Boating and Navigation Courses for Power and Sailboat Operators
Come boating in
BC. Have fun on the water while learning to operate your
boat safely and confidently.
Picture yourself at the
helm with your family and friends experiencing the freedom and adventure boating
Whether you are a new
boater, moving up to a larger vessel, or from sail to power or vice versa we can assist you with private
instruction tailored to your needs. You may obtain your Coastal Navigation certification and VHF Radio Operator's
certificate with our home-study programs.
Since 1980, Gulf Islands Cruising School Ltd. has been providing quality boating
instruction. We are the oldest cruising school in B.C. under continuous
Pleasure Craft Operators
Canadian Government has brought in regulations requiring all boaters operating a powered boat to have proof
of competency. A Pleasure Craft Operators Card is one acceptable form. The deadline for having proof of proficiency
was September 15,
Not a boat owner or a boater wanting to experience the cruising grounds of
BC? Many clients prefer to cruise from Sidney which is
easily accessible by plane or ferry. The Victoria International Airport as well as the BC Ferry and Anacortes
Ferry Terminals are within fifteen minutes drive.
By starting a cruise from Sidney on Vancouver
Island, there are many places to explore within a few hours travel time - Sidney Spit Marine Park, Portland
Island, North and South Pender, Galiano Island and Saltspring Island. The above destinations are within
twenty miles of Sidney. Most of the islands are approximately two miles apart and are sheltered from the
Strait of Georgia.
We act as brokers for the major charter companies in BC. Allow us
to assist you in finding the vessel for your vacation. We can also arrange charters with a
Come and explore the Gulf Islands. Choose from
bustling resorts or quiet anchorages.
Discover the unspoiled beauty of the inland sea
where eagles fly and Orcas swim.