Reach the audience that matters

The AHOY BC website is THE destination marketing site for marine tourism. It is where boaters go when they plan a voyage. We use our market research to build a website that meets recreational boater’s interests and to tell us where we can reach them. Our links to Destination BC, Destination Canada, regional and community tourism websites, attendance at major consumer shows and our active social media campaign mean that boaters will find ahoybc.com. That means they will find you.

Launched in April 2015, our consumer-facing website – ahoybc.com – received 50,000 unique visits in its first year. In 2021, we are on track to record 140,000 visits. Average visit time is over 4 minutes. We have become the place where boaters and other marine tourists plan their holidays. We reach boaters through social media, boat shows and where they moor.  We also appeal to people who don’t own a boat, but wish to get on or near the water for a vacation.  Do a Google search for coastal boating in BC and you will find ahoybc.com at the top of the list.

Who should advertise on ahoybc.com?

Any business related to boat building, sales, repairs, insurance and training will reach their customer base on ahoybc.com. Hospitality providers, equipment and clothing retailers, charter companies and tour operators will reach boaters and all marine vacationers. Communities DMOs will draw marine tourists to their tourism portal.

All ads are linked to your website.

Pick your best placement

Ads on AhoyBC.com are available in three location zones, specific sizes are linked to each zone.

Call David to discuss your ad placement: 250 758 – 9627

Map Page Banner Zone and On-map Zone

Map page banner ads are located at the very top of the page and are available in one size only. Ads are rotated; there is a maximum of six map page ads permitted. Map banner ad size is 995 pixels wide x 100 pixels deep as viewed on a desktop computer. Our site is responsive which means your ad will scale proportionately as the page size adjusts for smaller devices (laptops, tablets and smart phones).

On-map ads are located at the right edge of the page and are available in one size only. Ads will normally appear in the coastal sub-region the business or community is located in, but the client may select alternative sub-regions.  Ads are rotated; there is a maximum of three on-map page ads permitted in the rotation for each sub-region map. On-map ad size is 200 pixels wide x 300 pixels deep as viewed on a desktop computer. Our site is responsive which means your ad will scale proportionately as the page size adjusts for smaller devices (laptops and tablets). On-map ads do not appear on smart phones.

Ad prices for one year

 

Map page banner and on-map zone

Banner Zone

Banner ads are located at the very top of the page and are available in one size only. Ad spots are exclusive, no ad rotation. Banner ad size is 995 pixels wide x 100 pixels deep as viewed on a desktop computer. Our site is responsive which means your ad will scale proportionately as the page size adjusts for smaller devices (laptops, tablets and smart phones).

Restrictions: banner ads are not available on the home page.

Top Banner - 995 x 100 pxFeature Header Ad

Available on the 11 sub-regions pages.

Side Bar Zones

Side bar ads are located in the left hand column on standard pages and the right hand column under the map on section portal pages. Ad spots are exclusive, no ad rotation.

Side bar ad sizes are (as viewed on a desktop computer):

  • Left hand column size A — 289 pixels wide x 189 pixels deep
  • Left hand column size B — 289 pixels wide x 400 pixels deep
  • Right hand column section portal page only — 422 pixels wide x 253 pixels deep

Our site is responsive which means your ad will scale proportionately as the page size adjusts for smaller devices (laptops, tablets and smart phones).

Restrictions: side bar ads are not available on the home page. Right hand column ads are available for section portal pages only.

Left hand column A and left hand column B ad placement

Left hand column A and left hand column B ad placement

Right hand column ad placement (section portal page)

Right hand column ad placement (section portal page)