Category Archives: Family Boating

Houseboating on Cowichan Lake, BC

Cowichan Lake, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Vancouver Island, BC., is located 20 minutes west of Duncan along Highway 18. Houseboating is a popular vacation plan for families or a group of friends.  Swimming, fishing, exploring … Continue reading

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First Mate E-Book

An important position on a boat is the First Mate.  A few of the tips you will learn in First Mate 101 are: This book is so much more than how to be a First Mate: Claim your place on … Continue reading

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Family Boating – Using a Dinghy

A dinghy, inflatable or rigid hulled, may be what your family needs to enjoy boating. We have used an inflatable dinghy when spending time at lakes.

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Boat Types – Choosing a Boat For Your Family

Boat Types Boating is a fun way to connect with each other, enjoy scenery, wildlife, and have a relaxing family time. When introducing your family to boating,

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Fall Cruising in the Gulf Islands

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a father and his adult daughter both the Basic and Intermediate Powerboat Standards. The family has chartered a 43′ power catamaran in the British Virgin Islands next month.  Although they have some … Continue reading

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