WEST COAST - LIVE ABOARD - FLOTILLAS
Next Planned West Coast Live Aboard Flotilla
2018 FOTIALLA VACATIONS
Departs Nanaimo, BC
Your choice of two separate weeks or both as availability permits
SPRING FLOTILLA 2019
Will be held usually end of April into first two weeks in May (date will be announced in March)
FALL FLOTTILA 2018
Dates will be announced in August
We are accepting skippers and/or boats and crew
Post Alumni Welcome
Join us for an exciting six day, seven night cruise, from Nanaimo to the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Island or wherever the wind takes us and learn as you go. Boarding at Stones Marine 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, other at anchor in some quiet anchorages at various Island, learning cruising, boat handling skills, navigation and having lots of fun.
Book your spot on our Spring or Fall flotillas to experience and learn the beauty of sailing.
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 & Learn, 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 as well as for those who just want to join us for the experience and have some fun.
When you have completed your sailing courses, you are theoretically qualified to charter a sailboat. But if you are still not quite sure and confident to start cruising on your own, then it si time to go on a flotilla cruise. There cruises are a great way to increase your skill and confidence levels while you have the safety net of other boaters nearby and competent skipper 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.
Flotila Option 1
Charter your own boat and sail with us. Bring your own friends or family on board. We can obtain reduced rates for you for similar or smaller size boat.