Vancouver Island one-week bareboat
- Adventurous sailing
- Hike Mount Norman
- Floral displays of Butchart Gardens
- Stunning natural beauty and wildlife
- Explore coves, fjords and marine parks
- Kayaking, hiking, whale watching, fishing
Warm summer winds, changeable weather and a treasure trove of islands, inlets, fjords and rivers to explore mean Vancouver Island sets sailors’ pulses racing. With stunning panoramic vistas providing the backdrop to a blend of island hopping, coastal exploration and ocean-style cruising on the Salish Sea, the Pacific Northwest ranks among the finest cruising grounds on Earth.
Nature-rich Vancouver Island is home to Sunsail’s Canadian base. Rugged Vancouver Island offers fantastic hiking on well-maintained trails, spectacular views, and excellent sport fishing. It's also home to some truly remarkable wildlife including wolves, black bears and cougars, while offshore sea otters frolic in beds of kelp, pods of orcas hunt for food and migratory whales pass within sight of shore.
Sail out into the Salish Sea from Vancouver Island to visit the marine parks and secluded anchorages of the Gulf Islands, where whales and dolphins are often spotted. Sail into Desolation Sound for isolated fjords, towering mountains and spectacular wildlife. Head east from Vancouver Island and you’ll reach the USA’s fir-covered San Juan Islands. Warm weather, fresh air, soaring bald eagles and cruising killer whales are the islands’ calling cards.
Charter a yacht from Vancouver Island and enjoy the adventurous sailing on offer from one of the planet’s best cruising grounds. Explore British Columbia on your own terms and sail the Salish Sea in the company of the region’s spectacular wildlife. The freedom to cruise the waters of British Columbia and Washington State at your own pace—ideal for experienced sailors with a taste for adventure.
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Level 3 destinations are our most challenging. Suitable only for confident, experienced sailors, Level 3 destinations offer long spells of open water sailing, broad tidal ranges, strong winds and remote anchorages.
To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.
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Qualicum Beach Airport (Canada)
101-9776 Fourth Street
Port Sidney Marina
Sidney, BC Canada V8L 2Z1
020 3468 6770
Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 10am-5pm