Great Day on the Water on September 13th

MV Charlotte Princess - September 15, 2014

A huge 100 pound Halibut, Coho and Lingcod, along with Orcas and Humpback whales rounded out a perfect day on the water with Kingsize Adventures, work out of the Oak Bay Marina!

Brendan McCarthy’s group from Vancouver and Toronto had non-stop action starting with Lingcod then moving on to Halibut where they caught and landed a 147cm 100lb Halibut that was quickly released back to the depths (133cm is the max size we can keep). A little later they reeled in a 35 pound Halibut and then moved onto some salmon fishing. While they were busing catching 5 nice Coho salmon they were visited by both Humpback whales and Orcas as well.

The fishing will only be getting better for the next 6 weeks so book now to reserve your spot!


New Rescue Station Built By Oak Bay Marine Group

MV Charlotte Princess - September 9, 2014

There’s a new boat house at the Oak Bay Marina in Victoria, and it has some very special tenants. The structure was built for the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society by the Oak Bay Marine Group. It was constructed at OBMG’s Ladysmith Marina and then transported to Oak Bay to serve as OBSR’s new rescue station.

The state of the art building features a hoist to lift the boat completely out of the water for repairs and maintenance. It also includes a mezzanine to be used for crew training and a “ready” room where crew equipment and gear can be safely stored. The mezzanine and ready room are heated spaces, meaning all gear can now be kept at the rescue station to dry out.

Boating and marine safety is of the outmost importance to the Oak Bay Marine Group, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society on this project. We’re confident this new structure help OBSR better serve our community and continue to keep our waters safe.

For more information on this project check out this article published in the Oak Bay News.

To learn more about the Oak Bay Sea Rescue Society, go to www.obsr.ca.


Meet Our New CEO, Peter Ciceri

BC Fishing Resorts and Pedder Bay and OBMG.com - June 18, 2014

Peter CiceriThe Oak Bay Marine Group is excited to announce the hiring of our new Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ciceri. We’re confident that Peter can build on the amazing legacy left by our founder, Bob Wright, and ensure that we continue to be the leader in the hospitality, marina and eco- tourism industries.

Peter graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Victoria, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from UBC.  He began his sales career in 1980 with Xerox Canada in Victoria and would go on to work in over 30 countries, including time spent as a regional manager with HP and managing director of Tandem Asia Pacific Computers. In 1998 he returned to Canada as CEO of Compaq Canada.  Peter then joined Victoria’s Custom House in 2007 as President and CEO, playing a key role in the company's acquisition by Western Union for $370M USD.  This represented a 400% increase in the value of the company over the four years of his tenure.

Following his time with Custom House he started his own successful private practice as an Executive Coach, Corporate Director and Counselor, helping CEOs build value through effective leadership and management practices. In addition to his own business, Peter is also currently on the board of Terapeak Inc. and Archipelago Marine Services.

An avid sailor, Peter bought his first boat when he was only 12 years old and is still sailing. His passion for the ocean combined with his wealth of business experience makes him a perfect fit for our organization.  He believes in the critical importance of connecting with customers and in the power of people as necessary conditions to build value in a business.

Peter will begin his role as CEO on July 7th. We are thrilled to have him on board and are excited about a great future ahead for the Oak Bay Marine Group!

Your OBMG Crew