Raising the bar in Safety and Reliability




Dedicated to serving the people, businesses and industries of the North coast

For over three decades, West Coast Launch Ltd. have become experts at safely providing a wide array of services and support in the vast and often challenging landscape that is the Coastal Pacific Northwest.

Our list of services and experience includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Marine transportation
  • Freight transportation
  • Private water taxis
  • Marine pilot boarding
  • Servicing outside villages
  • Custom charters
  • Corporate events
  • Marine environmental support vessel
  • Prince Rupert Airport Shuttle to Digby Island
  • Weddings
  • Tours
  • Marine survey support vessel
  • Water sample support vessel
  • Crew runs
  • Servicing weather stations
  • Emergency support
  • Medevacs
  • Helicopter support
  • Tug and barge servicing

West Coast Launch Ltd. currently services the following area and points of interest:


Our fleet of eight highly specialized Transport Canada certified vessels ensures that we can constantly adapt to new and unique jobs and conditions.


Decades of consistent service and experience has allowed West Coast Launch to become trusted by the following respected clients:

  • Kitkatla Band Council
  • Lax Kw’Alaams Academy
  • Lax Kw’Alaams Band Council
  • LBH Shipping Canada Inc.
  • Northcoast Shipping Agency
  • Pacific Northwest Ship & Cargo
  • Pacific Pilotage Authority
  • Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.
  • Prince Rupert Airport Society
  • Prince Rupert Grain Ltd.
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority
  • Adventure Paving Ltd.
  • BC Ferry Corporation
  • WCMRC Corporation
  • City of Prince Rupert
  • Citywest
  • DP World Prince Rupert Inc.
  • GW Nickerson
  • Ridley Terminals Inc.
  • Rio Tinto Alcan
  • SGS Canada Inc.
  • Saam Towage
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • TNC Agencies Canada Ltd.
  • Universal Fumigation Services
  • WCMRC – Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Our Clients