Welcome to Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 33 - Oak Bay Sea Rescue. Celebrating 40+ years in the community, we are volunteer first responders who are dedicated to saving lives on the water.
We are an organization of volunteers whose primary roles are Saving Lives on the Water & Boating Safety. But we're also active in our community. Here are some of the special events** we're involved with:
Voyageurs Paddle for the Kids
Massive Outdoor & Marine Garage Sale
Victoria Day Parade
OBSR Annual Fund Raiser
Oak Bay Tea Party - Parade
Oak Bay Tea Party Baron of Beef
Race to Alaska
Stand-up for Men’s Health
MEC Paddle Fest
Fords and Friends Show & Shine
Oak Bay Public Night Market
Paddle For Health
Naden Fun Day
Outty Small Boat Bridges Race
Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade
RVYC Sea of Lights Parade
** If you have an event that you'd like to involve us in or know more information about, please contact our Special Event Coordinators.
We are members of your community, an organization of volunteers providing support of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 33, Oak Bay, Canada.
RCM-SAR 33 maintains a 24/7 marine search and rescue readiness and promotes boating safety programs to the public.
Support us with our campaign to replace and refit our Rescue Boats!
RCM-SAR is standardizing its vessels and has introduced new designs to meet the requirements of search and rescue on the British Columbia coast. These new vessels are state-of-the-art and provide our crews with added safety and the ability to handle longer, more complex missions.
A new Type 1 Fast Response Vessel
which meets today's safety standards costs $425,000. Re-fit of our 17 year old secondary FRV costs $150,000.