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17 Oct – 15 May


16 May – 14 June

24 Sept – 16 Oct


15 June – 23 Sept

Daily Insurance
Sailboats 7 Days & 7 Nights 7 Days & 7 Nights 7 Days & 7 Nights
Catalina 30
Beneteau 331
$3575 $3800 $45
Hunter 33’s
Catalina 36
Hunter 386
Oceanis 400’s
Dufour 385
Hanse 400
Jeanneau 419 $5,481
Lagoon 42 Catamaran (2017) $6,064
Lagoon 42 Catamaran (2020) $7,250
Bavaria 45 $5,040 $5,700 $6,000
Hanse 455 $5,550 $6,400 $6,900
Beneteau 50
Power Boats
Bayliner 3288
Bayliner 3888
Mainship 430
Grand Banks 49


All bareboat charter bookings are subject to the submission of a current boating resume approved by our marine insurance underwriters. A 35% deposit is required to confirm your booking.  All remaining balances are due 60-days prior to boarding.

Please read our rebooking and cancellation policy below.  If COVID-19 travel restrictions affect your booking, please contact us at or 1 877 754 8601 to discuss your re-booking options.



All prices are in Canadian Dollars and are subject to 12% Tax (7% Provincial tax & 5% Federal tax)

All prices subject to change without notice.

What’s included?

Your charter vessel comes fully equipped with the boating essentials for a safe and stress-free holiday. For a complete list of our Yacht Charter Inventory, review our printable PDF here.

Optional extras

Optional ExtrasPre-boardInstructor/Skipper

Parking may be purchased for $63.00/week (based on availability)

Additional Equipment for Hire* (all requests must be made in advance):

  • Crab Trap: $50.00/week ~ trap, 150′ of line, bait and cooking pot
  • Prawn Trap: $75.00/week ~ trap, 300′ of line, bait and cooking pot
  • Kayaks: Single $100/week – Double $150.00/week
  • Stand Up Paddleboard: $200.00/week

*Requests for these items form part of your final booking paperwork and must be ordered ahead of time.
*Fishing license must be purchased before departure and is required for crab and prawn traps.  Application for this license may be done online at Fishing Licence Application Website

For your added convenience, you may pre-board your charter boat after 14:00 the day prior to your first day of sailing!*
from $149.00 CAD plus Tax

Spend your time sailing not food shopping!  Contact us for more information and we can shop and stock the boat for you, prior to your arrival.

An Instructional Skipper can be contracted for the first day, few days or the duration of your charter aboard both power or sailboats. Contracted skippers are insured, certified and accredited by our local and international sailing associations. Contact us to discuss how you can achieve a sailing or power boating certification during your vacation.

Enjoy and educational holiday with your friends and family.  Create a custom course to suit the needs of all members in your group at all levels of instruction.

What’s next?

Reserving A BoatPaying for Your CharterCancellation/Booking Change Policy
For a Bareboat Charter, submit your online Boating Resume; confirm your booking with a 35% deposit – balance due 60 days before your charter start date; and sign your Bareboat Charter Agreement.
Payments can be made by email transfer, regular bank transfer, cash, debit, or cheque (in Canadian funds).

Rebooking/Cancellation Policy (January 2, 2021):

– >89 before departure, Raincheck Policy* or cancellation fee of $600 plus transfer fees and applicable taxes applies.
– 89-60 days before departure, cancellations will incur a charge of 25% of the total charter fee plus applicable taxes.
– 59-0 days before departure, no refunds to cancel or rebook.
*Raincheck Policy: Retained funds, minus $400 administration fee, may be applied to re-bookings occurring within 12-months.

We strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance for protection against cancellation penalties and/or unforeseeable circumstances such as an emergency medical evacuation.

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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