Squalicum Harbor: Gate 3
2623 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
Canoe Cove Marina
2300 Canoe Cove Road
N. Saanich, BC V8L 3X9
Port Sidney Marina
9835 Seaport Place
Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
Our Grand Banks brokerage, charter fleet and service center, the finest in the nation, is strategically located in Bellingham, Washington, your gateway to:
NW Explorations can launch you on the charter trip of a lifetime on one of our beautiful Grand Banks trawlers. We have offered quality yacht charters for over 30 years. We appreciate your decision to entrust us with your charter vacation. Our first-class level of customer service and support has been recognized by Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. in their designation of us as the only Authorized Grand Banks Charter Operator in the world.
Join us in the Pacific Northwest for your next vacation adventure on one of our bareboat charters or an amazing flotilla. Our growing list of repeat charterers confirms that there is no finer cruising ground and no finer charter fleet. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Why charter from NW Explorations?
Peace of Mind – we maintain our engines beyond manufacture specifications. That means you can rest assured that your charter vessel is in top mechanical condition.
Customer Service – NWE is committed to making this the best charter experience you have ever had. This is reflected in the attitude of our staff.
Cleanliness – You would be hard pressed to find any other charter company with as much attention to detail when it comes to cleanliness on our vessels. Even the engine rooms are clean!
Quality Trawlers – We are committed to having an all Grand Banks fleet because we believe in the product. Grand Banks not only enjoys one of the best records for safety of any manufacturer, but they provide for a comfortable cruise with maximum fuel efficiency
By joining NW Explorations on one of our flotillas, you are embarking upon an adventure with fellow cruisers and the comfort of a lead vessel. Our Coast Guard licensed captain has experience cruising from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska. Along the way you will hear from our onboard naturalist via CB radio regarding native culture, local geology and wildlife. Once we arrive at an anchorage you have the option of participating in onshore and dinghy explorations, or relaxing in the comfort of your yacht.
In order to maintain our high level of personalized service, all flotillas are limited to a small number of vessels. This allows you the opportunity to forge new friendships; something many of our clients express as one of the most enjoyable aspects of their flotilla experience.
NW Explorations provides the following for all flotillas:
Brokerage Our Mission
At NW Explorations, we serve our customers with integrity by providing professional, knowledgeable, helpful and enjoyable guidance and support throughout the process of buying, selling, chartering, or servicing a boat. Our focus is on trawlers and quality cruising vessels with an emphasis on pre-owned Grand Banks. We have extensive experience with these timeless vessels, having owned 11 GB’s among us, helped hundreds of customers buy and sell them and helped thousands more charter them.
We are here because we love Grand Banks and the trawler lifestyle and want to help you create the boating experience of your dreams. We are host to one of the largest Grand Banks collections in one location. One benefit of having our exclusively Grand Banks charter fleet is the opportunity to help our customers achieve those dreams, without the pressure of having to “sell” everyone a boat. Whether you dream of owning the “dependable diesel cruiser” that set the bar more than 50 years ago, would like to join our family of charter boat owners, or would like to take that cruise of a lifetime in our pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, Canadian Gulf Islands or see all that Alaska has to offer, we can take you there!
NW Explorations has offered quality yacht charters and sales for nearly 30 years. We appreciate and value your decision to entrust us with your charter vacation. Therefore, we take great care in the quality attention we provide to each and every customer. This level of first-class customer service and support has been recognized by Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. in their designation of us as the only Authorized Grand Banks Charter Operator in the world.
Formerly known as Grand Yachts Northwest, new owners Brian & Carol Pemberton are continually working to remain the gold standard in bareboat yacht chartering. In addition, our brokerage department maintains the philosophy that we are here to find the right boat for our client with a no pressure sales approach.
Our Grand Banks charter fleet, the finest in the nation, is strategically located in Bellingham, Washington. From here, you can explore the serene beauty of the San Juan or Canadian Gulf Islands, the imposing majesty of British Columbia’s Desolation Sound or the breathtaking grandeur of the Inside Passage up to Southeast Alaska.
Whether you are looking to charter a Grand Banks or purchase a Grand Banks, or best of all worlds: looking to purchase a Grand Banks to put into our charter fleet, our brokerage staff can help find the perfect yacht to meet your requirements. With our long history of Grand Banks sales and service as well as our broad knowledge of the marine industry, NW Explorations offers superior support in listing, selling or buying.