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Salt Spring Island Ganges
We are very excited to have the Redpaddle ISUP’s available to rent with your charter this season. Redpaddle ISUP are the #1 selling inflatable paddle board in the world, and the market leader in design, construction and performance. ...
Stand Up Paddleboards with your next charter Stand Up Paddleboards with your next charter Salt Spring Island Ganges
Nanaimo
We are very excited to have the Redpaddle ISUP’s available to rent with your charter this season. Redpaddle ISUP are the #1 selling inflatable paddle board in the world, and the market leader in design, construction and performance. The boards are pumped to 18-25 PSI making them perform like a epoxy board but having the convenience of an inflatable board. Some neat features of the Redpaddle: The boards are compact for use on charter as they come in a backpack and therefore easy to stow aboard. They come with the Red Paddle Co Titan Pump – more paddling less pumping! – inflation time: only 4-6 minutes Call to reserve with your next charter See a short video of these boards in action https://vimeo.com/110982121
Special Powerboat offer JUNE 2017
Our powerboat ” Blue Skies” has just been approved for extra discounts – call right away to secure your charter for this limited period   ...
Special Powerboat offer – JUNE 2017 Special Powerboat offer – JUNE 2017 Special Powerboat offer JUNE 2017
Nanaimo
Our powerboat ” Blue Skies” has just been approved for extra discounts – call right away to secure your charter for this limited period  
Calling all speed demons RIB Hire
Now if the idea of sailing Vancouver sounds great but a full adrenaline rush is what you’re really after, hiring a RIB could definitely be for you. A RIB (or rigid inflatable boat) is a fantastic choice for ...
Calling all speed demons! RIB Hire Calling all speed demons! RIB Hire Calling all speed demons RIB Hire
Nanaimo
Now if the idea of sailing Vancouver sounds great but a full adrenaline rush is what you’re really after, hiring a RIB could definitely be for you. A RIB (or rigid inflatable boat) is a fantastic choice for those looking for speed, power, noise and entirely great fun! Traditionally they’re often used by police forces and other agencies. Known for their speed across the water, they’re actually designed to handle the toughest sea conditions too. Consequently you can be reassured that they’ll be built to handle extreme conditions and safe to travel in. One of the great benefits of a RIB experience is that you can actually travel quite a distance in a short amount of time. If this all sounds exciting, why not try contacting a company that specializes in boat charters? They’ll be able to give you a good idea about what availability they have and what they recommend. It’s vital that you choose a company with an excellent reputation for their technical ability and safety both in their fleet and their staff. You’ll find RIB boats to be equipped with powerful diesel engines to make sure they can race through the waves. RIB boats are fitted with […]
If you are travelling with young ones,
Cruising Instructor Course (CYA – Basic Sail) Course date: TBA Feel you are now proficient enough in sailing and yearn to pass your training on to others? Prior to the Clinic a one day screening session is held ...
Sailing Instructors Course Sailing Instructors Course If you are travelling with young ones,
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Cruising Instructor Course (CYA – Basic Sail) Course date: TBA Feel you are now proficient enough in sailing and yearn to pass your training on to others? Prior to the Clinic a one day screening session is held to ascertain level of sailing skills and suitability. It is important that candidates be current in their sailing skills and knowledge prior to entry into the Instructor clinic. The Sailing evaluation demands above average basic sailing skills and there is no time during the clinic for remedial work. Following the screening day the balance of the Clinic is run over two weekends plus time to write the exam. Total of 5 days (40 hours). The format of the Clinic is a combination of both classroom and on the water instruction. Prerequisites: The candidate must: 1. Be age 18 or older 2. Have Basic Cruising Standard Certification 3. Have Coastal Navigation Certification 4. Have 2 or more years sailing experience 5. Have Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate in CPR level B or higher 6. Have PCOC card. Please note:Candidates wishing to attain certification to teach in a “cruise and learn” format, must be in possession of the Advanced […]
Vancouver Sailboat Charter Sample Itinerary
Sample Itinerary for the week long summer camp Day One: Sail from Stones Marina in Nanaimo to Mark Bay and back to Nanaimo. Depart at 9 a.m. and return 5pm. During this day the “Capable Crew” will cover ...
Vancouver Sailboat Charter Sample Itinerary Vancouver Sailboat Charter Sample Itinerary Vancouver Sailboat Charter Sample Itinerary
Nanaimo
Sample Itinerary for the week long summer camp Day One: Sail from Stones Marina in Nanaimo to Mark Bay and back to Nanaimo. Depart at 9 a.m. and return 5pm. During this day the “Capable Crew” will cover safety on board, parts of the sailboat, parts of the sail, chart reading, tacking and anchoring. Day Two: Sail from Stones Marina in Nanaimo to Snake Island and back to Nanaimo Depart at 9 am and return at 5pm. During the day sail the “Capable Crew” will learn about the various boat safety equipment, more buoy information, rules of the road, tides, some points of sail ,the chip log and two of the major knots used on sail boats. Day Three: Sail from Stones Marina in Nanaimo to Hammond Bay and back to Nanaimo. Depart at 9 a.m. and return 5pm During the days sail the “Capable Crew” will study and practice the techniques of chart plotting, reefing the sails, using the hand compass and reading the currents. The “Capable Crew” will also practice rowing techniques. Two more important knots will be covered on this day Day Four – our “sail away” day Depart at 9 a.m. and ETA at Silva Bay, […]
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Nanaimo
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PCOC Canadians Required Boating licence
Information from Transport Canada website: National Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program (PCOC Exam) Overview The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational ...
PCOC – Canadians Required Boating licence PCOC – Canadians Required Boating licence PCOC Canadians Required Boating licence
Nanaimo
Information from Transport Canada website: National Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program (PCOC Exam) Overview The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure craft fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency on board.* Proof of competency( PCOC Exam) indicates the boater has a basic level of boating safety knowledge required for safe recreational boating. In the past, anyone of any age could operate a recreational boat without any minimum boating safety knowledge, experience or training. These requirements were introduced in 1999 in response to boating deaths and injuries, with the goal of improving safety on Canadian waterways through education and training. Operator Card (PCOC Course) – FAQ Do I need to take a PCOC course before I write the test?   Taking a boating safety course is strongly recommended regardless of age or experience. Why take a boating safety course? To improve the safety of all boaters and the boating environment. To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card as required by the regulation. To learn about your responsibility. To make your boating experience enjoyable for everyone. What is covered in a course? The course covers a full […]
Bald Eagles are commonly found on Vancouver Island.
Nanaimo is an ecological treasure trove of life. The beauty of the region and its wildlife is a major draw to many who embark on a boating holiday in the area. And this is why we all must ...
Combining Yachting and Nature in Vancouver Combining Yachting and Nature in Vancouver Bald Eagles are commonly found on Vancouver Island.
Nanaimo
Nanaimo is an ecological treasure trove of life. The beauty of the region and its wildlife is a major draw to many who embark on a boating holiday in the area. And this is why we all must work together to protect the natural environment from several human and non-human threats. There are a number of wildlife reserves, nature parks, and a lot of different tour companies that operate within the Vancouver Island Region. There are also a variety of protection groups and environmental steward groups who work to ensure the natural diversity and beauty is protected.This is important work. Without groups like this it could be said that habitats would be in great decline, and there would be less for travellers to see! As we know, nature and its inhabitants evolve, grow and move to suit the changing environment. Across the region we can now see a number of non-native species. The American Bullfrog, the Rock Dove, the Snapping Turtle, and the North American Opossum are some particularly intriguing examples. These new beautiful beasties are protected under the Wildlife Act. There are also a number of wildlife rehabilitation programmes for indigenous species who are under threat from manmade habitat […]
Why choose a holiday in Vancouver this winter
Winter holidays are arguably the best, wherever you come from in the world, the run up to Christmas can often be a little bit of a drag, what better way to enter the spirit of the season than ...
Why choose a holiday in Vancouver this winter? Why choose a holiday in Vancouver this winter? Why choose a holiday in Vancouver this winter
Nanaimo
Winter holidays are arguably the best, wherever you come from in the world, the run up to Christmas can often be a little bit of a drag, what better way to enter the spirit of the season than a holiday in Vancouver. Or better still, spending Christmas aboard one of Nanaimo Yacht Charter’s beautiful boats, exploring the region and all it has to offer at this time of the year. The weather at this time of year is just what you need to get you feeling Christmassy, with flurries of snow and temperatures ranging between 6 to 10 degrees Celsius. You will undoubtedly enjoy days of beautiful sunshine, which brings out the gorgeous white of the snow surrounding you as the sunbeams dance across the landscape. There is no scenery in the world which compares to that of British Columbia at this time of year, and nowhere in the world feels more Christmassy either! Picture the scene… you and your family are on board one of our luxury yachts, the radio is on, playing your favourite Christmas tune, the kids are snuggled under the blanket watching the waves crash by (and keeping an eye out for the whales of course!), […]
Canadian foods to eat on your Vancouver boat charter
On a Vancouver boat charter you might not really know what to expect of Canadian cuisine, it might be you are just thinking of the stereotypical crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup! However on a Vancouver boat charter ...
‘Canadian’ foods to eat on your Vancouver boat charter ‘Canadian’ foods to eat on your Vancouver boat charter Canadian foods to eat on your Vancouver boat charter
Nanaimo
On a Vancouver boat charter you might not really know what to expect of Canadian cuisine, it might be you are just thinking of the stereotypical crispy bacon and sweet maple syrup! However on a Vancouver boat charter there really is a plethora of quirky culinary traditions to enjoy, which the Canadians are very proud of. The Canadians do in fact have plenty of imagination and an endless variety of ingredients across the country that they are very proud of from the smoked deli meats in Montreal to world famous potatoes from Prince Edward’s Island. So embrace the variety of cuisine and huge choice of local foods on offer to you on your Vancouver boat charter and enjoy! Are there any ‘Canadian’ foods? When does food actually become ‘Canadian’? Well it helps if the food has actually been invented in Canada rather than imported. It has been said that the Quebecers invented ‘poutine’ a popular local food, and popular in Toronto is ‘sushi pizza’ but whilst this strictly speaking isn’t a Canadian food, it has definitely been embraced wholeheartedly by the Canadian sushi lovers! Eat local Canadians are big fans of embracing all things local, and they also like to […]
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,BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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

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