Our trip will give you the opportunity to experience sailing a 40-foot sailboat while enjoying the unique natural surroundings of the BC Gulf Islands just minutes from downtown Victoria. Sailing from our mooring in Oak Bay, the trip will last 5 hours, making a loop to the Discovery and Chatham Islands. Although the winds are always different, we will try to sail as much as possible for sustainability and beauty. Our guests will have the opportunity to participate in the handling of the boat and learn to sail or improve their skills. I will instruct you on basic sailing skills, navigation, and boat handling. On board, you will be able to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings and the sea, and of sailing in a huge open space of fresh-air while being rocked gently by the boat. Halfway through our trip, we will anchor in one of the pristine bays of the Chatham Islands or in Cadboro Bay and enjoy a lunch composed of quality local produce. You will then be able to explore the shoreline close up by rowing an inflatable or kayak, or just relax on-board rocking in a hammock on deck while being surrounded by nature, wildlife, and great views.
I grew up in British Columbia playing in the natural beauty of this coast while pursuing activities from sea kayaking to sailing. Having explored this beautiful coast for 18 years from Victoria to Alaska from the perspective of my three sailboats, today I would like to share this unique opportunity with others on my 40-foot sailboat. I hold the internationally recognized RYA Yachtmaster Offshore skipper certificate and I'm Transport Canada licensed to offer sailing instructions. I have skippered in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Northern Europe, and know BC has a unique natural splendor.
Lunch composed of local high quality products: snacks, appetizer, a main, salads and dessert. Vegan or vegetarian options…
Hot and cold drinks.
Life vests and other safety equipment will be provided.
While sailing, guests will experience the unique natural surroundings of Oak Bay and the Chatham Islands. Halfway through our trip, we will anchor in one of the pristine bays and enjoy a lunch with great views and time to relax. Guests will then be able to explore the shoreline close up or relax on-board. Our sailboat is a comfortable, modern, 40-foot sailing vessel (Beneteau Oceanis 400), with all the required amenities and safety equipment.
Our boat has two washrooms, a kitchen and two private cabins in addition to a large saloon in which you can relax. A 100% refund will be given if we can't sail due to bad weather or safety issues.
Sail a 40-foot sailboat in Victoria BC