SAILING ADVENTURES

Victoria, BC.

Canada,


Tel: (250) 744-0409

OVERNIGHT

CHARTERS

CRUISING SEASON & PRICES

We cruise all year around - as long as there are good winds and interested sailors. Our overnight cruises generally depart by 10 a.m and return by 5 p.m.

SKIPPERED CHARTER PRICES FOR 2017*

DATES

 

3 + DAYS

June 27 to september 30

775

May 23 to June 26

725

October 1 to May 22

675

*The above prices (per day) are in Canadian dollars and do not include a 5% tax.

What's Included:Sailing instruction, all park permits and mooring fees, and all items necesary for cruising and living aboard, such as pillows, pillow cases, sheets and blankets (or sleeping bags), towels and wet weather gear, the use of fishing and crabbing gear and inflatable.

What is not Included food and drinks. The charge for us supplying these will be $35. per person per day. You may elect however to do all the provisioning for crew and Skipper yourself.

 

OAK BAY DEPARTURE POINT

 

For cruises around Victoria and to the Gulf Islands, Ibis, our principal sail boat leaves from the end of C Dock, Oak Bay Marina. This is the first dock you encounter, just to the right of the bottom of the ramp leading down to the water (if you look to the left of the ramp you may notice splashing seals begging to be fed).

There is plenty of free parking at the Marina. Should you wish food or drinks (or washroom facilities), there is a coffee shop on the bottom level of this marina and a fine dining restaurant overlooking the harbour, on the second.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to familiarize yourself with sailing, develop some sailing skills, or find out the kind of boat you should buy, or just want to find out if sailing is for you? Then join us for a cruise of whatever area of the B.C. coast interests.

If the Gulf and San Juan Islands interests, we will be based out of Victoria (Oak Bay) for most of the summer months. If you would like to explore Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound, two world- class attractions on most sailor's bucket list, these can also be arranged with one of our boats.

Our Pace will be as leisurely as the group decides. Unless you are a family, 4 persons is a good number for the Beneteau - as there willl also be a Skipper-Instructor accompanying you.

For suggested cruising routes and itineraries click on any of the following destinations for maps giving suggested routes and itineraries for these cruising areas.


Our emphasis will be on giving all participants a "hands-on" sailing experience so that they might feel more confident and safe on the water. You will be given sail training by an Instructor with Sail Canada (formerlysCanadian Yachting Association) credentials. As such, no boating experience is required. Experience gained will give further confidence and enjoyment in boating, and for those with prior experience, a skipper-assisted cruise will be of value in pursuing higher levels of competency.

By helping you to skipper the vessel we can save you time in finding out where things are aboard the boat and how they work. We can also guide you to the best anchorages and swimming holes, and answer many of your questions about wildlife, trees and local history- or even where whales might be found. But most important, your Skipper will reduce your stress level should any emergencies arise. And you can also rest assured that you will not be held responsible for any damage incurred while on the cruise.

Good food, and time to prepare and enjoy meals is stressed. Our Beneteau has a fully equipped galley and features a comfortable salon and cockpit with a bimini to shelter from the sum and rain. Let us know if you have special dietery needs. We share all cooking and clean-up duties.

 

On board are a variety of books on marine life, and natural history. Our knowledge of this area has been gained from many years of experience cruising BC coast. If you have musical instruments and/or singing voices, bring them along!

An inflatable is towed along on our day and overnight trips. This enables us to go ashore and explore islands enroute.