5/7-days & 4/6-nights. Cortes Island, + *Quadra Island or Lund if private group.
Sailing excursion with instructions on a Beneteau Oceanis 400. All high-quality meals with desserts, full bedding & towels. More time to relax vs. a course.
5-day or 7-day non-private
$1950 or $2750 CAD/person (double occupancy) for forward-cabin with private washroom. Max. 4 guests.
$1440 CAD/day. Maximum of 4 guests. Private cabin with private washroom & private cabin with shared washroom.
Available dates - 2024:
This sailing trip takes you deep into the unique natural surroundings of Desolation Sound either over five or seven days. Truly experience sailing and how it is to explore these wilder parts of British Columbia. With the private option you can have the sailboat all to yourself.
Private cabins, meals & amenities
Our sailboat is a comfortable, modern, 40-foot sailing vessel (Beneteau Oceanis 400), with all the required amenities and safety equipment.
You have a choice of a forward double-bed private cabin with a private washroom (head), or a double-bed private aft cabin with a shared head. Rates are shown for double occupancy of a cabin. If double occupancy is paid by a single individual, we offer a 10% discount. The price includes all meals, which will also be a highlight of the trip. These are prepared with care from mostly organic and local, high-quality products, centred on a vegan, vegetarian, and seafood cuisine.
*If you book as a private trip, we can optionally start/end the tour at Quadra Island or from Lund for a fee of $150 CAD/person.
Here you’ll be able to explore pristine forest trails where you can still find ancient Cedar and Douglas Fir and get some exercise doing a short hike up to a cascading waterfall.
On the 7-day trip we may choose to relax and stay another day in this pristine marine park to slowly absorb what Desolation Sound has to offer or further explore scenic Toba Inlet and perfect our tacking and gybing sailing maneuvers.
On the 7-day trip, we sail to Teakern Arm as described above or instead visit Cortes Island. We search for humpback whales heading south through Sutil Channel and in the evening anchor in Mansons Bay marine park known for the most beautiful sunsets. On Cortes we enjoy freshwater swimming in Hague Lake, marine wildlife viewing in Mansons Lagoon or relax on the white-shell beach next to our sailboat. If the winds are right, we may sail instead in the open waters of the Salish Sea towards Mitlenatch Island.
Things to know
Tailored basic-sailing skipper or crew level instructions with plenty of hands-on experience. All meals including breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks are included. We can accommodate to some guest allergies. Full bedding and towels are provided. Marina costs are included. Safety equipment such as PFDs will be provided.
Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to a maximum of 4 guests. Guests under 19 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian. The activity level is light to moderate and is appropriate for beginners. Guests may experience sun, wind, spray, rain and temperatures consistent with the season in southern, coastal British Columbia. Underway the vessel may exhibit irregular motion due to wind and waves. We ask guests to refrain from smoking when aboard the vessel.
A spare warm sweater or fleece. A wind-proof and water-proof jacket. Hat or toque. Sunscreen. Sporty comfortable shoes with non-marking white/light soles. Water-shoes and hiking shoes. Long and short pants depending on the weather. Long hiking pants, preferably waterproof. Spare clothes for 5 or 7 days. Thermal underwear. Toiletries and personal items. Camera.
Fully refundable for the first 7 days after your booking so you can calmly plan your trip, if the booking is made more than 30 days before the trip departure time. Cancel more than 45 days before departure for a full refund minus a 5% booking fee. If you cancel 45 days or less before departure, you will receive a 50% refund. A 30% deposit is required at booking. Full payment is due 60 days before departure. A 100% refund will be given if we can not sail due to extreme weather conditions or safety issues. See our Terms of Service for details.
Price rates shown as price/person are based on double occupancy of a double-bed private cabin in the non-private trip option. Single individuals occupying a double-bed private cabin are charged as per double occupancy minus 10%. For the private-trip option, shown rates are per day, for a maximum of four guests. Prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to a 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). All prices are subject to change without notice.
Join us and begin your sailing adventure
We would be happy to discuss other options.