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Nanaimo Yacht Charters Office Location

Our centrally located base in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island location is just a short drive from Victoria, Comox, Courtenay and Campbell River, as well as readily accessible from Vancouver and Seattle by ferry or a short flight by seaplane as well as regular aircraft.  We are at the head of the Gulf Islands enabling easy access to some of the most spectacular cruising in the world.

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Downtown Nanaimo harbour sunset

Come sail with us “ we are already there! “ makes all the sense in the world.

By Scheduled Flights

From Alberta:

  • Twice daily scheduled flights from Calgary Airport to Nanaimo Airport. – Westjet
  • Daily scheduled flights from Calgary Airport to Nanaimo Airport. – Air Canada
  • Daily scheduled flights from Edmonton Airport to Nanaimo Airport. – Westjet

From Vancouver:

  • Eight daily scheduled flights to and from Nanaimo Airport. – Air Canada Express

By Sea Planes

  • Several float plane services from either the Vancouver Airport or downtown Vancouver to the Nanaimo Harbour and Departure Bay dock. Visit! and
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    Nanaimo Harbour Summers day

  • A  seaplane service between Seattle- Lake Union and Lake Washington terminals (Washington State) and Nanaimo.

By Ferries

  • The M/V Coho is a passenger and vehicle ferry from Port Angeles, Washington to Victoria – it is then a very picturesque hour and a half drive from Victoria to Nanaimo.
  • Regular (18 per day)ferry departures (car and passenger) from both Tsawwassen (nearest to the airport and the US border) to Duke Point, Nanaimo or from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Departure Bay, Nanaimo.

You will be met upon arrival in Nanaimo with a free transfer to the base.



Our Charter base location:

Our charter base office is located alongside our boatyard (Stones Boatyard)   – we have our company flag and our island flag hoisted outside the office to easily find us on the marina.

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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