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Corporate Yacht Charter
When it comes to organizing a corporate event with a difference, have you ever thought about organizing a yacht charter to sail Vancouver? For an enjoyable and exciting event that will certainly be memorable, it will give you ...
Corporate Yacht Charter – Taking a Company to Water Corporate Yacht Charter – Taking a Company to Water Corporate Yacht Charter
Nanaimo
When it comes to organizing a corporate event with a difference, have you ever thought about organizing a yacht charter to sail Vancouver? For an enjoyable and exciting event that will certainly be memorable, it will give you and your staff the opportunity to perhaps try skills that they’ve not tried before and see some of the most beautiful locations around Canada. It goes without saying that the company you choose must operate to the highest of standards and offer the professionalism that your company and indeed your clients, if involved, will surely demand. Perhaps you’ll choose to a charter a yacht purely for a day. It’s well worth visiting a good sailing school so that all of your crew are fully trained and can make the most of their time on the water. Depending on the individuals involved, you could try a women’s sailing course or a complete beginner’s event. You can be guaranteed that all involved will have the opportunity to learn more about teamwork and in fact about themselves too. If a yacht isn’t your preferred choice, perhaps you could try a power boat. Most companies will ensure that regardless of your choice of vessel, it will […]
Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing
Have you been sailing yachts for a while? If it’s a passion that really excites you and you feel the need for speed, perhaps yacht racing is for you! But where do you start? Probably your best bet ...
Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing
Nanaimo
Have you been sailing yachts for a while? If it’s a passion that really excites you and you feel the need for speed, perhaps yacht racing is for you! But where do you start? Probably your best bet is to start by contacting local sailing schools to see what sailing courses they have available. They’ll be able to give you the technical and morale-boosting skills that you need. Training will often involve shorter races that are ideal for the novice yacht racer. Yacht racing is also highly sociable, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people too. It’s a great way to learn more about the sport and indeed developing your own personal and team skills. If you’re considering yacht racing, you need to make sure that you are physically fit. Racing is a demanding sport that requires flexibility, commitment, previous sailing ability and you need to have the ability to learn new skills. You’ll also need a good sense of humor and the ability to get on with a variety of new people – who are likely to become friends! So firstly you’ll need to join a yacht club that will give you all of the necessary information […]
Best Places for Travelling in Vancouver
The Harbour City is known for many things; the beautiful waters, the astounding scenery, and awe-inspiring wildlife, but also… the mouth-watering food. In Nanaimo this yacht holiday, be sure to check out our top ten places to dine… ...
Best Places to Dine in Nanaimo Best Places to Dine in Nanaimo Best Places for Travelling in Vancouver
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The Harbour City is known for many things; the beautiful waters, the astounding scenery, and awe-inspiring wildlife, but also… the mouth-watering food. In Nanaimo this yacht holiday, be sure to check out our top ten places to dine… Hilltop Bistro Head to Hilltop Bistro for Nanaimo’s best fine dining experience. The relaxed  yet, prestigious atmosphere really is quite inviting. The menu is comprised of food that is locally sourced, and recipes inspired about the natural surroundings. The chef often has a number of signature dishes on the menu, blending many exciting and surprising flavours together to delight the palate. The wine menu is impressive too. Fine Hilltop Bistro on Rutherford Road.   Marina’s Taverna Marina’s is the place to go for a good old pizza! They also have a fabulous array of Greek cuisine that is perfect for a light bite in the mid-afternoon. With numerous sharing platters, as well as tasty main courses, Marina’s is a lovely place to relax and graze. The beer here too is particularly good.Visit Marina’s on Terminal Avenue North.   Nori Japanese Restaurant No vacation is complete without sampling the local sushi. Nanaimo certainly has an abundance of fresh fish for the chef’s down […]
Enjoy the sunshine on board one of our many beautiful yachts.
Things are heating up in Nanaimo! This summer has so far been one of the hottest on records, with temperatures on Vancouver Island reaching all-time highs according to meteorologists. Now whilst it is great to enjoy the sunshine ...
Staying safe in the sun whilst yachting with Nanaimo Staying safe in the sun whilst yachting with Nanaimo Enjoy the sunshine on board one of our many beautiful yachts.
Nanaimo
Things are heating up in Nanaimo! This summer has so far been one of the hottest on records, with temperatures on Vancouver Island reaching all-time highs according to meteorologists. Now whilst it is great to enjoy the sunshine on board one of our many beautiful yachts, with such hot conditions it is also important to remember your key sun safety facts. In this article, we will talk you through staying safe in the sun. Throughout July, Environment Canada put in place a special weather warning for the mid island area, and this was due to there being a ridge of high pressure over the Island. Coastal temperatures, as usual, remained a little lower, but we saw temperatures of 30 degrees and over here at the coast, which soared to a staggering 40 plus degrees in land. These numbers are about 10 degrees hotter than the island average for this time of year, which tends to be around the 22/23 degree mark. Climate specialists are concerned by this hot anomaly, and resultantly are advising people to take precautions when out and about.
With all this hot weather we have been having, we thought that here at Nanaimo Yacht Charters we would take a look at the best of the many beaches this beautiful island of ours has to offer. From ...
Vancouver Island – The Best Beaches Vancouver Island – The Best Beaches
Nanaimo
With all this hot weather we have been having, we thought that here at Nanaimo Yacht Charters we would take a look at the best of the many beaches this beautiful island of ours has to offer. From Nanaimo beaches to Tofino beaches, let this article be your guide to beach days on Vancouver Island this summer.
Happy 150th Birthday Canada
This Canada Day, celebrations were amped up around the country and in Nanaimo, to celebrate this great country’s 150th birthday. In this article we will run you through what happened this year, and also take a look back ...
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Happy 150th Birthday Canada
Nanaimo
This Canada Day, celebrations were amped up around the country and in Nanaimo, to celebrate this great country’s 150th birthday. In this article we will run you through what happened this year, and also take a look back through the history to inform you on how we got to this point. This Year   Charitable Remit As well as all the merriment, there was a charitable undertone to the events. A number of not for profit groups celebrated gaining funds from the Nanaimo Foundation who delivered $70,000 in community grants. This number was around double what is usually donated to local causes, and the number of charities benefiting also increased. The Foundation doesn’t look for charities of a specific theme, instead they look at the sustainability of the project beyond the length of the grant, and an impact that can be measured beyond its length too. Between 1982 and 2015 the foundation has handed out almost 300 grants totalling a whopping $2.5 million dollars for charities in the region. This year, recipients included the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island Community Canoe Project, the Gabriola Arts Council and Historical Museum Society, the Ladysmith Resources Centre Affordable Housing Project, […]
Emergency Preparation in Nanaimo
May saw Nanaimo residents embark on emergency preparedness week. This annual event, ran from May 7th to May 13th, and was instigated by city officials to ensure local people are prepared for the worst in terms of climate ...
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Nanaimo
May saw Nanaimo residents embark on emergency preparedness week. This annual event, ran from May 7th to May 13th, and was instigated by city officials to ensure local people are prepared for the worst in terms of climate disasters such as a potential earthquake for example. Climate change is a real threat to waterside communities and businesses with rising sea levels, and an increasing amount of extreme and damaging weather being seen the world over. This week, Nanaimo residents had the chance to engage with educational programmes and materials to put into place their own emergency plan should the worst happen. Local people also had the opportunity to check their emergency plans with professionals to ensure that any previously made plans were still valid and robust. British Columbia has identified, in total, 56 potential threats, 22 of which are deemed serious. These threats range from fire (the biggest threat), to tsunamis (a somewhat lower threat). Over the years massive changes in infrastructure and investment in disaster proofing has reduced the risk for water related disasters. An awful lot of training and investment also goes into the emergency services to enable them to respond to whatever may occur. Emergency Program Manager […]
Princess Louisa Inlet Charter places to visit
About On our list of must visit places on a bareboat yacht charter around Vancouver Island, would have to be the stunning Princess Louisa Inlet on the British Columbia Coast. The inlet is approximately 8km (5 miles long), ...
Princess Louisa Inlet – Charter places to visit Princess Louisa Inlet – Charter places to visit Princess Louisa Inlet Charter places to visit
Nanaimo
About On our list of must visit places on a bareboat yacht charter around Vancouver Island, would have to be the stunning Princess Louisa Inlet on the British Columbia Coast. The inlet is approximately 8km (5 miles long), is almost completely enclosed and is never wider than 800 metres (½ mile) for it’s entire length. It can be found at the north eastern end of the Jervis Inlet, parts of the Inlet form the Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park. Why visit? The Inlet is a unique example of fiordland on the pacific coast, and has a charm and beauty that really must be seen. The breathtaking scenery includes sheer granite cliffs rising from the placid water, along with dozens of waterfalls scattered along the coastline, created from the sun melting the snow on the mountains. At the head of the Inlet, you will encounter Chatterbox Falls which takes water from the surrounding mountain meadows which then cascade 40 metres into the Inlet throughout the year. Getting there: The entrance to the Inlet by boat is through a narrow entrance at Malibu Rapids where there can be a fast current of up to 7-10 knots, especially at spring tide, so caution […]
Hardy Island
If you’re planning your next Vancouver charter and looking for a complete change of pace, it may be worth taking a visit to the beautiful Lasqueti Island. Only 12 miles long and three miles wide, it’s only home ...
Port of the Week – Vancouver Charter to Lasqueti Island Port of the Week – Vancouver Charter to Lasqueti Island Hardy Island
Nanaimo
If you’re planning your next Vancouver charter and looking for a complete change of pace, it may be worth taking a visit to the beautiful Lasqueti Island. Only 12 miles long and three miles wide, it’s only home to about 350 people. You’ll find Lasqueti Island southwest of Texada Island, which is not too far across the Strait of Georgia from Qualicum Beach and Parksville on Vancouver Island. The island can only be accessed by yacht, passenger ferry or plane, which gives you an idea of how remote this beautiful location is. Lasqueti is known for its eccentric community that live on the island. Its ferry terminal – False Bay is also the location for its small commercial center. Be aware that Lasqueti is completely undeveloped, there is no public transport and the roads are unpaved. But if you’re looking for a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy town or city you can look forward to enjoying a wonderful selection of offshore reefs, coves, islands and islets. You can find local produce at Farmers’ markets every Saturday here plus festivals throughout the summer. Lasqueti is known for its mild climate, it’s a destination visited by Vancouver […]
Vancouver Yacht Charter
So if you’re preparing to set sail on a yacht charter, it certainly pays to be prepared before you leave. Having everything planned in advance will ensure that your yacht is fully prepared for every eventuality so that ...
Vancouver Yacht Charter – 4 Tips to get your Yacht Sailing Fit Vancouver Yacht Charter – 4 Tips to get your Yacht Sailing Fit Vancouver Yacht Charter
Nanaimo
So if you’re preparing to set sail on a yacht charter, it certainly pays to be prepared before you leave. Having everything planned in advance will ensure that your yacht is fully prepared for every eventuality so that you can make the most out of your trip. Here are four great tips that will keep your yacht smooth sailing. 1. Check your inventory It pays to be prepared. Make sure that you have everything that you need before you hit the water. Double-check that the yacht has been serviced and that it’s in full working order. It’s also worth checking that you don’t have anything stored on the yacht that you don’t need. 2. Any problems? It’s certainly easier to deal with a situation once you know that it’s arisen but it’s better to make sure that you don’t have any issues before you start. Make sure you thoroughly check the yacht before sailing; are there any problems with the rig, deck fittings, sail or even the engine? Certainly, it’s important to check when the yacht was last serviced to ensure it’s fully seaworthy. 3. Safety first Have you got everything you need safety-wise? It’s all too easy to get […]
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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