HIGH SEASON: $1,495
SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395
Rates subject to 12% GST/PST and 4% insurance.
Learn to skipper a 34' sloop-rigged keelboat by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions and basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
Learn to skipper a 34' sloop-rigged keelboat by day and cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship
5 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and five hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Our Cruise 'n Learn vacations are a step-by-step instructional, live-aboard program for those who want to become competent cruising sailors or power boaters. In a week of fun and excitement in the Gulf Islands we can teach you how to sail, handle a yacht and navigate safely through coastal waters. These comprehensive packages include your boat, instructor, course material, provisioning, bedding, and moorage. All you bring is your desire to learn. Our eight different course levels promise to challenge even the most experienced sailors. Cruise 'n Learn courses are an inclusive package sold on a per/person basis.
Should you prefer private instuction for you and crew, see
As a cruising school, we provide the highest level of instruction, from beginner to offshore, by using the most comprehensive and modern methods of instruction, the most personable and knowledgeable instructors and the finest yachts. To ensure optimum personal attention, there is a limit to the number of students per course.
Ask us about VHF radio certifcation.
We have chosen the following brands of certification for international recognition, unsurpassed beginner to offshore modular workbook system, and the quality of instructors developed by the clinics.
Our certification also qualifies the holder for significant insurance discounts on privately owned vessels and meets the requirements for the Canadian Coast Guard Operator Licensing Standard.
Island Cruising offers certification by
Yacht Charters Vancouver Island
Interested in a beginner level sailing course? Check outLevel 1 - Competent Crew.
Crew on this yacht
And you will progress to coastal skipper and be ready to charter a yacht from our fleet and our partner locations worldwide.
These guys are preparing for a trip around Vancouver Island on our YachtMaster offshore program
booking for a package designed for a private group? Check out our Private Cruise 'n Learn adventures.
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