Boating & Sailing
Sailboat (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region is home to some of the finest recreational boating playgrounds in the world.
Explore serene coastal fjords, pristine marine parks and hundreds of islands, bays and coves – the opportunities are nearly limitless.
Local charter operations run modern fleets of power boats, and offer both bareboat charters and skippered charters, as well as cruise-and-learn boat trips. Yacht lovers can have an authentic nautical adventure on board a skippered one-day, multi-day or self-guided boat charter. Guided fishing or cruising trips are a perfect way to enjoy a day on the water.
Sailing and Boating Facilities
Many ports have resort marinas with a pub/restaurant, general store, fuel dock, laundromat and showers. It's recommended that boaters and yachters contact their chosen marina to confirm hours of operation and facilities. Public boat-launching facilities are also available at many freshwater lakes.
Most coastal communities in this region have public docks and moorage facilities that are open to all users. Visit the Harbour Authority Association of British Columbia for a comprehensive list of docks and amenities.
For information on operating pleasure crafts, please refer to Transport Canada's guidelines.
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First class boat rentals for water-skiing, wake-boarding, fishing, camping and sightseeing. Choices include 4.2 m (14'), 5.4 m (18') Malibu Cuddy, 6 m (20') Four Winns Bowrider with Tower and 7.8 m (26') Campion Toba Cruiser. You drive or we drive. (Bare-Boat or Charters). Boats are available on or off trailers for pickup or delivery and can be launched and in the water, ready to go, at your favourite water destination. Let us know where you want to go.
Skis, wake-boards, tubes, fishing gear, and crab traps are also available. We serve Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Island, Okanagan and most areas of BC.
7074 Westminster St
Powell River, British Columbia
Beach Gardens Resort & Marina with transient & permanent moorage. Fuel & shuttle service to the Mall (in season). Showers, laundromat & water. Deluxe waterfront accommodation overlooking the Marina. Cold Beer & Wine Store, fitness centre & indoor pool (complimentary to hotel guests), Seaside Restaurant & Pub (Savoury Bight - check website for seasonal hours). Free WiFi to marina patrons. Nearby convenience store with local & city bus service.
1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, British Columbia
We offer both day sailing and overnight cruises from Oak Bay, the 'wild' side of Victoria - only minutes from downtown Victoria. This area and surrounding Gulf Islands are a boater's dream, featuring wild islands, diverse marine life, and tranquil anchorages, against a background of snow-capped mountains.
Ours is a 'hands-on' experience where you will have the opportunity to learn how to sail or gain more experience. Your Captain is a CYA certified instructor, and our vessel is a 35 foot Beneteau sloop.
On our exploratory cruises up the coast we can take along kayaks as well as our inflatable. This spring we are organizing cruises to magnificent Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound from Nanaimo and Comox, harbours convenient to these world famous cruising destinations.
1519 Foreshore Walk
Vancouver, British Columbia
We are situated in British Columbia, Canada & specialize in bareboat sail & power boat charters. Alternatively, you can hire an instructor to help create unforgettable vacation memories aboard our late model charter yachts or do a customized 'Cruise & Learn' program giving you the skills to bareboat on your next charter. Our popular Yacht Lease program is a great alternative to owning a boat for a fraction of the cost of ownership. We can also organize a fishing charter with a professional guide & all equipment provided. Call us for more details!
Explore the Pacific Northwest on your own private yacht charter.
It's a stunning & magical region where in a day you can experience pristine forests, abundant wildlife, calm secluded bays & vibrant culture.
Cruise around Vancouver & sail up to an excellent waterfront restaurant. Venture to the Sunshine Coast to visit picturesque harbours with ocean view restaurants, then anchor in a peaceful cove. Or head out to the Gulf of San Juan Islands to explore tranquil bays & safe harbours with resorts, shopping, markets & galleries.
Contact us to help find the perfect yacht to give you the vacation of a lifetime.
1696 Duranleau St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has one of the safest & most modern boat rental fleets in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver's speed boat rental needs since 1982.
If it's zipping around the harbour you're after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, we have the boats for you & your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.
Adventure awaits... look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in & around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience!
4233 - 256th St
Langley, British Columbia
Live the Adventure!
We rent aluminum boats with outboard jets and props, fishing equipment, optics, wall tents, and camping equipment. We can supply you with what you need for your self guided outdoor adventure in beautiful British Columbia.
We specialize in ISPA (International Sail & Power Association) sailing instruction around Vancouver Island. Whether you are intending to set out on a world voyage or charter a bareboat, our goal is to get you sailing with confidence & increase your skills to reach each ISPA level of sailing certification. We explore Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast or the West Coast to increase your knowledge & understanding of sailing in tidal waters around Vancouver Island & have fun.
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Sechelt, British Columbia
Experience the Sunshine Coast on our 41ft sailboat from just $35 per person. Our licensed captain offers daily, multi day & evening tours from our base in Sechelt Inlet, BC.
Take a private charter to remote beaches, catch a crab & watch sea lions play. If you are lucky dolphins & orcas will give you a show. A trip to Narrow's Inlet overnight will leave you stunned with glacier backdrops & peaceful waters.
Oz's 2 cockpits, allow up to 11 people to sit & relax or try your hand at the helm.
Captain Steve has years of sailing experience under his belt from sailing all over BC to the West Coast USA, Central & South America. He is first aid certified & fully insured.
Oz is Transport Canada compliant.
33428 Harbour Ave
Mission, British Columbia
Join the adventure and discover the 'wild side' of BC with Fraser River Safari. View amazing scenery & diverse wildlife. Guests travel in comfort & style on board a heated, fully enclosed 'Safari Craft,' which is equipped for exploring the shallow braided river & sensitive ecosystem. Your guide & pilot will keep guests entertained along the way. Also enjoy our Winter Eagle Expeditions & experience the third largest wintering population of bald eagles in the unspoiled Harrison River and Chehalis Estuary. Perfect for couples, families & groups of friends or co-workers; groups of all sizes welcome; great photo opportunities.