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Sail with Us – We’re Already Here

Start your journey in the heart of the Gulf Islands – where numerous anchorages and delightful islands await.

Reach prime cruising grounds on your first day when you set your course for the Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound.

Visit one of National Geographic’s top-10 destinations in the world, Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park.


Step 1:    Find a boat in our Fleet and click on “Boat Availability” to request your preferred dates.

Step 2:    Complete our Skipper’s Resume

Step 3:    Confirm your booking with a 35% deposit.  

Step 4:    Get excited!   Full payment due 60-days prior to setting sail to finalize your charter booking.

Minimum Requirements to Bareboat Charter

We evaluate each resume based a skipper’s unique combination of training and experience in tidal waters.

           Coastal Navigation Certification or equivalent experience in tidal waters, VHF, and PCOC.

If you require Coastal Navigation or your VHF, we are happy to help. We can also help you gain sea miles, fill gaps in your resume, and prepare you for anywhere the wind blows.

Arriving Here – By Air, Car & Foot

Find us next to the Departure Bay Ferry and the Sea Air Seaplane terminals.

We are 10-minutes from Helijet Helicopter and Harbour Air.

When the border re-opens, Kenmore Air flies here from Seattle.


Setting Sail – Client Services


Visit our Client Services for everything you need to prepare yourself and your crew.


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

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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Setting Sail While Staying Safe

Bareboat Charters

Charterers can expect a safe & relaxed experience on our docks.  Our COVID protocols include boat and cruising area video briefings, thoroughly disinfected boats, and a plan to keep our staff at a distance.  Join us for a 2021 bareboat charter and sail away.

Your Safety is our #1 Priority

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