Next Planned West Coast Live Aboard Flotilla


Departs Nanimo, BC
Your Choice of Two Separate Weeks or Both

April 27 to May 3, 2018 & May 4 to May 10, 2018

will be announced soon
Book Early For Great Rates

We are Accepting Skippers and/or Boats and Crew

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Join us for an exciting six day, seven night cruise, from Nanaimo to the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands or wherever the wind takes us and learn as you go.  Boarding at Stones Marina in Nanaimo, using boats operated by Nanaimo Yacht Charters.  Some destinations are the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast or Desolation Sound.   We will spend some nights in marinas, others at anchor in some quiet anchorages at various islands, learning cruising, boat handling skills, navigation and having lots of fun.

Book your spot on our spring & fall flotillas

About West Coast - 7 Day Live Aboard Flotillas

Geared for those who have completed their certificate programs for Coastal Navigation & Coastal Skipper on our West Coast Cruise & Learns  The next step is Flotillas for skippers who want more on the water experience in coastal/tidal waters and want to charter for the first time and for those who just want to join us for the experience and the fun.

When you have completed your sailing courses, you are theoretically qualified to charter a sailboat.  But if you are still not quite sure that you are ready to start cruising on your own, then it is time to go on a flotilla cruise.  These cruises are a great way to increase your skill and confidence levels while you have the safety net of other boaters nearby and competent skippers on board.  They also make a wonderful vacation getaway experience.

The concept is, following a briefing by an instructor/leader, a group of boats sail each day together to an agreed upon destination. Participants go at their own pace meeting at the next anchorage or marina.  The choice of destinations depends on weather and/or the ambitions of the group. 

Skippers who join us for the flotilla have the opportunity to undertake the skipper's responsibilities for their own boat, crew, meal planning and so forth. 

FLOTILLA OPTION 1 - Charter your own boat and sail along with us.  Bring your own friends, family on board. We can obtain reduced charter rates for you for a similar size or smaller boat.

FLOTILLA OPTOIN 2 - Join a Flotilla as Crew or Skipper.  The cost for this will include charter fee, provisioning for meals, transportation to and from airport.  A deposit is required to reserve your berth and will be payable to the Skipper in charge of the boat.

FLOTILLA OPTION 3 - Do you own your own boat on the coast?  You and your crew are welcome to join us for our Flotilla.

To Register: Complete the registration form and send along with payment/deposit to the address on the form.
Questions?  Contact Paul Kantor at 780 953-5174 or [email protected]
You may also be interested in our Lake Wabamun Skipper Excursions  or Learn to Race opportunities to obtain more on the water time and practice during the spring/ summer/ fall sailing season.

Past West Coast Live Aboard Flotillas


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