Vancouver, British Columbia, we are just a stone’s throw away from some of the most rugged, breathtaking coastline the world has to offer; perfect for your next vacation.
We would like to offer you this opportunity to get acquainted with stunning Vancouver views and experience your next vacation in luxury on the open water. Whether you’re powering your yacht to the Sunshine Coast to catch a jazz festival or cruising to the Princess Louisa Inlet to visit the famous Chatterbox Falls, a boat rental is a great alternative to your average hotel holiday.
The ability to set your own pace and itinerary makes your charter holiday unique. Explore our website for a destination that’s right for you and with a few simple clicks, you’ll be ready to book your next chartering adventure in beautiful British Columbia. Our top-rated charter company has exceptionally equipped luxury yachts; all you need to bring are your personal belongings, food, excitement and a camera!
Yachting adventures around Vancouver and the lower mainland
Great ocean getaways around beautiful British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
Whether you’re piloting your chartered yacht through British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast to catch a jazz festival, or cruising to the Princess Louisa Inlet to visit the famous Chatterbox Falls, a yacht charter is a great alternative to your average hotel holiday. On this page you’ll find some great yachting destinations around Vancouver and British Columbia. Simply read on to find your perfect yachting getaway.
The Sunshine Coast
One of British Columbia’s best kept secrets, this pacific paradise is made up of quaint coastal communities. Outdoor enthusiasts and art fans flock to the coast for its unique galleries, trails and shops. Visit Sechelt for a jazz, wooden boat, or apple festival. Cruise to Pender Harbour, affectionately called “the Venice of the North”. As you discover this region, it’s your choice: busy marinas, markets and restaurants on the water or forest walks, secret coves and bays.
Jervis & Princess Louisa Inlet
Jervis Inlet cuts deep into the coastline and the mountains just off the Sechelt Peninsula. The waters are calm, surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains. This granite-walled gorge guides you to the breath taking Princess Louisa Inlet and famous Chatterbox Falls. The lifestyle here is laid back, informal and friendly.
Internationally renowned as a premier cruising destination, Desolation Sound, at the confluence of Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel, features more than 60km of shoreline, several islands, small bays and snug coves. The warm waters are ideal for swimming, scuba diving, and kayaking. Wildlife includes whales, sea lions, otters, porpoises and dolphins. Bring your appetite for amazing seafood, oysters, clams, prawns and salmon.
The Discovery Islands are adjacent to Desolation Sound. Here there are many scenic anchorages and unique small towns such as Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island. This grouping of Islands also includes East and West Redonda Islands. They are incredibly pristine, natural environments that have the warmest salt water north of Mexico.
Northern Gulf Islands
This chain of islands includes Hornby, Denman, Taxada and Lasqueti. This region is more remote and peaceful than the Southern Gulf. Here you will find secluded marine parks, beautiful beaches, and lots of wildlife.
Southern Gulf Islands
Known by boaters for its calm waters, and incredible scenery this is a popular destination. Visit Salt Spring Island and Ganges Harbour, known for their excellent restaurants and local markets. Or cruise to Silva Bay on Gabriola Island to enjoy an evening at the local pub. Stop by Bedwell Harbour on Pender Island with its many peaceful anchorages and the popular Poets Cove Marina.
San Juan Islands
Just across the border to Washington State, these islands offer numerous harbours and resorts. Here there are an abundance of quaint towns, craft and outdoor markets, art galleries and ocean viewing restaurants. Very popular is Friday Harbour on San Juan Island which is always bustling.
Short trips around Vancouver and the lower mainland
Perhaps you are only visiting beautiful Vancouver for a few days and still want to see its incredible sights. Consider chartering a yacht and heading up to the beautiful Granite Falls in Indian Arm or cruising to Deep Cove. Travel around the beautiful Howe Sound or stop for a meal at Snug Cove on Bowen Island. Please search GAUK Boats us for your perfect charter.