North America

North America

Sailing holidays

3
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Intrepid sailing, rugged landscapes

Established among the world’s finest cruising grounds, the Pacific Northwest is like no other sailing destination on Earth. Thousands of islands large and small, inlets leading into broad, lazy rivers, countless miles of spectacular coastline and enough space to give the impression of open-ocean sailing means Pacific Northwest cruising is a truly unique experience. Changeable weather, warm thermal winds and dramatic scenery present a rewarding challenge for more experienced sailors.

The arresting natural landscapes of Canada’s British Columbia offer brooding, snow-capped mountain ranges, remote fjords, forested shorelines and majestic waterfalls guaranteed to take your breath away. Visit this wildlife haven to follow in the wake of migratory whales and watch hunting orcas, snorkel alongside playful sea otters and pass beneath soaring eagles. Arrive at the right time and you could even witness thousands of wild salmon returning to their ancestral homes to spawn.

Our bases in North America

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, Canada

  • Stunning scenery and amazing wildlife
  • Ideal hiking, snorkelling and kayaking
  • Rewarding sailing for experienced skippers
Experience level 3 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Vancouver Island, Canada

Our charter types

Book a bareboat charter or skippered charter holiday in stunning North America to truly experience this nature-rich region. Enjoy rewarding coastal sailing and short island hops or sit back and let an expert skipper do the job for you.

Bareboat charter holidays

Discover the exquisite natural beauty, remarkable wildlife and challenging sailing of the Pacific Northwest on a North American bareboat charter holiday. Set your own agenda and head wherever the wind takes you, calling at sheltered, private anchorages and cruising clear, rich waters with your curiosity as your navigator.

Skippered charter holidays

Take the pressure off and benefit from unique local insights on a North American skippered charter holiday. Discover the best spots for wildlife encounters, reach the most private shores and explore spectacular frontiers with the help of an expert skipper. Sit back and let your skipper do the legwork or take the helm and lead the way yourself—the choice is yours.

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25
Destinations worldwide
14
Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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