Have you been looking to learn how to handle a powerboat and receive an IYT: International Yacht Training – ICC: International Certificate of Competency for powerboats, along with exploring our beautiful west coast shoreline? This is one way ...
Have you been looking to learn how to handle a powerboat and receive an IYT: International Yacht Training – ICC: International Certificate of Competency for powerboats, along with exploring our beautiful west coast shoreline? This is one way to combine a powerboat course and powerboat cruising. We have a couple of spots remaining on our upcoming 5-day/5-night courses! We are an accredited IYT – International Yacht Training, Sail Canada and ISPA sailing school and IYT have accredited schools in over 35 countries worldwide, order to bareboat charter internationally, the recognized certification by the EU is the IYT – ICC certification. We may recommend working towards the IYT – ICC Powerboating certification. The IYT – Online preparation courses are offered online and are required to complete an on-water practical component. Once the on-water component has been successfully achieved you will be invited by your instructional skipper to complete a written examination. This is similarly designed to the online course modules and preparatory tests. We facilitate many Basic – Intermediate & Coastal Navigation Powerboat courses run for 5 days and 5 nights, with your first pre-board night at the charter base marina. The course fee is $1,799.00/ person (+GST) which includes 5 days of instructional […]
As we are now in the throngs of summer, we thought we would have a look at the best of island sail charter in the Vancouver area. We are so blessed in this part of the world, that we have a large number of islands to choose from around which to sail in our charters. There are literally hundreds to choose from; something which the British Columbia coastline is world renowned for. It is a picturesque playground for charterers. In the North of Vancouver Island you find Port Hardy. This island port is a gateway to some exquisite chartering territory and also has the convenience of first rate mooring and marina facilities. Also in the area is Broughton Archipelago Marine Provincial Park (just off shore from Telegraph Cove). Throughout this marine park, you can explore several smaller islands for the perfect island sail charter experience. The North of the island is a great place to sail your charter if you are looking for something a little off the beaten track. As you move towards the centre, things become a little more commercial and busy such as Qualicum Beach, Desolation Sound, or Lasqueti Island. The bays and coves here attract people […]
Whilst enjoying a yacht chartering holiday, it is important to know where the hot spots are for a little land down time. Gorge Harbour and Marine Resort is just the place. Gorge Harbour lays on the edge of ...
Whilst enjoying a yacht chartering holiday, it is important to know where the hot spots are for a little land down time. Gorge Harbour and Marine Resort is just the place. Gorge Harbour lays on the edge of Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park, which is one of the world’s most prestige cruising destinations for yacht lovers thanks to its 60km of remote coastline available for exploration. The Marina Resort is a great place to stop off and relax, enjoy the multitude of facilities on offer, or simply stock up to continue your journey. You can choose to stay a few days in the campsite, a cottage, or a spacious room, or just enjoy the marina and all there is to see and do there. It is a thriving hub in what is otherwise a peaceful and isolated spot. The marine park itself is awash with dramatic fjords, forests, and marine mammals such as Orcas and Sea Lions. If you are lucky you may even spot a black bear along the shoreline. Gorge Harbour is the perfect place to anchor the yacht after a day out exploring the marine park. The harbour and it’s marine resort is a great place to […]