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Welcome to Island Cruising Yacht Charters, your portal to some of the finest sailing and cruising grounds in the world!

Situated near Victoria British Columbia, Island Cruising offers bareboat sailboat charters and powerboat charters with easy access to all of Vancouver Island BC including the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, the Sunshine Coast and the United States San Juan Islands.

All or our sailing yachts and powerboats are superbly equipped for all of your charter needs. All you need to bring is your personal belongings, enthusiasm and camera.

Island Cruising boat charters also offers learn to sail vacations. Join us for a Cruise n’ Learn week of fun and excitement as you receive sailing lessons while living aboard a boat from one of our qualified sailing instructors. ISPA (International Sail and Power Association) levels can be obtained and will assist you in chartering sailboats and powerboats worldwide.

Coastline Marine Yacht Sales offer various programs, in both sail and power, to bring you the pride and joy of yacht ownership. We are the Canadian dealer for Leopard Catamarans and Sunsail Charter Yachts, built by Jeanneau. Talk to us TODAY to get more information on Leopard Catamarans and our 5 year Sunsail charter program, making yacht ownership affordable.

If you are a boat owner, we offer yacht management. Our Yachtcare program can also assist you, a boat owner, in maintaining your boat. Our boat maintenance and supply company, Coastline Marine offers yacht repairs, boat detailing, underwater maintenance and haul outs. Our dockside marine store is stocked with all your marine supplies at a competitive price in a convenient location. Let us help you protect your investment.

Since operations started decades ago, Island Cruising’s staff have made it their mission to be the best charter company in the world. It is not only a pleasure to provide you with the best product and service, it is our company standard and our personal commitment to you.

We are very aware that company confidence is the #1 factor in determining who you will holiday with. With the highest industry wide reputation, years of experience and multiple professional association memberships, Island Cruising endeavors to leave you without a doubt of our dedication to the ultimate boating experience.

As a company, Island Cruising believes in its main resource – you the guest! We would like to thank all of our regulars, repeat guests and corporate clients for cruising with us and sharing your experiences of our company with people around you every day.

We would also like to take the opportunity to welcome the many new guests joining us in 2012! Please feel free to contact any one of our staff at any time, we are always happy to hear from you!

Have a wonderful holiday season! Happy Boating!

Yacht Charters Vancouver Island

Gulf & San Juan Islands
From our base in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

Come and see why the Pacific Northwest is rated as one fo the world’s top cruising grounds. The variety and number of islands makes this area a vacation paradise. Secret coves, protected anchorages, lively ports of call (in two countries) and what seems like open ocean, are all yours to enjoy. Wildlife abounds in these islands; eagles, cormorants, loons, herons, whales, dolphins, seals and otters are your companions.

Desolation Sound
From our base in Comox, British Columbia, Canada

Escape to a world of ocean, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, fjords, pristine anchorages, sea life and adventure, in British Columbia’s largest marine park. Once you enter the warm swimming waters of Desolation Sound, be sure to explore the natural delights to be found at Tenedos Bay, Prideaux Haven and Melanie and Laura Coves. If total solitude is your heart’s desire, there are more than 30 other coves to explore! Before heading back across the Strait, spend some time hiking trails, biking, eating fresh baked goods and exploring the white sandy beaches of Savory Island.

Sunshine Coast
From our base in Comox, British Columbia, Canada

A fantastic cruising ground in itself, the Sunshine Coast is often by-passed in the rush to get to Desolation Sound.  Uninhabited islands, marine parks, coastal villages, hidden anchorages and spectacular fiords comprise this pristine cruising ground.  A trip to the Sunshine Coast is not complete without visiting super natural Princess Louisa Inlet.  Hidden by a curtain of mountains and protected by the Malibu Rapids, this odyssey-like entrance is the gateway to the natural wonders of Princess Louisa Inlet.  Once you enter this Shangri-La, you can always use the excuse that the tide just never let you out again.