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Cost per person:

HIGH SEASON: $1,495

SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395

Discounts for groups of four or more.

Rates subject to 12% GST/PST + 4% insurance.

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Price includes:

5 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and 5 hearty breakfasts, lunches, and 4 dinners!

Yacht Charters Vancouver Island

Sailing Courses

Choose from ASA, ISPA or Sail Canada
Coastal & Bareboat

This 5 day course, designed for the graduate of the Day Skipper program and marked Coastal Navigation program or people of equivalent experience, will expand your experience by navigating some of the stronger current passes. This course touches lightly on the basics as a review and continues on to more advanced levels of anchoring, sail trim, use of a cruising chute, heavy weather tactics, cruise planning, navigation and night passages. This level is commonly a prerequisite to bareboat chartering.

ASA104 Bareboat Cruising

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA103) certifications.

Description: Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

Coastal Skipper -The holder is certified as the skipper and navigator the be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, for coastal passages within 50 miles of a safe harbor in coastal/tidal waters where navigational hazard exist day or night with good visibility competent to navigate a cruising vessel safely, in coastal/tidal waters, within 25 miles of safe harbor, by day, using charts, a hand bearing compass, GPS, and navigational aids.

Prerequisites: Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Navigation Standards; First Aid with CPR Certificate and a VHF radio certificate

Coastal Skipper courses begin at 1600 hrs on the first day returning at 1600 hrs on the last day. High season is July & August.

Intermediate Crew Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in coastal waters. 
Intermediate Cruising Standard - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in coastal waters.

Gulf Islands 5 Days & Nights

Level 4 with practical for level 3
Coastal Skipper - ISPA
Bareboat Cruising 104 - ASA

We are currently planning more course dates, so please call us to discuss the dates that interest you.

Course Dates


If these dates do not suit your calendar, call us and check if we can accomodate your preferred dates and group size.

Level 4- ISPA
Coastal Skipper - ISPA
ASA 101 + 103 - ASA
Bareboat Cruising

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for further details!

Groups of 4 or more can choose dates!

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for further details!

Groups of 4 or more can choose their dates!

Sidney to port MC Neill

We do this route for more adventurous folk. Fly into Sidney and out of Port hardy. Good experience for sailors wanting to do solo sailing training. You may want to do the Alaska route, this would be good training to understand the rapids up north.

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