Sailing Charters on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is regularly referred to as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

There are many ways to see what the Island has to offer: from trains, to tour buses and kabuki cabs, and everything in-between.

One of the greatest ways to see the otherwise hidden gems on Vancouver Island is on sailing charter.

It doesn’t matter what city you’re sightseeing in, there are sailing charter companies located all the way up the Island, from Victoria to Comox.

Sailing charters, whether by yacht or sailboat, will give you an up-close look at exactly what Beautiful BC has to offer: rolling blue waters, evergreen forests, and the animal ecosystems that live in both.

Ready to set sail?  Choose one of the charter companies below to get started on your adventure:

Victoria, BC
3 Hour Sail
calls Victoria’s Inner Harbour home, and sets sail out into the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca with Tall Ship Thane.  No matter a sailor’s age or skill level, they are encouraged to take part and learn.  Sailors can bring along a bottle of wine or a picnic basket full of food if they’d like to have a meal on the ocean.

Nanaimo, BC
Nanaimo Yacht Charters
is located in Stones Marina, Nanaimo, and offers sailors the opportunity to visit Nanaimo’s surrounding islands, coves and anchorages.  Nanaimo Yacht Charters has been around for over 30 years, and also offers both basic and advanced sailing lessons.

Sidney, BC
Island Cruising
is located near Port Sidney, and offers sailors the chance to cruise the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast, and the San Juan Islands.  Island Cruising offers bare boat sailing charters, as well as skippered.

Comox, BC
Desolation Sound Yacht Charters
is located at Desolation Sound in Comox, which is one of the most beautiful and varied sailing locations on Vancouver Island.  Desolation Sound Yacht Charters sails through Toba Inlet, Princess Louisa Inlet and the Broughton Archipelago.  In the summer months, Desolation Sound also boasts a water temperature of 75°F, which makes it perfect for swimming!

Victoria, BC
Blackfish Sailing Adventures
sets sail out of Oak Bay Marina, and offers its sailors the opportunity to go as far north as Desolation Sound.  In the warmer months, Blackfish Sailing Adventures also offers overnight charters, giving sailors a chance to hone their crabbing and fishing skills.

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