enough about the friendliness of the crew and staff. The trip was all that we had hoped for. The bathroom situation which you know I was concerned about was not a problem at all. The house keeping was perfect. The food was outstanding.

Bruce Griffiths ~ Whitehorse, YK
Bruce Griffiths ~ Whitehorse, YK

Had so much fun on trip # 5. The crew was great, everyone got along, just a great trip!

Peggy Dearth Wormington ~ Colfax CA
Peggy Dearth Wormington ~ Colfax CA

We had a wonderful voyage on the Aurora Explorer. Relaxing, educational, different! Friendly people and crew - 12 passengers! Food very fresh and delicious. A wonderful library of local interest books.

Bob & Mag Moeller ~ Campbell River, BC
Bob & Mag Moeller ~ Campbell River, BC

Just want to take a minute to say “thank you so much” for the awesome voyage. This was our second trip & we both thoroughly enjoyed all the little ‘ports’ we visited, along with the outstanding scenery everywhere we went ... one never.

Sam Dougherty ~ San Jose, CA
Sam Dougherty ~ San Jose, CA

Just wanted to thank you and the crew for such a wonderful Mystery Cruise in May. The crew was great, the other passengers friendly, and your chef, Shannon was fabulous. I hope to do this again sometime. Great trip!

 
Tom Lownie
Tom Lownie

Just a word to let you know that my wife Bev and I had a great time on our recent trip on board Aurora Explorer. We had unique experiences, good food, a fine crew who could not have done more for us and comfortable accommodation aboard the Explorer. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to do this trip.

 
Judy Bevington
Judy Bevington
a month ago
We just returned from our 5 day tour of the Broughton Archipelago. Stunning scenery, incredible food, and fabulous small cruise experience. Such a relaxing atmosphere, with the opportunity for up close experiences like actual landings on remote sites on the coast. You sure don’t get opportunities like this on big cruise ships. This was our 2nd trip on the Aurora Explorer,looking forward to another in the future. We highly recommend Marine Link Tours!
Rick Harrison
Rick Harrison
3 weeks ago
We could not have been happier on our 5 day cruise. All the crew were very friendly and helpful. We were able to explore remote areas you could never get to on a big cruise ship. The meals were incredible and the cookies were far too tempting. This is the perfect tour for anyone who is interested in nature and several days of relaxation and pampering. The co-ordinates to their debarkation area in Menzies Bay for a GPS or map program are: 50.11976 N, 125.38659 W (Decimal), --or-- 50° 7' 11.14" N 125° 23' 11.72" W (Degrees, Minutes, Seconds )
Normand Schafer
Normand Schafer
2 months ago
Loved getting to the remote working BC coastline on this freight ship. Quiet, peaceful and full of nature's wonders.