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Gorge Harbour – The Life and Soul of the Nanaimo Yachting Community
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 ...
Gorge Harbour – The Life and Soul of the Yachting Community Gorge Harbour – The Life and Soul of the Yachting Community Gorge Harbour – The Life and Soul of the Nanaimo Yachting Community
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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 […]
Nanaimo Beaches – the Best of the Best
Nanaimo is a stunning location for a vacation, and one reason for that is the superb quality of Nanaimo beaches. From long stretching beaches to quiet enclosed seaside coves – Nanaimo has it all covered. ...
Vancouver Island Beaches – the Best of the Best Vancouver Island Beaches – the Best of the Best Nanaimo Beaches – the Best of the Best
Nanaimo
Nanaimo is a stunning location for a vacation, and one reason for that is the superb quality of Nanaimo beaches. From long stretching beaches to quiet enclosed seaside coves – Nanaimo has it all covered.
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Desolation Sound Marine Park is the largest Marine Park in B.C. and has over 6,350 acres of shoreline, water and wildlife. Locally, the park is referred to as having 3 major anchorage areas – Prideaux Haven, Tenedo’s Bay ...
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Desolation Sound Marine Park is the largest Marine Park in B.C. and has over 6,350 acres of shoreline, water and wildlife. Locally, the park is referred to as having 3 major anchorage areas – Prideaux Haven, Tenedo’s Bay and Grace Harbour although there are many other safe anchorages protected by high cliffs, islands or mountainsides. Prideaux Haven This is easily one of the most beautiful anchorages in Desolation Sound. Get into your dinghy or kayak and go exploring the tiny coves, islands and inlets which make up this area. Tenedos Bay This bay is to the east of Mink Island in Homfray Channel. The most protected and favorite places to anchor are on the northern shore or at the head of the bay, near to Unwin Lake. There is an easily visible trail from the anchorage which leads you directly to Unwin Lake. This is a delightful lake to have a fresh water swim and is a great place to base yourself and explore by kayak Mink, Curme and Otter Islands. At Tanedos Bay there is also a campsite, pit toilets and an information board. Grace Harbour If you’re already in the area of Desolation Sound and think the scenery […]
The glorious Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Every island has evidence of a fascinating history. Get your hiking boots on! ...
All About the Gulf Islands, British Columbia All About the Gulf Islands, British Columbia
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The glorious Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Every island has evidence of a fascinating history. Get your hiking boots on!
why you can’t give it a go with a few days instruction at a sailing school.
Learning to sail is a life skill that stays with you. People often learn as children and hopefully this ignites a passion for being on the water throughout their lives. ...
Learning to Sail Learning to Sail why you can’t give it a go with a few days instruction at a sailing school.
Nanaimo
Learning to sail is a life skill that stays with you. People often learn as children and hopefully this ignites a passion for being on the water throughout their lives.
buying a charter yacht
Are you one of the many sailors who love the idea of owning a boat but can't justify the expense? If you are in the fortunate position where you could be on the water more than a couple ...
Can I justify buying a charter yacht? Can I justify buying a charter yacht? buying a charter yacht
Nanaimo
Are you one of the many sailors who love the idea of owning a boat but can't justify the expense? If you are in the fortunate position where you could be on the water more than a couple of weeks a year then buying a charter yacht may well be right for you.
The famous Hot Springs Cove
The famous Hot Springs Cove is found in Maquinna Provincial Park on Vancouver Island at the north of Clayoquot Sound. Enjoy a walk along the 2km boardwalk through the rainforest to the unspoilt, hot, mineral water,spring pools. ...
Who says you can’t combine a spa experience with a yacht charter Who says you can’t combine a spa experience with a yacht charter The famous Hot Springs Cove
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The famous Hot Springs Cove is found in Maquinna Provincial Park on Vancouver Island at the north of Clayoquot Sound. Enjoy a walk along the 2km boardwalk through the rainforest to the unspoilt, hot, mineral water,spring pools.
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Apps to make sailing easier
Today, technology, even for the most novice, holiday sailor, is part of the sailing experience. There are many apps to make sailing easier, here are some of the most popular ones we like. ...
Sailing Apps Sailing Apps Apps to make sailing easier
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Today, technology, even for the most novice, holiday sailor, is part of the sailing experience. There are many apps to make sailing easier, here are some of the most popular ones we like.
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Whilst on a yachting holiday in Nanaimo you are sure to want to sample some of the best local sights and activities our beautiful city has to offer. What we love most about Nanaimo is the diversity of ...
Top 8 To-Do’s on Your Nanaimo Holiday Top 8 To-Do’s on Your Nanaimo Holiday yacht charter
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Whilst on a yachting holiday in Nanaimo you are sure to want to sample some of the best local sights and activities our beautiful city has to offer. What we love most about Nanaimo is the diversity of what it has to offer. Relaxing on your yacht is undoubtedly one of the best parts of vacationing with us here at Nanaimo Yacht Charters, but also, we know how important it is to try new things. That is a very important part of taking a holiday. In this top tip to-do list we will walk you through some of the weirdest and wonderful experiences you can have here whilst holidaying. So in no particular order; let’s start with the weird… Jean’s Cannery What is a cannery I hear you ask? Well, it is exactly what it says on the tin (do you see what I did there). This family business started over 50 years ago and is known for producing tinned pacific seafood goods. The founder, after whom the cannery is still named, Armand St Jean was born in 1913 and grew the business to success it still enjoys today. It all started with him smoking oysters and selling them to […]
The Arctic Ocean is of great importance to us here at Nanaimo, as it is linked with the North Pacific which we enjoy daily, via the Bering Sea. So, we wanted to take some time to look at ...
The Plastic Arctic The Plastic Arctic
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The Arctic Ocean is of great importance to us here at Nanaimo, as it is linked with the North Pacific which we enjoy daily, via the Bering Sea. So, we wanted to take some time to look at one of the greatest challenges the Arctic is facing at the moment; plastic. Now this of course, is not a new problem. But it is one that is becoming increasingly pressing, and increasingly widespread. In September, a research team from Exeter University in England, found that plastic is polluting even the most remote ice flows of the Arctic. The Arctic Mission party discovered blocks of polystyrene in areas of ocean covering hundreds of kilometres, which was recently covered by ice all years around. Take a moment to let that image sink in. This unfathomable find was merely 1000 miles from the north pole. Once where ice dominated, now the highly irritating and environmentally cataclysmic poly-plastic stands. Incomprehensible. Plastic is so threatening to the oceans ecosystem because it breaks down into microplastics which are ingested by creatures large and small, which we as humans then eat. This plastic catastrophe is literally affecting every living organism in the world.   The layer of sea […]
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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